Rev. P. Van Ruitenburg on 1 Corinthians 6 : 12 - 16

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What the Bible tells us about sexuality

8/4/2019
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1 Corinthians 6 : 12 - 16

1 Corinthians 6
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All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
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Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
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And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
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Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
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What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
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But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
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Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
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What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
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For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
1 Corinthians 7
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Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
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Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
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Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
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The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
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Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
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But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
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For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
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I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
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But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
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And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
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But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
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But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
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And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
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For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
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But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
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For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

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