Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible







It is true, food is meant for the stomach, and the stomach for the food, but God will put an end to both of them. But the body is not meant for immorality, but for the service of the Lord, and the Lord is for the body to serve. And as God raised the Lord to life, he will raise us also by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are parts of Christ's body? Am I then to take away from Christ parts of his body, and make them parts of a prostitute's? Never! read more.
Or do you not know that a man who has to do with a prostitute makes one body with her? For "The two," says the Scripture, "shall become physically one." But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. Fly from immorality! Any other sin a man commits is something outside his body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit that is within you, which you have received from God? Besides, you are not your own; you have been bought and paid for. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.

As to the matters of which you wrote me, it is an excellent thing for a man to remain unmarried. But there is so much immorality that every man had better have a wife of his own, and every woman a husband of her own. The husband must give his wife what is due her, and the wife must do the same by her husband. read more.
A wife cannot do as she likes with her own person; it is her husband's; and in the same way a husband cannot do as he likes with his own person; it is his wife's. You must not refuse each other what is due, unless you agree to do so for a while, to devote yourselves to prayer, and then to come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you through your lack of self-control. But I mean this as a concession, not a command. I should like to have everyone be just as I am myself; but each one has his own special gift from God, one of one kind, and one of another. To all who are unmarried and to widows, I would say this: It is an excellent thing if they can remain single as I am. But if they cannot control themselves, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to be on fire with passion.






It is true, food is meant for the stomach, and the stomach for the food, but God will put an end to both of them. But the body is not meant for immorality, but for the service of the Lord, and the Lord is for the body to serve. And as God raised the Lord to life, he will raise us also by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are parts of Christ's body? Am I then to take away from Christ parts of his body, and make them parts of a prostitute's? Never! read more.
Or do you not know that a man who has to do with a prostitute makes one body with her? For "The two," says the Scripture, "shall become physically one." But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. Fly from immorality! Any other sin a man commits is something outside his body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit that is within you, which you have received from God? Besides, you are not your own; you have been bought and paid for. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.