1 Corinthians Chapter 6 Discussion

  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6

    I agree with your friend. When you say "I'm not sure," are you saying that you're not sure your friend is telling you the truth, or, are you not sure that what you read in the bible about the subject is correct?

    Whenever someone shares something with a believer concerning the bible, the believer has a responsibility to search the scriptures to see for themselves if what they are being told is true. Please know that I'm not trying to be rude. I am simply challenging you to search the scriptures for the truth. I can share scripture with you about what the bible teaches on homosexuality, but unless you search the scriptures for yourself, how are you going to know what I'm telling you is true? How do you even know if what your friend told you is true unless you search the scriptures?

    I don't know if you read the bible or not, or if you do, how much you've read of it, but if you've not read it at all and need help finding specific verses on God's view of sexual immorality, I would be happy to share those with you. I'm sure others would be happy to help also.
  • Bro Barney - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6

    In the Old Testament, homosexuality was condemned by God with the punishment of death.

    Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

    This same thought is supported in the New Testament.

    Rom 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
  • Steve Beeson on 1 Corinthians 6
    Will continuing to smoke cigarettes and pot cause the Lord to blot my name out of the book of life and therefore lose my salvation and end up missimg out on going tto heaven and being with the Lord firever?
  • Ivan - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6
    For we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9), receive the remission of sins through faith (Acts 10:43), and became God's children through faith in Jesus Christ (Gal. 3:26). As saved person, we are to glorify God in whatsoever ye do (1 Cor. 10:31) and be filled with the Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18). Lastly, God forbids us to continue in sin (Romans 6:12-15). I am praying for you that you will be convicted that even God promised us about the assurance of salvation but He also forbids us to continue in sin and sin cannot please Him.
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6
    Dear Steve,

    God saves and forgives sin of those who genuinely follow and obey Him. But the fact that you're asking this says to me that you think it's wrong. If you think it's wrong why continue to do it? If you're a Christian why not do everything you can to please God and treat your body as a holy temple? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

    Matthew 5:30
  • Ernest - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6
    A Christian is a follower of the teachings of Christ and Biblical doctrines

    1Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

    Romans 12:1-2

    "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."

    "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."

    Ask yourself am I being Holy.? Am I being transformed ?

    To be conformed is taking on the shape of an object such as jelly in a bowl. To be transformed is taking on a completely new form such a catapiller being transformed into into a butterfly. Why would someone come to Jesus for salvation from the evils of this world and all that is sinful and still desires that which occupies the sinners world and mind.

    If there is no desire in my heart to want the sincere milk of the word of God with a corresponding desire to follow and obey its teachings I would have to question the reality of my conversion.

    Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God

    Nor will he ever enter therein.
  • George Hasten on 1 Corinthians 6
    What would be the differnice of two old people over age 80 who's mate is dead for them to live toughter and shear the same bed there is no sex just kiss good night, Or to wont to be toughter but because of Corinthians 6-15 to 19

    they can't?
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6
    Hi George,

    I have to agree with Chris. My personal opinion is if they going to be together, living together, sharing a bed together, it seems this is a relationship whether intimate or not no matter what age they are. It might not only hurt your witnessing going forward but also puts a stain on your past testimonies. Marriage may be considered.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6
    The scenario you present falls into that 'grey' area of Christian living according to the Word. The Bible doesn't specifically speak about it, yet our consciences & good sense require us to examine that 'platonic' relationship. It could also apply to younger people who determine that no physical act would take place during their residence together in the same house or even the same bed.

    But is it just a situation of clean living before God, or does this apply before others? Or, how do other people (both believers & unbelievers) perceive this life choice? Is it then a case of 'who cares what people think as long as I'm living correctly before God?'

    1 Thessalonians 5:32 tells us to "Abstain from all appearance of evil." Even though within the house, nothing is 'out of order', but can that relationship be misconstrued as inconsistent with godly living? Is our testimony shaken or destroyed because of it? Is it a big issue to have that love that is shared with each other ratified by a simple Registry Wedding, so no one is left in doubt & there be no 'behind the back small talk' against you? Though marrying at that age might bring on other comments of which one should have no concern.

