Too often, you will see those that use religion, ideology, an academic degree, or a personal position to provide the basis for their arguments from authority. Though you do not believe in God or are unsure of His existence, liars and charlatans are equally reviled.And religion is a self-affirming relic that does not need to exist longer than it needs to in this modern era.
Here is the article where Steve Shirley gives his biblically-based answer to the question: • CAN I DATE A NON-CHRISTIAN?
And then here’s something you may want to view on this issue, talked about by Pastor Tim Keller.
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Okay, there is a third question, and it 8767 s the one that you stated and are struggling with. Do you believe that God doesn 8767 t want you to marry a non-believer, or that the Calvin interpretation (which I suspect is meant to help and protect believers from the challenges of intimacy with a non-believer — again, I 8767 m no theologian) is a good practice (but not a dictum) that may not be right for you?
Since the beginning of humankind, we have been experiencing the pull towards that, which is “forbidden.” God says, “no” to some things, and just like Eve in the Garden of Eden, we allow ourselves to entertain the question, “Did God actually say…” This is no less true as it pertains to Christians dating non-Christians —the “forbidden fruit.” It can be tempting to go out with someone we are attracted to and think, “this one time won’t hurt.” But then the temptation arises to go out on another occasion, and then another.