The Christian And Divorce by Miles Seaborn

THE CHRISTIAN AND DIVORCE
1 Corinthians 7:10-40

INTRO. This passage deals with different sets of
people, each of them had different lives and were in a
different set of circumstances. In each of these the
will of God for the life of the individual was
foremost.

How much misery and heartache could have been avoided
in Verse 17 had been standard of each Christian's
life.

Paul deals first with -

I. THOSE WHO ARE UNMARRIED OR WIDOWS - verse 8-9

1. Paul felt the age was hastening to an end.
They would be better to remain as they are. Verse
31-35.

2. Face yourself as you really are. Corinth so
wicked and lustful, better to marry than to burn.
No low view of marriage, Paul was saying if you
have a nature that is naturally passionate,
better to marry.

II. THOSE WHO ARE MARRIED - verse 10-11.

1. Paul forbids divorce on the ground that Jesus
forbade it! Now what did Jesus say: Matthew
19:1-23, Matthew 5: 31-32.

Hillel - could divorce his wife for any reason.

Shammal - one exception - adultery

Is it lawful? Jesus cut across this to the head
of the issue, the basic issue and purpose of
marriage.

1) He answered and said, "Have you not
read?" Gen. 1:27, 11:22-24 God's original
purpose he made only one man and one woman.
The purpose was for one woman and one wife!

2) "Shall leave his father and mother" -
man should bind himself mor ...


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