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|Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by AntiChristian: 10:05am On Feb 11|
Actually it is NOT OK! Let everyone marry someone from their religion!
As obtained from a Christian website https://christianity.net.au/questions/is_it_ok_for_a_christian_to_marry_a_muslim
My answer to that is going to be a "no,” but I hope you would read my explanation below. It would be helpful for us to look at the Bible’s definitions of what is a Christian and what is a Muslim.
A Christian is someone who is saved by the death and resurrection of Christ and who follows Jesus as Lord. We can see this in the book of Romans in the New Testament.
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
Calling Jesus Lord means acknowledging him as the master of our lives. In the book of Matthew, verse 7:21, it says that
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matt 7:21
So you see a Christian will always try her hardest to obey God, even though she sometimes may fail, she will not willfully want to disobey God. If she deliberately ignores God’s commands, she will not enter the kingdom of heaven even if on the surface she says she is a Christian.
What is a Muslim? Although the Muslim and Christian faiths share a lot of their scriptures in common, their beliefs are fundamentally different at points where it counts. While a Muslim believes Jesus to be a prophet, they do not believe that he is God nor that he rose from the dead. This is why the Muslim belief and the Christian belief can never be compatible, because they believe the opposite things about the most crucial person in the Christian religion, Jesus. (see quote from Romans 10:9 above)
In the book of John it says about Jesus:
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:18
A Muslim is someone who stands condemned by God because he does not believe in Jesus.
The Bible makes it clear that if a woman has the freedom to choose her own husband, (which in those times only happens in the rare circumstances that the woman becomes widowed - otherwise marriages were always arranged), they must marry a Christian.
A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.1 Cor 7:39
This is God’s command, and it is also wise, because God tells us that the marriage relationship is one that should help us to grow in godliness, not hinder us. In fact, husbands are commanded to love their wives and help to make her holy. (See Ephesians 5:25-33).
How can a Muslim man do this for his wife if he does not even know Jesus?
If you are a Christian yourself, I encourage you to think more deeply about your relationship with God. Are you someone who follows Jesus, or do you just call him Lord without doing God’s will in your life? Are you sure that you will have eternal life when you die? If you want to think deeper about these questions, please have a look around this website that tells you more about Jesus, or maybe pick up the Bible and read about Jesus in the New Testament, and consider his claims as the master of our lives?
But a Muslim male can marry a Chaste Christian woman in Islam. Though this is not advisable.
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|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by SirdimayG(m): 10:09am On Feb 11|
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by omoiyamayor(m): 10:23am On Feb 11|
The question is,is it ok to be alive,because if you are dead you wont be talking about who is Muslim or Christian. #HumanityFirst.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by GboyegaD(m): 10:37am On Feb 11|
Your level of understanding and maturity of both partners is what matters most.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by drips8(m): 4:28pm On Feb 11|
If they aren't the overly religious type, they'll definitely get along.
Practicing the same religion is no guarantee of a healthy relationship or marriage.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by sholay2011(m): 4:41pm On Feb 11|
The truth is...it isn't. Of course, Christians are to live in love and harmony with those from other religions or with other beliefs. But we are not to be equally yoked with unbelievers (2 Cor 6: 14- **). What fellowship does light have with darkness?
I know it sounds harsh but only an unserious Christian will marry a Muslim knowingly and with freewill. Allah is not Jehovah in my book and I'm not ready for Allah to be my father-in-law. But I can be very good friends with Muslims. Marriage is another thing entirely.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by sulasa07(m): 7:01pm On Feb 11|
sholay2011:Thank you but I'm sure some christians will accuse of being a Muslim
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by AntiChristian: 11:54am On Feb 12|
But why do some Christians blame Muslims on this when they too are not supposed to marry them?
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by Maximus69: 3:03pm On Feb 12|
Forget about the link, your explanation is 100% correct Sir!
There shouldn't be anything called marriage between two persons whose religious beliefs contradicts each other!
Bravo AntiChristian you really did justice to this one!
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by Vintax(m): 5:21pm On Feb 12|
Congrates Anti christian,on this topic you displayed great wisdom. I love all muslims but never will i marry a muslim lady:
Light and darkness has no relationship in marriage.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by AntiChristian: 5:34pm On Feb 12|
Hope you won't vex if the table turns and a Muslim too calls you darkness too!
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by Eviana(f): 3:27pm On Feb 13|
Very well said...
