Is premarital sex ok? Please back your opinion with scripture. I have been researching this subject for months and am comfused. I hate to bring this up, becuase if I am being deceived, I don't want to bring everyone down with me.
Almost every time in the Bible Adultery or Sexual Immorality is mentioned, it is talking about Sex between a man and:
Someone of same sex(Lv. 18)
or the Wayward wife(Pro. 5)
It does not seem to mention premarital sex. (Except in Ruth 3:4, wich is contraversial really, to many people.) I find that virginity is highly stressed on the woman's part. I don't really ever see it on the man's. The strongest evidence against what I have posted here I find in 1Corr. chapter 7. "It is better to marry than to burn with passion". What does burn mean? In the Greek bible, all it says is "burn" not "burn with passion".
In most versions I find the words "sexual immorality". And in several I find "fornication". What is sexual immorality? One of the times I see it mentioned is when Paul talks to the church of Corinth about how a man has his own mother(Lev. 18 speaks against this). In the dictionary, sexual immorality is: that which is culturally or morally unacceptable or wrong. That is quite broad. Fornication on the other hand is sex between two unmarried people. Though I only see it(fornication) in a couple versions.
All the laws are summed up into these: "Love the Lord your God with all you heart soul and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself"
Should we just honor those around us? Prostitution is bad becuase it is taking the sacred act of sex and putting it up for sale. That is not honorable. It is not "loving your neighbor as yourself"
I don't know, I just know I have dug myself a hole, and I either need to build my home here, or get out. Thank you for any help anyone can provide.