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And the man that committeth adultery with another mans wife even he that committeth adultery with his neighbors wife

Here we note that the context is speaking of those who go to serve and worship other gods, i. e. spiritual adultery. What this tells us is that those who witnessed the crime must be the ones to first cast a stone at her . These Pharisees have told Jesus that this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. So Jesus Challenges them, saying, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. What this does is call for two or more of them to come forth and claim to be witnesses of the act. If they come forth with such an accusation, it becomes obvious that they know the identity of the other guilty party in the adultery. And as we noted above they have failed to accuse the other party, knowing full well who he is, having witnessed the act themselves. So if they claim to be witnesses they are not without sin, having failed to deal with both guilty persons. The result is that the accuser of the brethren is automatically guilty of sin

A guardian who had been a father to me more than most real fathers [Letters p53

I had to choose between disobeying and grieving or deceiving a guardian who had been a father to me, more than most real fathers and 'dropping' the love-affair until I was twenty -one. I don't regret my decision, though it was very hard on my lover. But that was not my fault. She was perfectly free and under no vow to me, and I should have no just complaint if she had got married to someone else. For nearly three years I did not see or write to my lover.

The First Authorship Kierkegaards Authorship until 1846

Part II of Either Or consists of two lengthy letters written by B to the aesthete of part I, to which is appended a brief sermon by a country parson. From his letters we learn that B is a magistrate, Judge William, who is concerned at the hedonistic lifestyle of his young friend, A. B strives to persuade A that the aesthetic enjoyment and fulfillment the latter craves can be achieved only through grounding the aesthetic in the ethical. Thus, to take B's example of the love-relationship, love is truly realized only when the particularity of the individual love-affair is grafted onto the universal-human by being grounded in the ethical institution of marriage. The inherent despair of the aesthetic self through its dissipation in life's myriad possibilities and the aesthetic individual's consequent lack of a coherent self are overcome by the choice of the ethical. This ethical choice is initially a choice of despair. Despair is personality's doubt, and by choosing despair17 the aesthetic...

Penetrating Leviticus

The very word for female, naqeba in both biblical and talmudic Hebrew, as well as talmudic Aramaic, means orifice-bearer, as if male bodies did not possess orifices. A talmudic text emphasizes to what extent gender was constituted by penetration and being penetrated within this cultural system. The Talmud is trying to determine what sorts of jealousy on the part of a husband will invoke the ceremony of the Waters of Curse - that is, the biblical ritual whereby a wife suspected of adultery drinks water in which a passage from a Torah scroll has been dissolved. If she is guilty God causes certain bodily diseases, and if innocent, God leaves her alone (and promises her progeny) 20 For Rav Sheshet, anal intercourse does not constitute intercourse at all and therefore it is not adultery, so if a husband suspects his wife of this, she does not undergo the test for adulteresses, but Rava dissents Rava argues from the verse that treats of male anal intercourse. His argument is that since that...

Commentary On Diagram

Wkowe Zacisze

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

The Depravity Of The Gentiles

The portrait of man and woman offered in these sources has much in common with the sources discussed in the previous chapter. Apocryphal literature such as Tobit and Sirach recommended that Judean men control their desires, be wary of seductive women, and keep careful watch over their households. The nation of Israel could be imagined as a woman and, therefore, the heroic deeds of one Judean or Israelite woman could stand for the prestige, and even the manliness, of the entire community. Though we have seen such discursive strategies before, in the case of biblical and postbiblical Judean literature, the goal was the production of difference between Israel Judah Judea and the gentiles or, more simply, everyone else. Gentile tyrants, overcome by desire, could be conquered by manly Judean women. Judean men were repeatedly warned to keep away from seductive yet polluting gentile women. Homoerotic sex was characterized as a gentile, not Judean, problem, 53 as were adultery, rape,...

