Do not be unequally yoked dating

This occurs between two similar commands about mixing things. You shall not wear clothes made of wool and linen woven together.

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So, they concluded, what their body did had nothing to do with their relationship with God since that was a "spiritual" matter.

Paul had already addressed this issue quite strongly throughout the first letter, especially the implications of their libertine views in sexual matters that included sacred prostitution (1 Cor 6:9-20).

In many evangelical churches, this verse from Corinthians has been used very narrowly as a warning against marrying non-Christians.

But in the situation at Corinth, it had much broader implications. It was a major seaport (nearby at Lechaion) and a crossroads of the northern Mediterranean.

Here is the entire passage from which this verse is taken (2 Cor -18): 14 Do not be mismatched with unbelievers.

For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols?

Using the OT principle of preserving boundaries between things that should not be mixed, Paul simply says that being Christian means that the Corinthians can no longer practice the activities of pagan worship or pagan ethics, since those are things that should not be mixed with the worship of God.

In other words, what they did ethically mattered a great deal if they were claiming to be Christians.

It was not just a legalism, but an attempt to live out in all aspects of life what they understood to be God's purposes for his world that he had created.

Paul, trained Pharisee that he was, no doubt well understood all this and applied this principle in addressing the church at Corinth (2 Cor ).

Or what fellowship is there between light and darkness? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

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