Question:

I am in my later twenties. I have a problem. I was born as a Christian. My boyfriend is a Muslim. we've dating for almost 4 years now. we in the level that we-should-get-marriage-now. My parents don't like him and they wanted us to break-up. And his parents stated clearly that there is no other way for us to get married unless I am willing to converted to their religion. What should I do? I love his so much until at some point I am willing to follow his religion so we can get marriage, but I don't want to hurt my parents' feelings. It feel like I have to choose between my parents and my boyfriend. What should I do?


Answer:

No one is born a Christian. You might have been born to Christian parents, but one chooses to become a Christian.

What I find sad is that there is not a trace of belief in God. You appear to treat religion as a club. It really doesn't matter if you please your parents or your boyfriend because unless you please you Creator the moments in this world won't matter. "He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him--the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day" (John 12:48).

"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple" (Luke 14:26-27).