Flee from idolatry!
1 Corinthians 10:14 “Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.”
Whenever I travel to a certain city, a young woman finds out the details and promptly attends the meeting without fail. She actively participates in the meeting but, but….she stubbornly and secretively has a ‘nonbeliever’ in mind and is strongly bent on marrying him. My umpteen messages on salvation and not to be yoked with nonbelievers had not entered even the top layer of her heart. God calls such people rebellious people: “Son of man, you dwell in the middle of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.” (Ezekiel 12:2)
The scripture from the first book of Kings struck me strongly, read:
1 King 11:2”…You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods.” Do we need any more confirmations? Click FORBIDDEN ALLIANCE to read the complete/detailed article on this subject.
Right from day one, the home becomes a battle zone; when there are two people following two different faith. It may seem all hunky-dory for a while, but very soon the topic of religion would crop up.
Friend, conviction of sins should lead to confession of sins, conversion of heart and then followed by commitment! Conviction, confession, conversion and commitment! The latter one is lacking among the gamut of Christians! Commitment! After experiencing God in a powerful way, it is heart-rending to watch people turn back to their old life style. When his son was forty and things looked bleak, Abraham dug his heels deep and stood ground and said: (Genesis 24: 3,4) “I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; but you shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.” God honored the faith of Abraham and blessed him with the lovely daughter-in-law Rebecca who watered ten camels belonging to the servant of Abraham. You would get the best when you take the best stand for God! Do not buckle down to pressures, stand firm for His values and walk the path of God!
Does not the Bible warn us:
Exodus 23:32 “Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.