The Unequal Yoke – Mar./Apr. 2016

“The Unequal Yoke” of 2 Corinthians 5:14—7:1 is a “tough text” for several reasons. First, there has been some debate about who exactly the “unbelievers” are in the passage. Second, a question has also arisen as to the precise meaning of “unequally yoked.” Third, the application of the text is a further sticking point with readers because it is the narrowest statement in the New Testament on the believer’s separation from unbelievers. This article examines these issues under four headings: the identity of the unbelievers, the injunction to separation, and the implication for the believer, followed by the closing imperatives from our Lord.

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