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26/10/2011 / Test All Things

Do Not Contemplate Marrying an Unbeliever

It is so important that we are not unequally yoked with unbelievers, for that is a recipe for tension and war within the home. And when we speak of those who radiate the love of God in their home, we also must speak of those homes where there is a spiritual war going on.

Where a man and his wife are equally yoked God is the invisible third party in the home and there is peace.

But these last days there is war in most homes. The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 10:34-36,

Matthew 10:34
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

Matthew 10:35
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Matthew 10:36
And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

Now here is a hidden message that I do not want you to miss.

Let us turn to Genesis 6. Why Genesis 6?

Because I want you to see the importance of unequally yoked marriages, which lead to war within the home. And the war within the homes can lead to divorce, and divorces lead to remarriage after divorce, which the Lord characterized as adultery. The scourge of the 20th and the 21st century is that divorce and remarriage after divorce is spreading like wildfire all over the world.

But divorce is only a symptom of unequally yoked marriages. God writes about unequally yoked marriages in Genesis 6:1-6

Genesis 6:1
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 6:3
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Genesis 6:4
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Genesis 6:5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 6:6
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

What was the trigger that caused God to destroy man upon the earth?

It was that they began to be unequally yoked, for “the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.”

The result was that “the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

What did the Lord Jesus say conditions would be near the end of time?

We read in Matthew 24:37-39:

Matthew 24:37
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Matthew 24:38
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

Matthew 24:39
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

In other words, look at the conditions that existed during the days that Noah was building the ark. Such will be the conditions at the time that Christ will come again.

And why did the Lord specifically pick out “marrying and giving in marriage” in Matthew 24?

Is it not because this will be the trigger of very great wickedness in the earth?

In other words, not only homosexuals will abound, like in the days of Lot, but also unequally yoked marriages will abound like in the days of Noah. This assures us that we are presently living near the end of time. These are the conditions that are upon us. So, let the buyer beware.

It will be very difficult for a godly man to find a godly woman who is not already divorced while her husband is still living.

And it will be very difficult for a godly woman to find a godly man who is not divorced while his wife is still living.

We must never contemplate marrying a divorced person under any circumstances and we must never contemplate marrying an unbeliever!

This is a recipe for sin to multiply upon the face of the earth, because man will find all kinds of excuses. In an unequally yoked marriage the unbeliever is a messenger of Satan. It is a dangerous situation, for this is the stage where negotiations with the devil will be taking place.

And then what will we do?

This is what the Lord Jesus was warning us for in Matthew 10:34-36.

This choice that we have to make concerning loving someone more than Christ is especially pressed upon us when we have or if we seek an unequally yoked marriage.

And these words apply especially near the end of time when unequally yoked marriages will grow to be more abundant and tension and strife in the homes will increase, and because iniquity shall abound the love of many will grow cold (Matthew 24:12).

Do not contemplate marrying an unbeliever. God is not saying that we may make our marriage our evangelism ground, for who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?

Who can bring a righteous man out of an unrighteous situation?

No one!

By Alfred J. Chompff

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