For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.1 Kings 11:4 The scripture above should be a “wake-up call” to Christians who think they can marry someone and not be influenced by their beliefs or faith.The Bible says Solomon was the wisest man who had lived at that time, yet even he got swept up into idolatry.The Bible has much more to say about this issue of Christians marrying non-Christians: To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of Godliness but denying its power. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 Given the above scriptures, God clearly wants Christians to limit association/closeness with unbelievers.
If you disobey God’s word, you are only bringing strife and trouble into your life.
Does the Old Testament have anything to say about marriages among God’s people and unbelievers?
Yes: “An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD’s Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. Exodus These scriptures tell us that quite clearly even in the Old Testament God is very protective and serious about His followers being involved with people who did not follow God.
At the same time, Paul teaches us that those who are already married to an unbeliever should stay married if they are happy.
In other words: If you are a Christian, you have no business dating an unbeliever, or entering into a marriage with a non-Christian.