What is the definition of equally yoked?
I think to answer your question it would help to understand what
an unequal yoke is. II Corinthians 6:14 tells us to not be
unequally yoked together with unbelievers.
In the Bible days when people would plow their fields they would
use an equal yoke. Which simply meant they would use two oxen, or
two cows, two mules, etc... It was an equal yoke so the animals
would pull a straight line. If you put an ox and a mule together it
would be crooked.
Christians are not to yoke together with unbelievers. That
doesn't mean that we are supposed to shut everyone out of our life
that isn't a Christian, but it means that those closest to us
should be of the same faith that we are.
Also don't think that God is concerned about whether you marry a
rich man/woman or what ever other social reason. God is not
concerned about any of this and this is a misunderstanding about
being unequally yoked. God is concerned about your faith first and
I truly believe that equally yoked is so simple that we miss the
whole idea. It simply means that THE MOST HIGH has set everything
into motion and for every action there is an equal and opposite
reaction. Answer The chaste for the chaste, The adulterer for the
adulterer, the fornicator for the fornicator etc. this way no
partner can hold any past doings over their partners head, because
the have committed the same offense.