6:19 your body. This is the classic verse which teaches that a Christian’s body belongs to God, not to himself or herself (modern “pro-choice” feminists notwithstanding). Since our “bodies are the members of Christ” (I Corinthians 6:15), we have no right to unite them with some other body in any sexual relation outside of monogamous marriage. Such becomes a sin “against his own body” (I Corinthians 6:18), which could easily result in one of many sex-transmitted diseases (only the worst of which is AIDS), not to mention psychological disorders.

6:20 bought with a price. The purchase price of our bodies was the infinitely precious shed blood of Christ (I Corinthians 6:19-20). Realization of this fact provides another very potent principle for discerning the rightness or wrongness of a certain behavior. Does it, or does it not, glorify God in our body and spirit?


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