1 Corinthians Chapter 7 Discussion


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  • ?Timothy on 1 Corinthians 7
    Is it ok for a man to divorce his wife if he finds no favor in her?
  • Verse 39:God commands that we only marry in the Lord. We must share the same faith for there to be unity and harmony in the marriage.
  • Althea on 1 Corinthians 7:5
    Can a husband get his wife into heaven
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:5
    Hello, no, only God saves and only you can choose whether to believe and follow Jesus.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:11
    The Bible declares that divorce is a sin as it breaks the special lasting bond that a husband & wife can enjoy: the two shall be one flesh. So Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6:16, "know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh." So any sexual union outside of marriage is considered an act of adultery.

    When you say "when the partner cannot understand each other any longer", is it that misunderstandings & arguments are so frequent that the marriage is no longer loving & committed? At times, a couple can come to 'loggerheads' or the marriage becomes so stale or difficult that divorce seems the only release from that situation. However, in a Christian marriage, divorce is not an option, but there is room for a separation (1 Corinthians 7:11) with a view to take time away from each other to consider the matter & for eventual reconciliation. Yet, if even this isn't possible, then a permanent separation may be needed, but both parties remain unmarried.

    This sounds difficult, especially if the suffering becomes unbearable in marriage, even if everything is done, including both praying & waiting on the Lord, seeking counselling & giving the marriage another shot by making some changes in those areas of conflict. If there's still no hope, then only a separation is permitted. If they still want to divorce & re-marry, then they come under the Hand of God for their outcome. But as I say, everything must be done to save the marriage, which is holy before God.
  • DEBBIE on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    My Husband Comitted Suicide In 2002 And I'm A Widow And Have Been Faithful All These Yr's And Now His Brother Has Feeling's Of Love For Me And Want's To Take Care Of Me But We Are Disabled Now And Can't Afford To Get Married And Would Loose Our Only Check Once A Month To Survive And The Bible Say's Sex Without Marriage Is A Sin And I Will Burn.!! Please Give Me Advice On This For I'Amos 60 Yr's Old Now And Not In Good Health And Need To Be Loved By This Beautiful Man Before I Die.!! I'm So Lonely It Make's Me So Depressed And Isolated.!! Help.!!
  • Frank Garcia - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    Reach out to God in prayer he is your father and loves you very much. to sin is not a answer God will ever give You to do I will pray for you in the spirit ask God for wisdom and knowledge in him God bless you.
  • Benjamin - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    If money is your struggle, the Lord will understand if you don't have a ceremonious wedding. Also, dont get married under the law. Our system of marriage certificates is not Godly. Simply a commitment to one another is being married under the vision of God. Don't let yourself burn with passion if it will make you sinful.
  • Fred andJoann Scanlan - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    Benjamin, you speak as one who knows the law? What does God want ! A lawyer or a preacher of the truth?
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    Oh no! You have made a horrible mistake! Marriage is the most honorable gift from God! Marriage is holy it is pure, it is consecrated from above! Jesus is the bridegroom, he will come for his church. Marriage is from God. What shall I do if there is no forgiveness , what would Christ do. No, no, you be married before the angels of heaven, in His church. His church is everywhere!
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    The answer is in the scripture, if you are intimate God wants you to be married.
  • Suzanne - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:8
    Are u not able 2 live a platonic life with this man ? In that case u would not need 2 get married ,if the answer is no and u wish 2 b one flesh that is fine ,God sends us people 2 love and comfort us and that we may show others love and support and company , is this man also a Christian ? If no think very carefully b 4 u commit yourself 2 him ,i am in similar circumstances 2 u ,i believe that God gave me the right person and that God gave me 2 the right person ,we r not legally married ,i have prayed and asked God 2 recognise us as man and wife ,u must b sure of this mans feelings 4 u but if u r u r allowed 2 find happiness and comfort ,God does not want us 2 b miserable and lonely ,pray and wait patiently 4 the answer ,it will come .
  • Anthony Robinson on 1 Corinthians 7:1
    I honestly believe the bible meant anything that can lead to sexual arousal and definitely no sexual activity.
  • Debra Grace on 1 Corinthians 7:7
    Burning is lusting - would you agree? Doesn't Paul contradict what Christ said about lusting? Nor, did Christ specify marriage. Christ said lusting is a sin in the heart.
  • Pat Whipps on 1 Corinthians 7:13
    When did prehistoric man live on earth? Also, what is your opinion of the Gap Theory? Thank you for helping me understand the Bible. May God bless you, Pat Whipps
  • Stanjett - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:13
    Mary is not Jesus's Mom. Neither is His Josept His father.

    He didn't. Adam was the first man. There was no half man and half ape.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:13
    People on here have written tons of comment on that. If you'll drop down to the 1-100 pages of history: you'll see we've discussed it to the max.

