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Third, celibacy is given for the purpose of service to God. Celibacy and singleness cannot be viewed simply as an abstention from sex, but ought to draw all singles into a lifestyle of undivided service to God and to others.
In Matthew , Jesus affirms that eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs did so “for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.” Paul also upholds singleness as a means of securing an “undivided devotion” (1 Cor. 32) as well as developing understanding in “how to please the Lord” (v. In Matthew -33, Jesus is being questioned by the Sadducees, who did not believe in the resurrection.
This, along with the criticism of celibacy, left a generally negative impression of singleness within the Protestant tradition that is still in the process of being corrected in most modern churches.
If married, remember that in the resurrection, earthly marriage will cease, having fulfilled its intended purposes.Disclaimer: If you are under age, one of those people who can’t read or talk about sex as if it’s not a part of human life, or a “Super Christian” whose mouth drops open when someone says sex of any type and all things related: don’t read past this line and if you do well…read at your own risk.It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted in the enlightening Single, Saved, and Celibate Series.In 1 Corinthians 7, the language Paul uses regarding singleness would almost seem to suggest that he views singleness as superior to marriage (See 7:7, 38, 40).
Yet, this is due to contextual factors within the Corinthian church, not the ontological natures of marriage and singleness.
Neal Hardin grew up in Murrieta, CA before getting his BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2012.