1 Corinthians Chapter 7 Discussion

  • Christian Conduct and Discernment - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7
    Ephesians 4:27

    27 Neither give place to the devil.

    29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

    You need to be on alert at a party if there is alcohol and lack of self control from others. Be considerate of the wives and girlfriends. You can see how Satan can "work this" against you.

    1 Peter 5:8

    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

    [Comment: he's invisible]
  • GiGi again - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7
    Anita, Of course, but I would recommend that a male be friend to a husband, not the wife AND a female be a friend to the wife, not the husband. Husbands and wife need to guard their marriage from inappropriate friendships with members of the opposite sex.
  • Anita on 1 Corinthians 7
    can a single person be friends with married people?
  • Sanaytrah - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7
    I agree with you I think you did the right thing. God bless you I am praying for you and may Jesus be with. Also it's not you fault.
  • JESUS'S TEACHING ON DIVORCE - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7
    Matthew 19 (See Matt 5 also)

    3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for Every cause?

    4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, ( Genesis 2:23-24) that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

    5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

    6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

    7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

    8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the BEGINNING it was not so.

    9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

    [Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 24:1 Mosaic Law for Divorce]

    Some uncleanness - Some hateful thing, some distemper of body or quality of mind not observed before marriage: or some light carriage, as this phrase commonly signifies, but not amounting to adultery. Let him write - This is not a command as some of the Jews understood it, nor an allowance and approbation, but merely a permission of that practice for prevention of greater mischiefs, and this only until the time of reformation, till the coming of the Messiah when things were to return to their first institution and purest condition.

    As a Christian you are called to be at peace with everyone. Talk to your Pastor & give details. If not him, get a Christian Counselor. You'll feel better what you decide to do. Come back here for emotional support.

    My advice: live single for a year; no dating. Build friendships within the Church now. Separation may be

    Preferable during this process.
  • Bro dan - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7
    Hi Corey,

    If you sinned voluntarily, or involuntarily regarding your marriage simple pray for forgiveness, and you will be forgiven. If we believe in Jesus, and ask for forgiveness, all of our sins will be forgiven - accept for ONE sin - and that sin is: blaspheme of the Holy Spirit. Here is Jesus telling us exactly this, in scripture below.below

    Mark 3:28-29

    "Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:" "But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:"

    Again there is much scripture that reinforces forgiveness of ALL sin.

    Colossians 2:13

    "And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;"

    1 John 1:9

    "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

    Ask for forgiveness, and move on with your life, in a goodly and Godly manner. Stay close to your bible and God.

    God Bless.
  • Michael Dorsey - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7
    The Bible says if the unbeliever departs, a Brother or Sister is not held accountable. They are free to remarry, but only in The Lord, in God's Will and to another Christian. Do you really think God wants you to live Defeated, listless, powerless,oppressed. My Father in Law, under whose Ministry I was saved ,always said. " If you have a Husband or Wife that hinders you from serving God. You need to get rid of them. Because your Soul is much more important. If you have exhausted every means possible to restore that which was broken. Do not let Satan continue to dominate your life with guilt. You have been living in misery and now there is hope ,,and Satan knows it. There are literally 10s of millions of Christians who are carrying guilt and shame, because somebody wouldn't live right. And the devil says it's your fault, so Reap it.

    Listen,, at the end of the day every person does what is in their Heart. Me,you and every other man, woman. Don't buy into the Ol' " I could have done better, if you had done this, hadn't done this. I know we all wish we could go back and do some things ,say some things different. But the Reality is this,, it still wouldn't have changed what was in that Person's Heart.

    Pray, ask God, not man, he has the answers. And realize this, we are in this Flesh, no matter how good are intentions are. We still miss it. But just call on God again, and seek his Grace. Amen

    Mikey Out. Oooooh Yeah!!!!
  • COREY on 1 Corinthians 7
    I am still trying to get clarification regarding my marital situation. I have read several scriptures about remarriage, divorce, etc., but am wanting and still do pray for clarification with my particular situation. I decided to separate from my former wife due to constant physical abuse and chaos in the home. Months went by and I later asked if she wanted to try to work out the marriage. She claimed that she did not and that we clearly would not work and should go separate ways, and that she was filing for a divorce. I decided to go ahead and file the divorce myself without an attorney. Since I was the one that filed the divorce instead of waiting on her to use her lawyer, would I be in the wrong for filing it? Would that divorce be my fault even though she was the one who initiated it and decided that she wanted it? I do wish to be married, but I refuse to go to hell if I am not at liberty to do so. The bible doesn't give my particular situation, so I am just wanting help clarifying how my divorce/remarriage would be handled. Not to mention, our divorce was finalized in January of one year, and she remarried 5 mths later. Which has me to believe that someone was in the picture while going through the divorce. I believe that ultimately I must pray about my particular situation. I just want to get a more educated/knowledgeable answer, incite, or advice. Thank you
  • Dianne - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Dwight My understanding in the context if two people are married and don't believe but one of them gets born again and the other decides to leave the believer is not held accountable. On the other hand one can get born again and the other stays verses 13 +14. Divorce is not Gods Will.
  • Dwight A Nairn on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    In the last verse, why is it he thinks and not believing, and trusting of judgment from our Father.
  • Michael homan on 1 Corinthians 7:15
    Few years back seen a story,thought would share it

    There was a known tv preacher who was invited to a brand new start up church first service.

