The bible and dating unbelievers
At the same time, Paul teaches us that those who are already married to an unbeliever should stay married if they are happy.In other words: If you are a Christian, you have no business dating an unbeliever, or entering into a marriage with a non-Christian.The Bible (and Jewish tradition) did allow for marriage between a believer and outsider, but only if the outsider converted. Otherwise, they were (and still are) commanded not to marry non-Christians/unbelievers.It is important to keep in mind that when a believer marries a non-believer, it can lead the Christian astray.For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.1 Kings 11:4 The scripture above should be a “wake-up call” to Christians who think they can marry someone and not be influenced by their beliefs or faith.A simple casual date, perhaps with friends, would be okay.However, if the person is not a Christian, and you witness to them and they reject the gospel, you should not move forward with a romantic relationship.
The Bible has much more to say about this issue of Christians marrying non-Christians: To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.
The Bible is clear that Christians should not have close friendships with non-Christians.
But what does the Bible teach about dating and marriage? Is it a sin for a Christian to date a non-Christian?
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.