One wife and one husband (1 Cor. 7:2)

“But because of the cases

Of sexual immorality,

Each man should have

His own wife.

Each woman should have

Her own husband.”

διὰ δὲ τὰς πορνείας ἕκαστος τὴν ἑαυτοῦ γυναῖκα ἐχέτω, καὶ ἑκάστη τὸν ἴδιον ἄνδρα ἐχέτω.

Paul said that “because of the cases of sexual immorality (διὰ δὲ τὰς πορνείας), each man should have his own wife (ἕκαστος τὴν ἑαυτοῦ γυναῖκα ἐχέτω).  Each woman should have her own husband (καὶ ἑκάστη τὸν ἴδιον ἄνδρα ἐχέτω).”  In order to solve the problem of sexual morality or fornication, Paul suggested the simple answer that every man and every woman should have one husband and one wife.  This was his answer that marriage was the only solution to sexual morality.  Monogamous marriage was the way to go, one man and one woman. Get married and the sexual problems go away.  Is it really that simple?  Thus, all other sexual acts outside of a committed marriage between one man and one woman were immoral.  Do you think that marriage solves all sexual questions?

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