Saturday, October 20, 2007

Forbidden Fruit

Hi guys! With all the obsession about marriage in our youth room (as influenced by YL Calvin.) I embarked on reading Adventist Home (don't ask me why). I just read this very straight and IMPACTFUL message which is very important for everyone to know and take note.

God Forbids Believers Marrying Unbelievers.

Never should God's people venture upon forbidden ground. Marriage between believers and unbelievers is forbidden by God. But too often the unconverted heart follows its own desires, and marriages unsanctioned by God are formed. Because of this many men and women are without hope and without God in the world. Their noble aspirations are dead; by a chain of circumstances they are held in Satan's net. Those who are ruled by passion and impulse will have a bitter harvest to reap in this life, and their course may result in the loss of their souls. {AH 63.1}

Those who profess the truth trample on the will of God in marrying unbelievers; they lose His favor and make bitter work for repentance. The unbelieving may possess an excellent moral character, but the fact that he or she has not answered to the claims of God and has neglected so great salvation is sufficient reason why such a union should not be consummated. The character of the unbelieving may be similar to that of the young man to whom Jesus addressed the words, "One thing thou lackest"; that was the one thing needful. {AH 63.2}

Hey guys after reading this I think we should not go "tsk tsk" so much at our boys going 'fishing' in the various churches anymore la. At least they are catching (or attempting to) church 'fishes'.