Tag Archives: 1 Corinthians 7

Sex, the Church, and Miss California: Hyper-romantic Notions of Sexuality

To try to get a sense of what David Fitch is saying in his article, I figure I should sort through the summary points he makes at the end — I believe we need to become the kind of community … Continue reading

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MDR: 1 Corinthians 7, Part 6 (virgins and widows)

Paul next considers virgins and widows. And although he now leaves the topic of divorce, many have argued that these passages defend the traditional teaching on divorce. 28b But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and … Continue reading

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MDR: 1 Corinthians 7, Part 3

25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to … Continue reading

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MDR: 1 Corinthians 7, Part 2

10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband … Continue reading

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MDR: 1 Corinthians 7, Part 1

With these concepts in mind, we now need to take up the New Testament’s central passage on marriage and divorce, 1 Corinthians 7. Oddly, most discussions of these doctrines begin with Jesus’ statements in Matthew 5 or Matthew 19. I say … Continue reading

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