Skip to comments.Sex and the Unmarried Christian
Posted on 04/28/2005 12:03:24 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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If it's really "pre-marital," that is, they go on to marry each other, it doesn't.
But if that's not what happens, then there's self-evidently sex, but not commitment.
It sure seems that way.
Maybe fretting about other married Christians' sex lives gratifies them somehow. But there are so many better things by which to be gratified! :-)
It's not my religion, but it strikes that a good tree can bear bad fruit in a year that there is too little rain, only to rebound and bear good fruit, if there is the proper rain the next year.
The difference is that a miscarriage happens in the event that something undesirable is going on in the pregnancy.
Nocturnal emissions involve lusting just the same as masturbation.
Another question, if masturbation is so wrong why does it help maintain prostate health? Masturbation lowers the risk of prostate cancer. It would seem God would be in favor of us taking care of our bodies.
NO you won't! Because you don't know what TRULY is in a man's heart only GOD's Knows....
IS GOD going to send an Alcoholic to hell if he still gets drunk? NO Is GOD going to send a man or woman to hell if they have sex before marraige NO...GOD judges unrepentful people.
People will fall even when saved there are no perfect people NONE...GOD knows ones heart not you my friend...
missyme: NO you won't!
Halieus, which one should I believe?
"Onan's act almost prevented the line from which the Messiah will come (or has come, if you are Christian). That was the crime worthy of the severe penalty."
Onan didn't know about that, and so his crime was no better or worse than any other person who either (A)Practiced onanism or (B)Failed to perform his levirate duty. If all he were guilty of were (B), then he only merited the quite mild punishment presribed in Deut. 25.
Historically, Christians have always identified his crime as onanism -- until the 20th Century Protestant contraceptors came along and re-interpreted the passage to make it comatible with the recently invented Protestant doctrine endorsing contraception.
Read Delillo's Underworld. There's a pretty good summary of post-modern sex, etc. buried in there.
LOL...I can see it now..."But mom--this is for medicinal purposes!"
"Paul tells the chruch (the faithful) in Cornith if you are any of the listed, you will inherit the Kingdom of God (heaven bound). Now with our modern understanding of grace, how could that be. Why would Paul admonish those that they are risking heavenly eternity if they had nothing to worry about."
Good point. If they are all believers they would all get in, no matter what they did. According to many modern christian interpretations. Paul would have to be lying, telling them they were risking heavenly eternity.
Who cares what you believe????It's what GOD Knows and my walk with him...I am a Christian and I am a Sinner and I don't always do my best but I don't go around judging people who are good treat people well and have a decent heart just because they are sleeping with someone responsibly they care about and are not married...
I think this is an excellent article by a very level headed author. Her words should have value for young Christian people.
Excuse my dubiety, but I'm hard pressed to see how publications like Men's Health have more to say about God's moral law than the Bible or Christian tradition.
ping to post 113.... it doesn't deserve the dignity of a response, but it's very revealing.
Preaching to the Chior..Guess I am not a worthy enough Christian as many are here....
Wonder why Jesus din't preach to all the Holier than Thou Folks they were to PERFECT....
Exactly. You might be interested in the link in Post #20, btw.
And your support for this position is? I've done a fair bit of research into this question and have never seen a study that supported it so I am very interested.
What's holier than thou about saying "I have made a personal commitment to remaining abstinent until I get married"? I have a number of friends who treat me like the oddball because I'm not out there sleeping around. I don't want to get an STD, I don't want to get pregnant, and I don't want the emotional baggage. It's a logical choice for me.
And if I date some guy who wants me to sleep with him with no commitment on his part, I'm better off without him anyway.
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