2 Corinthians Chapter 6
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2(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
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Matthew Henry's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 Bible commentary...
The apostle, with others, proved themselves faithful ministers of Christ, by their unblamable life and behaviour. (1-10) By affection for them, And by earnest concern, that they might have no fellowship with unbelievers and idolaters. (11-18)1-10 The gospel is a word of grace sounding in our ears. The gospel day is a day of salvation, the means of grace the means of salvation, the offers of the gospel the offers of salvation, and the present time the proper time to accept these offers. The morrow is none of ours: we know not what will be on the morrow, nor where we shall be. We now enjoy a day of grace; then let all be careful not to neglect it. Ministers of the gospel should look upon themselves as God's servants, and act in every thing suitably to that character. The apostle did so, by much patience in afflictions, by acting from good principles, and by due temper and behaviour. Believers, in this world, need the grace of God, to arm them against temptations, so as to bear the good report of men without pride; and so as to bear their reproaches with patience. They have nothing in themselves, but possess all things in Christ. Of such differences is a Christian's life made up, and through such a variety of conditions and reports, is our way to heaven; and we should be careful in all things to approve ourselves to God. The gospel, when faithfully preached, and fully received, betters the condition even of the poorest. They save what before they riotously spent, and diligently employ their time to useful purposes. They save and gain by religion, and thus are made rich, both for the world to come and for this, when compared with their sinful, profligate state, before they received the gospel.
11-18 It is wrong for believers to join with the wicked and profane. The word unbeliever applies to all destitute of true faith. True pastors will caution their beloved children in the gospel, not to be unequally yoked. The fatal effects of neglecting Scripture precepts as to marriages clearly appear. Instead of a help meet, the union brings a snare. Those whose cross it is to be unequally united, without their wilful fault, may expect consolation under it; but when believers enter into such unions, against the express warnings of God's word, they must expect must distress. The caution also extends to common conversation. We should not join in friendship and acquaintance with wicked men and unbelievers. Though we cannot wholly avoid seeing and hearing, and being with such, yet we should never choose them for friends. We must not defile ourselves by converse with those who defile themselves with sin. Come out from the workers of iniquity, and separate from their vain and sinful pleasures and pursuits; from all conformity to the corruptions of this present evil world. If it be an envied privilege to be the son or daughter of an earthly prince, who can express the dignity and happiness of being sons and daughters of the Almighty?
R. D. Mattock's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 3/10/2013, 9:21pm...
Today is the appointed time, not tomorrow. God said my Spirit will not always strive with man. The word tomorrow has sent more people to hell. We read these words in the Bible from Felix (my interpretation); Paul stops the message and at a more convenient time I will get saved. We never read where he did give his heart to Jesus.
Mas's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 12/26/2012, 4:04am...
To “be unequally yoked together with unbelievers” does not limit to marriage relationship; in fact it’s a misinterpretation of this scripture. It simply means don’t walk in the way of the wicked ones, because the wicked ones feel comfortable with those ways, while we as believers will very very uncomfortable with such ways. Believers will unprotected and unsafe walking in those ways, while unbelievers may walk in them out of duty (Isaiah 29:20). So that is the unbalance the apostle Paul is speaking of.
As to marrying a person who is from another religion, I believe the key is love and how you agree to live as a married couple. You may succeed to convert your spouse to Christianity, likewise your spouse may convert you to his/her religion. So, all depends on how strong and spiritual you are. And as believer, I understand you don’t engage in a relationship by chance, but you seek first God’s direction and guidance (Proverbs 18:22). Please remember that some of the unbelievers are Christians, but as the devil has blinded their minds, they just chose to walk in darkness, of those too, the Apostle Paul says we must “turn away” (2 Timothy 3:5).
God bless you.
Lori wilson's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 14 on 12/25/2012, 6:50pm...
My question is still not fully answered. Does Unbelievers, mean people from different religions? Or simply heathens? I mean can I marry someone of a different religion, or does the "yoke" include this, take my meaning? I am very confused as to who I am allowed to marry, does he have to be my same religion, or does this chapter mean an unbeliever of any religion?
Robert's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 17 on 12/10/2012, 2:06am...
What else could Jesus be referring to when he says come out from among them.
Timothy Wayne George's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 7/20/2012, 5:54am...
As ministers of the gospel, we must be very careful not to give an offence in any thing. Paul said I stand in defense of the gospel. We must approve ourselves to be true ministers of the Lord Jesus Christ, even when evil reports come out about us. They called Jesus Belial, and he said the servant is no greater than the master. We should suffer long for the cause of Christ, and not for our faults. So since we have Jesus as a pattern for our suffering, we must look unto him as the author and finisher of our most holy faith. We must live holy lives, by coming out from among the cares of this world, and by being in right fellowship with believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is true that we must warn those who are planning to get married to make sure they are equally yoked to believers only. God is our
Father, and we are his sons and daughters when we touche not the unclean thing as he has commanded. Only by the grace of God can we do all these things, so it is important that we have not received his grace in vain.
Lara ruth's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 4/28/2012, 8:06pm...
i was researching re:contibutions to the church, and found this in article that we should not take funds from unbelievers... Perhaps yes, since 1 Cor 16, tells us the collection is for the SAINTS
therefore, then why take from UNBELIEVERS for the SAINTS,
Ayere's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 1 on 4/28/2012, 5:32pm...
The grace of GOD in your life is for a purpose.it must be discovered,inoder for it not to be in vain.
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