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  • I've never seen anything in the Bible that condemns premarital sex, unless the broadest-possible definiton for "adultery" is used. +5
  • Yes it does. That would be considered fornication and that is addressed at: Hebrews 13:4 "Let marriage be honorable among all, and the marriage bed be without defilement, for God will judge fornicators and adulterers". "The works of the flesh are manifest,” wrote the apostle Paul, “and they are fornication, uncleanness, loose conduct.” (Gal. 5:19) Fornication has to do with all sexual activity involving the use of the genital organs that is carried on outside the bonds of marriage.
  • The Bible does not say it specifically. Some Christian Group's rhetoric comes to the conclusion that it is against the teachings of the Bible. "In the New Testament, fornication is the word used to translate the Greek word pornea into English. In Ancient Greek, the word pornea meant "sexual immorality" or "sexual perversions". Early Christians understood this word to encompass activities such as: prostitution, adultery, homosexuality, incest and bestiality. Modern fundamentalist Christians tend to prefer the modern meaning of the word as premarital sex, or will even choose to broaden the term to also include actvities such as masturbation and pornography. Progressive Christians tend to limit the definition to illegal sexual activities such as incest, prostitution, and pedophilia." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fornication Further information: - "Some christian groups encourage premarital sex claiming the bible says nothing about it at all.": http://www.examiner.com/x-10177-Wichita-Christian-Faith--Culture-Examiner~y2009m7d24-Some-christian-groups-encourage-premarital-sex-claiming-the-bible-says-nothing-about-it-at-all - "Premarital Sex - Not A Biblical Conflict": http://www.libchrist.com/bible/premaritalsex.html - "What does the Bible say about sex before marriage / premarital sex?": http://www.gotquestions.org/sex-before-marriage.html
  • I have no idea what the Bible says, don't really care, but the best advice I got about pre-marital sex is this: You wouldn't buy a car without test driving it, would you?
  • Most religious historians know that the word adultery was added to bible text by a Catholic Pope about 700 years ago, and referred only to a man having sex with the wife of another man. In modern law, each State must write its own legal definition of adultery so there is much variety depending on country and state. The other nebulous word, fornication, again an invention of the Pope way back in the fifth century referred to sex between an unmarried man and woman. Keep in mind that people have been on this earth for over a million years and up until the past several thousand years there were no central governments, laws, or religions, and sex was totally random whenever two people had the opportunity. Homosexual relations for all of recorded "religious" history have been considered to be totally unnatural, socially undesirable, non-productive, and biblically punishable by death in most religions.
  • It is amazing to me how so many people have to follow a book that makes decisions for there lives (like a owners manual). If your an adult and you feel something is wrong, dont do it, its that simple. Majority of ppl that are religious dont even follow the bible, they are lead by someone that has a long robe and can yell really loud. And what I got out of the bible, when I tried to read it, dosent specifically say very much of anything in our language, anyway.
  • No, there is nothing in the Bible about premarital sex. The word, fornication, used by Anglophone Christians to preach against it, is a translation of the two words listed below. Fornication in Hebrew - Old Testament: zanah 1) to commit fornication, be a harlot, play the harlot a) (Qal) 1) to be a harlot, act as a harlot, commit fornication 2) to commit adultery 3) to be a cult prostitute 4) to be unfaithful (to God) (fig.) b) (Pual) to play the harlot c) (Hiphil) 1) to cause to commit adultery 2) to force into prostitution 3) to commit fornication (http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H2181&t=KJV) Fornication in Greek - New Testament: porneia 1) illicit sexual intercourse a) adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc. b) sexual intercourse with close relatives; Lev. 18 c) sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mk. 10:11,12 2) metaph. the worship of idols a) of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols (http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G4202&t=KJV)
  • 6-20-2017 What exactly do you mean by "marriage"? It is pointless to try to discuss things when you don't know what the words mean. You almost certainly assume that "marriage" only exists by permission of this or that government office, but the marriage license has existed only since the US civil war. Prior to that, all ceremonies were civil, not a church or legal function. A man and a woman were married if they decided they were married. "Fornication" in the bible means _illicit_ sex: there has to be an element of fraud involved, such as a broken promise to a spouse. And in case you don't have a dictionary, "adultery" means the offering of an impure substance when only the pure substance is acceptable. Again, there is an element of fraud involved. The seventh commandment forbids mixed worship, such as sunrise services.People assume that sex is as important to God as it seems to them, but God uses sexual terms to describe spiritual relationships. He just doesn't care about a penis in a vagina.
  • It is specifically addressed as fornication. Abstain from fornication, Acts 15:20. The body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, 1 Cor. 6:13-18. To avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, 1 Cor. 7:2-3. This is the will of God, that ye should abstain from fornication, 1 Thes. 4:3.
    • Linda Joy
      When I saw that I had a comment on this answer I was expecting the 'fornication is not sex outside of marriage' argument! But then I didn't know it was you until I got here. Typical untruths. I can see you've been deeply hurt or you would have let this go after your falling away. I'm sorry for your pain and I will continue to pray for your healing. You will heal faster if you choose healing for yourself.

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