Good Stress, Bad Stress, Marriage Stress Lessons on Anxiety Series: Part 6
1 Corinthians 7:6-7: A Caveat and a Framework for "The Sayings" in 7:8-24
Opinions vary on the relationship of 1 Corinthians 7:6-7 to its wider context. The result is that widely differing interpretations of 1 Corinthians 7:1-24 have been offered. This article offers a way to unlock the pattern of Paul's thought in 7:8-24. It is argued that 7:6 does not refer to the contents of 7:1-5, but emphatically to 7:7a where "de" assumes an adverbial role of "rather" in Paul's warning. Using the strong adversative "but" in 7:7b, Paul acknowledges that either singleness or marriage is a divine gift.
Paul – Anti-marriage? Anti-Sex? Ascetic? A Dialogue with 1 Corinthians 7:1-40
Was the apostle Paul an ascetic who saw marriage and sex as ungodly evils? These and related issues like celibacy are examined in the context of 1 Corinthians 7. The author argues against such interpretations. He offers a careful examination of the situational and discourse context and the structure of the chapter.
Thirty-One Days of Purity: Rejoice in the Wife of Your Youth
This article explains how 1 Corinthians 7:2 can help in winning the battle for sexual purity. Learn to enjoy and find satisfaction in your wife. If you are not married, remember that God has provided what you need for life and godliness.
Tricky Texts: He Wasn’t Being Humble
Are the words recorded in 1 Corinthians 7:10-12 Paul's words or God's word? This article weighs in.
1 Corinthians 7:6-7 – What is the Gift of Singleness?
Is singleness a gift? According to 1 Corinthians 7:6-7 singleness must be considered a gift. This article explains.
Imitation of Paul and the Church's Missionary Role in 1 Corinthians
What did it mean for the church in Corinth whom Paul founded to imitate Paul? Was the apostle encouraging the local church in 1 Corinthians to get involved in active missionary work? Did the imitation include a call to his readers to imitate him in evangelism?
Marriage and the Family – Marriage and the Bible
What is God’s purpose for marriage? Chapter 1 starts to answer this question by looking at what the Old Testament and the New Testament reveals about marriage. Its departure point is the foundational narrative in Genesis 1–3.
Paul and the Permanence of Marriage in 1 Corinthians 7
This paper focuses on Paul's teaching on the permanence of marriage in 1 Corinthians 7.
Another Look at the Erasmian View of Divorce and Remarriage
How should Jesus' pronouncements on divorce and remarriage be interpreted? The interpretation of Erasmus was incorporated into confessional positions of churches.
1 Corinthians 7:1 in the NIV
This essay raises a concern with the NIV translation of the idiom in 1 Corinthians 7:1.
About Divorce and Remarriage The Style of the Kingdom versus Remaining Sin and Weakness
A Bad Yoke
1 Corinthians 7:1-40 - Should Christians Marry?
This article is a Bible study on 1 Corinthians 7:1-40.
Marriage: a lifelong bond
This article is about marriage as a bond for life. The author also looks as marriage and remarriage. Scripture passages like 1 Corinthians 7:39, Ephesians 5:31-32 and Matthew 19:9 is also discussed.
Marriage: A Calling
In this article about marriage as a calling, the author looks at wedding vows and at marriage as a covenant. Important in marriage is love and respect. 1 Corinthians 7 is discussed. The author also looks at being single.
The Permanence of Marriage
1 Corinthians 7:29 - The Time is Short
1 Corinthians 7:17 - Remain in Your Calling
Sexual Intimacy and the Rights Over a Spouse's Body in Marriage
This article is an exegesis of 1 Corinthians 7:3–5. In marriage, couples are called to serve each other, also when it comes to sexual intimacy.
Baptist Objections to Infant Baptism and the Reformed Response
In this article on infant baptism, the author discusses the objections against infant baptism by the advocates of believers baptism.