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by paxonel(m): 5:41pm On Feb 13|
There is nothing wrong with a Christian marrying a Muslim so long both parties respect the rights of one one another practicing their own separate religions and steak to the purpose why they are united as one which is to make themselves happy
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by Anas09: 6:22pm On Feb 13|
AntiChristian:You mean satan can call Jesus darknes? Hahahahahahaha
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by Anas09: 6:23pm On Feb 13|
paxonel:You have not truth in you.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by Bodydialect57: 7:28pm On Feb 13|
Nah! Many things are wrong with a Christian marrying a Muslim. For one, the both aren't on a common ground.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 2corinthians 6:14-16.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by AntiChristian: 7:30pm On Feb 13|
No I meant when your God is recrucified by his kinsmen!
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by paxonel(m): 7:43pm On Feb 13|
Anas09:thats your own faulty conclusion.
If it is not faulty then come with atleast a premise to back up your point of view
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by paxonel(m): 8:23pm On Feb 13|
Bodydialect57:what do you mean by common ground?
take note of the emboldened, it explains the mind of Paul when he was saying this.
Also, take note of the word in capital letter BELIEVETH, I think that is the basis of salvation. John 3:16.
Obviously, the Corinthians who were Christians at that time believed in Christ at the same time believed in other religions. So, Paul is telling them if you do that then you are equally yoked together with unbelievers. It's like he was telling them you can't serve two masters at the same time.
In this context, an infidel is someone who does not believe in the Christ that you believe, example a Muslim. Therefore his master is Muhammed. And you that believe in Christ, your master is Jesus.
If you for the sake love, you get married to a Muslim who does not believe in Christ. Though both of you are serving two different masters such that he or she is not saved but your are saved, that does not stop you two to be committed your the love you had for each other .
Remember, Jesus said my kingdom is not of this world : meaning : his kingdom has nothing to do with your decisions to do anything in this world other than you believing in him.
So, if you saying as a Christian you love Muslims but you do not love them to the extent of getting married to them. It's a lie, Jesus Christ did not say you should not love infidels to the extent of not getting married to them.
Infact, he want you treat everyone equally whether they are Christians or not.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by Pizzule(m): 8:32pm On Feb 13|
Well since your explanation is so bent on how condemned muslims are, I would like to point out few things you also dont know about them
1) I am a christain and to be fatual I really respect more muslims and their beliefs as compared to christains. They are devoted and also well mannered and care mostly about each other as compared again to the Christians you so claim to be Saved
2) I am alive today because my muslim mom converted to a christain and now wish she hadnt change for years now all because she is tired of controlling christain of a father like mine
3) finally, Muslims were Not born muslims, they were born to be a human first of which religion happened to fall in their path
I am not saying all these because I feel or know that muslims beliefs are right. I am saying these because our mentality has not changed
Religion is not a TICKET to salvation. Our [b]mindse[/b]t is the promise to Salvation. We are meant to co-exist together and build in each other which weakness that we have
and i know the bible that i read and understands brings to the limelight that we have to LOVE everyone even if they don't believe yet especially at all.
So please lets try to Love first and let the light of God on us shine so that they can understand that Christianity is liable to followed.
Marriage is sacred but also understand that I have being given a mandate by God to bring your "So called" condemned to him.
Our God does not love the SAVED alone he wants the yet to be unsaved to be loved.
Well my views though
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by Bodydialect57: 9:50pm On Feb 13|
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Romans 8:14
A believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is saved by grace, led by the Holy Spirit, guided by the word of God. Can this be said of an unbeliever? How can the two coexist serving different masters?
The believer holds allegiance to the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the whole world, the Lord Jesus Christ, the unbeliever dont even want His name mentioned and you think love will suffice in such union? Nah! Chaos will be the order of the day.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot, serve God and mammon. Matt6:24
quote author=paxonel post=86626890] what do you mean by common ground?
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by paxonel(m): 12:59am On Feb 14|
Bodydialect57:it is not all unbelievers that do not want Jesus name to be mentioned, not all unbelievers are antichrists.
There are a good number of Muslims who doesn't count religion as anything talkess of allowing it to affect their relationship with other people. So are also many liberal Christians like that.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by AntiChristian: 5:08am On Feb 14|
Actually I am just showing the Christian view on marriage from the Bible and comparing them to the Muslim view in the link.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by engrcalvin: 7:31am On Feb 14|
WHAT DOES IT MEANS TO BE UNEQUALLY YOKED?
