When a farmer prepared to plow his field, he yoked two oxen together to pull the plow blade through the soil.
The farmer would chose a pair of animals that were similar in size and strength so that they would pull together in unison, creating straight lines in the field.
The Bible's teaching on this question is simple, clear and unequivocal: a believer may only marry another born-again believer.
To do otherwise is a sin that carries potentially life-long, negative spiritual consequences and personal hardship.
What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?
" [2 Corinthians -16] These verses are commonly applied to marriage, but actually apply to any spiritual endeavor.
Answer The Bible does not speak specifically of "dating" however, since dating is a process in our culture that two people use to find out if they would be compatible for marriage, and that the possibility of "falling in love" always exists in dating, therefore I believe the Bible has a very clear statement regarding dating: "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.
Does the Old Testament have anything to say about marriages among God’s people and unbelievers?
Yes: “An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD’s Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. Exodus These scriptures tell us that quite clearly even in the Old Testament God is very protective and serious about His followers being involved with people who did not follow God.
For you, being smart means that after you leave the relationship you shouldn’t go back!
When God gave the Israelites an exodus opportunity, they took it. If your relationship is even slightly abusive, consider this your sign to exit the relationship NOW!