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 view Christianity has comprised its meaning that is own of to mean 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 sure from your remarks on “porneia” whether you had been arguing for individual help of pre-marital sex. I’ll treat the basic problem of the term. The Bible with its entirety is clear on sexuality. 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 comprehending the idea that is specific journalist is conveying into the audience within a collection of words. (more…)