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Question: "What does it mean to be unequally yoked?
" Answer: The phrase “unequally yoked” comes from 2 Corinthians in the King James Version: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? ” The New American Standard Version says, “Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
He had no participation in them; He formed no union with them, and so it should be with the followers of the one in relation to the followers of the other.
Attempting to live a Christian life with a non-Christian for our close friend and ally will only cause us to go around in circles.
” A yoke is a wooden bar that joins two oxen to each other and to the burden they pull.
An “unequally yoked” team has one stronger ox and one weaker, or one taller and one shorter.
As if that wouldn’t turn off any non-believer, eeeek. This article is about two Christians coming together…
I think the way that “equally yoked” is expressed can be damaging, especially for young Christians on their path to a young marriage.
A lot of people didn’t understand why I was only willing to date a Christian when I was one*.God’s plan is for a man and a woman to become “one flesh” (Genesis ), a relationship so intimate that one literally and figuratively becomes part of the other.Uniting a believer with an unbeliever is essentially uniting opposites, which makes for a very difficult marriage relationship. Is it wrong for a couple to live together before marriage?The “unequal yoke” is often applied to business relationships.For a Christian to enter into a partnership with an unbeliever is to court disaster.