Missionary Dating by Renee Fisher

Missionary Dating
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Renee Fisher

You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

— James 4:4

The phrase “missionary dating” applies when a Christian pursues a relationship with someone of a different faith. This is a hot topic today, just as it was in biblical times. Paul said that we are not the same as those who do not believe. So do not join your- selves to them. Good and bad do not belong together. Light and darkness cannot share the same space (see 2 Corinthians 6:14).

In the Old Testament, the Israelites were commanded not to intermarry with other nations (see Deuteronomy 7:3; Joshua 23:12-13; 1 Kings 11:2; Ezra 9:14). The main reason the Lord commanded them not to “missionary date” was because “they will surely turn your hearts after their gods” (1 Kings 11:2).

Missionaries are pure in heart. They have one purpose: to spread the good news that Jesus saves. Most missionaries also bring a skill or a trade ...

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