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The Apostle Paul’s Teachings on Marriage, Divorce and Celibacy
Mid-America Christian University

BINT3813-PSY1207 Foundations of Ethics: The Life and Teachings of Paul
Lawrence Kirk

Marriage, Divorce and Celibacy
This paper explores the Apostle Paul’s teachings on marriage, divorce, remarrying and celibacy. This teaching on marriage is found in 1 Corinthians 7. In his teachings Paul gives advice to the unmarried in, he gives advice to those who divorce, separate, wish to remarry and gives advice to those who are married. Along with the teachings of Paul we will also explore the rating of marriage, living together out of wedlock and divorce. We will
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The husband must love his wife as he loves himself and must not divorce his wife.
Another thing that we learn from Paul is about the problems in marriage and divorce. Paul teaches about some of the most common marital problems. A big marital problem is sex and faithfulness. God tell us that our bodies belong to him, we must flee from sexual immorality and that anyone who sins sexually sins against their own bod because our bodies belong to our spouse. A husband must not go and seek sex outside the marriage nor go to the courts to force his wife to have sex with him. The wife must not deprive herself from her husband and causing
Marriage, Divorce and Celibacy him to fall into temptation to seek sex outside the marriage. We learn about divorce in Matthew 5:32 which says “ But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives and must not separate from him and a husband should not divorce his wife. Paul taught us that marriage is hard and there will be many hard times but we must learn to get through it with God as our guidance.
In today’s world so many people are more concerned with their own needs and wants that they forget completely about God and his commandments. People are more concerned with pleasing themselves and are more concerned with their own sexual desires that
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