Posts in 1 Corinthians
Is 1 Corinthians 7:15 Another Scriptural Reason For Divorce?

“If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?”

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Why Is Fasting Not Emphasized In Marriage?

This question springs up from the context of 1 Corinthians 7:1-5 and, in particular, the whole chapter. This passage is dealing with questions from the Corinthian brethren that Paul answers. In this historical context, there was a “present distress” [a period of adversity] that was occurring at that time (1 Corinthians 7:26) and Paul was sharing his inspired wisdom on what to do.

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Are Women To Still Wear Veils?

This question stems from a study of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. It is not an easy question. We must look carefully at the historical context, the immediate context, the context of the letter, and the entirety of Scripture.

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Is It Wrong To Refer To Religious Figures As “Father” According To Matthew 23:9?

The Roman Catholic denomination refers to their pope by the religious title of “father” (the word “pope” comes from the Greek word pappas, meaning “father”). This contradicts Matthew 23:9 which clearly condemns the use of the word “father” as a religious title.

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What Was The Content of The "Fruit of the Vine" in the Original Lord's Supper? Is There Any Definitive Evidence?

The Lord's Supper was a partial "carry over" of the Passover (which involved the Passover lamb, unleavened bread, bitter herbs and later on “wine”; read Exodus 12:1-11; Matthew 26:17-29).

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Does Water Baptism Wash Away The Sin of Adultery?

This question is what would be known as a complex question because it can be answered both “yes” and “no”.

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Does 1 Corinthians 7:27,28 Allow The Guilty Party To Remarry?

1 Corinthians 7:27,28 states: “Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you.”

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If the “Unbeliever” of 1 Corinthians 7:15 Is an Erring Christian Who Has Departed from the Faithful Christian, Is the Faithful Christian No Longer “Bound” And Free to Remarry?

1 Corinthians 7:12-15: “But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise, your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?”

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How Ought A Faithful Christian Spouse Treat An Unfaithful Spouse Who Has Been Withdrawn By The Congregation?

In the context of this question, the “unfaithful spouse” is referring to the Christian who is persisting in a sin habitually, that is known publicly by the members of the church, and refuses to repent of it. The Christian has received numerous opportunities to hear what the Bible teaches on that certain sin (by the eldership, the preacher, or some brethren), correction from the eldership (or the brethren), reproof from the eldership (or the brethren), the outpouring of love from the eldership (or the brethren) to repent of their sin, and the special, abiding fellowship that they have had in the past that can no longer be sustained if this Christian persists in their sin (2 Timothy 3:16,17). We are not necessarily referring to the sin of fornication or adultery in this context (Matthew 5:31,32; 19:1-12) because we understand in the nature of this case that the innocent spouse would have the Divine right to put that guilty mate away for that reason (although it would be best if the couple could work it out through repentance and a restoration of the marriage). How should a faithful Christian spouse treat an unfaithful spouse who has been withdrawn from by the congregation?

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What Is The Meaning of 1 Corinthians 7:1?

Paul is introducing a new topic based on the phrase “now concerning” (1 Corinthians 7:1,25; 8:1; 12:1; 16:1).

There are a variety of translations on this verse:

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