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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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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)and was a perfect translation of "porneia", which is the activity of porné, or prostitutes. Though the entry at dictionary.com - ...


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This is going to be a rather vague answer, mainly because even within the 'extreme liberal Christians' that you describe there is a huge range of belief. This answer is going to do no more than skim the surface of them. In the UK, one of the best-known 'liberal Christians' is David Jenkins, former Bishop of Durham. Jenkins famously gave an interview, just ...


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"Liberal" Christians generally follow some of the traditional practices and morals of Christianity, but generally reject the notion of the inerrancy of Scripture. As a result, their beliefs can be very diverse. Their emphasis on doctrine is sometimes light, but sometimes very academic. "Emergent" Christians have adopted a "postmodern" mindset, seeking to ...


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While the parallels aren't exact, there are some points that are rather interesting. The Saducees believed in a strict interpretation of the Law as originally written, and rejected religious innovation. It wasn't so much that they didn't believe that there were prophets after Moses as that they didn't hold them to be prophets in quite the same, ...


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I'm going to go on record here as a "sort of" liberal Christian. Although there are no Bible citations to support my belief, I will say that I think God is infinitely loving, and that he does not want any soul to perish in the lake of fire. To that end, I believe that after one dies, one has a chance to see God's revelation revealed to him and one last ...


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The Year of Jubilee Every 50 years, the Jews were required to return any land they had bought back to its original owners, as well as set all their slaves (who wanted to be freed) free. This is what Levicitus 25:10 is talking about. Hebrew slaves were already ordered to be freed every seventh year (Ex 21:2), for slavery among Hebrew brethren was always ...


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The disparity between those labeling them one way or the other is not due to there being disagreement over what the Sadducees and the Pharisees believed, who they were, or what they were like. Rather, the disparity is caused by a wishy-washy definition of the terms liberal and conservative. The terms liberal and conservative have many different meanings ...


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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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This is a little bit based on differing opinions. However, ultra conservatives are typically seen as being concerned about every detail of every part of the Scriptures. The Pharisees appear to have been much more like this. Ultra liberals are often seen as those who readily dismiss many of the teachings of the Scriptures, preferring some passages and ...


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While I am not part of this group, from conversations with a fair number who are, the core of what they identify is that it is the moral and philosophical teaching of Christ that is important. I'd possibly even say it is fair to say it isn't a religion but rather a semi-spiritualist philosophy, similar to Buddhism. The idea is that we are flawed, naturally ...


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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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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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It's really just a way of separating their church and their beliefs from pre-existing churchs and beliefs. The same way political parties do it. In Australia, we have a political party called "The Liberal Party", but when you compare their policies to their name, they're not really Liberal at all, they're quite conservative. To get an exact understanding of ...



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