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     Truck Stop Ministry is reaching truckers at the TA #180 truck stop in Slidell, LA on I-10, exit 266.  Chapel services are every Sunday at 8 am - 10 am in the TV room.

     You will receive a KJV Bible for attending a chapel service. 

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      Come in and see what the Lord is doing at the TA truck stop in Slidell, La.  If there is no anointing in a ministry then what is the purpose for it?

     Worshiping Jesus is the reason to attend a chapel service.  It's about Him not us.  The messages and ministries of this Truck Stop Ministry Chapel Service will either move you toward faith in Christ or it will drive you out of the room.

     We are there to minister the Word of God to you.  We are not there to play church or to play around with the ministry of God.  Reaching truckers with the gospel of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit is the only reason we show up at the TA truck stop.

     If that is not the purpose of any truck stop ministry then all you will get of that ministry is "religion" and "religious works" placed upon you.  We desire the Holy Spirit to burn a desire within you to hunger and thirst after Him.

     Thirst means to crave for a fluid,  and the fluid I am talking about is the Holy Spirit of God.

     Jesus said whoever drinks of the water that He gives will never thirst again.  He is talking about the Spirit which He wants you to have.
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     Kerry has served as an Evangelist, as a Pastor, as a President for a Christian Biker Club, as a Counselor, officiated both weddings and funeral ceremonies, and now serves as a Chaplain to truckers.
     Kerry was born in New Orleans in February 1959 and then born-again on Spetember 30, 1979 on a Sunday around 11:45 am in New Orleans.

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Truck Stop Ministry

     
Truck Stop Ministry, helping truckers (also bikers and travelers) come to a real living faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

      Truckers who attend a Truck Stop Ministry Chapel Service hear the message of the
Redemption, one similar to this:
   

Gospel of John 1:12 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:"

This is one of the greatest statements in the gospel!
If you will receive Jesus Christ today, He will impart His life into you! And you will become a child of God!

Jesus said, "You must be born again!" You will have a new kind of life given to you!

The love of Jesus is what you need today! His life will give you peace and joy in your heart!

The life of Christ will heal your diseases! The life of Jesus Christ will drive out every sickness and every demon from your life! The life of Jesus the Christ will restore your blind eyes and your deaf ears!

The life of Christ will cleans your flesh of every sickness and every disease!

The Bible says, "He that has the Son of God has Life!...But he that does not have the Son, does not have life! The Bible says, "He that is in Christ Jesus is a new creature!" And "All things are possible!” AND “All things become new!"

The Bible says, “He forgives all thine iniquities!” AND “He heals all my diseases!”

The Bible says that the sick and the diseased came to Christ, and just one touch from Jesus, and their sickness and disease were gone!

When the blind man cried out to Jesus, just one touch from the Lord and his blind eyes received sight again!


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Oh my friends, just one touch from Jesus today, and your life will be made every way whole! His life is just as miraculous today as it ever was! He is the same, yesterday, today and forever!

Jesus said Satan comes to kill, and to steal, and to destroy. BUT, listen to this... Jesus said, “I have come that you may have life! And that you may have life more abundantly!”

The Bible says that “These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Son of God!” And by “Believing, you may have life through His name!”

He is here right now, that He may impart His miracle life to every one of you who will believe! This is true Christianity! This is not religion! This is a miracle! A life from Jesus! Not a dream! This is a life from a person! Jesus Christ, the Son of God!

When you receive His life today He’ll blot out every sin! He’ll heal every disease! You’ll be born again! You’ll become a new creature! It will be a miracle! Receive Jesus right now!

Accept His life now! Only believe! If you are willing to accept Him now, I want you to repeat this prayer out loud right now! “Oh, Lord in Heaven.....I accept Jesus as my Savior.....I believe on Jesus Christ.....Come into my life, Lord.....Forgive my sin.....Make me every way clean, even unto my soul.....Give joy within my heart.....Peace within my soul.....Make Me Your Child Lord!.....And from this day I will follow Jesus.....Thank You Lord!....

May I say to you, that you.... are now...... a Child of the King!

   

                                


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     Be at these Chapel Services which take place each Sunday at 8am (In the Trucker's TV room).

    Anointed Preaching & Teaching will touch your heart only because of the fact that the Lord Jesus is raised form the dead and is alive!

  He is within each believer showing Himself strong and loving toward this sinful generation.   Every trucker who is believing and willing to embrace His word does sense His presence and love for them.

     Through this redemption based teaching and through each believer's faith in Jesus Christ's redemption for us, truckers experience that what the Lord wants has for them.


