Interfaith Marriages are Forbidden by God 1114

I have a situation here that I would like you to consider.

Marrying someone outside of Biblical faith is a lack of faith! The Biblical prohibition against marrying someone outside of Biblical Christianity only applies to Biblical Christians. Obviously, only the faithful accept God’s authority in totality. The rest God calls workers of lawlessness.

I have a Catholic cousin who is about to propose to a girl who attends my father-in-law’s Methodist church. I like my cousin, eventhough he is deceived by Catholicism ( proof that salvation is only of the Lord). I have shared the gospel with him without success.

Someone who would put marriage before their faith has none worthy of Christ!

It seems that I’m the only one who cares enough to share with him God’s warning not to be unequally yoked. I’ve shared the relevant Bible verses with him. For doing this, i’m taking heat from my wife for being hostile or hurtful toward my cousin and his soon to be wife. If Biblical Christianity was just a scam, I would do what the others do and give a wink and a nod as we plan to attend the wedding. But I take God at His Word. My faith requires that I say something. First to my cousin in private, one on one. Next, seek the council of my pastor. Which I did. Next, I was planning to visit her pastor ( we attend a different protestant church) and see what She (the female pastor of the methodist church) thought. If someone doesn’t say something to the girl, aren’t we partially responsible, lacking the courage, love seasoned with salt, to share the light of Christ? Certainly, the girl is an adult free to ignore God’s warning if she chooses, but not without serious consequence. This may be a case for church discipline.
God must come first before everyone else, including family.

Matthew 10:37-39 NKJV
“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”

II Corinthians 6:11-18 NKJV
O Corinthians! We have spoken openly to you, our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections. Now in return for the same (I speak as to children), you also be open. Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.”

Romans 7:4 NKJV
Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.

I Corinthians 7:39b NKJV
“she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, ONLY IN THE LORD.”

Christians are permitted to Marry, but Only in the Lord. Even Catholicism sees their and protestant faith as significantly different and require permission from a priest. Biblically, no permission is offered. Biblical Christians must only marry Biblical Christians.

Ephesians 5:21-32 NKJV
“submitting to one another in the fear of God. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”

What do you think?

One more observation. If you have a couple who each believe that they are Christian, but each attends, is a member of, an apostate, unbiblical church, such as a Catholic and a Methodist, then they are already doing what is right in their own eyes. (See my post on what a Methodist say they believe).

Titus 1:15-16 NKJV
To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

In Christ,

Check out part 2
What Methodist Say They Believe.

Part 3
Biblically and spiritually, there is no such thing as interfaith marriage.


~ by az4christ on November 19, 2014.

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