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I heard the bible says something about not mixing yolks

Is this true?

What does it mean?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:34 AM on Apr. 27, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • It means that a believer should not marry an unbeliever.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • http://www.gracecentered.com/unequally_yoked.htm
    "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?" (2 Cor. 6:14, KJV).
    David Lipscomb, in his commentary on Paul's second epistle to the Corinthians, wrote, "To be unequally yoked would be to be so connected with the unbeliever that the believer would be controlled by the unbeliever. Persons that do not harmonize in purpose, walk, and life should not be so bound together that the believer would be controlled by the unbeliever"
    maiahlynn

    Answer by maiahlynn at 12:40 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • http://net-burst.net/ruth/mismatched.htm
    Psalm 53 says:The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good. Do you REALLY want to marry a fool?
    This is why we are told a believer should marry a believer.
    maiahlynn

    Answer by maiahlynn at 12:45 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • No it means if you are not secure enough in your believes to stay true to them then don't hang around people of different beliefs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Yokes, as in the heavy collar that farmers used to hook two oxen or mules in to plow the fields. When they both work together to go in the same direction, they make great strides & accomplish much work together. If they are both trying to go in different directions, they get nothing done because they can't physically go in different directions, so they end up struggling and getting nowhere. The idea is that if one spouse is a believer & the other isn't it's like being yoked together with someone who wants to go in a direction than you & it just causes problems & neither is happy. It makes life so much harder and less enjoyable & productive.
    BlessedMommy64

    Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 12:57 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • maiahlynn


    http://net-burst.net/ruth/mismatched.htm
    Psalm 53 says:The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good. Do you REALLY want to marry a fool?
    This is why we are told a believer should marry a believer.
    ~~~

    Well, yes, but many, many christians here say all the time the OT isn't valid for christians because of Jesus. Sounds like picking and choosing to me.

    The verse about uneven yoking goes on to say that if you do marry one, or your spouse becomes one during the marriage, you are still to stay married unless the non-believing spouse wants out. It's NT, so it "counts", especially for those who appear to worship Paul's words more than Jesus'.
    roachiesmom

    Answer by roachiesmom at 2:24 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • BTW, if this non-believer had "controlled" the believer in the marriage, I'd still be married. I believed in foolish concepts like honesty and fidelity within a marriage, and after my husband became all born again for Jebus, he decided he believed in lying and adultery, and it was all okie-dokie cuz his whore was a christian, too. How stupid of me to think those concepts had any place in marriage. Apparently the OT psalm clearly overrides the NT stance, and I deserved what I got, since my faithfulness was "vile", and did "no good."

    Don't worry...if there is ever another guy, christianity is a total deal-breaker. And so is a small penis. :o)
    roachiesmom

    Answer by roachiesmom at 2:34 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Okay, I double-checked the part about not divorcing if unequally yoked to a heathen is actually in 1st Corinthians. Still, it was said in conjunction with the concept.
    roachiesmom

    Answer by roachiesmom at 2:39 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

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


    Do not hang with people that are not christian or marry an non christian you can talk to them about the Lord but that's it

    hinson7169

    Answer by hinson7169 at 4:50 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • this quote is on that contradicts itself several times.. first it talks about not marrying an unbeliever, then it says you can, etc etc.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:45 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

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