Marrying A Child Of The Devil

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Marrying A Child Of The Devil

David McPherson

Back when I was getting interested in seeking a date that would make a mate, a wise man warned me... "David, if you marry a child of the devil, you’re sure to have trouble out of your father-in-law." Obviously anyone who is not a child of God (a Christian) is a child of the devil. In that sense, that individual’s "father" is the devil himself.

When a child of God marries a non-Christian, they unite themselves in the closest of human relationships for life with someone who has chosen not to serve God. Most of the time the Christian in such a relationship is hindered in their responsibilities to give (1 Cor. 16:1-2), show hospitality (1 Pt. 4:9), assemble regularly (Heb. 10:25), and to visit or share with those in need (Jas. 1:27). Why would any Christian want to set themselves up for such potential dangers?

Another thing to consider is the bringing up of children in a home where both parents are not Christians. God commands that we bring our children up in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Eph. 6:4). Should a Christian woman marry a man who will not do this? Should a Christian man want a woman who will not submit to God to be the mother of his children?

While there have been exceptions, we are dealing with the rule. As a rule it is far better for a Christian to marry a child of God and not a child of the devil.

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