Bible verses missionary dating
I countered by saying we had to understand "only in the Lord" within its own context, by which I understand it to be an adverbial phrase modifying how the widow goes about marrying, not adjectival modifying the guy she marries.
The brother then said we can interpret "only in the Lord" by the command not to be unequally yoked.
How can I evangelize my friends and family without pushing them away?
How can believers be in the world, but not of the world?
Everything we see, read, do, hear, put in our bodies, etc., affects us somehow.
These two groups of people are described in terms of opposites all through the Bible; e.g., those in darkness/those in the light; those with eternal life/those with eternal death; those who have peace with God/those who are at war with Him; those who believe the truth/those who believe the lies; those on the narrow path to salvation/those on the broad road to destruction, and many more.If we become deeply involved (either by friendship or a romantic relationship) with non-Christians, we are setting ourselves up for turmoil.It can (and does often) cause the Christian to stumble in his walk, fall back into a sinful life, and also turn others away from God (by misrepresenting God and Christianity).Question: "Is it good to have close friendships with unbelievers?" Answer: As Christians, we have to constantly face temptations and the attacks of the world around us.