    So this lifestyle really comes down to a personal decision as a Christian, but where all the issues are carefully considered & no opportunity for sin, or the appearance of it, exists before God & man. Others here might have other views to share on this.
  • Brother Roy on 1 Corinthians 6:20
    I have been with The Lord for 56 years - He will

    Never Leave You or forsaken You - iam

    Proof of that - we are the ones that Leave him.

    Because we take our eyes of Christ Jesus and Look

    And Listen to the world. Read what Peter did in the

    fishing boat in the middle of the strom when he called

    to Jesus who was Walking on the WATER. WHEN YOU

  • yes I agree totally, also as Luke writes in Chapter 17

    32 Remember Lot's wife.

    33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
  • Tamm coneway on 1 Corinthians 6
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  • Jack C Gutknecht on 1 Corinthians 6:13
    1 Corinthians 6:18 I like this better from the NIV. Compare the King James Version with the NIV:

    KJV -Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

    NIV - Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body,

    but whoever sins sexually,

    sins against their own body.
  • Miles Pride on 1 Corinthians 6:9
    The Adamic Sin contaminated all humans except Christ. Diseases, deformities etc. Are also results of our cursed bodies.

    That brings up another thorny issue. Homosexuality as a "choice" is one thing. However, genetics can confuse sexual identity as well! These persons are the most complex and should NOT be confused with persons who CHOSE the life. Genuine Genetic homosexuals must trust Christ for their Salvation and their sanity. Every ones walk with Christ is personal and God gives GRACE! The most important thing to say to God to keep from GIVING HIM UP is this...LORD, you know my failings. But in spite of MY failings I will Always Declare YOU ARE RIGHT AND HOLY! FOR BETTER OR WORSE I THROW MYSELF ON YOUR MERCY. AMEN.

    This declaration from your heart will help you to cling to God when OTHER CHRISTIANS SAY "YOU" HOMOSEXUALS are Not Worthy. GOD is able and willing to keep you SAVED if you declare HIM to be RIGHT. Christ Died for you, those Christians did not. Satan wants you to abandon God, because Satan wants to drive you insane.

    One day our flesh will no longer be at odds with God's Spirit [in] us. Because as Paul says when this flesh goes back to dust, we will receive our SINLESS GLORIFIED BODIES! ALLELUYAH!!!
  • Butch Crawford on 1 Corinthians 6
    I am reading the book "Sieghardus" I am looking for some kind of confirmation as to the validity of this person and sainthood.

    Thank You
  • Rodney on 1 Corinthians 6
    Good Morning.

    I have just woken up, and read Those precious inspirational verses and I thank God and His Beloved Son Jesus Christ. I am inspired by your diligence and commitment to the verse of the day. Let me begin with stating I am a welder by trade non the less I read God's word and study as best as I can.i pray for God's Holy Spirit to lead me into all truth.my question is this when the Heavens and the earth were created in 6 days God created the Heavens and the earth and on the 7 the day God rested from His work

    ..can you even try to imagine or fathom how God did creat the Heavens and the earth and specifically put aside one day ."The 7 th day Sabbath try to imagine the awesome event and the Adam and Eve were created and they were commanded to do the same to rest on the Sabbath day.now I cannot even try to explain the importance of the 7th day Sabbath .A simple analogy ,when a person is born can he change his birthdate to another day and if so why would he do so in the first place ? Fact is it can't be done and has never been done. So the same with creation .so why would God authorise the ,7th day to be substituted with the first day of the week as the IST day Sabbath the day of rest.there a verse in the Bible God says not one dot or tittle shall be changed in the Bible. Could you please give me your view point on the Sabbath. ,and may I ask further questions regarding the 7 the day Sabbath.

    Kind Regards

    Rodney Edwards
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6
    My understanding: the Sabbath was created as a day of rest for Israel (Exodus 31:12-17), just as the Lord rested from His creative Work. This fourth commandment was blessed by God & sanctified (made holy) long before He gave it as a direct commandment to the children of Israel. It was a day of complete rest (cessation from the activity that occupied the other six days) & a day devoted to God. The other important sign given to Israel to set them apart from all other nations, was the act of circumcision. Both were for Israel only.

