This parable looks at the old way of transportation. You'd have a cart pulled by a pair of oxen or pair of donkeys. If you have 1 oxen and 1 donkey, they won't pull the cart very well, if at all. One of them will drag down the other.2 Corinthians said:6:14 "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?"
6:17 "Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord."
7:1 "... let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit..."
Paul does not say we should isolate ourselves from non-believers. Rather, Paul wants believers to be active in their witness for Christ to nonbelievers, but they should not lock themselves in personal relationships that could cause them to compromise their faith. Believers should do everything in their power to avoid situations that could force them to divide their loyalties. This is especially true in relationships where (in our society) sexual sin is displayed as normal and even encouraged by many people.God said:Extra verses:
1 Thessalonians 5:22 "Avoid every kind of evil"
1 Corinthians 6:18 "FLEE from sexual immorality..." -- literally get up and run away as fast as you can, screaming and hollering at the top of your lungs.
The spamcolypse is upon us. I have had posts that were on topic and informative deleted for no apparent reason other then the SPAM label applied. Oh well, totalitarian dictatorships are always interesting.Hey someone deleted my post here!
As Christians, we'd like to think so, but remember we're all still flawed and make a countless number of bad choices every day. The true difference is in how we handle the problem - both as the offender and the offended.Blkstones said:also a non-believer is 10x more likley to hurt u then a christian.
The bible however is very clear about things as well," Do NOt Be Unequally Yoked". While that refers directly to not marrying a non-believer I would not even want to date a non-believer.is dating a non-christian really that bad of a thing to do, i know some people look down on it but... just looking for opinions