Some things in the world about us just don't mix. Oil and water, for example. Their unique and individual molecular structures and properties are such that they simply do not meld naturally into one.
Certain foods were allowed while others were either restricted or forbidden. Since Christ has been crucified the believer now has much latitude in the choice of diet and other activities. One example is the rigid restriction on movement during the Sabbath. The Laws, which God wants us to adhere to, appears in the New Testament.
Now for the Jews who were used to keeping the Mosaic Law, Christ offers them the option of doing so if they choose Col. It is no longer mandatory in the New Testament Church Age though. This is the freedom liberty that Paul speaks of in this book of I Corinthians.
We have freedom from the specific binding tight regulations of the Mosaic Law. We will see the concept of liberty more thoroughly developed in I Corinthians chapters eight to ten.
But here the concept is just introduced to refute the concept of Antinomianism. This heresy concluded that the liberty we have in Christ extended to the moral aspects of the Law as well as the ceremonial.
In an incorrect syllogism it is stated in this manner: The believer is saved by grace through faith in Christ Eph 2: All sins are forgiven, past, present, and future Acts When the believer sins forgiveness is available to the repentant sinner 1 John 1: This heresy therefore concludes the syllogism with an endorsement to go ahead and sin all you want because forgiveness has already been achieved through the grace of the Lord Jesus.
The question we must answer is: If this is not true why? The syllogism breaks down because the truly repentant sinner turns from the sin.
The unbeliever who may masquerade as a believer will continue to sin and appeal to grace for freedom from The Law. Only the ceremonial Law was not restated in the NT. The statement was partially true.
While Christ had taken away the sins by grace all things were not good expedient for the Child of God to pursue. Some were still forbidden in the New Testament.
Sexual sins continued to be in the forbidden classification. It is never appropriate to disregard basic Christian morality as taught in the New Testament for personal gratification. Beginning to address behaviors that were permitted under the New Testament's Law of Christ, the text continues to demonstrate that we should not get caught up in any of them so as to damage our testimony.
For those activities for which we have liberty we are not to become addicted. For those activities, which are permitted in the New Testament, we must not allow them to control us.
Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. Food meats for the stomach and the stomach for food meatswas an expression by which some Corinthians sought to justify their sexual immorality.
When they sensed hunger, they reasoned that food was eaten to satisfy the urge. So too, they argued, sex was pleasurable and necessary. When their bodies signaled sexual desire, they needed to be satisfied. But Christ drew a sharp line between the stomach and the body.
The body in this context meant more than the physical frame; it referred to the whole person, composed of flesh the material and spirit the immaterial.
While we are on the earth the body is not separated from the spirit. Further the body will be resurrected to an immortal state at the first resurrection. We will see this expressed fully in I Corinthians chapter fifteen. So an urge that comes to us is no justification to satisfy it!
The homosexuals rely on this thinking to justify their behavior.What’s funny is that the phrase “unequally yoked” does not specifically refer to marriage. Actually, the phrase “equally yoked” is not even in the bible. II Corinthians (KJV) says, “Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers”.
Paul’s prohibition against being unequally yoked with unbelievers applies to marriage, but also to legally binding business partnerships that are difficult to dissolve. May 14, · 2 Corinthians 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?
and . 2 Corinthians makes it clear that when people come together in partnership, they should not be unequally yoked. This is not to say that believers cannot socialize or work with unbelievers, this is referring to partnerships; the forming of two or more in a contractual agreement to advance or solidify their mutual interest together for long.
God’s plan is for a man and a woman to become “one flesh” (Genesis ), Whether in business or relationships Christians are not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. Starting a business with an unbeliever can put Christians in a terrible situation.
Sep 11, · Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?