He made friends with Samaritans, a people group that the Jews refused to let into their temples because of their race. In that case, you could lose your salvation and this might not be a good long-term investment. Even in the Old Testament God appointed “Cities of Refuge,” for runaways and refugees (Joshua 20:1-6). Love as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for her.And a Christian man won’t just look for a woman who wears a cross around her neck, but is willing to die as she submits to his leadership in reliance upon Christ.So a Christian is not free to marry outside the Lord. And what saddens me, Tony, is how many believers get so entangled emotionally with unbelievers that they either throw away their convictions or they stand on their head to see the other person as a believer when he is not. A mature believer will want his or her spouse not just to profess some kind of creed or be willing to go to church.What they will want is not just a marriage that is minimally Christian, but a Christian marriage.You sit across the table from each other (maybe with knees touching if you’ve gotten to that point) and you talk theology. Now let’s delve into *lowers voice, there are Baptists around* Christian rock.
The whole “Jesus is my bae,” mentality is bullcrap. I think it is at the Desiring God website, 50 questions that couples should ask.And they can be asked, you know, on the internet before you even meet the kind of things that really reveal what people are committed to. I am fine with meeting someone online and learning as much as possible about them. The great question is: Are you mature enough to discern a worthy spouse?I have met numerous couples recently who said they met online and they are happily married. Put your energies into becoming that kind of person.50 Questions to ask before you marry — its on our website, and actually it may be easier to find in the ebook.