Bible verses missionary dating
James says that there is great power in the prayer of a righteous person, so bring your concerns for unbelievers before God, and He will listen.Many people have been saved because of the prayers and service of Christians, so don't turn your back on unbelievers, but having any kind of intimate relationship with an unbeliever can quickly and easily turn into something that is a hindrance to your walk with Christ.I countered by saying we had to understand "only in the Lord" within its own context, by which I understand it to be an adverbial phrase modifying how the widow goes about marrying, not adjectival modifying the guy she marries.
(I could understand, though, how the brother might not be too keen on the idea after not being allowed by the city to cut the trees on his own property.) Then the teacher interjected that an "expert" had declared that Paul had meant only that if a Christian were married to a nonchristian he should stay that way, but he shouldn't enter into such a marriage if he is not married yet.
Clearly, the message of Scripture is that believers are completely different from nonbelievers, and it is from this perspective that we must discern what kind of friendships we can really have with unbelievers.
The book of Proverbs has a few wise verses on believers befriending non-believers: "The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray" ().
Question: "Is it good to have close friendships with unbelievers?
" Answer: As Christians, we have to constantly face temptations and the attacks of the world around us.