Prophetic and Revivalist Premillennial Adventism

The rise in popularity of premillennialism in the nineteenth century, and the revolution in prophetic and apocalyptic thought can be largely attributed to Edward Irving.65 In 1825 he preached at the annual gathering of the Continental Society. His address was entitled, 'Babylon and Infidelity Foredoomed',

The Reformation and Puritan Attitudes toward the Jews

Jonathan Edwards was probably the most influential American writer of the 18th Century. In his history of the Church written in 1774, As a convinced postmillennialist, Edwards spoke of the overthrow of Satan's kingdom epitomised in the Pope, Islam and 'Jewish infidelity', However obstinate the Jews have been now for above seventeen hundred years in their rejection of Christ, and however rare have been the instances on individual conversions, ever since the destruction of Jerusalem Yet, when this day comes, the thick veil that blinds their eyes shall be removed. 2 Cor iii.16. And divine grace shall melt and renew their hard hearts And then shall the house of Israel be saved the Jews in all their dispersions shall cast away their old infidelity, and shall have their hearts wonderfully changed, and abhor themselves for their past unbelief and obstinacy Nothing is more certainly foretold than this national conversion of the Jews in Romans 11.2.59

Reading the Phenomena of Christianity

It is not mere word-play, therefore, to suggest that the essence of the proper observance of God's authority, and, indeed, that of man when properly delegated by God to him, is soteriological. Sin is epitomised by infidelity and disobedience, and the logical consequences are disorder, alienation and potential loss of salvation. For an Augustine, battling against the pounding waves of sects like Manichaeism and heresies like Donatism and Pelagianism, all of which threatened the lawful authority of both Church and state, the essence of any effective response had to be couched in severely eschatological and soteriological terms.

Mystics and Troubadours

Lives on in Richard Wagner's opera, modern novels, and movies. De Rougemont states of the legend ''Happy love has no history. Romance only comes into existence where love is fatal, frowned upon and doomed by life itself. What stirs lyrical poets to their finest flights is neither the delight of the senses nor the fruitful contentment of the settled couple not the satisfaction of love, but its passion. And passion means suffering.'' Such passion may be understood as the height of eros because the rapture is precisely not in the capture but in the quest. Indeed, the more obstacles encountered, the more passionate the love. The quest fulfilled is no longer a quest. The elusiveness, the distance (love from afar) of the woman was indispensable to the development and maintenance of desire and passion. The woman, once attained, is no longer striven for. That is also why courtly love celebrated love from afar, that is, unattainable love of a woman of a higher social class, a woman married to...

Shame Honor and Slave Bodies

Bits of scattered evidence suggest that many slaves throughout antiquity did form family bonds, including marriages. Such marriages existed at the whim of the slaveholder and had no legal status but would still have been important to enslaved spouses. Our sources again limit our ability to comprehend whether married slaves understood their unions to be subject to the informal rules of honor and shame that governed the unions of freeborn men and women. Under the potestas, or power, of their owner(s), married slaves would have found it difficult to maintain the boundaries of privacy necessary for building or sustaining a sense of personal or family honor. A particularly lurid story that Apuleius recounts in The Golden Ass hinges on the ability of slaveholders to meddle in slave marriages. A slave entrusted by his master with the management of an estate is married to a fellow slave. The male slave-manager has an affair with a free woman, who does not live on the estate. When his wife...

Epilogue Philology as Theology

Also no separate realm of the sexually forbidden. Of course, I do not mean that forbidden genital practices do not form distinct corpora within either biblical or talmudic law codes. Where a man put his penis was categorized as a separate area of experience than what he put in his stomach, for instance. What I mean is that it does not have a separate ontologi-cal, axiological, or even moral status. As opposed to our culture where violating the rules against homoeroticism provokes an entirely different set of reactions from the violation of other moral taboos - including sexual ones such as adultery - there is no evidence in bibli-cal talmudic culture that suggests that that was the case there. Tabooed practices may have been ranked according to severity, but they did not at any time constitute different species of human beings. Violating the Sabbath, for instance, produced precisely the same category of transgression (punishable by death) as did male intercourse.

Appendix D Mary Stewart Relfe

Russia will locate our nuclear missile silos. And from Cuba and Nicaragua, bombard them. Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City and Florida will burn. Christians, God's blood bought, God will preserve, as He did Shadrac, Meshach and Abednigo in the fiery furnace. The church in America, he said is corrupt, full of divorce and adultery. Its preachers, generally are not declaring the whole counsel of God. Though God does have a remnant.

