This ninth and final message on Biblical marriage addresses mankind's perversions regarding "holy matrimony". Paul writes to the Corinthian church to CHALLENGE their ignorance regarding the kingdom of God and their responsibilities as believers in it. His rebuke was aimed at their continued lack of knowledge when it came to being distinct from unbelievers. The choices of sinners would result in them never inheriting the kingdom of God. Paul's CHARGE involved a specific command and some serious consequences. The Corinthian believers had to: (1) stop allowing themselves to be led astray (watering down sin) and (2) clearly recognize that the unbelievers around them would never serve God. Contrary to the unrighteous, the Corinthian believers had undergone radical CHANGE. They were no longer unrighteous, but were now righteous, as they had been: washed (cleansed), sanctified (set apart) and justified (declared righteous) for all eternity - so they were to live like it!
Accurately teaching God's Word verse by verse for the purpose of equipping believers, Jack G. Ebner has served as pastor-teacher at Cascade Bible Church since 1990. Jack and his wife, Bev, have six children and two grandchildren.