They also clearly want God to be involved, otherwise they wouldn’t even be asking the question, they would just get on with it.
Often they get told they should only go out with a Christian.
The short answer is "no." However, it is good to examine the scripture behind the answer to understand it more completely, including why such a marriage is a bad idea.
The usual answer given the believer is from 2 Corinthians: Do not be bound together [unequally yoked] with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
” Now at this point I need to be quite frank with you - dating a non-christian and living with a woman you are not married to (And by this I mean having sex with) is NOT living obediently under Christ.
The Bible teaches that Christian are free to marry whoever they wish, but they ought to be believers (1 Corinthians ).
If you’re a believer, you can be confident that you are saved by God’s grace.
”) but comes from the fact that there is nothing I can do to be saved and therefore depend wholly on Jesus for my future.Second Corinthians (KJV) tells us not to be “unequally yoked” with an unbeliever.The imagery is of two incompatible oxen sharing the same yoke.Paul goes on to remind believers that they are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, who inhabits their hearts at salvation (2 Corinthians -17).Because of that, they are to be separate from the world—in the world, but not of the world—and nowhere is that more important than in life’s most intimate relationship—marriage.’ Then we can decide if this person would help, whether they’re Christian or not. ’ is one that is no doubt debated among Christians all the time.