I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. Gary Badcock is having sex before marriage a sin in Guelph the bishop's arguments rest on "slender foundations. Constantly look for ways to build up your spouse.
My belief that premarital sex is sinful has been shattered. Marriage, in its traditional sense, is not the only covenant we are making with each other. I'm a great believer that God loves homosexuals and lesbians, and am puzzled in the mystery of the tensions they live in spiritually. Lehmiller adds others will take their frustrations out in other ways, which can include focusing all their attention on work or hobbies as a distraction.
In particular, the church has been wrong for centuries on the notion that sex is having sex before marriage a sin in Guelph only for the purpose of procreation, Right Rev. So to conclude your question Kevin, I would argue that the whole of Christian thought on sexuality is that the original intent of God was that the experience and the procreation that naturally derives from sex was intended to be a profoundly pleasurable experience.
The problem here is that adultery and premarital sex are being equated, when in reality, they are two distinctly different things.
If that were true, the God we believe to be the creator of the world and Gnostics believe that toowould not have left us with such a vast physical world, a world of beauty around us. In particular, the church has been wrong for centuries on the notion that sex exists only for the purpose of procreation, Right Rev.
If sexual desire is part of our identity given by God then deciding how to handle its energy must be questions we take to God, which can be argued, is how the church has gotten itself so embroiled in sexuality.
But the example given to marital love in the New Testament is to love as Christ loved, which would mean pleasure is respectful and honoring of choice. Have its moral objections to birth control, abortion, homosexuality and other sexual issues affected your opinions?