Redemption as Gods Solidarity with Humankind

Ate and drank with the outcast and excluded (Mark 2 16-17 Luke 5 30), and allowed himself to be touched by those regarded as guilty of repeated and extreme wickedness (Luke 7 3 7-9). The writer(s) of John's Gospel also offer(s) startling examples of Jesus's solidarity with those in need (John 5 1-18, 7 21-4). The pericope presents his body-language as identifying with a woman caught in adultery (John 7 53-8 11). Jesus is recorded as declaring the wrath of God on a world perishing under the weight of its own sin (John 3 16, 36 8 24 16 8-10), and as calling individual persons to a renewed relationship with God (John 3 5-8, 4 23, 5 25, 14 1). Paul speaks of Jesus Christ's solidarity with humankind to the extent that he died for the ungodly (Romans 5 6) and became accursed for humanity by accepting on our behalf the judgment of the law and being hanged on a tree (Galatians 3 10-13). He emphasizes Jesus Christ's solidarity with humankind in death. However, the polyphony of New Testament...

Commonplace Virtue And Vice

Standard topics of praise (epainos, laudatio) or blame (psogos, vituperatio) were outlined in Greek rhetorical handbooks (progymnasmata) and in Latin oratorical treatises. In his handbook, Ap(h)thonius recommended that the following topics be addressed family, nation, ancestors, livelihood, customs, prudence, beauty, manliness, and bodily strength, among other features (Prog. 8).24 In his De inventione rhetorica, Cicero offered an almost identical list. (177-78).25 An anonymous third-century c.E. teacher of rhetoric recommended that cities, emperors, and governors alike be praised, when possible, for their temperance (sophrosyne), justice (dikaiosyne), and wisdom (phronesis-- Men. Rhet. 364, 375, 380, 384).26 When praising or blaming cities, one should consider the amount of bad behavior (hamar-temata) evident there, especially whether or not citizens often commit adultery (364.1-2). When praising an emperor, one should note that, because of the emperor's good example, marriages are...

Love and the Individual Abelard and Bernard

In his tract, The Excellence of Marriage, Augustine wrote that marital intercourse is not sinful when the intent is procreation ''When it is for the purpose of satisfying sensuality, but still with one's spouse, because there is marital fidelity it is a venial sin. Adultery or fornication, however, is a mortal sin. For this reason abstinence from all sexual union is better even than marital intercourse performed for the sake of procreating.'' So much for Augustine's pre-conversion ''joy of sex '' of Clairvaux, both of whom, ironically, wrote influential treatises on love of God and the neighbor. Bernard remains famous for his extensive sermon series on the Song of Songs, that most erotic book of the Bible. Abelard was condemned to eternal silence as a heretic at the Synod of Sens in 1140. His opponents were also disturbed by his, to them, erosion of morality by his work on ethics Scito te ipsum (''Know Thyself'') that emphasized personal intention as the determinant of whether or not...

Escape from Gods Judgment

Modem New Age humanism did not pull it out of thin air. It is the revival of the mythical Olympian gods of ancient Greece. Sutton continues Such gods were not truly divine in the Biblical sense. They were not distinct from the creation. They married, committed adultery with other gods, came down to earth and committed more adultery with people, and so on. They were just an extension of man. 21 We also see this extension of divine oneness in the familiar totem pole image, the organizing symbol of the American Indians, which is found in most religions of the world in some form or another. 22

The Immanent Trinity Only Incestuous Homoerotics

McCarthy makes a strong case for permanent lesbian and gay relationships as anomalies within the Catholic theology of marriage, for that theology is not an exclusive sanctification of heterosexual love, for m ale-female complementarity does not produce the goods of marriage but is produced by it (McCarthy 1997 384). He thereby criticizes the prioritizing of Genesis 1.27, using Vatican II to argue that c reation as male and female is used as the paradigmatic example, but the example does not exclude other ways of imagining humanity's social nature (McCarthy 1997 382 see also McCarthy 1998 and Rogers 1999a). In this respect, the medievalist Marilyn McCord Adams rightly extols and at the same time questions the same-gender models of trinitarian love within the trinitarian symbolics of Richard of St Victor and Aelred of Rievaulx. She questions them on the grounds of their exclusion of women-women relations (going back to Cicero's exaltation of male-male friendship as the highest and most...

