Do Not Be Yoked Together With Unbelieble?

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The topic of marriage is a particularly relevant topic for me currently. One of our church leaders was divorced last year due to infidelity on the part of his spouse. This week, it was brought to the church’s attention that he is choosing to remarry and being a leader and elder of the church this has led to a lot of debate. The important thing we can do when there is a debate of this manner is to turn to the Bible to learn what it says.
Paul’s stance was if you can go without being married, then it would be better for you if you could do so. He wrote in 1 Corinthians 7:1-2:
Now for the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have
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He states “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” A marriage such of this is good if the spouse can be converted to Christianity, but if they cannot, the marriage will be torn down by the uneven nature. Oftentimes in these situations the Christian spouse will slowly see their Christian faith compromised. Paul also speaks of this situation in 1 Corinthians 7 12-16 and indicates that when there is a marriage between a Christian and non-Christian and the non-Christian is willing to live with the spouse the marriage should continue, but if the unbeliever is unwilling and leaves, the believer is not bound in that …show more content…
This is something that we as a nation have gotten away from in many, many ways. Biblically the man is called to be the head of his household and the wife submit to his authority. This goes much further than simply a wife doing what a husband says. A husband’s place is to be the spiritual leader, to be a Godly example for his wife so that he can build her up in love as Christ builds us up under His authority. The problem in our modern nation is that men often neglect their spiritual duties and do not build up their wives spiritually by remaining in the word with them. So many today see it say “wives submit to your own husband as you submit to the lord| in Ephesians 5:22 and assume that the wife has to do everything the man says. There is more to it than that Paul calls for husband and wives to love and respect each other, to be as one, much like we as members of the church are one in Christ. There should be a unity between a husband and a wife. A marriage full of division and strife is often one that is in danger of not surviving. The picture Paul paints in Ephesians 5 is not one of dominance, but rather a relationship of love and respect between two

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