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    The new covenant tells us that faith in God is more important than just automatically following the law from the old covenant.

    I can see the point in the "no sex before marriage" rule though. I would have thought that if a child is born into a loving family the child would have a happier life, and the parents would also be there to support one another.

    Is this rule still applicable to christians?

    If a christian couple was not married but in a loving relationship, would infrequent sex be a sin? By sex I mean "love-making" not venting overpowering lust.

    Thoughs from the christians of the forum.

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    (p.s - I know this has been written terribly, but I couldnt be bothered making it pretty! lol)



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    Most orthodox traditions say so, for what that's worth. On a personal level I think a common law marriage is just as real as a religious one, but that's clearly not based on any holy writings or religious dogma.


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    sox:I can see the point in the "no sex before marriage" rule though. I would have thought that if a child is born into a loving family the child would have a happier life, and the parents would also be there to support one another.

    Is this rule still applicable to christians?
    mmm, yes and no. honestly i don't understand what you wrote..eghhh.

    sox: If a christian couple was not married but in a loving relationship, would infrequent sex be a sin? By sex I mean "love-making" not venting overpowering lust.
    then there are not christians. if there were they would have got married.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sox

    Is this rule still applicable to christians?

    If a christian couple was not married but in a loving relationship, would infrequent sex be a sin? By sex I mean "love-making" not venting overpowering lust.
    Fornication (premarital sex) is a sin, you will burn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Q)
    Quote Originally Posted by sox

    Is this rule still applicable to christians?

    If a christian couple was not married but in a loving relationship, would infrequent sex be a sin? By sex I mean "love-making" not venting overpowering lust.
    Fornication (premarital sex) is a sin, you will burn.
    We all know what fornication is

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    Quote Originally Posted by (Q)
    Quote Originally Posted by sox

    Is this rule still applicable to christians?

    If a christian couple was not married but in a loving relationship, would infrequent sex be a sin? By sex I mean "love-making" not venting overpowering lust.
    Fornication (premarital sex) is a sin, you will burn.
    Rubbish

    Fornication is a gorgeous word!


    When two people unite they are already married for goodness sake!

    Yes perhaps that's on a physical level, but what marriages really run as deep beyond that? Very few. Most end up in divorce anyway. Even Christian marriages.

    True love doesn't need to be written on paper.
    True love operates on all levels and when that happens how can that be called sin?
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    i think that the nt gives every indication that you most likely will not burn for this sin, which orginally meant to miss the mak, such as in archery, it is not exactly and transgression against god, rather not living up to an expectation and the nt reenforces this.
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    from the malam:
    Fornication (premarital sex) is a sin, you will burn.
    almost there but not really, just recomended as a christian you marry before......



    Rubbish

    Fornication is a gorgeous word!


    When two people unite they are already married for goodness sake!

    Yes perhaps that's on a physical level, but what marriages really run as deep beyond that? Very few. Most end up in divorce anyway. Even Christian marriages.

    True love doesn't need to be written on paper.
    True love operates on all levels and when that happens how can that be called sin?

    Most end up in divorce anyway. Even Christian marriages.
    christian view fornication is considered wrong. statically divorce is rising, but it is considered wrong. and if there kids in question, then divorce is wrong way to go.

    I believe this question is more about love/lust.
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    I like that Christians get their panties in a knot. When they do "sin" they're so charged up and urgent. It's like fetish play with props but the props are immaterial torn souls and devils cheering it on, conjured to the action faster than a back pocket condom.

    Contrast matter-of-fact inconsequential sex of other cultures. Boring.
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    I am a non believer but have still read the bible. Interesting document revealing how superstition works.

    Anyway, on sex. Christians are supposed to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, and he said nothing against pre-marital sex. In fact, about the only real reference to sexual ethics is his encounter with a woman caught in adultery, and he forgave her.

    However, the bible includes a whole mish mash of horrible stuff. In the Old Testament, you are urged to kill anyone who commits a homosexual act, and you are forbidden from eating any seafood without fins. No shellfish, crabs, lobster etc. Obviously modern Christians are selective about which parts of the Old Testament they obey, and thus we can ignore any Old Testament prohibitions on sex.

    Which brings us to Paul. He is the only one to actually forbid pre-marital sex in any way that is binding on Christians. And Paul was a priggish zealot who clearly struggled with the real Christian ethics of love, charity, and forgiveness. Paul used the phrase that has been translated as 'fornication', which is not defined anywhere. If you choose to define 'fornication' as casual sex without affection, and accept that pre-marital sex between consenting adults who like each other, is not formication, then that is your choice. Jesus certainly said nothing to deny that.
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    you did ask the main christian view, i my self have some objections, but all this lies onlust and love. to understand what love is, is to understand christian view of sex.
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    Sex no sex, marriage no marriage, sex before marriage, marriage before sex... why all the fuss? Do whatever that makes you happy. We have limited shelf life on this planet anyway. Just live life happy, no regrets... that should be fine. We have completed our animal obligations in this world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newnothing
    Sex no sex, marriage no marriage, sex before marriage, marriage before sex... why all the fuss? Do whatever that makes you happy. We have limited shelf life on this planet anyway. Just live life happy, no regrets... that should be fine. We have completed our animal obligations in this world.
    That's the ticket

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