I am in a situation where I am a roman Catholic and my Girlfriend is Pentecostal. Adhering to old traditions of getting married within the Brides home church would we be allowed to be married within a Pentecostal church even though that I am not Pentecostal?
It always blows my mind that people, when asked if they are Christian, they will state "no... I am catholic." Catholicism and Protestant are Christians... you either are a follower of Christ or not. Man-made rules are the only thing that separates between the different denominations. If you believe in God, believe that God loved you enough to come to earth as Jesus Christ, believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and for your eternal salvation... then congratulations... you are a Christian.
Christianity is as simple as it gets. Children understand the concept of simple faith. Jesus concentrated a lot of his teachings on children and informed adult followers to have faith, just as a child. He understood that children had blind faith and innocence and valued their way of believing greatly.
Unfortunately, man-made rules, regulations and philosophy has infiltrated Christianity's doctrine, across all denominations. I do know (correct me if I am wrong) that Catholicism does teach that where the teachings in the Holy Bible and the Catholic traditions conflict with one another, that the traditions used throughout the ages will be placed above the word of God. That is scary to think that the Catholic church has placed itself (its traditions) above the unchanging and unending words of God and the teachings of salvation and grace in Christ Jesus.
To get back to your question, yes the Bible does teach not to be yoked to unbelievers. I married a somewhat agnostic person and unfortunately we do not see eye to eye on a lot of things. My wife and I just don't have that 'spiritual moral base' together and it makes things very difficult at times. Yes, it would be much easier if the very foundation of our spiritual life were more similar.
Hopefully the Catholic Church will agree to let you marry in the bride's church, without any strings attached. The churches should both lovingly see that, besides the unimportant man-made rules that they may have instituted and that separate themselves from each other, that they are still part of a larger family called Christians. If they can't accept that fact, then that may shed some light as to how 'Christian' their particular church really is.
Good luck in your future lives together and may God bless your union!
same us mine, I'm a born again and my boyfriend is a catholic we decided to get married in a catholic church and our requirements are almost complete. we already paid half in church non refundable and we already have the date. they said they have a different process for mixed marriage they ask us to go somewhere I forgot the place because we need to submit the requirement there, another interview new requirements etc. then we went there the next day. I talked to a lady and they have a condition there that you have to go to a archbishop to renounce or embrace the catholic religion for life until death together with your children and you need to sign a contract as well to make sure. and its really hard for me. do all the catholic church have the same policy?
Having been in the reverse of that situation, my first wife a Catholic and a Lutheran myself. My church didn't have any problems with us being married. The Catholic church however wanted me to go through some classes and write a letter asking for special dispensation from the church for me to be married in a Catholic church.
My second wife is Pentecostal and they had no problem with either of us getting married.
You said that you are Catholic. You might speak with your parish priest and ask him if you need to do anything for your church to recognize the union. At the very least they might ask/require your bride to be to attend some classes.
that is a good question. that would be totally up to you. , but the bible talks about being unequally yoked.. how do you both plan to unite in religion, will you each go to seperate churches. b.c i am pentecostal, and from my way, it would be hard for me to convert to catholic. it would be impossible. good luck in that.and i concidered marring a church of christ, but we got along on everything, but when it came to our religious views, we couldnt connect,a nd eventually i got out of the relationship, and married in my own faith, and we are equal in every belief, and it is wonderful.. you both need to pray and seek what is right.
trust me dude...U R A BIG FOOL IN THIS CASE...AND IF U REALISE THAT U REALLY R A FOOL...ITS BETTER FOR U 2 ADMIT IT...SO
Y DONT U AHVE A LIL RESEARCH ON ALL RELGIONS AND ULTIMATELY TRUST ME...ULL DEFINITELY COME TO THE ONCLUSION THAT CRISTIANITY WAS JUST A POLITICAL MOVEMENT RATHER THAN A RELIGION !!!1
IT IS FAKE...ABSURD TO FOLLOW CHRISTIANITY...DAT TEACHES ILLOGICAL STUFFFZZ...AND DECEIVED BELIEFS!!!
SO GO AND SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH ABT LIFE !!!
If you were both just Christian... it would not be a problem.. but, since you both adhere to a certain religion.. which amounts to a set of rules...you will run into a great deal of trouble... there is so much difference in the two...
If you choose to follow the bible... and not rules and regulations.. you can probably make it...
then you have the problem of children.. how are you going to raise them??
I thnk people frm different religion shuld marry. why thy are reticting thmselves thy love each other.. let the world be against why do thy care about the world.. Nature/world will alwys be aginast you whatevr you do..and thngs like kids its up to thm to wht follow..let the world thnk wht thy thnk you both shuldnt care..
Im christian and my boyfriend is muslim. we`ve been dating for years and just recently we started talking about marriage. I love him to death but he won`t convert for me and I wont convert for him. I cant leave him just becasue he`s a different religion than me. that just not fair!! anyone has any suggestions
r u crazy???
YOU CAN MARRY ANYONE U WANT !!!
IF U LOVE SUM1 OR STH...MARYY IT OR HIM OR HER !!!
AFTERALL GOD CREATED US HUMANS...Y WONT HE LET US MARRY HUH???
HE EVEN CREATED PPL OF DIFFERETN RACES N RELIGIONS...Y CANT WE MARRY HUH???
GOD HAS BETTER BRAINS THAN US...UNDERSTOOD???
The guy above me should probably read the bible and some other literature and get some eduction...people of different religions can get married...depending on the religion one may have to convert.
yeh you can because my teacher who is english married someone frm a diffrernt culture and she likes it x
Okay, okay... there's no need to yell.