I have been asked to speak on 1 Corinthians 7:14-16:
14: “For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.
15: But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace.
16: For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?
Considering the number of doctrinal fights over this passage concerning marriage, divorce and remarriage, this is a daunting task. I guess I will find out how many theories there are out there for this passage.
The first and last verses are rather easy — the middle is a battlefield passage in the Lord’s church. Entire books have been written on this passage doing battle against false doctrines.
What are your thoughts on this passage? Thanks for your input!