Yeah you're right, it's not point black, it's point blank what it means
Point blank it means the marriage is over and the person is unmarried.
"She will cease to be the wife of a former one, however, if that husband should die, not if he commit fornication"
The emphasis on "living spouse" is to show that even though you are separated, a sacramental marriage still persists. Hence to marry while your sacramental marriage still exists is adultery (the fathers and scripture call such a person an adulterer/adulterous). It's isn't adultery when your spouse is dead i.e. the sacramental marriage is over.
Again, that has nothing to say about whether the relationship between two spouses is terminated by the death of one.
No, that's not point black what it means.
Cute, but still wrong.
I'm not sure you know what "lest" means
A married person cannot marry again while married lest they commit adultery.
That's what this is about.
It indicates a prevention of something. "Lest" does not mean "unless"
So YES that's what it's about
I never said "lest" meant "unless".
What I'm getting at is that the spousal relationship survives death. Any allowance for another marriage is a matter of economy. In your Church, you seem to believe that it is a right.
He says it is well for them to, not that they have to, not marry but they can. Paul didn't make any new rule here. He gives advice within the confines of the rule of Chirst that he highlights. This quote defeats your whole point. What he is saying is contained in the very essence of the rule of marriage that you are released at death and free to marry again but he says it's better you don't.
It only talks about the circumstances in which a person who was once married might marry a second time. Once married... Meaning they aren't married anymore.
I Corinthians 7
8 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is well for them to remain single as I do. 9 But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion.
What are you released from, Wandile? You're released from "legal" obligations. But marriage is not primarily about law.
39 A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives."Until death do us part"
the husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. Free from him I.e marriage bond is dissolved the way God intended. Sacramental marriage is over. So she is free to marry again. Again this is the plain law of Chirst which only the Catholic Church still upholds
Since we're correcting each other's words, this is the second time you referred to our Lord as "Chirst". I gave you a pass the first time, but this is too much.
Anyway, again, you are reading "sacramental marriage is over" (and your own peculiar definition of what that is) into the text. The "legal" obligations of marriage end with death. To stretch that to mean that sacramental marriage ends with death is just that--a stretch. Every other sacrament survives death according to your Church, why would marriage be an exception?
40 But in my judgment she is happier if she remains as she is. And I think that I have the Spirit of God.See again he works within the rule. He just advises celibacy as an opinion of his. He is not saying it's a rule. Therefore him saying the should marry is still within the confines of the rule which he highlighted as he himself says when the husband dies the wife is free to marry who she wants.
He offers a judgement and describes it as the judgement of someone who "has the Spirit of God". Elsewhere in the passage, he is able to make the distinction between his personal opinion and what he believes comes from God. "I have the Spirit of God" is a bit stronger than "This is what I think, take it or leave it".
The allowance for a second marriage is due to human weakness: "it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion". It's not because "Well, my spouse died, so we no longer have any relationship between us".There is no allowance here. He is giving an opinion on how to work within the rules of the law. If this is the basis Orthodoxy uses to break divine law then it's basis is incorrect. Paul is giving an opinion o what to do after the end of sacramental marriage as he says "in my judgement...". But heresy justifies itself through eisegesis. This is not new.
Only a RC would choose to read St Paul as a canon lawyer rather than as a shepherd of souls.
Exactly and God said it ends at death as Paul highlighted when he recounts the law. Further Christ himself emphasized that we will be like the Angels in heaven who do not marry (that is to say single and devoted to God alone). Marriage is here to teach us how to love so we may be ready to devote ourselves to God in the next and be married to Him.
The reason why you can't marry while your spouse is alive is because you are still married to them in the eyes of God,hence its adulterous to take another partner as that would be cheating (adultery).
Death has no power over God, so it can't change God's mind about who is or isn't married.
There is no marrying or giving in marriage in heaven, but that doesn't mean that the relationship begun here ends there. In heaven, Wandile is still his mother's son, his father's son, his wife's husband, etc. Those relationships are not lived there the way they are lived here, but they survive death.
It's not our choice it's the rule of God and no man can change that although the Orthodox would like to think so (quoting binding and loosing and the imaginary allowance of Paul which isn't an allowance at all, as justification)
A single person can't commit adultery hence it is allowed upon the death of a spouse (sacramental marriage is ended and the person is now single) to marry again.
What other sacraments end with death? Your Church specifically teaches that ordination survives death, schism, heresy, etc. It's a little too convenient for sacramental marriage to disappear upon death when other sacraments survive death and worse.
I realise that you need to reinforce your views with a good dose of RC triumphalism to justify continuing in your faith now that your Pope routinely undermines your Church's truth claims (for instance, he believes cohabitation is a grace-filled marriage while most sacramental marriages are null), but spare us.
If a woman marries, is widowed, and never marries again, it doesn't mean she is unmarried.
It means exactly that
Only if you prioritise law over grace and death over life.
priorotise priortise a bastardised corruption of the law of God above all.