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What about being unequally yoked?

Submitted: 4/8/2009
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Question: I am having a difficult time with this issue. I feel like I have allowed myself to fall in love with someone who believes in the Trinity. I have known this person for a few years. I am apostolic and have been baptised in the name of Jesus. This guy loves the Lord and his life reflects that. We have much respect for one another. He does not believe that baptism saves and that me being apostolic and him being trinitarian is a small issue. He belielves that love is all that is needed and he wants to marry me. We have had numerous conversations about what we both believe and I feel like I am getting nowhere when it comes to talking about the trinity and defending my belief. I do not like being in this situation. It is very painful. I do not want to disobey the word of God. Is it possible for someone who believes in the trinity to have the Holy Ghost and the fruits of the spirit? Please pray for me.

Answer: Is is possible for someone who believes in the Trinity to receive the Holy Spirit, but he should not continue to believe in the Trinty for long, since Jesus said the Spirit would lead us into 'all truth.' The fact that he is not open to further revelation makes me suspicious. It is also possible for a person with no connection to God at all to have good character and be kind and caring. The problem is, you and he live in two different kingdoms. Should you marry him, you will have serious problems. That is a guarantee. We suggest you extricate yourself from the relationship and move on. We understand that this will be a difficult and painful move for you, but hopefully you will learn from it that you should never get deeply emotionally involved with someone until you are married. As someone said, 'The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.' We suggest you read our article called 'Facing the Problems of Dating' on Shelf 7 of the Apostolic Free Library on this website.