Today’s reading (1 Corinthians 7) is one CRAZY chapter. It would be interesting to find out how many of its teachings a huge majority of Christians would disagree with.
- Is it better for a person to never get married? “Of course not!” But have you read 1 Corinthians 7? “What? Don’t try to confuse me with your Bible talk!”
- Should married couples have tons of sex, and only not have sex if both agree and it’s because they are going to pray? “What? Sorry, I wasn’t really listening. I have a headache and I’m going straight to sleep.”
There’s also stuff I can’t even understand. Like the part about people who are married virgins? Say whatshaboozle?
I think it’s incredibly interesting that Paul (the author) says we are living in a time of crisis. He’s not talking about the economy or some plague. He’s saying that for Christians, we are always living in a time of crisis. Why? Because this world is passing away, time is short, and we’ve got a lot to do.
Last, I’m fascinated by the teaching that people should remain in the situation they were in when they came to Christ. Considering the types of jobs people who we’ll reach here in Vegas may have, I have to wonder how far that goes. What do you think?