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“Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.”
“Art thou called being a servant?
Care not for it:
But if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.”    1 Corinthians 7:20,21.

There is no doubt that each person in the world has been bestowed with certain ability and gifts. The reason for this can be said with assurance is for each of us to look around and observe the various powers that each one of us possesses. This is the true reason people who paint on a canvas see colors and shapes differently than anyone else who draws objects. This is the reason people who build a building in their mind visualize the form in a different approach from another architect. Any choice we might make for those who create what appears in the mind is not the same as another.

When we read a passage of Scripture how it affects each one is not the same as the next person. This does not mean we can break the rules from God. It means that the same rules and commandments will not be used in a variance. How such is accomplished is different.

Paul in I Corinthians 7:20, 21 pro claimed this thought:

“Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.”
“Art thou called being a servant: care not for it:
But if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.”

There was a man who was imprisoned for twelve years for preaching without a license by a British king. He wrote a book about an allegory of a man named Christian. In fact the story inspired the story called the Wizard of Oz which was made into one of the great movies of all time. This classic book is one of the greatest not only of all time but of the English language.

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The name of the book is Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan. John Bunyan knew who he was. His task was to write a book that would be translated into a hundred languages (by the last count).

When Theodore Roosevelt died, one person took a passage from Pilgrims Progress that said,

“Take my sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my
pilgrimage,and my courage and skill to him that can get it.
My marks and my scars I carry with me to be a witness for me
that I have fought His battle who now will be my rewards.”

John Bunyan knew his task.

We are to use our skills for the glory of God. Paul knew what he had to do for the glory of God and His Son Jesus Christ.


Here again he understand who he was. This intellectual Jew was trained in the Old Testament. All of his mental ability had one thrust; it was to spread the spreading of the Good News to the Gentiles. The physical work as a tent maker was geared to the spreading of the Gospel. The instruction was found in I Corinthians 7:22;

“For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.”

We often look down upon anyone who is referred to be a servant.

There is no valid reason for this since I, you, and others are only servants. Jesus said the same thing about a servant in John 8:35, 36.

“And the servant abideth not in the house for ever:
But the Son abideth ever.”
“If the Son therefore shall make you free,
Ye shall be free indeed.”

So the way is not misunderstood it must be accepted we are purchased with a huge cost. The change for you and my redemption was expensive. Christ was murdered went into hell for three degraded nights and then came back to ascend into the throne room of God where he awaits our arrival.

One should never be flippant about what was parceled out for our soul. I Corinthians 7:23, 24 so instructs us.

“Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.”
Brethern, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.”

Church members are without a doubt tight wads with their time, money and talents. When we analyze those who say they are Christian you want to bend over in laughter. The church advances forward in spite of the vast majority of the people who say they are believers. Get serious stupid!


For centuries there has been an attitude held by men that it is permissible to do what physically they wanted to about women. Through eons of time this has been the modus operandi of men in barbaric culture as well as supposed civilized people. It was true in the past such as those who lived in Paul’s time.

The Torah spoke against brutality to the weaker sex. One example was raping a woman.

It has always been this writer’s contention that every woman should embrace Christianity because it was Christ who openly spoke and helped women all the way from a prostitute to the well-to-do females. Christ taught and instructed men how to behave toward women. Paul did the same.

There are certain groups who are mean-spirited towards women. Look how Hispanics and blacks act toward females. It seems that the best way to treat men who abuse women is to physically do the same to men.

Have you ever heard of the crimes of Jack the Ripper? This man brutally killed women in East London from August 31 to November 9, 1888. He was a serial killer. Then there was the Black Dahlia murders in Hollywood in January 15, 1947. Here is a list of some media known cases:

  • Ted Bundy – 30 women
  • Gary Ridgway – 90 women- Green River killer
  • All cities in the United States there are men who enjoy murder.

Your author believes if it were not for the teaching of Christ it would be more common. Violence is a way of life in places like:

  • Detroit – Democratic controlled
  • Chicago – Democratic controlled
  • New York –Democratic controlled
  • Los Angeles –Democratic controlled

If there is any doubt, then read the daily newspapers of your city. As a sideline thought, where ever socialism is embraced ~ there are always deaths and killings. Look at history – stupid.


In the writings we have Paul who states that there is no command to marry or not to marry. The choice is to the individual but I Corinthians 7:25-27 says:

“Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.”
“I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that is good for a man so to be,”
“Art thou bound unto a wife? Seek not to be loosed.
Art thou loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife.”

However if there is a marriage then there is a pattern that both are to follow. I Corinthians 7:28-30 gives the instructions:

“But and thou marry, thou hast not sinned;  and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.”
“But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none.”
“And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not.”

Paul had the rare mental ability to see issues for what each was. I Corinthians 7:31 is such a passage:

“And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.”

What is popular today is not acceptable tomorrow. There are two examples to prove this point.

First women are determined to wear flip flops rather than hose and shoes. This is in church as well as buy groceries. Second, men refuse to wear a suit and tie but will clothe themselves in worn out blue jeans and a shirt outside their pants. Even preachers in the pulpit dress this way. A real class act stupid! Fashion waxes and wanes.

Third, is a basic rule in life which can never be denied. It is that in marriage a person must and is concerned about the assets of this world. Each partner is responsible to supply for the other certain pieces of property that may be used by one or the other or both. The very nature of the union means that accumulation of goods is a necessity. Look at I Corinthians 7:32,33.

“But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord.”
“But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.”

It is a choice what you want to do with your life. No person has the God given right to tell you to be single or married.

In this age, there has been the attempt to redefine a marriage. The Bible never allows this. A marriage is between a male and female & NEVER between the same sex. A queer is a queer.

When the seventh chapter of I Corinthians is read it is easily seen that Paul saw there were ground rules for husband and wife.


In this age and time people do not like to keep a strict set of rules. Yet Paul set out I Corinthians 7:40.

“But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment:
and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.”

The average church member will not listen and read what Paul wrote to this troubled church. My daughter, who delivers food to the poor; told me that a black woman told her this story.

The bill collectors kept calling asking for her brother who owed money. She told one that he was dead. Finally the bill collector called and said what is his number. The sister gave a number and said, “He is in 17D”.

A moment later, the bill collector called back and said, “You gave me a cemetery number.”  The sister quickly replied, “I told you where he was and he is in space number 17D”. The bill collector never called again. Listen to what people tell you.

It is suggested you start looking and following what is written.

Do not pay any attention what the liberal preachers teach. One blessing is that it is not necessary for you or I to depend upon what someone else tells us.

It is what the Bible tells us through the power of the Spirit of God.

The modern day denominations –  such as the Disciples of Christ and others that have lost membership in the last decades – now call upon their leadership to solve the problem of failing membership.  This is from the very people who caused the problem. The liberals do not have the answer(s). They are the problem.



“I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more;
But the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me, Now safe am I”
“Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves;
He will lift you by His love, out of the angry waves,
He’s the Master of the sea, Billows His will obey;
He your Saviour wants to be – Be saved today.”


Gerald Fugit

August 30, 2015


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