The wait is over! The second part of this series is here! We have considered the concept and the features of dating as a relationship in the previous post. In this post let’s consider the biblical stand on cases such as dating. How does God view this subject? The bible says “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” – Romans 12:2 NLT. We were admonished here by Apostle Paul not to copy the patterns and customs of this world, instead we should allow God to transform us into new persons. If we are told not to copy the belittling standard of this world, then there must be a better and more superior standard for believers.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” – Romans 12:2 NLT
What then is God’s own offer and standard for His Precious children? “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” – Jeremiah 29:11 NLT certainly, we are not left in darkness! This was God the Father speaking to Prophet Jeremiah and in this case the whole believers of this age, here is a promise of good plans that have already been cooked and stretched out by our God Himself, then why should we fret? In fact, we should be joyous for having such a visionary and responsible God as our Father. This is also stating that, we are to abide in Him to enjoy the package thereof. Believers, especially youths are warned through many passages of the scriptures to flee from youthful lusts; part of which is dating. As explained in the previous post, dating is a loose form of relationship, you can virtually date any kind of persons; someone younger than you are, older, non-Christians, etc. as far as dating is concerned, all that matters is that the immediate need of lust, sexual urge, sense of belonging, pride, etc. are met without any proper care of what become of one’s future life after the dating ordeal.
As far as dating is concerned, all that matters is that the immediate need of lust, sexual urge, sense of belonging, pride, etc. are met without any proper care of what become of one’s future life after the dating ordeal.
The scripture stresses the need to dissociate from any form of unlawful union with unbelievers. “And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord, don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you. And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” – 2 Corinthians 6:16-18 NLT. The Lord instructed us to come out from among the unbelievers, that will should TOUCH NOT their filthy things, part of which is dating! It is a concept of the world! No record of a person that had a date in the bible! Its root is not God! so, the standard of God on the concept of dating is clear and glaring from the scriptures examined above.
The word of God is firm and direct about this issue. It says “But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: The Lord knows those who are His and all who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil.” – 2 Timothy 2:19 NLT.
This is God’s view on dating. Dating has never been God’s way and it will never be! God’s word stands forever! In the next post, we shall be exploring the God’s way of Relationship. Expect it very soon… I hope you enjoyed this? We will be waiting for your comments.