Scripture on dating unbelievers
According to the scriptures, relationships are very important, and faith does matter.After all, faith lays the foundation for your world-views, and world-views will control how you see and respond to the world, and that includes relationships.Dating an unbeliever can hinder your relationship with Christ.Being around an ungodly person can make you start to sin more, act in a different way, talk in a different way, be led astray, and always remember if your life is all about Christ you won’t be able to express and share things about Christ which all believers love to do because there is no connection. There is no point of dating someone if you don’t plan on marrying them and I’ve heard many bad stories about believers who married an unbeliever. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.5.The principle stated in 2 Corinthians -18 would seem to apply to marriage as well, and some might see it as applying to dating.I suspect that this would be an inferential conclusion, and thus would have to be considered a matter of personal conviction, rather than as a clear biblical prohibition.It seems to me that one has trouble defending this view from Scripture.
Deuteronomy 7:3-4 - Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
For more study on this check out lesson 12 on choosing a godly mate in our series on the book of Proverbs on our web site.
It seems to me that one should not date anyone whom Proverbs tells us not to associate with, and that one should consider dating only those who possess the qualities of a good friend (or of a potential life’s mate).
Don’t disobey God and wait patiently for the Lord.3.
As you know, there are some Christians who believe that any dating is inappropriate.