Edward Irving 17921834 The Rapture and the Rupture Between Israel and the Church

Given his growing popularity Irving was invited to preach at the annual service of the London Missionary Society in 1824, and a year later in 1825 to the Continental Society, in which Henry Drummond was already influential. Irving's address on that occasion was provocatively entitled, 'Babylon and Infidelity Foredoomed',

Appendix B George Washingtons Vision

Tell them that I'm not with the church no more. Because the people give praises to themselves. The honor that's supposed to be given to Christ, the people take it on themselves. In the churches, there is divorces, there's adultery in the churches, there's homosexuality in the churches, there's abortion in the churches and every kind of sin in the churches. And they turn some of the churches for businesses for money. And all the evangelists, they only preach salvation and happiness.

The Other Guilty Party

Some have said that the reason all the Pharisees left the temple was that they themselves were among those guilty of committing adultery with the harlot. The text viewed from the natural does not support this, but viewed as types it does. If this scene represents Satan accusing the church of spiritual adultery, isn't he the other guilty party We have seen that the Law requires that there be two guilty parties and that both be put to death. So cannot the Lord reply 'well tell me Satan, just who is the other guilty party Exactly who have my people been unfaithful with ' So the effect here is to illustrate yet another scripture as it says in Psalm 64 8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves The relationship between God and his people (Israel and or Church) is one of betrothal of marriage. They are legally married but not yet fully united. One thing this accomplishes is to protect them, to a degree, from the accuser when they are unfaithful. Since the accuser is the...

Lying and Lying Together or How Do Bodies Tell the Truth

One strain of thinking about the relation of natural to biblical law in Aquinas, prominent in German-language discussion since the mid-1960s (beginning with Kluxen 1964 218-41), but less known in the Anglo-American context, makes much of Aquinas's extreme under-determination of the natural law, and his specification of it by the Ten Commandments. Thus, in Question 100, Thomas announces that God gave the Ten Commandments to specify the principle of natural law do good and avoid evil. Since the Ten Commandments contain an explicit prohibition of lying, and, in many medieval interpretations, a prohibition of homosexual intercourse under the prohibition of adultery, and since Thomas uses them to specify the natural law, one might expect to find in his commentary on the Ten Commandments29 the following result since animals neither lie, nor lie unnaturally with one another, these breaches of the law of nature are specified in the Ten Commandments. But Thomas does not so argue. Rather, the...

Prophet Muhammad saw orders the destruction of the idols

Narrated Urwa Nafi' Ibn Jubair Ibn Mut'im said I heard Al-Abbas saying to Az-Zubair Ibn Al-Awwam, 'O Abu Abdullah Did Allah's Messenger order you to fix the flag here ' Allah's Messenger ordered Khalid Ibn Al-Walid to enter Mecca from its upper part from Kadaa' while the Prophet himself entered from Kudaa. Two men from the cavalry of Khalid Ibn Al-Walid named Hubaish Ibn Al Ashar and Kurz Ibn Jabir Al-Fihri were martyred on that day. (Sahih Al Bukhari) Now great multitudes came to adopt Islam and take the oath of allegiance to the Prophet. For this purpose an assembly was held at As-Safa Mountain. Umar, acting as the Prophet's deputy administered the oath, whereby the people bound themselves not to adore any deity but Allah to obey the Prophet to abstain from theft, adultery, infanticide, lying and backbiting. Thus was fulfilled the prophecy embodied in the Surah Al Fath in the Quran.

Biblical Views of Love

God tells Hosea to take a whore for a wife, and to have children by her as a parabolic action and metaphor for Israel's infidelity and God's faithfulness and love in spite of that infidelity. God's love for Israel is presented as a shocking defiance of convention. ''Go, take for yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord'' (Hosea 1 2). ''The Lord said to me again, 'Go, love a woman who has a lover and is an adulteress, just as the Lord loves the people of Israel, though they turn to other gods '' (Hosea 3 1). Israel's life arose out of God's love, a love that even as Israel falls into adultery cannot be turned aside. ''When Israel was a child, I loved him, . . . The more I called them, the more . . . they kept sacrificing to idols. How can I give you up, I will not execute my fierce anger for I am God and no mortal, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath'' (Hosea 11 1-9). Els notes that...

