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Fornication vs. Sex Before Marriage

Fornication vs. Sex Before Marriage

Sex & Sexuality
Sometimes it’s good to revisit old myths about the Bible. Many people unknowingly teach wrong things about the Bible, even though they may be very sincere. I’ve written about this topic before in my post, The Truth About Shacking Up. It is true that the English word fornication means “sex before marriage”. However, the Bible was not written in English. Both the Hebrew and Greek words have a much deeper and much more profound meaning. Hebrew – zanah (play the prostitute) Greek – porneia (fornication, immorality) Latin – fornix (vaulted archway, cellar) I talked about the significance of these words in the previous post so I won’t go over it again this time. However, I will point out that vaulted archways and cellars are where prostitutes hung out in Rome. The rea
Sexual Situations According To The Bible

Sexual Situations According To The Bible

Sex & Sexuality
Believe it or not this subject comes up a lot, especially in Bible study at my church. I also get tons of emails about sexual relationships. People everywhere want to know what the Bible says about sex. I’ve previously covered several sexual topics according to the Bible: Fornication vs. Sex Before Marriage Adultery and Divorce According To The Bible The Truth About Shacking Up My views on relationships are not always popular, but I do use the Bible to present them. I’ve gotten plenty of emails from people giving me all kinds of reasons why I’m wrong, but for every 10 emails I get, only 1 or 2 actually contain Bible verses in support of what they believe. I find that most of the people I get messages from base their arguments on tradition and not the Bible. So let
Shacking Up and The Bible: Living Together Before Marriage

Shacking Up and The Bible: Living Together Before Marriage

Sex & Sexuality
Disclaimer: This is just the first post in a long series of posts on the subject. This is by no means a definitive statement as I’m always doing research and simply share my thoughts as I do so. This series of posts should be read as if I am simply BRAINSTORMING through written word. This post is where I started my research. If you hang around church long enough, you’ll hear older folks talk about “shacking up” but what does it really mean? From what I’ve gathered through debating this issue with older people (preachers included), is that it refers to a man and woman living together. I would also throw in the assumption that people of the opposite sex who live together must be having sex, and that’s considered “shacking up.” While it may not even be true that sex is goin

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