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what it means corinthians 7:24

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by lambofgod43985889, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Active Member Supporter

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  2. Carl Emerson

    Carl Emerson Well-Known Member

    New Zealand
    1 Cor 7:21

    Were you a slave when you were called? Do not let it concern you, but if you can gain your freedom, take the opportunity.

    In other words YES
  3. Radagast

    Radagast has left CF Supporter

    I guess you mean this:

    1 Corinthians 7:21-24: Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so. For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave. You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings. Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.

    Paul is not ruling out improving your situation. He's saying that, if you become a Christian, you shouldn't just quit your job (unless the job is evil). The normal situation is that you keep living your life, but as a Christian.

    One of the things he's ruling out is a a custom some early Christians had of selling themselves into slavery and donating the money to charity. He's forbidding that.
  4. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Active Member Supporter

    but if you're poor and want to start a business? can't you be a person who gets higher in the pyramid
  5. Radagast

    Radagast has left CF Supporter

    Oh sure. Nothing Paul says rules that out.

    After all, if you're a man with children to feed, and you become a Christian, then you're a Christian man with children to feed.

    In Ephesians 4:28, Paul tells us to work so hard that there's some money left over to help the poor.
  6. BrotherJJ

    BrotherJJ New Member

    United States
    1 Corinthians 7:14 Sanctification Parsed

    The context of 1 Corinthians chapter 7 isn't speaking to salvation.

    1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

    Point 1: sanctified & saved are not the same thing; nor are they interchangeable.

    God sanctified (set apart) the whole Nation of Israel. This does not mean every person was automatically saved.

    The context of 1 Cor 7:14 is about marriage, divorce, the children & their sanctification, not one's salvation.

    Many of the believers Paul is speaking to here in 1 cor 7:14 were Jewish converts, deeply steeped in Mosaic Law.

    OT covenant laws were clear. Don't intermarry with the heathen/gentiles. Your offspring would be bastards outside covenant seals. (Deut 7:3-4)

    The main context is the children of a believer & unbeliever. The Apostle is explaining to the Jewish converts.

    That the New Covenant believers Faith supersedes the unbelievers lack there of.

    Chapter context key: """Else were your children unclean""" (1 Cor 7:14)

    The unbelieving husband or wife "isn't saved" through the Believing partner. However, the children are sanctified and covered by/through the Believing parents Faith. The covering is dissolved when the child is old enough to choose for themselves.

    At this point the child like everyone else (including the unsaved spouse) are saved only by:

    Placing their FAITH in the edemptive, sin atoning: Death(sins required wage), Burial(proof Christ died) & Resurrection(God's receipt, payment received & accepted) of Jesus the Christ.

    Unbelievers Are Condemned
    John 3:18 But he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
    (NOTE: Unbelievers in the son are & will be condemed)

    Believers Have Eternal Life
    John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son "hath" everlasting life & he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
    (NOTE: He the BELIEVERS on the SON "hath" everlasting life)

    Additional context"

    Matt 10:5 Messiah sent forth the 12 & commanded them. To not go the Gentiles or into any city of the Samaritans

    The Samaritans were Jews that had inter-married. This was forbidden under Mosaic law. They were seen as unclean half-breeds, outside covenant seals. They even had thier own temple on Mt Gerazim. (Jn 4:20-21).

    The 2nd message here is: The marriage relation, through the BELIEVING spouse is sanctified so that there is no need of a divorce. If either husband or wife is a believer and the other agrees to remain, the marriage (not the unbeliever) is sanctified and need not be set aside.

    A great scripture example is Timothy:

    Acts 16:1 Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:

    Timothy's mother was Jewish his father a Greek/gentile.
  7. Tolworth John

    Tolworth John Well-Known Member

    United Kingdom
    Classic cass of not reading the context.
    The whole chapter is about how becoming a Christian affects the Christian. Believers with unbelieving partners were not to divorce them.
    Slaves were not to worry about being a slave.
    If pledged to be married get married, if unmarried stay unmarried so long as singleness enables one to serve God more.

    It is about being content as opposed to being discontented.