Thursday, April 28, 2011

Better to marry than burn...

Paul states that it is better to marry than to burn.  So if we are saved forever why would we burn?  I think of that as a term for unbelievers who will end in the lake of fire.

When Paul mentions the word "burn" with believers in Corinthians, he is not talking about burning in hell, he is talking about burning "with sexual passion and lust!” The word "burn" in scripture is used many times to refer to "being on fire" about something.

1 Corinthians 7:9
But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

Romans 1:27
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another ; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

He is saying that if your sexual passion and lust "burns" inside of you, then go ahead and take care of it with a spouse!

Paul makes it clear that although our works can be burned up as believers, we ourselves will not!

1 Corinthians 3:15
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

2 Timothy 2:13
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Hopefully this helps! 

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