    From the time of Israel's exodus out of Egypt, they learned which day was the actual Sabbath: Exodus 16:25-27, when they found no manna on the ground on that day. Ever since then, the count was on: 6 days work - 1 day rest, right up to the time of Jesus when He observed the same Sabbath, indeed He did 'work' in it, saying that the Sabbath was created for man & not the other way around.

    So the Sabbath was a specific day of rest for the Jews. And it could fall on that day as well, or any other day, for non-Jews. The important point was that man took the day off to cease from his labours for both physical & spiritual recuperation. Where this observance becomes a problem for Christians, is the compulsion by some that we too are bound to a Jewish Saturday Sabbath, & by extension, full obedience to the Law, which none could keep. This Law was not a sign to Christians but to the Jew who was under the Law. Hear what Paul says pertaining to the Law & the Christian: Romans 3:19-22; Galatians 3:21-25; Galatians 4:21-26; Galatians 5:16-18.

    If the Christian then sets aside Sunday, the Lord's Day (Revelation 1:10) as a day of rest & worship, he fulfils the need for both. If he chooses any other day as a rest day, does it matter to the Lord? Colossians 2:16,17. If one believes that the keeping of the Sabbath does matter to the Lord, then he shows a misunderstanding of the Law engraven in stones & the Law of the Life-giving Spirit (Romans 8:2).
  • Rosalie on 1 Corinthians 6
    1 Corinthians 6 verse 9....nor abusers of themselves with mankind. Can you expand a little what this passage means?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6
    "Abusers of themselves with mankind" primarily refers to homosexuality & paedophilia. One could also look at the verse as a person abusing their God-appointed gender & its appropriate behaviour by choosing to act in ways contrary to proper manner. You will notice that "effeminate" is also included in that list & probably does not have the same meaning as we know it today, but to "sensuality & corrupt indulgences" which might have inferred crossing the gender boundaries & which was common in the Greek world.
  • I think I may write a book on the Trintarian heresy .

    It's beginning and the multitudes of people that lost their lives and the so many people deceived by it .

    I have no sympathy for it .

    When you look at how moronic it is under the Holy Spirits teaching , it just shows how much the devil can blind the minds of men .
  • ERECH CHRIST NIMROD on 1 Corinthians 6:19
    "Your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit which is in You, which You have of God." You are Healed by God in You. You are Safe in this falling world due to God in You.. Man's inventions such as 5G, or the stock market, or man's corrupt government cannot save You!!! Only God in You can Save You. Do not get caught up in this world's evil distractions. Dive Deeper into God in You. Study. Sending You Father God and Christ's Tough-LOVE. Amen.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6
    Barbara, the only clear reference we have on this issue, is found in Leviticus 19:28: "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD." And this was one of the many commands the Lord gave to Israel for living a proper, God-fearing life.

    Some would use that verse against those today who have taken up the 'fashion' of tattooing & piercings, though it wasn't the intention of that command from God as in those days it would have been done for recognition of "the dead" & other occultic purposes (verses 26 & 31). So, whether God looks at the present day markings as sin, only God can declare that.

    However, other issues come into play here for the Christian: as you said, we are no longer our own but now the purchased of God & Temples of the Holy Spirit. As well, whenever we do things, such as these, the clothes we wear, the places we visit, the people we associate with, what we fill our minds with & many more, are matters that every child of God has to seriously consider as we live on this Earth & bear witness to His Name. If the believer is walking in the Spirit, he/she would soon know in his/her spirit, how he/she should live before God & others. Personally, I find it difficult to believe that a Christian could honestly justify tattoos & piercings as of little godly consequence & consider it a thing of beauty before the Lord. It smacks of vanity & desiring to be identified with the crowd. We are to identify ourselves with our Saviour & to walk carefully & humbly before our God (Ephesians 4:17).
  • 6 verses 16

    So being one is nothing unusual in the scriptures. Take a peek .
  • Do you know the saints shall judge the world says Apostle Paul !

    Read Psalm 149

    Even Jesus said he would cause the false brethren to bow at our feet .

    Onward Christian soldiers !
  • Paul Ivie on 1 Corinthians 6:7
    Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

    10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

    11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

    Praise God we have been washed clean by the precious blood of Jesus and are now totally sanctified, justified & redeemed because of the death, burial & resurrection of Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 1:29-30 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Galatians 2:20 King James Version (KJV) 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. That is what Christ has done for us, in us and who we are in Jesus Christ. What Glorious Salvation.
  • Jay - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6:7
    Yes Paul, Praise the Lord, and to continue please read Matthew 24:11-13.

