) will know that Christianity is not just a nice little side project that surfaces on Sundays and on Christmas – it involves and demands a total change in worldview, nature, lifestyle, decisions and priorities.
It’s not just an “agree to disagree” kind of difference – like whether Manchester United or Liverpool is better (is there really an argument anyway?
One way or another, one relationship (or even both) will have to be compromised.
Here’s an article which describes very clearly the hardships and dangers of marrying a non-Christian. It is never “just dating” I should also clarify at this point that by “dating” I do not mean a casual, just-for-fun romance with no likely future – I mean a relationship entered into with the intention to find out if you are suitable for marriage. Casual dating is usually self-centered and self-serving: it’s fun, it makes me happy, who cares what happens in the future?
Perfect in the sense that he was almost exactly like me, we liked the same things, had the same tastes, he knew what kind of stuff I would like, we supported the same football team.. All except for the fact that he wasn’t a Christian.
While I do want non-Christians to understand this, I am much more concerned that .
As a Christian, are you convinced that your salvation and relationship with God is more important than your relationship with anyone else? Do you believe that obedience to God’s word sometimes involves things we don’t want to do, or don’t even understand?
Because there is no sitting on the fence – if your answer is yes, then you cannot continue knowingly disobeying God.
It’s a question that is regularly asked, but not always accurately answered.
It confuses, perplexes, and even angers both Christians and non-Christians alike.