A collection of dating and relationship articles
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The system today’s young men and women have inherited for finding and marrying a future spouse leaves a lot to be desired.
Some things it talks about explicitly, like salvation or sanctification or marriage or elders.
The Bible guides us in some areas by broader, more general principles and ideas we can build on as we strive to live the Christian life in practical ways.
Some of the messages we’ve presented have taken the position that Christians can apply their faith in such a way that they can still work within the system they’ve inherited.The doctrine of the of Scripture assumes inerrancy but then goes a step further.This doctrine simply holds that the Bible is sufficient to guide and instruct us authoritatively in all areas of our faith and life, and that there is no area of life about which the Bible has no guidance for us.In either case, no area of life falls totally outside of the guidance and authority of God’s Word.My point is that we cannot simply state that the Bible “doesn’t mention dating or courtship,” and then think we’re off the hook to pursue this area of our lives either on the world’s terms or however seems best to us without diligent, submissive reference to God’s Word.