WHO NOT TO MARRY (Leviticus 18: 1-23) (:6) not near kin (:7) not parents (:9) not sister (: 10) not niece (: 12) not aunt (:15) not son's wife (:16) not brother's Wife (:20) not another's wife (Leviticus.20:10) (1Corinthians 7: 11. Romans 7: 1-3.) (: 22) not man with man (Leviticus.20: 13) (: 23) not to lie with any beast
IS GOD'S LAW ONLY FOR BELIEVERS? NO!. GOD's law applies to everyone. Sin is why anyone will go to hell (the soul that sins). Were Herod and Herodias believers? NO! Matthew and Mark write of Herodias as Philip's wife (Matthew 14:3, MK 6:1), and John is applying this law to unbelievers. How about Nineveh and Sodom? These were cities of unbelievers, but God's law still applies (Luke 11: 31-32 & Jonah 1-4). GOD forbids that we continue in sin! Jesus said, one that does not know and does things worthy of stripes will still be punished. Luke 12: 48. NOT UNDER BONDAGE? Under bondage is to enslave; become [make] servant (Strong's #1402), (See the service (bondage) in 1Corinthians.7: 3) render due benevolence, (7:4) has not power over own body, (7:5) withhold not from one the other, (7:33-35) need to please wife or husband. This is the service (bondage) that no longer is necessary if unbeliever leaves. BUT The marriage is till death, living together or apart. IF ONE COMMITS ADULTERY does that free the other of marriage? NO. Marriage is till death and that is why it is committing adultery for a woman to marry another if her husband is still alive. A husband is to die to self, for his wife's sake. This is not only if she is perfect, but so he can help her to be perfect. So he might present her glorious and perfect to himself and also to God. And then we are given an example real close to heart of how we are to love our wife. Like we love our own self. Replace "I'm" with "Is she" (I'm cold, I'm hungry, I'm thirsty, Is she in pain, does her heart ache, are her feelings hurt, Is she lonely,...) see bible pictures of marriage (Ephesians 5:23-29) (Jeremiah 3: 1-15) Do we love our wife as we love our self??? Do we love as CHRIST loved the Church?
WHEREIN YOU ARE CALLED therein be content. This only means lawful states, (uncircumcised/ circumcised [1Corinthians 7: 17-19], servant/ free [7: 20-22], lawful marriage/ single [7: 24,27], soldier [Lu.3: 14], tax collector [3: 12,13]. We are to STOP being whores, paramours, adulters, thieves, extortionists, drunkards,.. (1Corinthians 6: 9,10). It's not who you are but how you do it. In all things we are to repent (STOP) from what we know to be sin (Luke 3: 3,8). Marriage is until death. SO having the wife of someone who is not dead, is a continuingsin of adultery. And such were some of you But you are washed.