Monthly Archives: July 2010

1 Corinthians 7:12-14

If the whole Bible is inspired, why would Paul make a point of him saying something and not the Lord?  In this context the Lord did not give any direct instruction about the scenario Paul is dealing with.  Paul’s insight … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7: 10,11

Once married, always married.  We see in the New Testament that unity in a marriage is always the goal.  Jesus has quite harsh words for those who would leave their spouse (Luke 16:18).  Of course, if someone is abused they … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7: 8,9

We often think that men burn with passion while women are quite proper and controlled.  Paul explicitly states that he is unmarried in this passage, maybe he is a widower, and as such he has no ties to another human being … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:1-7

If you don’t have much of a libido, there is a strong case for not getting married.  It is not that getting married is bad, but you can focus on serving God in ways that are quite special.  Jesus even … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6 Review

1 Corinthians seems to worry about what others think of us.  This seems strange because we hear so often that it doesn’t matter what others think of you.  The aim of good beaviour, though, is not that we would have … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Am I free to see any movie that I want?  Yes.  Should I?  No.  Am I free to see any woman I want?  Yes.  Should I?  No.  Am I free to eat whatever I choose?  Yes.  Should I?  No.  All … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6: 9-11

In one of my classes that I teach, I told my students that I love gay men.  I said it to provoke a reaction.  It is not that I am homosexual myself, it is just that we can be such homophobes … Continue reading

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