kjv@1Corinthians:7:1@ Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:2@ Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:3@ Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:4@ The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:5@ Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:25@ Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:26@ I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:27@ Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:28@ But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:29@ But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
kjv@1Corinthians:7:30@ And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
kjv@1Corinthians:7:31@ And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:32@ But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
kjv@1Corinthians:7:33@ But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:34@ There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:35@ And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:36@ But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:37@ Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:38@ So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:39@ The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
kjv@1Corinthians:7:40@ But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
Their salvation still requires belief and repentance just as the rest of us. This sanctification he is speaking of is of a setting apart. There are varying levels of sanctification. The unbeliever and the household are being blessed tangibly because of the blessing of God toward the believer and the children are raised in a better and more wholesome environment. It still would be better however that they all believe.
These are general rules for marriage but, the principals involved are far reaching. Principal one: you are not your own, you are the others'. Principal two: don't hold back yourselves from one another except by mutual consent for spiritual matters. Principal three: stay engaged/invested in the marriage even if your spouse is a unbeliever if they are consenting.
What would a personal opinion be doing in the Bible? It shows me an example of applying principal. There are areas in our lives where we will find no direct scriptural answer or command. I don't think that God sought for each and every area to be commanded. There are several areas however we will find where it is best to apply principal. We are allowed to see how an apostle would reason such an area forward by principal. Yes it is his opinion and we have to take it as such, but, principals are born out great truths that have been meditated and applied in different areas that have similarity to the issue presently considered. Most people don't spend enough time even meditating these God given truths enough during to day to know how that they might relate to the question at hand.
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