We were planning to meet, but before it happened, one day during our Skype conversation, he started to say things that stirred up our emotions. He said this was natural, but later because I could not go on, we prayed together and asked forgiveness from God and each other. By the way, he stopped contacting me after a while. Dear Reader, I'm shocked and saddened by your letter, but I'm not surprised. I'm grieved by your sin because it separates you from God.
(More on that in a minute.) It's more accurate to say you met a man whom you was wonderful and godly.
Sadly, it's a lot easier to mislead and be misled about things like character and commitment to Christ when your only contact is online.
He says of them, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? [these categories of sinners] will not inherit the kingdom of God." But he doesn't end there.
With great relief we read, "And such were some of you." What changed to turn these sinners who would have no part in God's kingdom into members of the early church?
That's even more true and likely when the relationship progresses quickly and without any accountability or input from people you know in real life.
Just because a matching site has "Christian" in the title is no guarantee that it will only supply Christian leads and only lead to God-honoring relationships. But for anyone who knows what the Bible says about sin, it isn't surprising.I was a member of a Christian online dating site last year and met a wonderful godly man.We exchanged emails and talked via Skype every day and night for two months. I've never done such a thing, but he didn't seem upset by it.And I'm emboldened to answer because the convenience of the internet and the prevalence of online dating coupled with the ubiquity of high-speed Internet convinces me that you're not the only one doing this.First a few observations: You describe the man you met online as wonderful and godly.Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her?