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Can a marriage between a born-again Jewish believer in Christ and a Jehovah's Witness work What about raising children in this family?

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10/09/2007

The Bible tells us we (Christians) must not be unequally yoked. When we believe in Jesus Christ as the second person of the Trinity, as a born-again Christian, we must not unite with a person who does not believe this. Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe that Jesus Christ is God. Conversely, the Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in inter-marriage either. If we are already married to one who does not believe as we do, or if we repent of sinning by so marrying, God will give us the strength to endure. We are not to divorce, because "God hates divorce." However, "if the unbeliever leaves, let him go." If one is already in this situation, raising of children would be difficult. Even the Bibles of Jehovah's Witnesses are different from other Christian Bibles in several important respects. I would just suggest that one do as much Bible Study as possible, and do studies with the children. One must explain to the children that while their parents love one another and love them, they disagree on the proper translation and interpretation of God's Word. Note that while both could be wrong, only one is capable of being correct, since they are so different in key areas.