Feb 092014

Marry Only In The Lord or
Marry Only Your Church Members Which?

The Apostle Paul Counsel believers to marry only in The Lord, when he wrote,
“A wife is bound to her husband by law as long as he lives. If the husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she will, only in The Lord”(1 Corinthians 7:39, AMP)

Before one can answer the above question correctly, there are other questions to be considered.

Who are in The Lord?

Every believers in the ransom sacrifice of Jesus Christ and his resurrection can be said to be in The Lord( 1 Corinthian 12:3, Mark 9:38-40)

Does this counsel be limited to one religion or organization?

NO! If any religion organization limit the application of this counsel to their faith, then it becomes a cultish interpretation of the Bible. When Apostle Paul was writing the letter to the Corinthians Congregation, all these religion was not in existence, Hence, it could not be limited to a particular religion. Therefore, the counsel was more applicable to all Christians who believe that
JESUS is LORD(1Corinthian 12:3).

My personal opinion is that one will fare better in a relationship based on LOVE and COMPATIBILITY and FAITH(in the LORD). Many people are said to be in the truth but the truth is not in them. It is better to marry any believers from any religion based on the LOVE of The Lord.

Additional reading are(Act 5:14 ,Act 18:8, Ephesians 1:15)