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Sex Before Marriage among christians

June 6th, 2008

Here is a new Christianity Today poll which I found quite interesting:
Christianity Today Poll
Did you wait until you were married to have sex?
Yes, and I’m married now.
Yes, and I’m still waiting.
No, but I felt it was beyond my control.
No, I think sex requires a commitment, but not necessarily marriage vows.
Depends on what you mean by “have sex.”

Total Votes: 3968

1 Comment »

  1. Father Lawrence says

    I noticed that in asking the survey question; Did you wait until you were married to have sex? you did not mention the ancient Hebrew word “zanah” which translates-sexual idolatry and not fornication which comes from the Latin word fornix in the 14th century A.D. Variations of the word “zanah” also include caressing (the caressing of sexual organs of the male and female bodies). Sexual idolatry alludes to the rituals of orgies after the worship of heathen nations’ false gods. God’s meaning of “zanah” included all forms of sex whether it be the touching of a woman’s breasts (pettying), oral and anal sex as well as the act of sexual intercourse.

    For a woman or man to take part in any sexual activity with or without an orgasm(s), they were guilty of sexual idolatry in the sight of God. Hence, one did not have to have sexual intercourse to lose their virginity. One only need to partake of any form of sex to lose their virginity. They were no longer sexually pure.

    If this information were made known before taking the survey, you would have seen much higher percentages of those who had “sex” before marriage.

    Bless you all for your work.

    His Humble servant,
    Father Lawrence

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