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1. Jus' be One God.....an' dats all.
2. Don't pray to nuttin' or nobody...jus' God.
3. Don't choo say; "I am His"... then be livin' life different and...don't be cussin' nobody.
4. Rememba' dis', when its da 7th day... Don't choo be workin'...pass yo' self by da church house.
5. Listen to mama an' you daddy...ALL da time.
6. Don't be killin' nobody...deer, duck, alligata' dats OK, jus' choot em' .
7. God done gave a wife to ya'....jus' sleep wit' her.
8. Don't choo be takin' nuttin'...jus' leave-it-alone.
9. Always told da troot...da whole troot...an' nuttin' but the troot.
10. Don't choo go wontin' nobody stuff...

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Marriage | Divorce | Remarriage



The sexual relationship described in the two scriptures found in Exodus and Deuteronomy is the sin of "porneia" or fornication... because there is no marriage

Genesis 2:24 is the description of a lawful sexual relationship between two people, which is given to us by the first man Adam.


Exodus 22:16 (KJV)
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"And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife" (‘endow her’ - ref. Deuteronomy 22:29).

Now notice the words "not betrothed" in this scripture.

Betrothed means: As the same as one being already married. (Look up the "betrothed" scriptures at www.biblegateway.com or in a concordance).

As stated in Exodus 22:16, when two single (not betrothed) people engage in a sexual relationship, the word instructs that:

"he shall surely" be married to her.

Why?  Because they have become "one flesh" illegally, and now must become husband and wife through the marriage vow or cleaving - Genesis 2:24.


AND in Deuteronomy 22:28-29 (KJV)
"If a man find a damsel that IS a virgin, which is "not betrothed", and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver (the dowry), and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, "he may not put her away all his days."

Notice: "he may NOT put her away ALL his days", this is a life long arrangement.


                       Why Is This?

   Because they have "become one flesh" - as Paul states in 1 Corinthians 6:16.

("one flesh" is [and gives] the picture of a sexual relationship, of intercourse.)


The LORD teaches us what intercourse is, by saying the words: "one flesh".

The LORD God ordained intercourse in the beginning, as found in Genesis 2:21-24 which reads as follows.

"And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

and the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man.


And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."

(verse 24 reads) "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."


The word "cleave" in verse 24 is ("dabaq") pronounced "dah-vack", which means: to cling, stay close, keep close, stick to, stick with, join to, to adhere firmly, as if with glue.

As ordained from the beginning, a man shall leave his parents and "shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh."

In other words; the word "cleave" is the description of a man and a woman being "glued together!"


! GLUED TOGETHER !

Jesus refers to Genesis 2:24 and the truth of being "cleaved" or "glued together" in order to be "one flesh" in marriage in Matthew 19:5-6, & in Mark 10:8.

Paul also refers to Genesis 2:24 in Ephesians 5:31.

πορνεία or “porneia” is the Greek word translated in the KJV Bible into the word- "fornication".

We define fornication as: "voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other" (or not cleaved, or not glued together to each other - Gen 2:24).

Fornication then is linked to the definition of unlawful sex.  (Only sex within a lawful marriage is not sinful.)


μοιχεία or “moicheia” is the Greek word translated in the KJV into the word - "adultery".

Adultery "moicheia" is the word linked to "a lawful marriage" which defines the sexual relationship act outside of that lawful marriage union.


   One word defines sexual sin BEFORE marriage or the "cleaving or gluing together to another." - This word is “porneia” fornication.

The other word defines sexual sin AFTER marriage or after the "cleaving to or the gluing together to another." - This word is “moicheia” adultery.


Two words describing two, very different, sexual relationships.  One sexual relationship (which is within the marriage bond only) is ordained by the LORD. The other sexual relationship (which is without the marriage bond) is NOT ordained by Him, it is sin.



> If a person who has never been married (who is not betrothed, or is not cleaved to, or not glued together to another) has sexual  relations with another who has never been married (who is not betrothed, not cleaved or glued to another) we must identify this as sin, and call it: “porneia” or 'fornication.'

(Note: If you have called on the Name of the LORD,
Exodus 22:16 & Deuteronomy 22:28-29 must be your guiding light concerning fornication.)


> IF a person who has never been married has sexual relations with one who is betrothed only and have not consummated their marriage, we must identify this as sin, and call it: “porneia” or 'fornication.'



> IF a person who has consummated their marriage vow (sex consummates a marriage vow, they are no longer considered "betrothed") and has sexual relations with anyone else, we must identify this as sin, and call it: “moicheia” or 'adultery.'


