Yoked together with unbelievers

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Having a conflict of religion.

There’s this line in the bible that goes, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.”

Many read that to mean Christians should only marry other Christians. Here’s my issue with that – if that were the case, I’d not be here as one parent is a Christian and one is not.

But the line actually reads, “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers” – don’t think my parents were ever unequals – and wasn’t referring to marriage.

The issue’s that the bible’s fulla things I agree and disagree with, consider that women are not permitted to speak in church, and this is from the same guy that wrote about the previous statement.

Am accused of cherry picking the verses in the bible to obey, but isn’t that what we all do? For example, the Koran specifically says Muslims should grant safe-passage to anyone that requests it. And yet the radicals ignore that line for one that suits their purposes.

Stand, once again, accused of being a bad Christian but, to paraphrase someone, an ant on a hilltop is no closer to the sun than an ant on the ground.

The lack of grace never ceases to surprise me.

HG does not read the same book as me. This is not a (huge) issue for me but some people feel it should be.

  • Republicans don’t want me cause I’m too liberal and think Palin and O’Donnell are idiots
  • Democrats don’t want me cause I’m too conservative and don’t think a nanny state is what we need.
  • Christians don’t want me cause evidently womanizing and rum shooting aren’t approved activities.
  • Atheists/agnostics don’t want me cause I’m one of those religious nuts.

We’re always looking for home, hoping someone says, “Cm’on in,” instead of shutting the door in our face.

Disappointed. No one ever sees the invisible man.

Location: the world
Mood: disappointed
Music: here I am but why do I feel like the invisible man?
YASYCTAI: Be gracious. (always/2 pts)

7 replies on “Yoked together with unbelievers”

I usually do but this is something that comes up a lot, unfortunately, with a number of different people.

I've been questioning this for the past week or so and this post couldn't have come at a better time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Thanks for the comment and thought! I'm glad you took the time and I do hope it helped somewhat. You're the best!

Hey! Just joined and your blog was the first one it randomly took me too, which is crazy because this post is exactly what I wrestled with for the past 5 years. Being raised by two Christians I was always taught that I had to marry a Christian too. Well, that became an issue when I fell in love with a non-Christian and dated him for four years. Anyway, I decided to break up with him over the issue but it's really interesting and helpful to see other's opinions on the matter. Thanks for your thoughts!

That's great to hear, I always wondered if anyone ever read me from BE. It's nice to see that I'm not the only person that deals with this type of thing; it's been something I've given a lot of thought to over the years and I'm ok with my decision. Just wonder if the people around me are.

Eh, what can you do about how other people think?

I hope you continue to read and thanks for the comment!

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