This doctrine surrounds two verses in scripture. We are
going to compare the two common verses that are referred to in connection
with this doctrine. Then we will give our commentary to determine what the
bible teaches about breaking “soul ties”.
The two verses used:
6:16 [KJV]) – also called the ungodly soul tie
What? know ye not that he which is joined to an
harlot is one body? for two, saith
he, shall be one flesh.
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his
You will notice that the words used to reflect “joining” are
different in two respects (one flesh
and was knit).
First, in Corinthians the Apostle Paul is NOT referring to the joining that took place between
Jonathan and David (1 Sam 18:1), but he was quoting directly from Genesis
2:24. He was in fact referring to the joining of two people becoming one
flesh that occurs between a man and a woman in the act of intimacy;
IMPORTANT: scripture (GOD) calls it knowing and not sex.
(Gen 2:24 [KJV])
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave
unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Secondly, the word for “one” and “knit” are different in meaning.
David and Jonathan could not become one flesh, as this is only possible between
a male and female and more importantly, it is God that does the joining.
God will never be part of joining two men together in marriage (as some
think they can do today in some churches). If a man lies with a man as he
does with womankind, it is abomination (Lev 20:13).
God does the joining:
(Mark 10:8-9 [KJV])
And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one
flesh. 9 What therefore God hath
joined together, let not man put asunder.
Now let us look at the root words used for both one and knit.
The word used for one (Greek) to signify joining is:
heis (heis') n.
hen (hen') [including the neuter (etc.)]
[a primary numeral]
KJV: a(-n, -ny, certain), +
abundantly, man, one (another), only, other, some
The word used for knit (Hebrew) to signify joining is:
1. to tie.
2. (physically) to gird, confine,
3. (mentally) to be in love (with).
4. (also) to be in league (with).
[a primitive root]
KJV: bind (up), (make a) conspire(-acy, -ator), join together,
knit, stronger, work (treason).
Conclusion - between the two words: We have two different
verses with one conveying to become one flesh as in Gen 2 (man with woman);
you will also notice that word “tie” is not associated with the word “one”
So to lay claim that this word is representative of a “soul tie” would be
an error (no translation support). In the other verse we see the soul of
one man that was knit to another representing a love and unity (one
accord/in league) that was strong (again, they did not become one flesh).
Now to answer the question as it relates to a man breaking
off a relationship with a woman that he became one with. Sin is the
transgression of God’s law. There is no law that commands a man or woman of
God to break a "soul tie" to someone they are married to (as
described by some).
Please note: When you see the word married in the bible it
has nothing to do with a wedding ceremony or state approved certificate in
marriage. What the world thinks is
marriage came into practice in the year 1563 by law of man. Go here to come up to speed
with what God’s precept of marriage is (more material can be found on this
website concerning the matter of biblical marriage – two becoming one)
So what is an ungodly soul tie (a believer that is bonded to
an unbeliever in intimacy our outside wedlock)?
First if you understand what a biblical marriage is, you
will know there is no such thing as being outside wedlock. Also, you would
understand that fornication is not “sex before marriage”. Biblical
fornication has the same root word and meaning as that used for a
whore/whoredom. Again, more on this can be found on this website – Watch Video.
Concerning a believer and unbeliever coming together: You
will note that Paul instructed married women to stay with their unconverted
husbands and not to put them away.
(1Cor 7:13 [KJV])
And the woman which hath an husband that believeth
not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
TTGM uses terms found in the bible as much as possible. To use
terms that are not found in scripture (eg: soul ties, ungodly soul ties
etc) takes you into extra-biblical doctrines/teachings. It is always best
to stay with biblical terms and meaning as much as possible to avoid
confusion. Why? Whenever Yeshua (Jesus) was asked a question, most of the
time He would refer back to what was written, He did not introduce terms
that were not written (eg: He would say, have you not read, it was said of
them of old or it was written etc). Let us keep the word as simple as
possible so that everyone can understand.
To those that would want to challenge breaking of soul ties.
TTGM invites you to find one scripture where God by His law or His words to
someone, instructed them to put away (break) an ungodly soul tie (after
they became one flesh by agreement).