What does the Bible say about interracial marriage? Are we supposed to be actively looking for a spouse, or wait for God to bring a spouse to us? Can I start dating, or do I have to wait until the divorce is final?
Jesus and His apostles taught that we must respect and show compassion for all people of God's creation without regard to artificial distinctions like race and nationality. I want to make sure you undestand how I set this thing up. Paul is talking about an "emotional fire." I guess you could call it a "fire of passion." Touching in an attempt to get your girlfriend or boyfriend "in the mood" isn't acceptable Christian behavior. The world has no problem starting "fires of passion." But we aren't like the world. Casual contact and a helping hand are still allowed. That's not the kind of fire Paul is talking about here. Just keep in mind, God's Word tells us to avoid intimate touching until we find that special marriage partner God has led us to. Can you give me some Christian relationship advice? Is it right for a Christian to date or marry a non-Christian?