“I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.”
King James Version (KJV)
David's comment on 2022-07-18 11:47:36:
Joe In my years as a believer I have seen many a time where one or other of a married unbelieving couple get born again
and the believer tries or pushes their spouse to believe. Absolutely unbiblical because who saves people jesus Christ via
Gods word and that by seeing the love of God demonstrated. When you walk in Gods love [agapeo spiritual] which the highest
action of love we walk in what GOD IS PERFECT LOVE which is what was displayed by Jesus Christ i.e. those who have seen
me have seen the father. The corinthian churh dealt with all types of unbelief and division which Paul by revealed knowledge
from God addressed. Chapter 7:1-16 deals with single believers and marriage whether one is a believer or both. God
instituded marriage Genesis 2:23=24 therefore why would God won't to divide what he desired. Now if a person in a marriage
get born again and the spouse wants to split, the born again one is not held accoutable for someone elses unbelief. Look at
Gods love if one or the other splits look at verse 15 if the unbeliever leaves we are not in bondage but are calles to peace.
The other side of the coin if husband or wife is a believer God Does want that to break up verses 13+14. The heart of
God is not division but peace healing love grace and mercy all possible by walking on his Word. We don't push or compell or
condemn we love with agapeo.
Giannis's comment on 2022-07-18 11:37:26:
My understanding of that is as follows:
1 Corinthians 7:16
"For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?"
Paul advices christians not to separate if wife/husband is a unbeliever because staying with wife/husband may lead to their salvation.
But (and this is of great importance but is often delibareately ommited to teach)if they separate they cannot be married again.
Verses 10-11 "And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
But and if she depart (permitted only due to adultery), let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife."
Joe's comment on 2022-07-18 08:07:34:
I do not understand the meaning vs 16 - will someone please explain
Steven Spencer's comment on 2021-01-20 10:29:57:
The answer is in the scripture, if you are intimate God wants you to be married.
Suzanne's comment on 2021-01-20 07:40:44:
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's comment on 2021-01-20 04:00:36:
Benjamin, you speak as one who knows the law? What does God want ! A lawyer or a preacher of the truth?
Fred Scanlan's comment on 2021-01-17 08:45:28:
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!
Frank Garcia's comment on 2020-09-22 22:20:49:
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.
DEBBIE's comment on 2020-09-22 14:07:13:
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.!!