Do you have any article on mixed marriages, such as a Protestant marrying a Catholic?


I do not have a specific article or sermon available on that subject, but will give a few thoughts on the subject. God does speak about "mixed marriages," "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?" [2 Corinthians 6:14]

The context of that verse is coming together in a partnership for a spiritual purpose or relationship. Marriage is one of the highest forms of spiritual relationships there is. You can go into a business partnership (selling houses, cars, etc.) with unbelievers, but you cannot marry an unbeliever, for the unbeliever will normally drag the Christian down from their devotion to Christ. But besides that, God has specifically forbidden the marriage from taking place.

Now, when one speaks of Catholics, we know from their published doctrine and gospel that they are clearly a false religion, so one in the Catholic faith, who trusts in the Catholic gospel and doctrine for salvation is lost.

Now, not all Protestants are Christians either! Many of the mainline denominations have gone liberal years ago, now allowing women preachers, unrepentant homosexuals and lesbians as members and even as ministers, etc.

Bottom line, a person who is truly a Christian, having repented of their sins, believed in who Jesus claimed to be, and submitted their lives to His control, that person, may not marry one who is not also a true Christian.

NOTE: If a person becomes a Christian after they all already married, then they are commanded by God not to leave that marriage, even though they are now married to an unbeliever (with a couple of exceptions).

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