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Doctrine: True Love Waits, Harlots Fornicate

Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on May 06, 2006 - 08:22 PM
Chastity

   True Love Waits, but a Harlot Will Fornicate.
   It's amazing to see that so many Christians think that waiting to have sexual relations until after marriage is a choice. It is not. Christians are not supposed to fornicate.
   A never married single woman who is not a virgin and was not the victim of rape is a harlot. Various women in the Bible turned from their harlotry and turned to God, just like some of you who are reading this.
   When a Christian who is a virgin decides to have sexual relations outside of marriage she has decided to turn away from God and to make the man who she fornicates with into a little god. Let me repeat this for those of you who just don't listen very well. A Christian man or a Christian woman who has sexual relations outside of marriage has decided to turn from the faith. You have read this and you have been warned. Do not turn from the faith. Turning from the faith can happen in small steps. The first step is to consider doing something that is forbidden such as having sexual relations outside of marriage or just wishing that you could. There is one answer for this: in order to avoid "fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband." 1 Corinthians 7:2
   It's interesting to note that the above words translated as "her own" and "his own" are quite different. The word translated here as "her own" is the Greek word "idios" which means one of a kind while the word translated here as "his own" is the Greek word "heautou" and is used in sentences where the Bible speaks of someone possessing one or more of something. Notice in the verse that follows how "himself" - Greek "heautou" refers to seven spirits. So when heautou is used in this sentence it means there can be more than one possessed.
   Matthew 12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself (Greek - heautou) seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last [state] of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
   The first instance above of the word "himself" is heautou and means possessed by someone but not as one of a kind. As you see he possessed seven.
   1 Corinthians 7:2 is a clear example of where the the language of the Bible (in this case, Greek) acknowledges that a man can have more than one wife. Had Paul wanted to push monogamy he would have used the word "idios" and not "heautou".
   This understanding of the difference in limitations upon women and men is important because single Christian women around the world are being denied husbands because of the false teaching that a man can have only one wife.
   Married men who refuse to marry a virgin who the Lord has provided them may end up guilty of causing such a woman to commit fornication. Just like the man who divorces his wife without cause, causes her to commit adultery, a man who refuses to marry a virgin who the Lord has provided for him may cause her to commit harlotry or some other kind of fornication. Jesus expected that a divorced woman would not be content to go without sex thus the improperly divorced woman (i.e. still married) would have sex and the man who (improperly) divorced her guilty of causing her to seek sex from someone other than him. In the same way, a woman who has had a husband chosen for her by the Lord but who has been deprived of that God given husband, because of the man made custom of monogamy, will end up doing one of the following:
1. Have sex outside of marriage. (harlotry) - About one third of single Christian women will fall into this sin
2. Marry an unbeliever. (fornication) - About one third of single Christian women will fall into this sin
3. Marry a single Christian man. - About one third of Christian women will have this opportunity.
These statistics are fairly accurate for non-Western countries and since the overwhelming number of Christians in the world no longer reside in the West I have chosen to use these numbers. However, in Western countries, a Christian virgin is very difficult to find and if she is willing to live her life properly she will have no problem whatsoever in finding a husband.
   Now since the non-Western countries have far more Christian women than Christian men, there is little chance that their Christian women will find an unmarried Christian man to marry therefore we can cross out option 3 for two thirds of their women and you can understand how the statement that I made is valid: Married men who refuse to marry a virgin who the Lord has provided them may end up guilty of causing such a woman to commit fornication.
   In fact, I've shown that in two out of three cases this will indeed be the outcome. The the hardness of hearts and the bowing down to the golden calf of monogamy by married Christian men is depriving two thirds of the women in the world of a godly husband. There is no gift of singleness. Women want marriage.
   Since I originally wrote this article much has changed. The number of Christians outside of the United States has increased dramatically and so has the imbalance between Christian women and Christian men in those countries. Since Christian women outside of the West tend to witness primarily to other women there are twice as many women being witnessed to as men and soon the imbalance will reach epic proportions. Within ten years we could see as many as five Christian women in non-Western countries for every Christian man. What you may be doubting today as some incredible tale will be reality. Furthermore, the Christian women will take matters into their own hands and start marrying the already married Christian men.
   "And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach." Isaiah 4:1


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