Four months ago, my wife Medina and I celebrated our one year anniversary since we married each other.
No sooner than having ordered Medina's present did I stumble across Kathy Keller's "Don't Take it from Me: Reasons Why You Shouldn't Marry an Unbeliever." While the article is already well over a year old, it recently gained some traction on social media, attracting my attention.
She has many of options to choose from, including Genesis 24:3, Exodus , Deuteronomy 7:3, Judges 3:6, 1 Kings 11:2, to name a few.
But there are three significant issues using the Old Testament on intermarriage.
Just spare yourself the heartache and get over it." Keller is entitled to her opinion, just as any of us are.I wanted to take this opportunity to push back both on the assertion, and the way it's framed.In her article, Keller leans on a handful of shaky verses to assert her straightforward opinion: I want to snap and say, "It won't work, not in the long run.Besides Scripture, Keller also alludes to anecdotes in her own life serving at her church, Redeemer, a vibrant Presbyterian congregation in New York, which I've had the blessing to visit before.She posits that all interfaith relationships end up in three situations: marginalize your faith, marginalize your partner, or be miserable together until an inevitable divorce.The book of Esther is not only important to Jews today, who celebrate Purim to commemorate the story, but should stick out to us Christians as a significant example of an interfaith marriage.