You know that person, whom you are so close to, whom you feel so connected to. You want to tell her/him of the funniest happenings in your life. He/She should never miss the show, no. Why should he/she, when in fact through all that you were wishing they were there? There is nothing wrong in such relationships/connections. It might not necessarily be romantic/intimate but it is there.
They are not of Christ, they are not Christians or they are “Christians”. There lies the problem. You want so much for them to receive Jesus in their lives, to solve your emotional equations and fulfil your expectations. You wish so much that their reprobate minds would know Christ and reform.
But though you would wish all that, deep down you know that all that closeness is superficial, is a phase if you are a staunch Christian, never mind the lukewarm Christians who warm the sits in Church, increase the Church numbers and are not really for Christ. They know God but will be following their own selfish ambitions. Mind these Christians who are of the world and are not part of the Body of Christ, that they may not drag you with them into futility and double-mindedness.
What does the Bible say about yoking with unbelievers?
2Corinthians6:14-18 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has light with belial? Or what part has a believer with unbeliever?
As Amos 3:3 says, two cannot walk together unless they are agreed. In the end you will have to compromise your standards, and will cease to be a vessel for honour. Why should you agree to an invite to some club opening, knowing that it’s an unholy ground? Should anything happen to you there, you’ll have yourself to blame; for the scepter of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put their hands unto iniquity. Psalms125:3
Should you hate unbelievers? No. The greatest commandment is love. If you have no love, and love Christ, sell all your possesions for His cause, you are a as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. For how can you love a God whom you have not seen, when you don’t love your neighbour. The Bible commands us to love everyone, but love those who are of the body of Christ more.
Therefore, ” Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I Corinthians6:17
If there’s a burden to bring them to His Light, go beyond the veil in prayer and intercession, and pray for the person, that when the seed of salvation is placed in their hearts and not necessarily by you, it may germinate. No one can come to Jesus unless God draws Him.John6:44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Love everyone but be vigilant as these are the evil times, men are lovers of themselves, unholy, boasters, unloving, headstrong, haughty,traitors,lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2Timothy3:1-6