1 Corinthians: These verses may help us to understand why Paul was discouraging marriage. It is not because Paul thinks there is anything wrong with it but rather, I think, by the sense of urgency brought on by the imminent return of Christ. I suppose there could have been a natural disaster – famine wasn’t all that uncommon (there was one in Jerusalem about this time). The fact is that these early Christians could feel the second coming.
Gospel: Matthew 6:25-34
New Testament: 1 Corinthians 7:25-31
Old Testament: 2 Kings 17:24-41
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