He encouraged me to go back to church and spend time with Christian friends because he knew it would help me. I just am happy with my decision, and believe that it is not a sin and God will bless my marriage and aid me through the difficulties. I am a Christian woman; I love Jesus and my heart follows Him. I always said I wouldn’t date non-Christians, but he caught me when I was slipping in my faith due to problems with my mum’s mental health.Something so good, is so bad cause I’ve dedicated my life to Christ and my bf has chosen his own path. More importantly, does anyone actually you’re a Christian, and be quiet about it? Offering unsolicited critical opinions of others makes you a toxic gossip, which is one of the lowest things anyone can be.Dear Christians who make a point of letting their Christian friends who are in serious relationships with non-Christians know that they think it’s wrong for a Christian to date or marry a non-Christian: If I ever meet you, I am going to beat you up. And basing your criticism on some nonexistent rule that toxic gossip, which, in the descending rings of hell, puts you just above waiters who spit in people’s food, and just below people who don’t clean up after the dog they’re walking.)And if it’s your opinion that God automatically condemns the Christian who marries a non-Christian, then you’ve clearly tossed out, along with the baptismal water, Paul, who wrote in 1 Corinthians: For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband?Despite these similarities between the forms of the religious repression of Jews in Western Christendom and in Russia, there are a number of differences resulting from the underlying causes.Western academic research, in its analysis of antisemitism, traditionally addresses three main sections of medieval Christian society, namely the masses, the Church and the state, and analyses them according to their relationship to the Jewish community.For this reason we prefer to use the wider term evrei, even though this term does not remove a whole series of difficulties when considering the complexities of Judeo-Christian relations (4).Furthermore, before analysing contemporary attitudes of the Russian Orthodox Church to Jews and Judaism we must examine the religious and historical circumstances which have determined the current situation.
Thus the prerequisites were laid down for the problematic situation of the Jews in ancient Russia, which reflected that of Jews in Western Europe, where periods of comparative calm and economic prosperity alternated with periods of religious repression, "bloody slander" and pogroms.A few days have gone by since the excitement and my heart is torn, I feel guilty for even dating a man who doesn’t follow Jesus.The idea of my Christian friends ridiculing me for potentially marrying a no Christian and even worse the idea of disappointing God himself is bumming me out. It’s wrong to start pounding on someone just because you disapprove of something that they’ve said or done.“Verily I say unto you: do not vex me, lest I begin soundly thrashing you about your head and ears, you vapid dinkwad” is be, anyway)? If you know someone who is in a committed relationship of which you do not approve, an excellent question to ask yourself—especially before venturing to offer any opinion on that relationship—is whether or not anyone but you gives a rolled-up church bulletin what you think of that relationship.When studying the history of Russian Jews it is not hard to recognise that the social and religious persecution and measures applied against the Jewish population took on forms already traditional in the West: exclusion from the professions, enforced baptisms, bloody pogroms.The numerous Jewish ghettos in Western European towns could be compared to the "Pale of Settlement" in Imperial Russia.In this sense the term iudei, conventionally applied in Russia to those who practise the Jewish faith, is too narrow a term to denote the wider concept of evreistvo ("Jewry"), as understood by today"s Orthodox Christian.