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The word porneia is often translated as "fornication". 1 Cor 7:2 (KJV) Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. It's worth noting that more modern translations use "sexual immorality" here instead of "fornication" due to the confusion with that given word. Looking at the English ...


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When discussing pre-marital sex I think we can even throw out the debate over the translation porneia to fornication. We can look at what the Bible says about sex, which makes the definition of porneia irrelevant because I agree that it isn't a solid case in itself. The Bible states that if a man sleeps with a virgin he is to take her as his wife (Exodus ...


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The differences are almost too great to list in an answer like this! The real problem in answering your question is that it isn't just a list of "things Roman Catholics believe" and "things Greek Orthodox believe". (NB that "Greek" Orthodox probably isn't accurate here: it's more accurate to talk in terms of "Eastern" Orthodox.) The problems are much more ...


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Fornication has changed its meaning since 1611, so reading its definition in a modern English dictionary does little good. In 1611, fornication meant prostitution (as abundantly proven ad infinitum on the "goldenrule" website) [reference not found; link needed] and was a perfect translation of "porneia", which is the activity of porné, or prostitutes. Though ...


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From the FaithLife Study Bible, this represents the undersatnding of the universe held by the Greeks: According to ancient cosmology, there are seven levels: the sky, the clouds, the sky above the clouds, the firmament, the waters above the firmament, the heavens, and the heaven of heavens, where God dwells. The three heavens view understands the first ...


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The Catholic Church does indeed usually refer to itself just as "The Catholic Church". That is what it's Wikipedia article calls it (Wikipedia usually names all organizations according to what they call themselves). Many Catholic-related organizations just use the word "Catholic" in their names - CAFOD is an example; Catholic School boards are another. The ...


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Of the three types of love you mention, agape and phileo are found in the Bible. The third one, eros, is not in the Bible. There's one often-cited passage that nicely displays both agape (ἀγαπᾷς) and phileo (φιλῶ, φιλεῖς). I'll show it in both English and Greek, highlighting the words meaning love. John 21:15-17 (ESV) 15 When they had finished ...


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There are two parts for this: First part: The Catholic Church ('C' as capital) is that group of churches in communion with the pope. If a group isn’t in communion with the pope, it isn’t part of the Catholic Church. Within the Catholic Church there are a number of individual churches, sometimes called rites. One of these is the Roman rite or Roman ...


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The following is a list of multitudes of Greek words that share the same suffix -γενής, each with possesses the sense of “born”/ “begotten”: ἀφρογενής = “foam-born” Αἰγυπτογενής = “born of an Egyptian” αἰθρηγενής = “born in Aether (clear sky)” ἁλιγενής = “sea-born” (also, ποντογενής; θαλασσογενής) ἀλλογενής = “born of another [race]” ἀρτιγενής = “just ...


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In the Psalms, we read that the heavens declare the glory of God. In this case, the psalmist seems to be referring to what we call "space", as he asserts that in the heavens is where the sun resides. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork... 5 In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a ...


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This document should shed some light on the usage of the word porneia and the Greek word family it belongs to. Here is an excerpt from the conclusion: In this study we have looked at the word family -porn- in extra-biblical Greek literature, in the OT, and in the NT. In all sources, porneia and the related terms refer to sexual acts only. Both OT ...


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There are really two parts to an answer. One is that the word "Fornication" is clearly defined in English: "voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons or two persons not married to each other". Clearly pre-marital sex comes under that definition. The second part is the Greek word. The evidence I will cite here is that many generations ...


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I did some Google search for you. I found these online resources. Some are Unicode, some are not. Codex Sinaiticus Codex Vaticanus Textus Receptus Westcott and Hort Ivan Panin Greek New Testament edition


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Does hell really burn forever? Ask yourself this, are Sodom and Gomorrah still burning? No they are not. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 1:7 Because they are ...


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If you are interested there are two excellent free downloadable Bible study programs, both of which have numerous Bible versions for download including both Hebrew and Greek translations. They are http//www The word.org and http//www. e-sword.net. you can preview either one prior to downloading. I have both and find them extremely valuable. You also can ...


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In Jewish tradition (which is the milieu in which Paul was educated), there is a mention together of three heavens, as well as seven heavens. Three Heavens Targum of 2 Chronicles 6:18 שמיא עילאי ושמיא מיצעאי ושמיא תתאי "the supreme heaven, and the middle heaven, and the lower heaven" Seven Heavens According to the Babylonian Talmud, tractate Chaggiga ...


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There's quite a bit of evidence in this link that porneia means prostitution. (SEE "FORNICATION - ORIGINAL GREEK") I'm not sure if the Strong's definition above is actually the original definition of porneia. Even the word "fornication" comes from the Latin word fornix (arch) referring to brothels. So when you consider the roots of these words it's ...



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