Monday, February 28, 2005

Christian Girls Part 2

Thanks for getting back to me Roe.

As I posted on your site, I do agree largely with what you put. Apparently the original context for the "do not be unevenly yoked" scripture, was one based on business relationships. However the principle is sound when applied to other relationships, especially intimate ones.

The key problem in this whole area is accepting who is number one in your life. In the secular world, understandably that's going to be the person you love most on this Earth. However, when you are a Christian and have a relationship with God... he's number one, and that causes an imbalance.

Only a fool, or someone heartless would knowingly seek out a relationship that would unfairly burden one or the other person with an unshared belief. However, I do believe (and it's scriptural) that people already in married relationships with non believers before they become Christians, should where possible try and stick it out. I don't believe God calls us to throw people away like rubbish. Everything we do, should be governed by spiritual discernment.

To those of us not in relationships, I believe there are two scriptures that point the attitude we should take, when looking for a prospective companion:

"“Everything is permissible”–but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”–but not everything is constructive."


"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. "

Basically, don't knowingly go into a situation you know is not going to be constructive either for you as a person, or in your relationship with God... and secondly look for the fruits of the Spirit in a person... you tell a tree by it's fruit, not the label attached to it.

The essential thing though is to not let anything or anyone become more important than God in your heart. OK so you might not worship the Vorlon god Booji... or any other polytheistic icon... but worshipping a person, or a possession, or a job is just as much idolatry as dancing round a moose headed pole making funny noises.

Blessings to you all.



Talking about Christian girls

Hey Nick,

Thank you for your blog @ Amazing Grace. I'm glad I look suspiciously Christian. :-) Do add me. Thanks for looking me up.

As far as Christian girls go in your 20 something age group... I'm in the USA and I'm not sure that is a problem here. The 20 something group at our church is picking up momentum. Amen. I'll keep you in my prayers as The Spirit reminds me. I pray that you find the joy in love that I have found in the match God made for me, and my husband.



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