1 Corinthians 7:17-24 NIV

Concerning Change of Status

17 Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.

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18 Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised.

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19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts.

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20 Each person should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.

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      21 Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so.
      22 For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave.

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      23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.

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      24 Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.

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