An “unequally yoked” team has one stronger ox and one weaker, or one taller and one shorter. The weaker or shorter ox would walk more slowly than the taller, stronger one, causing the load to go around in circles. When oxen are unequally yoked, they cannot perform the task set before them. Instead of working together, they are at odds with one another(https://thriveglobal.com/stories/what-does-it-mean-to-be-unequally-yoked/)
Been unequally yoked in marriage is more dangerous than you think as it is capable of derailing you from your precious and priceless salvation. what the Bible say is not good is not good: Abstain from it.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by Maximus69: 7:38am On Feb 14|
There is nothing like "liberal Christians or Muslims"!
What most people don't know is that there are so many freethinkers claiming Christians/Muslims
Faith is the assured expectation of things you're hoping to get, the evident demonstration of realities even though others aren't grasping it! Hebrew 11:1
Faith is the high fence standing in between the believer and unbelievers, we can relate as
Landlord and Tenant
Business associates or partners
But when talking of Marriage, it's totally a different thing!
Two separate individuals are coming to live as one, meaning they must be prepared to do anything for each other, that's why the Bible admonition emphatically says "ONLY IN THE LORD".
It's extremely impossible for a true Christian to tie the nut with someone having a totally different religious belief.
So whenever you find someone says he or she finds nothing wrong in such an unholy union, know today that they're freethinkers NOT Christians!
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|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by Uyi168(m): 9:00am On Feb 14|
To start with, different Christian denominations don't even get along...
They don't/rarely marry themselves...
They call each other names..
Jehovah witnesses and the Catholics are majorly at the receiving ends...
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by CAPSLOCKED: 9:12am On Feb 14|
AMONG PENTECOSTALS EVEN, IT'S A WAR TO MARRY FROM OUTSIDE THEIR OWN CHURCHES.
I'VE NEVER SEEN A MORE CONFUSED, DELUDED AND DISORGANIZED GROUP LIKE CHRISTIANS. EVEN A FLOCK OF SHEEP IS MORE ORDERLY THAN THEM CUZ AT LEAST THEY USUALLY MOVE IN ONE DIRECTION.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by Bodydialect57: 9:31am On Feb 14|
paxonel:But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.Romans8:9.
So where does liberality stand in this? It's either you are a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ or you are not. There is no sitting on the fence here paxonel. If a man has not the Spirit of Christ, he/ she is none of His.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by MuttleyLaff: 9:35am On Feb 14|
AntiChristian:"12Now, I will speak to the rest of you, though I do not have a direct command from the Lord. If a fellow believer has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to continue living with him, he must not leave her.
13And if a believing woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to continue living with her, she must not leave him.
14For the believing wife brings holiness to her marriage, and the believing husband brings holiness to his marriage. Otherwise, your children would not be holy, but now they are holy.
15(But if the husband or wife who isn’t a believer insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the believing husband or wife is no longer bound to the other, for God has called youf to live in peace.)
16Don’t you wives realize that your husbands might be saved because of you? And don’t you husbands realize that your wives might be saved because of you?
17Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you, and remain as you were when God first called you. This is my rule for all the churches. "
- 1 Corinthians 7:12-17
"Wives, in the same way, submit yourselves to your husbands, so that even if they refuse to believe the word, they will be won over without words by the behavior of their wives"
- 1 Peter 3:1
Surah Yunus, [10:94]:
فَإِن كُنتَ فِي شَكٍّ مِّمَّا أَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ فَاسْأَلِ الَّذِينَ يَقْرَءُونَ الْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلِكَ لَقَدْ جَاءَكَ الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكَ فَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْمُمْتَرِينَ
AntiChristian, why didnt you and/or couldnt you ask about this from those who truly know, hmm? The Quran in Surah 10:94, has the good sense to tell Muslims like you AntiChristian, that, if in doubt, to go ask "those who read the book before you," that is, "People of Book," meaning believers. Please, please, please, dont again, ever be trying to unnecessarily overthink or be half too smart than you really, at all arent, lol
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by AntiChristian: 9:54am On Feb 14|
Are you the people of the book? And which book? Injeel and Torah? Where is it? Yours is Bible. Not Injeel nor Torah!
Please go back to your leave!
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by MuttleyLaff: 10:10am On Feb 14|
AntiChristian:Injeel or Torah, whichever takes your fancy. Both those provided 1 Corinthians 7:12-17 and 1 Peter 3:1 verses are based upon the teaching of Injeel and are very useful and informative, lol, so go somewhere to sit down, tuck your tail in and go lick your bruise. With you lurking about and slitering all over the place, there is no chance for leave. We are 365 24 7 open for business because of your likes and/or ilks.
|Re: Is It OK For A Christian To Marry A Muslim? by AntiChristian: 10:14am On Feb 14|
Paul's letter to the Corinthians! Is that one Injeel
My Belly o!
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