Marriage or do not marry.......??

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  1. ROSAMARIA FABRIZIO

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    :wavey: :wavey: Hi, all.......I need some help on this....... In Gensis, the Word says; man should not be alone...... And in Corinthians, best for man not to marry........ Well, what does a person do........:BangHead: : Please help would be greatly appreciated.............:smilewinkgrin:.....rosamaria........
     
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    Hello there Rosamaria. Maybe I can help answer your question.

    In Genesis 2:18 God says "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him" (NKJV). Literally the verse should read "it is not good for the man to be alone" however the above quote is how it is translated in the NKJV. The NASB, ESV, and other translations do a better job than the NKJV does with this verse. So the verse is really talking about "the man" or Adam. It does not refer to every man or every person.

    Now let's look at the context of the verse. God created animals and created two of each kind of animal (Gen 2:19-20). So every animal had another like it and, because they were opposite sexes, every animal could produce others like it (Gen 1:24-25). However Adam was alone. As we see in Genesis 2 Adam was created without a partner so he was literally "alone". He was the only human on the planet. Therefore God, on the sixth day, created Eve so that Adam would not be the only human on the planet. God called this good (Gen 1:31). When He says in Genesis 2:18 that "it is not good that man should be alone" He is refering to this situation. It is not good for Adam to be all alone on a big planet. God created people for fellowship with Himself but also for fellowship with other people.

    The situation in Genesis 2:18 does not exist today. In our day even if a person is not married they are not "alone". They have family, friends, if they are a Christian they have their church family, the people they work with, etc. People today are not alone therefore Genesis 2:18 does not deal with the issue of singleness and marriage today.

    As for 1Corinthians 7, well, I think Paul's statements are pretty clear. Paul states that it is good not to get married if a person can remain single and pure. However if they cannot then they should marry (1Cor 7:6-9, 25-28,32-38).

    Hope that helps!
     
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    If I may let me add something here. A person can marry but only in the Lord. If they are not biblical qualified or the person who they intend to marry is not biblically qualified then they must remain single or if there was a former spouse return to their former spouse if possible.
     
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    What is the biblical qualification to marry?


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    I think Gerald means don't be 'unequally yoked'. In other words, don't "missionary" date. Marry a saved person.
     
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    Marry if yer like, but better off not :D LOVE 1 Cor 7 :D
     
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    If you want to marry another Christian, go for it.
     
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    According to scripture if the person is divorced they must remain alone unless the divorce was due to aduletry. Also to marry one must marry another Christian.
     
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    Some people should never marry. I'm one of those, but unfortunately I married twice. There won't be a third.
     
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    Another question........

    :wavey: Thanks for all your replies.... would like to hear more.... And also I have something to say; Can anybody handle to be single for life?? Anyone who has experienced a relationship with male/female...and stay in the single life or unmarried life?? What do you all think??????? :smilewinkgrin:...... rosamaria......
     
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    Yes, if that is God's plan for your life.
     
  12. Jon-Marc

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    I have been single since 1985 so staying single is no problem. I never placed as much importance on sex as most people, and I never believed in it outside of marriage. Living alone is preferable to living with an obnoxious person.
     
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    1Co 7:25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

    Paul seems to be giving a personal opinion here and not a command from God.


    1Co 7:26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
    1Co 7:27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
    1Co 7:28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
    1Co 7:29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;


    Paul's advice was based on the situation of the time. It was a time of great persecution and Paul knowing the events of AD70 were just on the horizon.
     
  14. Martin

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    double post
     
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    ==Well I am in my early thirties and I have never been married. I am just fine last time I checked. My singleness has caused me no mental problems, no physical problems, nothing. Marriage (etc) is not required for a healthy life.

    I think the biggest danger in the single life is temptation. It comes in many forms so we have to be careful. I generally do not allow myself to be in a closed room, or house, alone with a female (who I am not related to). That is a good rule of caution but it also helps avoid the appearance of evil.
     

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