For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Becoming romantically involved with an unbeliever is inviting trouble.
“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character’” (1 Corinthians ).
What about those cases in which a Christian has dated a non-Christian, and the non-Christian did come to faith in Jesus?
We praise the Lord for each conversion, but the fact that God has chosen to save someone who dated a Christian does not prove the wisdom of missionary dating in general or that it is a biblical practice.
Rather than being a burden, obeying His call brings joy and reward in heaven. thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
Therefore, a missionary serves not out of duty but love (2 Corinthians -21). For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God” (2 Corinthians -17). Each one must be yielded to the Lord, loving Him with all the heart, soul, mind, and strength.
God calls them to set aside personal ambitions in order to be witnesses of the Gospel. Often God sends a missionary to a particular people group as Paul was sent to the unreached Gentiles and Peter to the Jews (Galatians 2:8).
Should Christians of different denominations date or marry?
Missionaries leave friends behind, experience culture shock and rejection (Matthew -31).
But instead of falling into self-pity or pride, they learn to delight in serving God.
One problem in evaluating missionary dating from a biblical perspective is that dating of any type was not widely practiced in biblical times. Yet, since dating is often seen today as a “pathway” leading to marriage, biblical principles for marriage can be applied to dating, the precursor of marriage.
The Bible teaches against marriage between a believer and an unbeliever.