    Start around page 50 and go forward. Scan for Genesis teachings.
  • Regina Reed on 1 Corinthians 7:2
    Why do some preachers teach on( shacking) living together . When the couple do decide to marry they marry for this reason the fear of going to hell and they end up in this terrible relationship that either of them want to be in.
  • Dean - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    I believe you meant Neither of them.. it is sort of like the couple that uses birth control but it doesn't work and she gets pregnant. Should they now consider abortion?
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Aborted babies go to heaven. One might wonder: will I be there to meet my child?

    Has anyone found a scripture for that?

    All souls belong to God. (Scripture)
  • Carleton - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Only a reasonable service: My wife and I held hands for the first time as we were being married.

    :)
  • Carleton - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Thankfully God helped me choose my wife in the faith and after a while God helped her choose me to be her husband in the faith. If there was matchmaking it was of God only and across several thousand miles of country between us!

    25 years now of Holy Matrimony. I believe God once believers are on His same foundation can and will bless any marriage between one woman and one man.

    :)
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:2
    Regina,

    If they are teaching against an unmarried couple living together then they are correct in doing so. I have heard of unmarried couples who are living together say "We just live together until we get married, but we do not have sex?" Now that may be true, but how is the outside world going to see it? Sex before marriage is considered fornication. That is to be avoided. Even if an unmarried couple lives together and they are waiting until they are married to have sex, to the outside world, the appearance of fornication is there. The bible teaches that we are not even to give the appearance of evil. So if a pastor is teaching against unmarried couples living together, I would say amen!
  • System Of The World by Mishael - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:2
    Have you both been born again according to the Book of John 3
  • Chosen on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

    My spouse and I got married while I was not saved. I gave my heart to Jesus very early in the marriage. My spouse remained unsaved for the 14 years of our marriage. He has abused me in every way, except physically. As a result, I suffered a Major Depressive Disorder. I felt defeated and couldn't understand why God allowed him to get away with this. How come I was serving God and the satan's servant was deceiving me.

    My narcissistic spouse decided that he should lie to law enforcement and the court of law, that I was abusing him. He brought two detectives into our home and had me arrested. I received an order of protection. I was more afraid for our children that was left in the home with him. I have now come to accept that God rescued me from the marriage. It is confusing that I will not be allowed to remarry while he is alive. I am content to live my life for the Lord for the rest of my life. I do find it unfair.

    A year and a half after the incident, he filed for a divorce. This did not make me sad. God kept my hands clean. I honored my marriage vows. I am still struggling. We are still in divorce court and my husband still tries to hurt me. He wants us out of the marital home. No mercy to our children to allow them to live there.

    God is awesome! This trial taught me how to pray with the Word. It introduced me to the power of Psalms. Opened my awareness of dreams. I have been getting dreams maybe as warnings what my spouse was doing behind my back. All Glory to God.
  • Question: If a man is living with a women and has a child with that women, then leaves this 1st women for another, Then decides to marry 2nd women, and he becomes a Christian. No he wants to return to the 1st. Also wanting to divorce the 2nd women his present wife. What can he do? or what must he do?
  • Mishael To Luis - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    To Luis:

    You need to stay in 1 Corinthians chapter 7; read it slow; take some notes to keep it straight.

    My comment is that children suffer the MOST when parents get their relationships in a knot.

    Genesis 2:23-24 is the first marriage in creation. It's supposed to be a covenant. The two become one.

    God barely tolerates divorce; only for adultery. If I understood right you have left the wife of your youth? Do you have children with her?

    My best advise is to go to a Christian pastor or counselor, with your legal wife and try to see if you have enough between you to continue.

    The 2nd woman, unfortunately, doesn't get to participate in the counseling.

    Try to consider three people who are being harmed by this. I know if you ask the Lord to help you set it right, He will help you.

    Spend a little time in 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter. My Bible says charity which is the same word, love. Don't walk away from God over this. God is Love. Walk toward Him.
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Hello, divorce is a sin. Matthew 5:32. Please read the whole chapter to see what God thinks about divorce. There's only few exceptions such as if your wife betrayed your vows and cheated on you. May God bless you and your decisions.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Luis. That's an awful relationship situation you present. It's difficult to comment as this man has supposedly become a 'Christian' & still wants to behave like a non-Christian & leave a trail of tragedies around him. Some Christians believe that there is still opportunity for him to get himself right with God through repentance, even though he wants to remarry while being a 'Christian'!; others believe, there is no more hope as he would "put Christ to an open shame" (Hebrews 6:6).

    Well, I can't see that he ever converted in the first place (but God is his Judge & sees the condition of his heart, not me). So whatever he decides to do will be sin & until he comes to the foot of the Cross in true conviction of his many sins, there is no salvation for him. So your question: what should he do? Well, salvation through Jesus is his only hope & he stays with his second wife, without adding sin upon sin, but if he wants to maintain this lifestyle of having multiple wives (as God doesn't recognize divorce), then he is free to do whatever he wants, as those who conduct themselves as non-Christians, without the knowledge of God & His Word.
  • Garnet ooten on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Is there a Hercules in the bible?


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