Marriage among believers

What is a believer who is unmarried to do concerning marriage? I will answer this with the understanding that the day that we live in is currently a  time of distress: this is a generation of judgment. No man knows the day or the hour, but by the grace and will of God the chosen ones know the generation.

“Now concerning the unmarried I have no commandment of the Lord, yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. I suppose therefore that it is good for this present distress, I say, that it is good for a person so to be.” (1 Cor 7) In this generation of judgment as it was in Paul’s day, it is good for a person if they are unmarried to remain unmarried, but this is not a commandment of the Lord.

“I say therefore to the unmarried and the widows, it is good for them to abide even as I (Paul was unmarried), but if they cannot contain (control themselves), let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn (That is, burn in the judgment of God. For this is a generation of judgment). (1 Cor 7)

And if the unmarried and the widows cannot control themselves let them marry “only in the Lord” (1 Cor 7). If the unmarried and the widows must marry let them marry other chosen one, other believers.

“But they are happier if they so abide (unmarried) after my judgment, and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.”…” But and if you marry, you have not sinned (Paul first speaks about the married who have been loosed by their spouse. It would be those who could not please their spouse after grace came to them, and they were rejected by the husband or the wife. These could marry), and if the unmarried marry, they have not sinned.

And why would this be that they would be happier if they abided unmarried? “Nevertheless those who marry in this present distress will have trouble in the flesh, and this is what I wish to spare you.”…”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. But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. There is also a difference between a wife and an unmarried women. The unmarried womencareth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit. But she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. And this I speak for your profit. Not that I cast a trap upon you, but for right things, that you may wait upon the Lord without distraction.”

One other thing, there is a believing man who cares for an unmarried women whether a widow or never married, whether he be a father, or a brother, or other. If he cannot contain himself and there is no other way, he should give her in marriage. “So then he that giveth her in marriage does well, but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.”

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