But what does the Bible teach about dating and marriage? Is it a sin for a Christian to date a non-Christian?According to the scriptures, relationships are very important, and faith does matter.Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. The Bible is clear that Christians should not have close friendships with non-Christians.
All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Yes: “An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD’s Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. Exodus These scriptures tell us that quite clearly even in the Old Testament God is very protective and serious about His followers being involved with people who did not follow God.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.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.And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him.