February 22, 2004

Today after church we went to First Markham Place for lunch. Sometime while we were eating I think it was kenric who came up with the following scenario:

"Let's say you're not a christian and you're engaged to a guy/girl who isn't christian, but then you become a christian. Do you still stay with this person?"

We discussed this topic for a good 15-20 minutes. Maybe, you could hold off on the wedding and try to wait for your partner to become a believer. But what if the wedding date is already set? Just pray hard? Cancel the wedding date?

The simple answer is "no", you don't stay with that person. But things can be more complicated than that. Then someone brought up the verse in the bible, Acts 16:31, that says:

They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household.

Except this is an isolated incident, taken out of context it could mean a lot of things, but in this situation it was the jailer asking Paul how he could be saved. I think in those days the head of the family carried more respect in that if the guy believed in Jesus, then his family would follow suit, and thus fulfill the Bible verse.

So I guess the real answer is NO.

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