Everyone is looking for that special someone to marry. The local church is filled with single men and women who are eager to settle down with someone who loves them. Sadly, we see a compromise in Christian convictions happening more and more frequently in the name of “true love.” It seems as though believers are quick to sacrifice the Christian fundamentals and their biblical beliefs for any individual who will show even the slightest of interest.
H.B. Charles gives a clear and helpful exhortation for Christians to stay steadfast in the biblical search for a spouse. He begins by discussing some common issues with divorce and remarriage that may occur. Afterwards, he describes the dangers of pursuing a relationship with someone who is not a Christian.
I enjoyed his call to examine evidences of true saving faith in an individual. He fights for believers not to act naively as they enter into a relationship. He warns of those who professes Christianity but do not bear any fruit:
“Do not marry any person that does not have other people who can vouch for their devotion to Jesus outside of you. If you’re the only the one who believes they’re saved, then you might want to wait to get a second opinion.”
And how often have we tried to defend an individual’s love for God, not because they are truly saved, but because we want fool ourselves in getting a free pass to marry them when we shouldn’t. I hope this video is helpful to you as it was to me: