A biblical reformation of dating
A blanket of snow covers the little town of Bethlehem, in Pieter Bruegel’s oil painting from 1566.
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Let us discuss some practical concerns for a healthy date. It is hard to put an age limit on when to begin Christian courtship.
It is useful to follow the following criteria: · One who is mentally, spiritually and emotionally mature · Who recognize their gift for marriage (I Cor 7:7) or do not have the gift of celibacy, · Who is praying and seeking God's will for marriage · And is ready about commitment in a serious relationship .
There are 100's of Christian denominations in the church worldwide, often giving rise to much confusion amongst Christians and non-Christians alike as to which is 'the one' true Christian church - when obviously all churches like people are going to be fallible, diverse and different!
It is highly unsurprising that with so many Christian denominations and apparent 'differences' within the church that people outside the church use this as a reason for not becoming Christians - "since we can't agree between ourselves when in actual fact naming a particular denomination is just like naming a baby.
Denominations can be a great thing and they can be a bad thing when they begin to disassociate with the rest of the world and withdraw - unlike Jesus himself who never spoke of denominations and who's main ambition was to enage and accept others.