The dangers of being unequally yoked


“Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned” Proverbs 6:27

 

It is not uncommon to see intimate relationships where the two are unequally yoked, meaning they have two different religions. Some argue that it doesn’t matter as long as they are in love. Others argue that eventually the person will convert to their religion.

Being unequally yoked is a dangerous position to be in because what if instead of them converting to Christianity, you end up converting to their religion? King Solomon is a fine example of the danger of being unequally yoked. Solomon was the wisest person and the greatest king in the history of Israel. The bible tells us that he had anything that he wanted or even imagined. He put some of the worlds biggest playas to shame with his 500 wives and 500 concubines.

His downfall arose when he allowed these women to sway his heart from the true God to Moloch. He changed despite the many blessings that he witnessed with his own eyes. We’re not talking about a man who was barely coming to know God, but a man who knew of the heroic triumph that his father (David) received against Goliath and the Philistines. If a man of his wisdom and awareness can be persuaded to convert, anyone can. Is being in love really worth your soul?

 

Marques Cunningham is a professional author and freelance writer with ten years experience.  Follow him on twitter at: marquesc850

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