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I've known this girl outside of church for a while, she's Christian, but not SDA. I like her. If the relationship is truly meant to happen, God will allow it to. If not. To avoid creating misunderstanding or friction in our relationships no longer in harmony with Seventh-day Adventist faith and practice, we. His father (an SDA) opposes of me greatly, simply because i am not SDA. I understand relationships between different religions is not.
And I know you are thinking "Who said anything about marriage" But dating leads to serious relationships which leads marriage.
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I grew up in a home where my parents didnt see eye to eye on Diet, Sabbath, even moral and ethics in general. Its not a great way to grow up. And it puts a lot of stress on both parties.
Don't get me wrong I love my dad and all my non-SDA family. But having grown up in the situation that I did, my advice from experience is to not ever go there. Trust in the amazing plan God has for your life. He has the perfect girl chosen just for you. Pray Flag as Inappropriate - Re: The most important thing is to figure out what exactly is attracting you to this young lady.
If the relationship is for good intentions, the first thing to do is to talk to God about it. God knows what it best for you, and if this possible relationship is best for you at the moment. Please keep in mind that you both are from different denominations, which means that the relationship is spiritually incompatible.
Adventist Exclusivness – Don’t Shun, but Avoid Non-Members
That is a major red flag. Spirituality is a critical foundation for a relationship. Adventists are not barred from talking to non-Adventists, and the mainstream church does not engage in shunning."In A Relationship, Its Complicated"
But just because it does not shun non-members, does not mean the church is not exclusive and insular. How the church became insular The SDA church has silently created a system by-which its members do not need to interact in any meaningful way with non-Adventists.
This is something very unique to Adventist churches- they have removed the need to engage with non-Adventist. Below is a typical example of many mainstream members lives, from start-to-finish: They then go to an Adventist preschool and make Adventist-only friends. They then head to an Adventist grade school and make Adventist-only friends. Alternatively if they belong to very exclusive parents they are homeschooled, and their only contact with other children is at their church.
They then go to an Adventist high school. They then go to an Adventist university and college and while there, most likely study to become either a nurse, a teacher of a pastor. These are particularly appealing from a practical perspective, because these businesses will forcibly be closed during Sabbath hours or if they are a hospital, it is OK because they can work during Sabbath. In religion, an unbeliever may be, semantically, anyone who does not accept a particular faith or belief system, yet believes in other contrary belief systems.
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To the Christian, a Muslim may be an unbeliever vice versa. Or as in Islam to Paganism. In a more technical sense, we may consider atheists as non-believers.
Let me quickly remark that most Adventist young adults are wary in espousing unbelievers and non-believers. Their questions are rather on marrying from other Christian denominations. Equivalent word may be non-Israelite or heathen. Ancient Israelites were given stern instruction to sanctify themselves from heathen nations.
Israel was to be a distinct nation with her unique God. Balaam, the heathen prophet, prophesied this in Numbers Israel was not to have any alliance or intermarriage with other nations Ex. One of the apostasies of King Solomon was when his heart lifted up against these standards by marrying foreign women.
For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? Traces of Corinth can still be found in Greece today. The cosmopolitan city was known for its sexual immorality.
Prostitution was cultic in the service of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, in Corinth.