Do not be yoked with unbelievers dating
What business can a believer have with an unbeliever? God himself put it this way: “I’ll live in them, move into them; I’ll be their God and they’ll be my people. I’ll be a Father to you; you’ll be sons and daughters to me.” The Word of the Master, God.What common ground can idols hold with the temple of God? How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good,” says God. Do not become unequally yoked with koferim (unbelievers) [Ep 5:7,11] for what shuttafut (partnership) has Tzedek with Lawlessness?A common issue the Corinthians encountered was misteaching about freedom in Christ.Freedom in Christ does not permit the worship of Christ to take form in the worship of false gods.For what parting of rightwiseness with wickedness [Soothly what parting, or communing, of rightwiseness with wickedness]? 21st Century King James Version (KJ21) Copyright © 1994 by Deuel Enterprises, Inc.; American Standard Version (ASV) Public Domain (Why are modern Bible translations copyrighted? Used by permission of God's Word Mission Society.; Good News Translation (GNT) Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society; Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville Tennessee. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS) The New Testament in Modern English by J. Lexham is a registered trademark of Logos Bible Software; Living Bible (TLB) The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. ; New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) Scripture texts, prefaces, introductions, footnotes and cross references used in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC All Rights Reserved.); Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.; International Children’s Bible (ICB) The Holy Bible, International Children’s Bible® Copyright© 1986, 1988, 1999, 2015 by Tommy Nelson™, a division of Thomas Nelson. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.Do not be unequally bound together with unbelievers [do not make mismatched alliances with them, inconsistent with your faith].
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This defense includes his authority from God to teach along with his reasoning to write such a harsh previous letter.
Throughout the entire letter, there is no reference to marriage, or even to sexual relations. -16 Paul is teaching that Christians should avoid aligning themselves with those who do not follow Christ.
If you haven’t been following Christ, you may have never heard it at all.
Normal people in the 21st Century do not talk about being “yoked.” So, what does “do not be unequally yoked,” mean in the Bible?For we, remember, are ourselves living temples of the living God, as God has said: ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them. Or where is the Brit (Covenant) between Ohr (light) and Choshech (darkness)? Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved. ; Contemporary English Version (CEV) Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society; Darby Translation (DARBY) Public Domain (Why are modern Bible translations copyrighted? Published by Reyma Publishing; Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) Public Domain (Why are modern Bible translations copyrighted? No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations in articles, reviews, and broadcasts. Administered by The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England.