Dating people married perfect timothy
I have often struggled with reconciling God’s plan that we should marry and Paul’s words that we should avoid marriage unless we will not be strong enough to avoid sexual sin.I have recently been reading a study of 1 Corinthians by Richard Ganz entitled .This explanation has always troubled me, for at the beginning of time, while the word was still perfect, God said “it is not good for man to be alone” and in a sinless world instituted marriage.Since then it would seem that marriage has been normative for Christians – unless we have a good reason to marry, we should get married.In the interpretation provided by Pastor Ganz we have to change the explanation.
However, if a person is unable to control himself because of sexual immorality, he should marry to avoid sinning.
This passage concludes with the words “For I wish that all men were even as I myself.
But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.” In light of the traditional interpretation we would assume that Paul wishes that all Christian men were able to remain unmarried and that the gift he refers to is celibacy.
In an age where women were regarded as second-class citizens, Paul writes about the importance of a husband dedicating himself to his wife and giving to her any rights he might hold back that would keep her from enjoying sexual intimacy with him.
And of course the same is true of the wife to her husband.