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1 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him… Hebrews 5:9

2 Marriage Remarriage?

3 Marriage and Divorce Who can marry? [a scriptural right] Who cannot marry? [no scriptural right] What are sexual immorality and adultery? Does not under bondage mean free to marry? Mental Divorce, Post-civil-divorce putting away Can the innocent party remarry if guilty does? Apostolic Teaching And Application Married or Bound?

4 Marriage and Divorce Some argue that non-Christians who get divorced and remarried for just any reason do not commit adultery because they do not know the law of Christ, and thus are not accountable to it Apostolic Teaching And Application Married or Bound? Is Marriage Law Universal or For Believers Only? Problem situations where this might occur: - 2 non-Christians divorced and remarried, now want to serve God - Christian marries non-Christian, discovers was divorced before - 2 Christians marry; but one (both?) divorced before conversion

5 Marriage and Divorce Therefore, we are told that it is only AFTER becoming a Christian that Christs marriage laws apply Some argue that non-Christians who get divorced and remarried for just any reason do not commit adultery because they do not know the law of Christ, and thus are not accountable to it Apostolic Teaching And Application Married or Bound? Is Marriage Law Universal or For Believers Only? is this position taught by the scriptures?

6 Universal or Believer Only? Jesus and apostles applied this as part of the gospel Genesis 2 was delivered universally – there was no Jew or Gentile, no distinction of believer or unbeliever at the time the law was given! Apostolic Teaching And Application As weve seen: Matthew 19:1-10, Mark 10:1-12, Rom. 7:1-4, and 1 Cor. 7 all appeal to Gen. 2:24 Mark 1:14-15; 1 Corinthians 7:1, 10-15; etc. The gospel is meant for everyone, believer or not

7 Apostolic Teaching And Application Matthew 28:18-20 All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go…make disciples of all the nations…teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you… Mark 16:15 Go into all the world…preach the gospel to every creature. Luke 24:47 …repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Universal or Believer Only?

8 Apostolic Teaching And Application John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 12:47-48 …I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words…the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. Universal or Believer Only?

9 Apostolic Teaching And Application Acts 2:38-39 Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. Acts 17:26-27, …He has made from one blood every nation of men…so that they should seek the Lord… Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent…because…He will judge the world in righteousness… Universal or Believer Only?

10 Jesus and apostles applied this as part of the gospel Genesis 2 was delivered universally – there was no Jew or Gentile, no distinction of believer or unbeliever at the time the law was given! Apostolic Teaching And Application As weve seen: Matthew 19:1-10, Mark 10:1-12, Rom. 7:1-4, and 1 Cor. 7 all appeal to Gen. 2:24 Mark 1:14-15; 1 Corinthians 7:1, 10-15; etc. The gospel is meant for everyone, believer or not Mt 28; Mk 16; Lk 24; Jn 3; Jn 12; Acts 2; Acts 17; etc.

11 Universal or Believer Only? 1 Cor 5:9-10 says sexually immoral exist in the world Apostolic Teaching And Application As weve seen: Matthew 19:1-10, Mark 10:1-12, Rom. 7:1-4, and 1 Cor. 7 all appeal to Gen. 2:24 1 Cor 5:13: God will judge them, though outside Christ The sexually immoral and adulterers in 1 Cor 5-6 It is Christ who actually judges, by means of the gospel: John 12:48; Acts 17:30-31; 2 Timothy 4:1-2; Rom. 2:12-16 Whether in Christ [Gal 3:27] or outside, accountable!

12 Universal or Believer Only? 1 Cor 6:9-11: they had been fornicators, adulterers, etc. 1 Cor 5:9-10 says sexually immoral exist in the world Apostolic Teaching And Application As weve seen: Matthew 19:1-10, Mark 10:1-12, Rom. 7:1-4, and 1 Cor. 7 all appeal to Gen. 2:24 When? Before they were washed, sanctified, justified: i.e. before they were Christians The sexually immoral and adulterers in 1 Cor 5-6 These were accountable for their sins of fornication and adultery before Christ: in fact, its why they needed Him!

13 Marriage and Divorce Therefore, we are told that it is only AFTER becoming a Christian that Christs marriage laws apply Some argue that non-Christians who get divorced and remarried for just any reason do not commit adultery because they do not know the law of Christ, and thus are not accountable to it Apostolic Teaching And Application Married or Bound? Is Marriage Law Universal or For Believers Only? is this position taught by the scriptures? conclusion: there is no scripture teaching such position!!