> IF a person who has never been married nor is betrothed to another has sexual relations with someone who has never been married nor is betrothed to another, we must identify this as sin, and call it: "proneia" fornication.

(They must be married.  Exodus 22:16 & Deuteronomy 22:28-29)



These two sexual sins; “porneia” (fornication) & “moicheia” (adultery) are very different from each other.


Again, these two very different words each define a sexual sin and gives us "insight" (the power of acute observation and discernment) to understand the relationship context of the individuals engaging in these sinful acts.                                                   


These two words describe the sexual relations engaged in by those who are either "cleaved to another" or are "not cleaved to another".


> IF a person was "betrothed" (meaning: is cleaving to someone, is soon to consummate their vow) and has engaged in sexual relations with another, this would be sin.  It is call: "porneia" (fornication), not "moicheia" (adultery).


> IF a person who is "betrothed" finds their betrothal (their soon to be spouse through the vow and  consummation act of intercourse) unfaithful [meaning: “porneia”  fornication] in this case as described in Matthew 19:9, that person can "put away" their soon to be spouse for the cause of “porneia”  fornication, and marry another.

There is no adultery "moicheia" sin because the betrothal vow was not consummated, sealing the marriage bond:  "What Therefore God Has Joined Together, Let Not Man Put Asunder" - Matthew 19:6, Mark 10:9, Genesis 2:24, 4:1                                                               



>  IF a person is married and puts away their spouse and marries another, this would be sin, it is called "moicheia" adultery.


>  AND (this person) causes the one who is 'put away' to commit "moicheia" adultery.


AND


> WHOEVER marries him/her that is put away commits "moicheia" adultery.

It's either stay married or stay single.  (single as in idea of a 'eunuch' - Matthew 19:12 "celibacy").

AND only marry in the LORD. (1 Corinthians 7:39).


 




In the light of Matthew 19:9

  If fornication "porneia" can mean sexual sin committed by a person whose marriage has been consummated, then why did the Lord use the word "porneia" instead of "moicheia," when "moicheia" describes the sexual sin of a married person?                                                                                                                                               And whosoever is 'put away' will commit adultery "moicheia";   IF she remarries again, (except for the reason of  "porneia" fornication as the Lord states), she should be free to marry another and would not be committing "moicheia" if her husband, who put her away, remarries someone else - RIGHT?                                                                     That's not right!..... the Lord Jesus said she would be committing "moicheia" adultery.            AND....her husband IS committing "moicheia"         adultery.... therefore he is NOT committing  fornication but is comiting adultery.                                               

Why is this?

The disciples understood this very clearly.  They asked the Lord Jesus about it (Matthew 19:10) and said; "... If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry."

And the Lord responds; "All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given."

Again, why is this?... It is because the word fornication "porneia" points to sexual relations 'before' marriage, and adultery "moicheia" points to sexual relations 'after' marriage.

As you can see, if you don't know what these two words really mean, then confusion can mislead you.


Paul writes;

"It is reported commonly that there is fornication "porneia" among you (not "moicheia" adultery), and such fornication "porneia" (again, not "moicheia" adultery) as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife." (1 Corinthians 5:1).


"....flee fornication "porneia"..." (1 Cor. 6:18), and "...now the body is not for fornication "porneia", but for the Lord." (1 Cor. 6:13).


The Jews said;

"We be not born of 'fornication' "porneia"; WE HAVE one Father, even God." (John 8:41)


The Apostles and elders said to the Gentile church;

" ...that ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication "porneia": from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well." (Acts 15:29).


Paul again says;

"Nevertheless, to avoid fornication "porneia", let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband." (1 Corinthians 7:2).


Paul also writes;

"For this is the WILL of God, even your SANCTIFICATION, that ye should abstain from fornication "porneia" (1 Thessalonians 4:3).


Again Paul writes;

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery "moicheia", Fornication "porneia", uncleanness, lasciviousness..."

(Notice: Two different words describing two different sexual sins in the same verse concerning "the works of the flesh" - One is in relation to sexual sin "within the marriage bond" and the other is in relation to sexual sin "outside of the marriage bond")



MORE ABOUT FIRST CORINTHIANS 5:1

And Paul writes to the Corinthian church;

"It is reported commonly that there is fornication "porniea" among you (not "moicheia" adultery), and such fornication "porneia" (again, not "moicheia" adultery) as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife." (1 Corinthians 5:1).

Remember, "porneia" fornication points to sexual relations before marriage, and "moicheia" adultery points to sexual relations after marriage.

