Buzzfeed Asks if an Atheist can Date a Christian

13 April 2019

Buzzfeed shared a video that asked; If an Atheist can date a Christian?

It is not unheard of for a Christian to date and marry an atheist nor is it unheard of for an Atheist to date and marry a Christian. It happens. You also get people of different faiths who find love together.

Let us look at this from a Christian perspective and Bible scriptures that will often be referred to.

One of the first scriptures you will hear regarding the suitability of your future partner regarding faith is 2 Corinthians 6:14  which says

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

King Solomon was a faithful man. He was full of wisdom and charm it would seem. As much as he is respected for his faith and wisdom he was a flawed man. He had hundreds of wives and mistresses. Some were pagan and idol worshippers. He let them erect altars to their pagan deities in holy places. This went against the will of God. It also lead in part to his downfall.

With that being said the Bible also teaches that the unbelieving spouse is sanctified by the believer. So all is not lost after all.

But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; 1 Corinthians 7:12-14

The only other part to highlight is the unwillingness of the believer to say my children will be brought up to know God or at least the basics. Most Christians teach their kids about Jesus, but it's left up to the child to decide what they believe and if they believe. But to offer your children no spiritual guidance can be deemed senseless. Because whatever you believe, normally impacts how you choose to live your life and your children see and observe from you. However in the end the child will decide what they believe from what they do not.

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. 
Proverbs 22:6 

So can a Christian and an Atheist date. Yes they can. It will come with spiritual challenges but overall the success depends on the two dating. Love conquers all, right?

What are your thoughts? (video below)

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