Westside Baptist Church of York  
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Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor


“... let each man have his own wife ... "

I Corinthians 7:2

God created man male and female and ordained that they should marry and reproduce. Marriage is an honorable state of life and the physical union of a man and his wife is a divine gift and blessing. “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4) The physical union of a man and a woman can only be enjoyed with a good conscience if they are husband and wife by covenant before God. Jesus said to the woman at the well (John 4:16-18): “ ‘Go, call your husband, and come here.’ The woman answered and said, ‘I have no husband.’ Jesus said to her, ‘You have well said, “I have no husband,” for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.’” Hence, the apostle Paul wrote, “because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.” (1 Corinthians 7:2-4) The Bible gives accounts of persons who lived in immorality, who came to repent of their sins, and found forgiveness through faith in Christ who died to satisfy God’s righteous wrath towards sinners. To them it says, “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” Friends, we, too, can find forgiveness through faith in the Son of God.



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