In the above scripture, "porneia" fornication is used to describe the sexual relation between the "father's wife" and the 'son'.  The word connected to a "marriage bond" is not used in this passage, which is the word "moicheia" adultery.


  By observing this sinful relationship through the word used to describe it, it must be understood that the 'father' did BETROTHED or espouse a 'wife' making him the husband to her, as Joseph was husband to Mary {Matthew 1:18-19, Luke 1:27, 2:5}, BUT he did not consummate the marriage yet {same as Joseph & Mary}.

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  The father's 'son' and his 'wife' [betrothed wife] were committing "porneia" fornication the sexual sin outside of marriage.                                                                                                    
  If the father and his betrothed wife did consummate their vows, then the word "moicheia" adultery would have been used to describe this sinful relationship.                                                                                                          
  This is why the word "porneia" fornication is used to describe this sinful sexual relationship and not the word "moicheia" adultery
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   Again, 'betrothed' means the same as if one is already married.  A betrothal is the "beginning" of a cleaving, a commitment, a vow, a contract, a covenant taking place.


Example of a Betrothal

And the woman is considered to be 'espoused as a wife' - Matthew 1:18 (example: Mary to Joseph)

And also the man is considered to be now a 'husband' - Matthew 1:16 (example: Joseph to Mary)

But the man has not as yet 'taken unto him' his wife - Matthew 1:20 (example: Joseph to Mary)


This is a 'betrothal' or one who is 'betrothed'.

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The word 'engagement' is a similar idea of a betrothal, but to be betrothed is to be considered as being a "husband" and having a "wife".                   
                                                                            

(Look up all the "betrothed" scriptures at biblegateway.com or in a concordance to verify how this "marriage" is looked upon.)                              

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About Deuteronomy 24:1-4

verse 1 - "When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him "write her a bill of divorcement", and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house."

The Lord Jesus refers to this idea of what was 'said by them of old time' (Matthew 5:27) concerning the 'writing a bill of divorcement" and makes this response; "but I say to you, that whosoever..."

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  "BUT I SAY TO YOU, THAT WHOSOEVER..."       
                     (Matthew 5:32
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  Because the Lord said; "but I say to you that whosoever...", this makes the 'writing a bill of divorcement' for any reason to be "moicheia" adultery.                                                                
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Deuteronomy 24:2 - "And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife."

> Because the Lord said; "but I say to you that whosoever...", when 'she' in vs. 2, leaves and becomes another man's wife, she is now committing "moicheia" adultery.                                           


Deuteronomy 24:3 - "And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and give its in her hand, and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;"

Deuteronomy 24:4 - "her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the Lord: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the Lord thy God gives thee for an inheritance."

> She has become "defiled" and this action is "abomination before the Lord," And the land has been made to "sin".  Now this statement is still true for the Lord has said; "but I say to you.....except for "porneia" fornication."                                        

> Because the Lord said: "but I say to you that whosoever...", this idea of "writing a bill of divorcement" for any reason keeps him form putting her away and from being "defiled."                          

> The Lord has now eliminated the "abomination before Him" to cease, and the land has no cause to sin, because the husband now CANNOT put away his wife just for ANY REASON or because he "has found some uncleanness in her."                                      

                                    
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We are betrothed to the LORD.

You are one spirit with the Lord, whosoever of you is joined unto the Lord - 1 Corinthians 6:17.

   Marriage is the picture of the reality between a born again christian and the Lord Jesus which will take place at the "Marriage Supper of the Lamb."

Revelation 19:9

"And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God."


I hope this enlightens some of you and help you to commit to your vows and commit to the word of the Lord.


 
                                                                                                                                                               
                           Fornication is "porneia" - the sin BEFORE marriage.                            
                                                                                                                                           
                              Adultery is "moicheia" - the sin AFTER marriage.                             

                                                                                                                                                               


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.
 
2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication "porneia" (the sin before marriage), let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

(To avoid "porneia" fornication: get married!)

 

3
Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband

(The husband & wife must engage in the sexual relationship with each other.  Vs. 2 is the subject matter for this statement in this verse)

 


4 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.

(Again, vs 2 is the subject, therefore the husband & wife do not rule their own body, their spouse does.  They must engage in sexual relationship when either one cannot contain)

 


5 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.

(A non-sexual relationship between the married, must be only for 'a time', and must be with consent.  You then must come together again lest Satan tempt you to commit "moicheia" adultery because you are married.  "proneia" fornication is the sexual sin for the unmarried)

 


6 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 (single).  But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

(Paul is teaching that 'being single' is a gift, and 'being married' is a gift. As you can tell, Paul has a drive to be with the Lord not to be with women and "he would that all men were even as" he is)



8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows (singles), It is good for them if they abide even as I (single).

