2Cr 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

In today’s world, the enemy of soul is working hard to put his enticing snares so God’s people will be trapped. He is more focused on the righteous ones, why? because he cannot accept that he is bound for damnation while we have all the chance to acquire the sweet promises of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will do is utmost strength to make sure no one or very few will make it in the end. In order to implement this, he is trying to mix truth with error… its like a little poison in a glass of water.We can’t really taste the poison but little by little we become weak and weaker and later we know we are captured like a prey in his net! There are many ways we can be unequally yoking with unbelievers;

1. When you hangout with worldly friends. We all have worldly friends. We love them because we want them to learn the truth and come to Christ.  Every Christian should feel the zeal to reach out to the lost and share to them the truth.  The intention to hang out with them is very important. What is your purpose of going out with them? Is it to share the truth? If not, there are many dangers  along the way. I have been hanging out with worldly friends in the past and before I become like them, I asked for help from God that He will keep me out from that company. Once you are around them, they will speak of everything they can think and most of them are really really evil. They will start to share about their dirty secrets, they use foul words most of the times, they curse their enemies, and most of all they dressed like the “world.” When an innocent prey starts to mingle with worldly friends, he will start to become like them. One time, I heard a bad word from my little brother. He never knew that I was in the window watching him. I caught his attention and I asked him how he learned to speak those nasty words, and he said he copied it from his friends. As a big sister, I am concern that he is going to follow the path of his friends, so I told my mother about it and its never too late my brother learned his situation and came back on tract. When I was in college, after exams my classmates will go straight way to the bar to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. The first time they invited me, I said NO, then there were no more invitations that following that. I have seen that some of my classmates who have never been to the bar were curious and accepted the invitations. At the end of the year they ended up just like them. The few individuals who never wear make up, never drink alcohol, etc at first are now unrecognizable because they completely changed into the image of their friends. There is so called “uniformity”  in them… and if you don’t conform to  their standards, you don’t belong. Christians have their own standards that is found in the Word of God . In Tts 2:14 it says, ” Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

2. Marrying the unbeliever. A lot of bitter experiences happened to the Christians who sailed in the forbidden seas. Most of them were led astray by their husband/wife. Take at look at Solomon, Samson, and many others who fell into the hands of the unbeliever wives. Satan will use the unbeliever wife/husband to take you away from the love of God. If you marry an unbeliever, a lot of clashes will happen. The  unbeliever wife/husband might want to eat abomination food, distract you from keeping the Sabbath, will ask you to go to movies and accused you of not loving her/him if you don’t go, listen to worldly music in loud speakers inside your home and car, feed and teach your kids the same way, and by then you realize you are in trouble. You are becoming weary and just want to have peace with her/him and later you know you are with her/him and forget your duty to God.

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