Missionary dating is when you date a non-Christian for the express purpose of proselytizing so as to instigate their conversion.
Youth group leaders heartily disapprove of missionary dating. They say there is nothing inherently wrong with dating a non-Christian but that it is unwise (the line between being unwise and outright sinning appearing blurry and rather mobile, it is often moved about with authority but not always with biblical backing. The pastor will sometimes say that scripture indicates that the Christian’s faith actually sanctifies the non-believer in the relationship, but is quick to add that this does not mean dating a non-believer is a good idea.
In top line blessings/bottom line responsibilities categories of Don Richardson and Bob Sjogren, many of these scriptures are of the bottom line responsibility type.
But people can sometimes smell an ulterior motive, and this sixth sense has foiled many a lustily prayed-for conversion.A story is told of a woman approaching 35 without a husband.Late one afternoon she went into the woods to pray for a husband.About me: Distracted, southern, mommy, voracious reader of all things crap.I like electric blankets, dogs wearing cones, and people with depression (because they tend to be nice).Loving Jesus first and foremost means seeking him above all else and obeying his commands above all else. Once this is set firmly in place for both individuals in the relationship, many of the other details will fall into place.Usage: Congregational use of FAQs does not require permission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Terms the Bible uses to talk about the beginning of faith include “conversion” and “regeneration.” Although we do not claim to understand fully how this happens, we believe that when an infant is baptized God creates faith in the heart of that infant.Amen.""We must choose this day whether we will hide our eyes from the need and close our ears to the call or whether we will tackle with new decisiveness, mixed with humility and devotion, the unchanging command of a faithful God who is still seeking." Sacred scripture is full of explicit as well as implicit references to God's will for world evangelism.Most evangelical believers know the Great Commission: "Go ye into all the world." The Great Commission is only one reason for God's people to be doing global mission.There are lots of other missions verses in God's Word.Here is a partial listing of missionary scriptures — scriptures concerning missions — from the New Testament. Several of the passages have links to where they are cited on other pages of this web site.