Though not a Biblical doctrine or salvation issue, we as the leaders of our church decided to expect our members to only date committed Christians.
A woman who was part of our church some years ago returned recently, and she brought her boyfriend with her.
In a sense, they all need discipline; but what is the best approach in each situation?It bothered her because for once it seemed she could date someone who is nice and respectful.He just decided to follow God and has been praying for a girlfriend.Why is the only mention of finding a spouse (dating) in the context of when a husband dies and wife is left alone? Here are three things we need to understand about the people Paul was writing to in order to understand this message: Following a divorce or spousal death is the only time dating occurred within Paul’s culture.This is when Paul addresses the issue of whether or not a Christian should date a non-Christian.
Unlike his opinion on remaining single or getting married, this is a command to people who follow God looking for a future husband or wife.