    He stood back after awhile n whispered the side of his mouth as if God were standing next to him (humorously)n said 'Well..this ok n thats ok but this chior is horrible.. to his shocking surprise, God spoke to him n said

    ' Let me tell you something,There is people who can sing,,I mean really sing

    Then there is people who sing from there heart... and this.... is soo beautiful'
  • Victor - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7
    How could one become uncircumcised?

    "Some Jews, for fear of Antiochus, made themselves uncircumcised, 1 Maccab. 1:16. Others for shame after they were gained to the knowledge of Christ, as here. This was done by drawing up the fore-skin with a surgeon's instrument." (Trapp) "By frequent stretching, the circumcised skin could be again so drawn over, as to prevent the ancient sign of circumcision from appearing." (Clarke)
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7

    1 Corinthians 7:18-19 can be taken together. This is not talking about a fleshly circumcision.

    18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.

    19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

    So just keep God's commandments. If you're Gentile, you don't have to become Jewish. If you're Jewish, you don't have to become un-Jewish. It's in the heart!
  • Victor on 1 Corinthians 7
    1 Corinthians Chapter 7:18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised.

    how could it possible that someone is circumcised to be uncircumcised?
  • Richard in Christ on 1 Corinthians 7:14
    ( 1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

    Psalms 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

    Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

    Revelation 2:22-23 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

    And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

    Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

    John 5:23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

    Philippians 2:5-11 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

    Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

    But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

    And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

    Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name:

    That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

    And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    Matthew 11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  • Carleton on 1 Corinthians 7:14
    A morning meditation:

    Pentecost had its place and time. Likewise the events at Bethlehem and Calvary had their time. A Christian needs the essence of all three events not a copy. This essence is through the indwelling Holy Ghost and this essence must remain in us to have an eternal heavenly home. As born again Christians we should know "his unspeakable gift" that God has given to us by His Son, Jesus Christ.

    2 Corinthians 9:15 Amen.
  • Andrew - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:14
    Greetings in Jesus name, Mike.

    If I may, please allow me to offer some correction.

    Jesus Christ told Nicodemus in John 3:3 that a man must be born again to SEE the kingdom of God. 1 Peter 1:23 is how one is born again, being convicted by the word and knowing they are a sinner and who Jesus is and what He did.

    Jesus then told Nicodemus in John 3:5, a man must be born of water and the Spirit to ENTER the kingdom.

    Acts 2:38 is how one obeys the gospel of Jesus Christ and is born of water and the Spirit: repenting & being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost which will cause you to speak in an unknown tongue.

    You see, there's a big difference between seeing something and entering it. I can see a ferrari on the street, but that doesn't mean I'm in it.

    Obeying the gospel of Jesus Christ is how one is able to enter the kingdom of God.

    Yea, Paul preached the gospel of the Death, Burial, & Ressurection of Christ.

    Acts 2:38 is how one obeys the gospel & has their (past) sins remitted and the blood applied to their life.

    Repentance = Death (dying to the flesh & the old man)

    Baptism in Jesus' name = burial with Christ

    Receiving the Holy Ghost = resurrection in the Spirit and power to walk after the Spirit & not the flesh

    Praise the Lord.

    I pray you can receive these important truths.


  • While I'm not totally clear what Paul is talking about here, maybe some Jewish tradition, IDK it's unclear.

    At first I thought You can not come to the Father but through the son and the believer was that avenue, it just wasn't sitting well.

    After a lot of prayer and a lot of digging, two words came to me. Born again. You must be born again to get to heaven. How do you do that?

    You should understand who Jesus is, the Son of God, that you are a sinner in need of a saviour, and believe (what Jesus did).

    (The Gospel)

    1 Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

    2 By which also ye are SAVED, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

    3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

    4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"

    Believe the Gospel and you will recieve the Holy Spirit, God's mark on your soul, and be saved.. You can not lose it.

    Call out to Jesus, thank him for his life saving sacrifice!
  • 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 .
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • ?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.
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 Corinthians 7:5
    Hello, no, only God saves and only you can choose whether to believe and follow Jesus.
  • Can a husband get his wife into heaven
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'am 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.!!

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