Last night, I offered Christian dating advice from Pastor Matt Hagee. Tonight’s tips come from Bishop Noel Jones. If you’re in a relationship, pay attention to the person’s words and actions to determine whether you’re equally yoked.
Six Quick Ways to Tell If You’re Dating a Christian
“You can’t tell me that you really love God and you’re prejudiced.
“You can’t tell me that you love God and you hate people.
“You can’t tell me that you love God and you plot the fall of others.
“You can’t tell me you love God and you’re not kind and gentle to other folk.
“You can’t tell me you love God and you like to conspire to lie and tear down.
“You can’t tell me you love God and you eat five steaks and won’t even help somebody to get a hamburger. …
Why Christians Need to Date Christians
“We need some people around us who don’t jeopardize us by not doing what God says. … If you marry a wife, you’d better marry a woman who will do what God says. If you’ve got a husband, you’d better pray that he does what God says. Because people who are close to you can mess up your blessing when you are involved with folk who are cursed themselves because they will not do what God says. I don’t want to be joined to somebody who is opposed to God, because I don’t want collateral damage. I need somebody around me that’s close to God, because when people around you are close to God, they bring blessings in your life. [The Bible says], “I will bless them that bless you and I will curse them that curse you.” … You need to be around people who like to talk about God and people. You need to be around people who like to worship and praise. I don’t want to be fussin’ in my car all the way to church. …
“[M]an wants to live without God in his thoughts because if I have God in my thoughts, he makes me responsible. Man wants to live without God in his thoughts because if I don’t have God in my thoughts, then I am not accountable. [Y]ou don’t want to live with anybody who is not responsible or accountable. … I don’t want to live with anybody who doesn’t have somebody over them because folk who don’t answer to anybody are the worst people you want to live with. I want somebody who will get down on their knees after they hurt me and mess me up and at least feel like God is gonna get ’em back. I need somebody who can get down on their knees and say, ‘Lord, forgive me for how I treated my brother or my sister.’ I don’t want to be with no cold person who can say anything or do anything to me and sit down and eat and [not] have indigestion. I want to be around somebody who, if you can hurt my feelings, at least you’ll upchuck the food.”