School Prank

23 Apr

Utterly genius. Makes our attempts at Foyle look pretty feeble now.

Quick link to an article about how closely Christians should associate with those outside the faith. Interesting reading.


5 Responses to “School Prank”

  1. Donna April 23, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    In response to the link you left, would you say it is forbidden for christains to have a close relationship with a non-christain such as boy friend / girl friend or is it only advised against… but not forbidden?

  2. James April 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    I would suggest that the purpose for going out with someone should be to discover whether you could marry them. The Bible clearly forbids a Christian to marry a non-Christian (2Cor 6:14) therefore dating one would be pointless.

    Not only is it pointless but it is also dangerous. The writer of the article talks in terms of “loyalties” and to date an non-christian or to have very close non-christian friends is to divide your loyalties. God’s purpose for our lives is that we become more holy and Christ-like, divided loyalties will always be a hinderance, not a help.

    As “going out” was not part of the culture in Biblical times we cannot take one verse and say it specifically forbids dating a non-christian. However there can be no situation in which such dating is a wise, Biblical or safe course of action therefore I would argue that it is effectively forbidden.

  3. abi April 23, 2009 at 11:28 pm #

    james…hannah is a mormon…beware…

  4. Donna April 23, 2009 at 11:45 pm #

    so although it is dividing our loyalities and hindering us towards in striving to holiness, do you not believe that God will not test us more then we can bear? so if we are close friends with a non-christain and initally it is our downfall … God will never let us fall from his hand… so as we witness to them, through our intimate friendship with them and by showing them Gods impartial love… although it may be detrimental to us at the time, is it not more important to see the eternal view and although it may be our loss it would be christs gain?

  5. James April 25, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    I think we should divide “close friend” and “boyfriend/girlfriend” in this discussion. There are situations in which a Christian’s closest friends will be unbelievers, for example if the Christian is the only believer in their community. You aren’t a close friend because you are considering marrying someone but that is the case if you are going out with someon and as we’ve already seen marrying an unbeliever is clearly forbidden.

    God may in some instances use a relationship to bring a non-christian to Christ however these cases are rare. The general pattern is that dating an unbeliever damages the walk of the Christian. I would view the intervention of God as a great act of grace saving the Christian from the foolish situation they have found themselves in, it is not the norm.

    You cite 1 Corinthians 10:13 which reads:
    “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
    Surely this means that the way of escape God provides for our preservation from a intimate relationship with an unbeliever is that we never enter such a relationship?

    Our Saviour says in Luke 4:12 “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” It would appear to me that entering a relationship with a non-christian is putting God to the test and disobeying Christ’s command.

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