14 Marriage and Divorce Are non-Christians accountable to law of Christ? Apostolic Teaching And Application Married or Bound? Is Marriage Law Universal or For Believers Only? Some argue that since Christians are forgiven based on their faith as they are baptized, adultery (as with all sin) is washed away, just as Paul mentions in Acts 22:16 YES! Does baptism wash away adultery? - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 also says such were some of you of some adulterers who were washed…were sanctified…were justified… Therefore, their adultery must have been washed away?

15 Marriage and Divorce Are non-Christians accountable to law of Christ? Apostolic Teaching And Application Married or Bound? Is Marriage Law Universal or For Believers Only? Problem situations where this might occur: - 2 non-Christians divorced and remarried, now want to serve God; must they separate (i.e. divorce), or can they keep their marriage? YES! Does baptism wash away adultery? - Christian marries non-Christian, discovers was divorced before; if non-Christian is converted, can they keep their marriage? - 2 Christians marry; if one divorced before conversion, okay to remain married, or must the two divorce?

16 Marriage and Divorce Are non-Christians accountable to law of Christ? Apostolic Teaching And Application Married or Bound? Is Marriage Law Universal or For Believers Only? Some argue that since Christians are forgiven based on their faith as they are baptized, adultery (as with all sin) is washed away, just as Paul mentions in Acts 22:16 YES! Does baptism wash away adultery? - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 also says such were some of you of some adulterers who were washed…were sanctified…were justified… is this position taught by the scriptures?

17 Does Baptism Wash Away Adultery? Repentance defined: Baptism only washes away sins based on hearing, believing, confessing, and repenting first Apostolic Teaching And Application The REAL issue: what does Repentance demand? Rom 10:14, 17, 8-10; Mk 16:15-16; Acts 22:6-16; 2:37-38 by the Greek: metanoia, metanoeo - Thayers: To change ones mind for the better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of ones past sins - Vines: …this change of mind involves both a turning from sin and a turning to God

18 Does Baptism Wash Away Adultery? Repentance defined: Baptism only washes away sins based on hearing, believing, confessing, and repenting first Apostolic Teaching And Application The REAL issue: what does Repentance demand? Rom 10:14, 17, 8-10; Mk 16:15-16; Acts 22:6-16; 2:37-38 by the Greek: metanoia, metanoeo - John did not call on people to be sorry, but…change their mental attitudes and conduct. (Robertsons Word Pictures in the N.T.) by its application: Luke 3:2-3, 7-14; 1 Cor 6: John required them to bear fruits worthy of repentance

19 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Does Baptism Wash Away Adultery? the unrighteous Fornicators Idolaters Adulterers Homosexuals Thieves Covetous Drunkards Revilers Sodomites Extortioners REPENTANCEwashed such were…you The sin has CEASED STOPPED

20 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Does Baptism Wash Away Adultery? the unrighteous Fornicators Idolaters Adulterers Homosexuals Thieves Covetous Drunkards Revilers Sodomites Extortioners NO REPENTANCE Sanctified/Justified? such were…you? The sin has not CEASED STOPPED [2 Co 12:20-21]

21 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 What Does Repentance Require? the unrighteous Fornicators Idolaters Adulterers Homosexuals Thieves Covetous Drunkards Revilers Sodomites Extortioners REPENTANCE Sanctified/Justified such were…you 1 Cor 6:18; 7:2; Hb 13:4 1 Th 1:9-10; 2 Co 6:16-17 Mk 6:14-18; 1 Cor 5:1 Stop Romans 1:24-27 Ephesians 4:28 Mt 18:9; Lk 12: Peter 4:1-3 1 Peter 2:21-23 Luke 3:10-13 The ACT of sin must stop

22 Does Baptism Wash Away Adultery? Repentance defined: change of mind and action! Baptism only washes away sins based on hearing, believing, confessing, and repenting first Apostolic Teaching And Application The REAL issue: what does Repentance demand? Rom 10:14, 17, 8-10; Mk 16:15-16; Acts 22:6-16; 2:37-38 by the Greek: moichatai by its application: Luke 3:2-3, 7-14; 1 Cor 6: John required them to bear fruits worthy of repentance Adultery further defined:


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