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Why would a Christian choose to enter such a partnership? Genesis 3 shows how us how marriage gets messed up by sin.
Adam and Eve go from naked and unashamed to hiding from one another.
But he’d spent hours and hours with her one-on-one after midnight over several weeks.
If you don’t want to get romantically involved with someone, don’t spend hours one-on-one.
If we don’t acknowledge that we’re ruling God’s rule, then we’re ruling under the rule of an idol, or a combination of a whole series of idols. He needs a suitable helper in order to do that, so Eve is provided so that together they will fulfill God’s calling to bring glory to his name under his rule. “It is not good for man to be alone” isn’t true primarily because man is lonely: it’s true because he’s incompetent, even before the Fall.
Practically speaking, this impinges on every single decision you have to make as a married couple. God did not create man alone to be competent to fulfill his calling to image God.
1) Genesis 1: Marriage is to display God’s image by obeying God’s commands for fruitfulness and dominion. 2) Genesis 2: Marriage is a partnership in doing God’s work. Genesis –17 shows how Adam is prophet/priest/king in the garden kingdom where God has put him to rule within the constraints of God’s ultimate kingship (symbolized by the two trees: blessing and life for living under his rule; curse and death for refusing his rule).
Single men and women can do that also, particularly in relationship to the church under the love of Christ, the fulfillment of marriage.It’s also my painful experience that when the weak foundation of such a conviction is removed at the beginning of a potential relationship, it will not be a time when someone is in a good position to examine more carefully the Bible’s teaching and build a stronger biblical foundation.A BRIEF BIBLICAL THEOLOGY My hope is that this article will be of some use to people in such a situation, but of more use to the Christian who, long before the temptation arises, needs to make a stronger resolve not to get romantically involved with a non-Christian.But the temptation to get romantically involved with a non-Christian tends to be framed differently.
People tend not to hide it, but instead attempt to justify it—first to themselves and then to other Christians who are trying to warn them of the path they’re taking. In this article, I shall not be trying to give a method for counseling people who are facing such a temptation.
Rather, I shall offer a brief biblical theology of dating unbelievers.