players anonymous dating - Dating before the divorce is final

Is it Biblical to date before you are legally divorced? Divorce must be final or it is the same as adultry in God's eyes.

David Carter A blood stained cross, an empty tomb For by His love He met my doom.

And now I stand in His good place Amazed by grace, in His embrace...."Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures..." (1 Co.

If 'dating' is only defined as a sexual relationship prior to divorce, (which isn't Biblically condoned before marriage anyway) then we could claim any relationship as 'only friends', yet spending time and investing emotional energy into a friendship.

I believe there needs to be caution here, and do we really need to determine motive if two are seen as a couple routinely.

I see alot of Christians openly date, even in church -while going through a divorce. Is the church responsible to hold accountable these actions if they know, especially if someone is serving at church or on staff?

Jesse If by "date" you mean going out with friends, with no intention of getting serious, maybe there is no issue, other than avoiding the appearance of evil.

You raised some good questions, especially about the church's responsbilitiy to hold church members/eaders to account.

Sadly, I believe that in our current American culture, it has become all too common for professing Christians to disregard what the Bible teaches about many issues and live in outright disobedience.

One example is Christians living together prior to marriage; it seems that has become much more common these days.

I think David Carter did an excellent job in describing the church's responsiblity to confront these types of issues.

I gently advise to not blame one person for choosing wrong.

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