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1 Corinthians 7: Does “Not Under Bondage” Allow Remarriage? Part 1

I get emails. I respond to an edited version of reader Mojohn’s extensive comment in this and in the next few posts. The full text of the comment is linked here. This and the next post will deal with the meaning of “not … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7 (The Early Church Fathers on Divorce and Remarriage)

[This is long enough for at least two posts, but given its nature, I thought it would be more helpful to the readers to post this all at once and then skip a day. And I'm posting this from the … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:27-28 (“But if you do marry, you have not sinned”)

(1Co 7:27 ESV) 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. The first question and answer is clear enough. Those who are married should … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:17-26 (“Let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him”)

[I'm splitting Part 2 posted yesterday into Part 2 and Part 3 as Part 2 dealt with two very different subjects and to better set up the posts that will follow.] (1Co 7:17-20 ESV) 17 Only let each person lead … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:5-16 (Divorce and Remarriage, Part 1)

(1 Cor 7:5 ESV) Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:1-4 (Conjugal rights of spouses)

In chapter 7, Paul changes the subject from prostitution to marriage. At this point, it appears that he turns his attention to a letter received from the Corinthians. (1 Cor 7:1 ESV) Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: … Continue reading

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Apologetics: August 3, 2014 Sunday School Class (Historical Evidence for Jesus and the Resurrection)

Here are the notes – Apologetics: Did Jesus Really Exist? Apologetics: The Resurrection of Jesus Here’s the audio – August 3, 2014 Class

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Time Out

I’m going to slow the pace of posting for a while. I’m headed into yet another back surgery on Tuesday, and so my time will be limited. It seems that the rumors have all been true: I have a screw … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s “Surprised by Scripture”

N. T. Wright continues to produce an astonishing volume of excellent writing, targeted at Christian audiences at all levels of scholarship. Most recently, Wright has released Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues, a collection of essays on various issues pertinent to … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6:15-20 (“You were bought with a price”)

(1 Cor 6:15 ESV) 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Why is prostitution wrong? Paul doesn’t say because … Continue reading

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