The word “yoked” means that you have lost independent movement. In that sense, we cannot see ourselves as a church, or me as a minister, formalising a marriage between a Christian and a non-Christian. That would see two people yokes together who are not united spiritually. It of course does bring up many other difficult […]

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Paul gives the reason why a Christian should stay in their marriage to an unbeliever. Paul and others had brought the gospel to the Corinthian Christians but not everyone believed in the Lord Jesus. Many couples would have come to faith but of course there were some where only one of the spouses came to faith. […]

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The Bible distinguishes between marriage and casual sexual relationships by virtue of the three characteristics… Namely, the creation of a separate household, the permanence of the relationship and the becoming of the one flesh union. Sadly, the church has often felt okay about leaving a man or women in limbo, happy that they haven’t applied for […]

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Our freedom in Christ is what matters and we are free to marry or not, depending on our inclinations and desires. Today, we are looking at God’s Word and re-assessing these verses and at the end I hope you would be able to say that the gift of singleness or marriage is in fact nonsense […]

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What really helps in understanding this passage is asking ourselves this question. Is Paul giving his own opinion or is he quoting the Corinthians’ suggestion? We tend to read it as Paul giving his own opinion but look at it this way. “Now concerning the things about which you wrote: (Corinthians wrote…) It is good for […]

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