Celibate christian dating
The same feeling of being used came upon me as that awkward moment of what’s next filled the room.
It wasn’t even someone I actually dated or saw myself dating, but he was and still is a really good friend.
In Matthew , Jesus mentions various types of eunuchs, including “eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.” This has generally been understood to include individuals who deliberately remain celibate.
The very mention of celibate individuals from the lips of Christ is of great comfort to those who face this as a daily reality.
In fact, both of them, being unmarried themselves, extolled its virtues.
Two passages, Matthew -12 and 1 Corinthians 7:1-40, best exemplify this.
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.
Jesus makes an astounding claim in verse 30 when he says, “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” Marriage is an earthly institution and will not carry over into eternity.Neal Hardin grew up in Murrieta, CA before getting his BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2012.Following that, he worked as an engineer for 4 years at a steel mill before the Lord called him...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.
When we meet Christ face to face, we will meet him as single individuals.