Bible passage about dating and relationships
I think it is true that our young people date too young, and that many dating situations are unwise in that they create unnecessary temptations and, even if nothing wrong takes place, a couple’s actions may give the appearance of evil.Many of the dating and personal relationship safeguards of years gone by seem to have been cast aside.Question: "What does the Bible say about dating / courting?" Answer: Although the words “courtship” and “dating” are not found in the Bible, we are given some principles that Christians are to go by during the time before marriage.Many use verses and phrases from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to justify their ban on interracial marriage.In contrast, most theologians have given these same passages a non-racial interpretation.We should find out if the person has been born again in the Spirit of Christ (John 3:3-8) and if he or she shares the same desire toward Christ-likeness (Philippians 2:5).The ultimate goal of dating or courting is finding a life partner.
Some of the passages are: There are many passages in the Bible that have been used by anti-miscegenationists to condemn interracial marriages.
As you know, there are some Christians who believe that any dating is inappropriate.
It seems to me that one has trouble defending this view from Scripture.
However most Christian and Jewish theologians interpret these same verses as referring to inter-faith marriages. Self, author of an Internet site "Interracial Marriage is against God's Law" concludes that God created the different races after the incident at the Tower of Babel.
Other passages refer to the Holiness Code of behavior that is generally believed to apply only to Jews and is unrelated to marriage. Genesis records that at that time, humans showed their arrogance towards God by trying to build a structure so tall that it would reach the firmament of Heaven.