Muslim dating a christian
While a Muslim belives Jesus to be a prophet, they do not believe that he is God nor that he rose from the dead.This is why the Muslim belief and the Christian belief can never be compatible, because they believe the opposite things about the most crucial person in the Christian religion, Jesus.(see quote from Romans 10:9 above) In the book of John it says about Jesus A Muslim is someone who stands condemned by God because he does not believe in Jesus.The Bible makes it clear that if a woman has the freedom to choose her own husband, (which in those times only happens in the rare circumstances that the woman becomes widowed - otherwise marriages were always arranged), they must marry a Christian.The few print resources available to pastors and couples are either outdated or written for a non-American context.(The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism has just published an exellent document, Pastoral Guidelines for Muslim-Christian Marriages.)The dearth of resources, combined with the reluctance of many imams and pastors even to broach the subject, has left Christian-Muslim couples at a loss.
February’s conference, jointly planned by Christian and Muslim organizations in Chicago, was an attempt to meet the pastoral needs of these couples.
So you see a Christian will always try her hardest to obey God, even though she sometimes may fail, she will not willfully want to disobey God.
If she deliberately ignores God’s commands, she will not enter the kingdom of heaven even if on the surface she says she is a Christian. Although the Muslim and Christian faiths share a lot of their scriptures in common, their neliefs are fundamentally different at points where it counts.
Catholic-Jewish couples, because of their greater number and longer history in American society, have a growing list of resources, including books, Web sites and support groups like the national Dovetail Institute and the Chicago-based Jewish Catholic Couples Group.
But there are practically no pastoral resources for Christian-Muslim couples in the United States, despite the fact that according to many estimates, there are now more Muslims in this country than Jews.