(Paul is saying to the unmarried & widows; "To avoid fornication "porneia," remain as he is."  BUT!!...)
 


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But if they cannot contain (that is: having a sexual appetite),  let them marryfor it is better to marry than to burn.

(Paul is teaching the 'unmarried' and 'widows' that they should get married to avoid fornication "porneia" if they 'burn' with sexual appetites)


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And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

(The Lord commands the married to stay married to avoid "moicheia" adultery)
 


11
But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

 
(If she departs she must remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband.  If she does marry another, she will be committing adultery "moicheia")

12
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. (ref. vs. 10)


13
And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. (ref. vs. 10)


14
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.


15
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.

(A brother or a sister is not bound to stay with the unbelieving spouse who left.  But the brother or sister in the Lord must remain unmarried or they will be committing adultery "moicheia" if they marry again. - Read notes below)


16
For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband?  or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?


17
But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walkAnd so ordain I in all churches.

(Notice: even this situation [in vs. 15] is considered "the Lord's calling" and the Lord has "distributed" this also.  Paul even ordains this teaching in the churches) 
 


18
Is any man called being circumcised?  let him not become uncircumcisedIs any called in uncircumcision?  let him not be circumcised.

(How can one become uncircumcised when he is circumcised?  He can't, it's done forever!  The point of this teaching is:  Stay where you are called - 'single', 'married', or 'put away' - remain in that state)


19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

(Paul is using his comment about circumcision to teach how "marriage" binds the husband and wife to an irreversible relationship)
 


20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

(Again, the point of this teaching is to stay where/how you are called in Him, and remain there)



21
Art thou called being a servant?  care not for itbut if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

(Except for being a believer who is a 'bound servant'.  Paul doesn't want the believing 'bound servant' to remain in that state.  Paul is saying; "get out of that state when possible")



22
For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called , being free, is Christ's servant.


23
Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

(Again, Paul is saying to the believer who is a 'bound servant' to become free from being a bound servant as soon as you can, if you can)



24
Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

(Are you married?  Stay married.  Are you single?  Stay single.  Are you put away?  Remain unmarried.  EXCEPT for the 'bound servant', they should look for a way out when possible, but not so for the married)


25 Now concerning virgins (singles) I have no commandment of the Lord:  yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

26
I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
 
27 Art thou bound unto a wife?  seek not to be loosed.  Art thou loosed from a wife?  seek not a wife.

(Paul again repeats himself and teaches to "stay married, if married" as commanded by the Lord, and "stay unmarried if single" as in his [Paul's] judgment)



28
But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinnedNevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.


29
But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;


30
And they that weep, as though they wept not;  and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;


31
And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.


32
But I would have you without carefulness.  He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:


33
But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.


34
There is difference also between a wife and a virgin.  The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

(Just as there is a "difference between a wife and a virgin" [a married woman and a woman who has never been married], so there is a difference between "porneia" fornication - sex before marriage and "moicheia" adultery - sex after marriage)


(Notice also Paul has compared even "marriage" and "sex" to "a thing of the world")



35
And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

(Paul is teaching that among the 'caring for the many things of the world', even "marriage" is a "distraction" which hinders you from your devotion so "that you may attend upon the Lord".  Paul is teaching this for your profit and is even saying that this idea is "suitable" for the believer;  in another word: "comely") 



36
But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.

(Paul is writing about "betrothed" couples in this verse.   These are couples who have consented to "not" consummate their marriage by a sexual relationship in order to serve the Lord as in vs. 32 & 34.  BUT, as you can see he [or they] now have sexual appetites and cannot contain any longer.  Paul said; "let them marry" or let them consummate their marriage; let have sexual relations)



37
Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.

(Paul is talking about a "betrothed" couple and a husband who is remaining steadfast in abstaining from sex in his (and her's) service and care for the Lord)


38
So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

(Paul is speaking of the "betrothed bride's father in the first part of this verse and speaking about a father who does not give away his daughter to be "betrothed" in marriage in the last part of this verse)

(Paul is teaching that it is "better" NOT to marry, because "the wife if bound by the law as long as her husband lives")

39
The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead , she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.


40
But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment:  and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

(Paul is teaching this;  You will be happier if you stay single, that you may attend upon the Lord without distraction)



  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The words (above) from Paul are self explanatory ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 


Have you been called in the Lord while married?

>  Stay married!  If you separate, be reconciled back together again!

Have you been called in the Lord while single?

>  Stay single!  If you cannot contain and "burn" then get married!


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