Where Were People Being Baptized Ever Told To Get Out Of Their Unscriptural Marriage?
Several times in debate I have been asked where the Bible ever tells those being baptized to get out of an unscriptural marriage? My response (in part) has gone something like this …· Where were homosexuals ever told specifically to get out of that relationship when they were baptized (Rom 1:26-27)? Does that mean God allows them to continue to be a practicing homosexual even after they become a Christian?· Where were thieves ever told specifically to quit stealing when they were baptized (Eph 4:28)?· Where were polygamists ever told specifically to get out of their extra marriages when they were baptized (I Cor 7:2)?It’s all right there in the important command to “repent” in Acts 2:38. When a person repents before he is baptized to become a Christian, he will quit being a homosexual, thief, polygamist, … and adulterer (Matt 19:9) - as the case may be.I Cor 6:9-11 does show people got out of adulterous marriages when they were converted – “adulterers … and such were (past tense) some of you” – meaning they had quit being an adulterer when they obeyed the gospel. And Mark 6:17-18 shows in principle it is unlawful to stay in an unscriptural marriage. Read it in your Bible.