Biblical dating has as its goal to be emotionally and physically intimate with only one member of the opposite sex Modern dating tends to be egalitarian no differences between men and women in spiritual or emotional "wiring" or God-given roles.
Biblical dating tends to be complementarian God has created men and women differently and has ordained each of these spiritual equals to play different and valuable roles in the church and in the family.
Well, many evangelicals who otherwise believe in the inerrancy of the Bible and who might generally agree with the sufficiency of Scripture have nonetheless embraced the world's ideas about dating.
In doing so, some make the argument that Scripture doesn't speak to this topic. The Bible speaks to every area of our faith and life at some level.
Some things it talks about explicitly, like salvation or sanctification or marriage or elders.
The Bible guides us in some areas by broader, more general principles and ideas we can build on as we strive to live the Christian life in practical ways.
I'm supremely confident that as we go back and forth in the coming months, some — perhaps many — of you will disagree if you don't already or be initially annoyed at some of my statements.
That doctrine is called the sufficiency of Scripture.
Almost all professing evangelical Christians are familiar with and vigorously defend the doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture which states that the Bible is the authoritative Word of God, it's true, and it contains no falsity or error.
Now, the biblical support for the modern approach to dating The very idea of extended romantic or sexual involvement outside of marriage doesn't even appear in Scripture unless it is described as illicit sinful.
Furthermore, it doesn't even appear in any society, western or otherwise, in any systematic way until the 20th century.
Modern dating tends to assume that a good relationship will "meet all my needs and desires," and a bad one won't — it's essentially a self-centered approach.