Ro 7:1 ¶ Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. Romans 7 is an interesting passage to say the least. It is being addressed in another thread, but I believe it would be better to start at the beginning and to discuss it as it builds in context. The first issue I find is that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth. If one is found to be a violator of the law, the case in question being that of a women that is married to one husband, and while that husband is still living she be married to another man, the Scriptures say she is an adulteress. That is an interesting passage to say the least in light of our permissive society even within the Church. Note carefully there is no exception clause alluded to in any shape or fashion that I can tell. The issue surrounds one thing and one thing only, i.e., if in fact the first husband be dead or alive. Thoughts?