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The Answer is Yes! You can marry an imperfect person because nobody is perfect. Nobody!

We are all a work in progress.

But wait… let’s make some clarifications.

An imperfect person is not someone who is living in an unrepentant habitual sin, sinning willfully and enjoying the pleasures of sin.

In other words, I am saying, you cannot marry someone who is living consistently in habitual sin, with no remorse or repentance.

Such a person is going to get you into trouble and drag you into misery.

About being imperfect, the scriptures let us know we will get better as we stay in the Word, study the Word, pray in the Spirit, and pay attention to the things of the Spirit.

Is your lover doing all these?

Can I Marry An Imperfect Person?

Check the scriptures:

2Co 3:18 (KJV)  
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Again we see here:

Rom 12:2 (KJV)  
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

We are promised a change as we pay attention to the Word.

This is entirely different from a habitual sinner. He is not interested in changing or getting better in God.

He may profess interest in change with his mouth, but his heart is far from that.

He or she is not interested in God’s word, he is only religious, and he goes to church.

He is a serial fornicator. He plays sports with sin.

The Bible warns against such people.

Can I Marry An Imperfect Person?

Here are some clear instructions:

1Co 5:9-11 (MSG)  
I wrote you in my earlier letter that you shouldn’t make yourselves at home among the sexually promiscuous.  [10]  I didn’t mean that you should have nothing at all to do with outsiders of that sort. Or with crooks, whether blue- or white-collar. Or with spiritual phonies, for that matter. You’d have to leave the world entirely to do that!  [11]  But I am saying that you shouldn’t act as if everything is just fine when one of your Christian companions is promiscuous or crooked, is flip with God or rude to friends, gets drunk or becomes greedy and predatory. You can’t just go along with this, treating it as acceptable behavior.

You are not to be friends with such people and not to talk about getting married to such because of perceived benefits.

I will have to stop here this morning.

May God grant you more understanding.


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