You are currently viewing Christians Are Commanded Not To Engage In Mixed Marriages

Christians Are Commanded Not To Engage In Mixed Marriages

“Do not be yoked together with those who do not believe. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? What agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? And what agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, as God said: I will dwell and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord; do not touch any unclean thing, and I will welcome you. And I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 CSB


Increasingly, I see young people marrying where only one is supposedly a Christian. Most often, it’s a young lady who grew up in a Christian home marrying a ‘nice’ or ‘good’ young man who has never really followed the Lord until he met the girl and started to attend church with her. Young people appear ignorant of God’s clear command for Christians not to marry non-Christians. Fathers and Churches are failing to teach this command consistently. No father should approve their child to marry a non-Christian. Non-Christians will almost always lead the Christians astray. They are not committed to God and His work, so the Christian will become less committed to God and His work. In the beginning, things will not appear too bad during the honeymoon phase. When children come, then the real tension will begin, for the non-Christian will not be committed to the Christian upbringing of the children and will be incapable of spiritual leadership since they are not spiritually alive. This is the greatest tragedy, and so we experience in increasing measure the raising of non-Christian children because of the nominal Christianity displayed by the parent. Fathers must lead beyond being a ‘good’ example of Christian living. Biblical fathers instruct and inform their children of God’s ways and insist upon them as best they can.


My book MAN Up! is an excellent resource for equipping yourself as a biblical man and pointing your sons and daughters to the kind of men they should become or marry.

Leave a Reply