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“Why did God allow men to have concubines in the Bible?”


A concubine is a female who voluntarily enslaves and sells herself to a man primarily for his sexual pleasure. Concubines in the patriarchal age and beyond did not have equal status with a wife. A concubine could not marry her … Continue reading

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“What are biblical grounds for divorce?”


 When discussing what the Bible says about divorce, it is important to keep in mind the words of Malachi 2:16, “I hate divorce, says the Lord God.” Whatever grounds the Bible possibly gives for divorce, that does not mean God … Continue reading

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“What should a Christian do if he or she is married to an unbeliever?”


 Being married to an unbeliever can be one of the most difficult challenges in a Christian’s life. Marriage is a sacred covenant that joins two people together in one flesh (Matthew 19:5). It can be very difficult for a believer … Continue reading

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“What does the Bible say about rape?”


The Bible does address the issue of rape. As expected, when the Bible mentions the crime of rape, it is depicted as a gross violation of God’s design for the treatment of the human body (Genesis 34). The Bible condemns … Continue reading

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“What does the ‘husband of one wife’ phrase in 1 Timothy 3:2 mean? Can a divorced man serve as a pastor, elder, or deacon?”


There are at least three possible interpretations of the phrase “husband of one wife” in 1 Timothy 3:2 1) It could simply be saying that a polygamist is not qualified to be an elder, a deacon or a pastor. This … Continue reading

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“I am divorced. Can I remarry according to the Bible?”


We often receive questions like “I am divorced for such and such a reason. Can I get remarried?” “I have been divorced twice—the first for adultery by my spouse, the second for incompatibility. I am dating a man who has … Continue reading

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“Is abuse an acceptable reason for divorce?”


While it seems obvious abuse should be an acceptable reason for divorce, the Bible gives only two reasons in which divorce is permitted: the first is in the case of abandonment of a Christian by an unbelieving spouse (1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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