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Old 09-01-2010, 10:40 AM
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Re: Sex Before Marriage: Does God Approve?

Originally Posted by rgcraig View Post
Couple of explanations:

1 Corinthians 7:36 (The Message)

36-38If a man has a woman friend to whom he is loyal but never intended to marry, having decided to serve God as a "single," and then changes his mind, deciding he should marry her, he should go ahead and marry. It's no sin; it's not even a "step down" from celibacy, as some say. On the other hand, if a man is comfortable in his decision for a single life in service to God and it's entirely his own conviction and not imposed on him by others, he ought to stick with it. Marriage is spiritually and morally right and not inferior to singleness in any way, although as I indicated earlier, because of the times we live in, I do have pastoral reasons for encouraging singleness.

1 Corinthians 7:36 (New Living Translation)

36 But if a man thinks that he’s treating his fiancée improperly and will inevitably give in to his passion, let him marry her as he wishes. It is not a sin.
Good, an older saint told me that it meant that if a man and woman had premarital sex that they have not sinned as long as they marry .
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