What and where does it say in the Bible to not eat with unbelievers?

The Bible has many passages that talk about the importance of eating with others, both believers and unbelievers. However, there are certain verses that seem to suggest that believers should not eat with unbelievers.

One of the most well-known passages is found in 2 Corinthians 6:14-15, which says, "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?"

This passage is often interpreted to mean that believers should not form close relationships with unbelievers, including sharing meals with them. However, it's important to note that this passage is specifically referring to being "yoked together" with unbelievers, which likely means entering into a business partnership or marriage with an unbeliever.

Another passage that is sometimes cited is 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, which says, "I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people—not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people."

This passage is specifically talking about believers who are engaging in sinful behavior and refusing to repent. It's important to note that this passage is not talking about unbelievers in general, but rather believers who are living in sin.

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Jamie Larson