If a Christian knowingly marries a pre-believer is against the Bible but still goes with it and eventually having the spouse turn to Christ, is nothing more than the grace of God at work. That is NOT an excuse to say it is ok, when the Bible clearly says NO!
“For if we go on sinning wilfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of judgement, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. (Hebrew 10:26-27)
In regards to marriage, the Bible clearly has this to say: “Do not be yoked together with unbeliever for what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common which an unbeliever? (2 Corinthians 6:14-15)
At this junction, some may point to a verse in Bible that says ‘”Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that if any of them do not believe in the word; they may be won over without words by the behaviour of their wives” (1 Peter 3:1) and take it has an excuse to say – look the Bible has given us an example that there are wives who are married to pre-believer..
Nope! I personally feel and believe that this passage assumes that both parties were pre-believers before marriage and subsequently the wife came to the Lord before her husband does.
God is clear in His words, our duty is to obey it and accept it as it is, not to argue with it and make excuses to justify our mistakes!
God bless you!
Serving with you in His Kingdom with love;
Princess Michelle –
Beloved Daughter of the Most High King