The Greek term for “fornication” is “porneia”, which means that harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively, idolatry: The NKJ renders “fornication” as “sexual immorality. ” The NIV renders it as “marital unfaithfulness/infidelity. ” As you can observe Christianity has comprised its very own concept of fornication to suggest intercourse before wedding. Christianity will continue to determine and redefine it self. We continue steadily to concern Christians in these issues.
Answered by Marshall Beretta, EPM Volunteer
I had not been certain from your own comments on “porneia” whether you had been arguing for personal help of pre-marital intercourse. I’ll treat the basic problem of the term. The Bible in its entirety is obvious on sex. Terms have meaning in context. Taking a look at a term such as for instance porneia (proveuo, porna, pornos, moicheia, etc. ) is just a prelude to knowing the idea that is specific author is conveying into the reader within a collection of words. (suite…)