So I've been put in a case so so hard, my partner is muslim and I am christian. He recently asked me to marry him, the 1st time I couldn't answer, the second time I told him I would but not really understanding what I was signing up to. I recently found out in the new testament in the bible it says christian should only marry a christian. As the marriage would be deemed unequal. I know muslim men can marry muslims, jews or christians but its not that easy for the woman. So what do I do? I love this man completely and have made it known that I won't be changing religions for him. But my family are also concerned about when I have kids they'll probably be raised muslim. I'm scared and confused because marrying him will be like rebelling against my own religion but I love him and want a future with him. I've tried to speak to him about this but he's not listening or hasn't got time to talk about it. He thinks its so simple to just get married. How do we even get married? Because if we do he'll be expecting us to marry in a year or so. Any advice about whether I should marry him or not? Opinions?
Most Helpful Guy
You must seek god's wisdom and counsel on this if I am being honest I do this with all my relationships with every woman I've been with almost. I pray and I ask God for his wisdom and counsel whether I should be with this woman or not or take this path.
I believe that is what you must do as well if your relationship pleases God and he is at the center of it, and he feels it is the right path for you. Then he will open the doors to make it happen among other things. But if this is not the path that God wants you to go on he will let you know.
In addition to that you also need to talk to him, like he needs to make time for you and listen to what you have to say you need to clarify things like whether he'll force the kids to be Muslim or whether or not they'll have the choice to choose. Stuff like that needs to be made clear beforehand.3
Most Helpful Girl
Not entirely true. The Bible does not state such a thing. It states in 1 Corinthians 7 that if the unbeliever choses to depart from you [leave/divorce], then you are not at liberty to stop. The 2ND time you make a decision to marry, then that person must also be a believer. What your talking about is when Paul found out from Chloe that the churches in Corinth is in sin. That verse that your talking about as far as unequally yoke has toe do with MINDSET not religion. Read the full chapter of 1 Corinthians 6, not just the verse itself. They talking about bring idols of pecan worship in the church building NOT about marriage. There isn't a lot of scriptures talking about marriage. Don't let that full you.
A person can be a Christian and ALSO be unequally yoked with you. If you two have different beliefs, different morals, different standards, different wants and needs. You are NOT compatible. Especially when one is of the world and the other is spiritual. However your family does have a point. But what you need to do as a Christian is see and ask God IF this relationship pleases him, and wither or not you should marry him. If God has not been in the center of your relationship regardless to who your with, you'll be in trouble. You need to ask him what does he expect to be in this union, what will become of the kids? Are they at liberty to choose? Because if you believe that believing in Christ is a religion. Then that means that you need to serious ask yourself what a Christian really means and wither or not you have a relationship with God or not. Because the belief in God and Christ is not a religion, but a relationship. Christianity in general when there is not relationship with God but just worshiping him is. So that is my opinion. It can work. But God has the final say. If its a no, then its a no.1