    11 - And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

    12 - And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

    13 - But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

    Matthew 10:22

    And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

    What does he who endureth to the end mean?

    But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.

    But he who goes through to the end will get salvation.

    But he that has endured to the end, he shall be saved.

    But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.

    But those who stand firm to the End shall be saved.

    But he who endures to the end, the same will be saved.

    Praise God, Thank You Jesus.
  • Paul Ivie - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6:7
    Thank you for your reply Jay. God bless you as you continue to reach souls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Paul Ivie on 1 Corinthians 6:16
    What does 1 Corinthians 6:18 mean?

    In the Greco-Roman, idol-worshiping culture of Paul's day, sex of all kinds had been normalized for nearly everyone. That included prostitution, adultery, pedophilia, homosexuality, and so forth. Growing up in this environment, it's not surprising to think some of the Christians in Corinth had trouble seeing sex outside of marriage as a big deal. Paul has spent this chapter showing why avoiding sexual immorality is so essential for believers.

    Now he gives them a strategy for dealing with it: run. He tells them to flee from sexual immorality. Run away like you are escaping from something that might harm you, because it will. Even if the culture despises you for it, it's better to escape from sexual sin than to be conquered by it (Genesis 39:7-12).

    Paul shows that sexual immorality is different from other kinds of sin because it's a form of self-harm. We might commit other sins with our bodies, but sexual immorality unites us sinfully with another person. This happens on a deeply physical and spiritual level. We will experience the natural consequences of that sin at that deep level, as well.

    It's important to note that Paul did not write that sexual immorality is the worst of all sins, as we sometimes conclude. Instead, he is combatting the casual attitude toward sexual sin carried by some Christians in hyper-sexualized cultures. In addition to hurting others, sexual immorality contributes to our own deep pain. It's no more or less a sin than any other, but human cultures tend to treat it more casually than other errors. Galatians 6:7-16 King James Version (KJV) 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Now please know that I believe that every sin is forgiven by God through Jesus Christ & his atoning death on the cross. I John 1:9 KJV
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6:13
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    c. Lastly, on KJV worshippers. Personally, I don't consider myself as such but do admit in taking the KJV translation very seriously simply because of my desire to not err when reading & understanding both the historical & spiritual message of God's Word to mankind. Since this is such an important matter to us: after all we didn't ask to be born, but we're here now & only have threescore & ten years or so to live on this Earth & therefore must be prepared for eternity in a relatively short time, I would hope that each person who believes in the afterlife & accountability to their Creator, would want to ensure that the message to them comes from the most reliable source. And though I'm heavily reliant on those who have studied this matter of the veracity of the many Bible translations we have as well as on those learned folk who've gathered & translated from the original texts, I have to, in all good conscience, accept the translation I deem correct & in harmony with all Scripture. I never implore anyone who reads from another translation to switch to the KJV, but would be prepared to defend the words & truths contained therein. I think in this day & age, when God-consciousness & accountability has been replaced with temporal unsatisfactory worldly offerings, if anyone insists reading from another version, I would be so grateful that he takes that road rather than dwell in ignorance.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 6:13
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    b. Actually, those missionaries involved in Bible Translation work can use the KJV in their projects. I'm familiar with the ministry of Wycliffe Bible Translators knowing a few (now, elderly) folk still involved in some way with their target people group. In many cases, where there is no script for them to work with, these translators have to also develop a script, along with learning the language - no easy task & a work that can go on for decades before the Word is produced in the tribes' language. So, in your example of a people group unfamiliar with 'snow or the feeling of cold', the translators have to develop another word or imagery that conveys the meaning. So, in fact, there would be Bibles produced for such folk that vary markedly from what we have now in English, simply because biblical Truths need to be conveyed to the sacrifice of the original, accurate words. So, Exodus 4:6 "leprous as snow" could be translated "a sickness turning your skin as the colour of the clouds". Or, Proverbs 25:13 "As the cold of snow in the time of harvest" could be translated "as a refreshing drink in summertime".

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