What are some lies out in the world (secular views) today about women that contradict what God says in His word about how women should be/act? Diving a little deeper…What are some lies that are still out there in our Christian circles about women? (Feel free to talk from a single woman’s point of view or a married woman’s point of view)
This is my first participation in the cafe chat meme. From a single woman’s point of view (and one who is engaged to be married), it’s pretty straightforward – sex. The lie about sex ‘out there’ is the everybody is doing it lie.
My mum taught me that having sex without the benefit of a wedding band was fornication and wrong. When I got into university I was made to understand that what was wrong was having sex without a steady boyfriend, once one was in a serious relationship then it was ok to have sex. ?????
Then it was taken a step further…if you are going to get married to this person, it doesn’t make sense that you don’t have sex with him. How are you going to test your compatibility? (This one I could not understand cos it would have meant several ‘compatibility testings’ and who could guarantee I would eventually find a ‘compatible’ partner?)
So I did some research on the word fornication and this is what I came up with:
OK. That is pretty explicit. I then went Bible Resources to find out what God had to say about fornication and it was endless!
- 1 Corinthians 6:18 says to flee fornication;
- 1Corinthians 7:2 – to avoid fornication;
- Ephesians 5:3 – But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saint;
- 1 Thessalonians 4:3 abstain from fornication.
It’s simple really, there’s no gray area in this one; I don’t think the Bible can be any more direct about this. It is very clear….no sex before marriage.
But what happens to those who have already had sex before marriage? The Bible says that the Lord will forgive and cleanse us from all unrighteousness – if we repent that is.
I’ve already been accused of being too far right on this blog. I know this is a controversial area and I thought a lot before I decided to post on it. I don’t claim to have all the answers and I’m aware that my parents don’t know all there is to know about God and His word. But no one has yet given me a contrary Biblical interpretation of this, so I hold on to what I’ve been taught.