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  • It is wrong, and there are many passages throughout the Old and New Testament that address this issue. One good reference: http://www.new-life.net/premarital.htm Old Testament references -- Exodus 22:16-17 If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife. If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins. Deuteronomy 22:13-21 -- If a man takes a wife and, after lying with her, dislikes her and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, "I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity," then the girl's father and mother shall bring proof that she was a virgin to the town elders at the gate. The girl's father will say to the elders, "I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her. Now he has slandered her and said, 'I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.' But here is the proof of my daughter's virginity." Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town, and the elders shall take the man and punish him. They shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give them to the girl's father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives. If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the girl's virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father's house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done a disgraceful thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father's house. You must purge the evil from among you. [Premarital sex is viewed as a "disgraceful thing" and "evil."] Proverbs 5:15-21 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife? For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. [A man's "fountain" should be saved for "the wife of [his] youth." The man is to be a virgin when he takes his wife.] New Testament Scriptures Regarding Sex Before Marriage The New Testament affirms the same issues from the Old Testament -- Several scriptures including the following emphasize the importance of the body and not sinning against your own body; to marry if you can't control yourselves ("it is better to marry than to burn with passion") and to avoid sexual immorality, and to keep the marriage bed pure. Here is just a sampling, see the website reference above: 1 Corinthians 6:16-18 1 Corinthians 7, verses 1-2 and 8-9 Ephesians 5:31 Hebrews 13:4
  • There's no refuge in Islam either. The Holy Qur'an (HQ) not only forbids the act it forbids all approaches that may lead to it. HQ 17:32 says "And come not near unto adultery. Lo! it is an abomination and an evil way." This is why women adopt a strict dress code and avoid mixed sex gatherings where possible. HQ5:5 says you may marry women "when ye give them their marriage portions and live with them in honour, not in fornication, nor taking them as secret concubines. Whoso denieth the faith, his work is vain and he will be among the losers in the Hereafter." Hope that's added further light on the subject.
  • Varied and inconsistent though usually frowned upon, sometimes severely. The arguments against are already put forth by others. There really are no arguments for though some sects tolerate it IF there is a sincere intent to wed the other person as the love and the monogamous commitment is what matters most and the wedding is merely a formality.
  • Here are some Scriptures that teach against premarital sex: Exodus 22:16-17: An man had to marry the woman with whom he had premarital sex, if the father approved of the marriage, or pay a high price. Deuteronomy 22:13-21: Premarital sex is viewed as evil and a disgraceful thing. Proverbs 5:15-21: A man is to be a virgin when he takes his wife. In addition to these Scriptures, there are over 30 other verses in the Old Testament speaking about a "virgin" or "virgins." Virginity was highly cherished as the standard for God's people. In the New Testament we don't have verses describing the act of premarital sex and its consequences like we do in Exodus or Deuteronomy. It is clear, however, that virginity is still the standard for unmarried Christians and that sex outside the context of marriage is still considered sin. 1 Corinthians 7:7:28,34,36-38: Virginity is assumed for unmarried women just as in the Old Testament. Virginity is still the standard for God's people in the New Covenant. 1 Corinthians 6:16-18: Sexual intimacy "unites" you with your spouse. Outside of marriage this is called "sexual immorality." 1 Corinthians 7:1-2: Marriage is recommended avoid sexual immorality. 1 Corinthians 7:8-9: Premarital sex isn't an option for dealing with lust. Marriage is once again recommended avoid sexual immorality. Ephesians 5:31: Paul is affirming the Old Testament standard of uniting in flesh only with your spouse. One fleshness is to happen when a man is "united to his wife." 1 Thessalonians 4:2-8: "Acquire a wife in a way that is holy and honorable" or you are in sexual immorality. Sexual sin harms others besides those who engage in it. Premarital sex "cheats" the future spouse by robbing him or her of the virginity that ought to be brought to marriage. Hebrews 13:4: It is a pure marriage bed or you are an "adulterer" or "sexually immoral." 1 Timothy 5:2: As a Christian man, if you are not married to her, then she is your sister whom you must treat "with absolute purity." 2 Corinthians 11:2: Although this passage is talking about Christ and His people, it uses the analogy of a Christian man receiving his bride "as a pure virgin." Virginity was the ideal. Premarital sex was viewed as sexual immorality - just as in the Old Testament. With love in Christ.
  • Jehovah tells us in no uncertain terms how he feels about such conduct. His Word, the Bible, states:
  • Considering what happened between Lot and His Daughters...
  • There is nothing in the Bible either Old or New Testament saying premarital sex is wrong and a sin. The Lord God gave us sex to be enjoyed for pleasure and enjoyment. He has no problem with premarital or extra-marital sex. it is the church who declared sex to be sinful even within marriage at times. There is much information to back up what I have said, too much to even try to put here. If you go to libchrist.com and also inkaboutit4u.com and click on index you will have more information than you can read in a month. Also on inkaboutit4u find and read "Divine Sex" it will even give more information.
  • Here are the verses relating to fornication alone Definition: Unlawful sexual intercourse between two people not married to each other. 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.
    • Thinker
      Go read the comment I made on Nick culloden's comment. You are using the church definition of fornication rather than the Biblical definition.
    • Linda Joy
      No thank you I was providing the information asked for, I'm not here to contend.
  • The christian belief in this regard is stupid and hypocritical. NOT ALL CHRISTIANS are imbeciles when it comes to this; it's usually self-righteous people who couldn't get any.. or slutty women who had a kid and regretted it. Honestly; if you feel there are a ton of rules you are reading the wrong bible. 3 commandments 1. Be kind to others, but if they wrong you, you need to ruin them 2. Don't steal or kill. Theft is pathetic, and murder is only alright in self defense (like the cops who shoot black people in the US) 3. Respect only those who respect you. If your parents are dicks stand up for yourself! You need to fight for what you want.

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