I would raise another set of standards, which are given to us in the Book of Proverbs.The Proverbs speak of those with whom we should associate (i.e., the wise).Many of the dating and personal relationship safeguards of years gone by seem to have been cast aside.
One could certainly ask, “If a Christian cannot marry an unbeliever, why would they ever date one? I think one can have a friendship relationship with an unbeliever of the opposite sex, without entering into a dating relationship.Within the context of a friendship relationship, the Gospel can surely be shared.” I think we can all agree that the Bible forbids the Christian from marrying an unbeliever.This appears to be clearly indicated in 1 Corinthians .They also have much to say about those with whom we should not associate.
For example, we should not associate with one who is a gossip (), or with one who is given to anger (), or with one who is given to change ().These are all traits that usually belong to a person and not just a force.In the Godhead, we notice that there is an order of authority concerning the three persons. The Son constantly receives His glory, power, throne, and prerogatives as Judge from the Father (John ; John ).The Holy Spirit is the third divine person of the Godhead.Though a spirit, He has all the characteristics of a separate person. Our “One God” is revealed in the three distinct persons – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.