If you are going to take the bible stories literally (they aren't)
then sex is marriage
There is no sex before marriage because
Marriage happens in a bed ....
If you sleep with a virgin - she is your wife
if she's not a virgin she is
someone else's wife and you are both adulterers
If the definition of marriage changes
then the definition of adultery changes
and the definition of being divorced
Definition of Fornication- #4202
it's right there in black and white:
homosexuals and sex with divorcee are an equal abomination
1c) sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mk 10:11,12
The story of Jacob.
He loved Rachel and arranged with her father Laban to marry her. Laban agreed and even threw a big wedding reception. Jacob drank too much and wound up married to Leah in the morning. He didn't argue that he wasn't married to Leah. He understood completely that sex was marriage- even sex with the wrong sister. If there was born again virginity, he could have told Leah to go repent, sorry for the mistake, get married to another guy. He didn't- because he knew the truth.
Remember- JOSEPH AND MARY
Joseph didn't want to marry MARY when he found out she was with child = A NON VIRGIN
the righteous men married VIRGINS
we lost this knowledge because churches benefit from WEDDINGS ...
think about it
1 Corinthians 6:15-16... says
that to sleep with a harlot would be defilement against the body. Why?
Paul uses the “one flesh” analogy so logic dictates that since the harlot is ‘one flesh’ with other men;
so to have sex with a woman who is ‘one flesh’ with another man is defilement against one’s body –
which is a temple of the holy spirit.
Why else would it be defilement?
Why would you join your body to a woman who is joined to another man???
Is it Ok to marry that same harlot?
Why did King David have the Hittite killed ?
Because he knew the Marriage LAW
Bethsheba was married
and he couldn't be with her UNTIL she was a WIDOW
Till death do us part
Gamo in Greek means sexual union
Gamos in bible was translated marriage/wedding
Gamo comes from word
Gamogenesis-the origin/beginning of sexual union
THE SEX is the MARRIAGE
Rings, wedding dresses, Licenses, rehearsal dinners
are all man made and not the definition of marriage
It enriches the Beast system
Think about how many benefit from weddings:
Churches, wedding clothes, banquet halls, township fee, vacation spots, jewelers ... ETC
She was married after giving up virginity
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser:
she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years
from her virginity;
‘I married this woman, but when I approached her,
I did not find proof of her virginity,’
An unmarried woman IS a VIRGIN
1 Cor 7:34
An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs:
Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit.
But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband.
1 Cor 7:39
A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives.
But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes,
but he must belong to the Lord.
Men are supposed to be engaged to VIRGINS
1 Cor 7:36
If anyone is worried that he might not be acting honorably toward the virgin he is engaged to,
and if his passions are too strong and he feels he ought to marry, he should do as he wants.
He is not sinning. They should get married.