Was the Apostle Paul Married? The Apostle Paul married. Here’s how we know that. He writes: 8 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am. If we want to understand how this verse applies to us, we need first of all to whom it is addressed.
Question: "Was the apostle Paul married?" Answer: The Bible never says whether Paul was married or not. Some think that he was at one time based on what he said in 1 Corinthians 9:5, "Don't we have the right to take a believing wife along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas?"
Paul is simply saying that if you find yourself in that situation, then you should get married. Of course, Paul understands that not everyone has the same opportunities to marry, so I think he means that it is good and right to pursue marriage if or when the opportunity emerges. Paul’s “unmarried” example should not at all constrain a ...
1 Corinthians 7:1-7 has Paul declaring that he has the gift of celibacy. 1 Corinthians 7:8 has Paul directly saying that he is not married - 8 Now to the unmarried[a] and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. The tense of the verb is ambiguous as to whether he was at one point married, however.
It is generally agreed that the apostle Paul was an unmarried man for the duration of his ministry. Not only does Acts omit any mention of Paul having a wife, but also Paul’s own letters seem to indicate the same. Nevertheless, there is some disagreement over whether or not Paul had been married ...
Was Paul Married? There has been some debate over whether the Apostle Paul was married. There is no difinitive statement in the Bible either way. However, 1 Corinthians Ch:7 raises and perhaps answers some questions. Here are the first nine verses: 1 Now for the matters you wrote about. You say, "It is a good thing for a man not to have ...
Was the apostle Paul ever married? The Bible never specifically tells us whether Paul was ever married. Clearly he was not married when he wrote 1 Corinthians. He identifies himself as unmarried in 1 Corinthians 7:8: "To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am."
1 Cor 7:8 seems to indicate that he was not married, and allows for the possibility that he was a widower. This passage should take precedence over 1 Corinthians 9:5. On the basis of Acts 26:10 (cf. Phil 3:5-6) some have argued that Paul was a member of the sanhedrin and therefore most likely married. This cannot be substantiated with any degree of certainty.
Was Paul of Tarsus married? Right away, this begs the question of chronology: if he was married, when would that have been? (Because he wasn’t always married—see below.) The historical nature of the original question forces us to look at the two p...
In reference to the apostle Paul, he was not married during his years of travel and ministry, but many believe he was a widower. Paul offers marital advice that is very romantic and positive, suggesting that he once was married. There are two main reasons that Paul was likely a widower, according to both Denny Burk and Bill Creasy.