God Isnt Worthy Of Worship If He Kills Innocent Children

For instance, the Bible records Satan's lies and David's adultery, but it doesn't approve of them, he explained. It's true that there are a lot of gross stories in the Bible. The book of Judges reports the raping of a woman, then cutting her in twelve pieces and sending one piece to each of the tribes of Israel.7 But the Bible certainly doesn't approve of that. Secondly, I think that Paine is just factually wrong. The Bible doesn't have any cruel and torturous executions that God commanded.

The comprehensiveness of religious content in islamic law

Islamic law designates certain rulings as divine ''limits'' (hudud), which include rituals but extend beyond them to punishments and other matters. The hudud denote all matters fixed by revelation. Generally speaking, they are formally applied as they were revealed. Those hudud that overlap with non-ritual categories may, however, be open to judicial review and modification in some cases. Inheritance lots are among the hudud, because they are specified in the Qur'an. The restriction of polygamous unions to four women falls within the same category. All punishments set by revelation (for adultery, slander, theft and brigandry) are hudud. Most criminal law, however, lies outside the hudud and belongs to the category of ''disciplinary acts'' (ta'zir), which are determined in accordance with public interest, and are open to adjustment and judicial review. The enforcement of all punishments, whether hudud or ta 'zir, is permissible only within an Islamic jurisdiction, and there is...

Seeing God and Living

Theophilus, a late second-century bishop of Antioch, attacked pagan idolatry and expounded his views on the visibility of God in his apology Tp Autolysis (his only certain surviving writing . In this work, Theophilus begins by setting out thc occasion of thc dialogue, Autolycus has boasted of his gods of wood and stone, carved or cast, and scornfully asked Theolophilus to show me ytw god.'* In response, Theophilus impugns Autolycus s character, saying that God 15 seen only by those who are pure in heart (Matt 5 8), who have cleansed themselves from all sins, impurities, and evil occupations (adultery* robbery, slander, envy,

Popular Cultures Religious Vitality Augustine

In the act of committing adultery.42 This sort of behavior attributed to the gods can only inspire similar immorality in humans, who know instinctively that they are to imitate the divine. Consequently, these religious symbols and performances make people unfit for society and depraved, and thereby fall short of the criteria of charity. In any legitimate representation of the divine, it is incumbent, according to the very idea of divinity, to publish in plain terms the laws of a good life. 43 The theater, then, is not intrinsically evil all depends upon the love of God and neighbor that it inspires.

The Christian Muslim Encounter

Though the analogy is not close, we think how American Christianity has been changed over the past century or so by the encounter with a numerically small Jewish presence that never amounted to more than 2 percent of the overall population. Particularly since the 1940s, American Christians have striven to avoid language that would give offense to Jews or seek to exclude their religious heritage, and the term Judeo-Christian has become the mandatory characterization of the roots of Western culture. Many Christian clergy and intellectuals try to eliminate language suggesting that their faith has in any sense superseded or supplanted Judaism, so that the Old Testament is commonly referred to as the Hebrew Bible. For many grassroots evangelicals, a love affair with Judaism has spawned a dedicated Christian Zionism, a passionate support of the state of Israel far exceeding even that espoused by many Jews.

Christianity Sources of Authority and Right Doctrines

In Christianity, obedience to God is primal. As the Swiss theologian Hans Urs Von Balthasar (1905-88) showed, the whole of history may be interpreted in terms of fidelity and infidelity to the Deity.24 Sin is specifically a stark 'No', to the covenanting God of the Old Testament. Adam's disobedience in the face of God's sublime authority sought to refashion his relationship with God without the latter's authority and 'outside the grace and the space given him by God'.25 That primal negative of Adam is a direct challenge to an 'as yet unveiled, unalienated face of the God of grace'.26 By his disobedience, Adam engineers the incomprehension about, and alienation from, God of himself and subsequent generations.27 Lack of respect for God's Order and Authority results in the terrestrial disorders consequent upon the Original Sin.

What should we bring into subjection to God But I keep under my body and

Then what is really meant by being subject to worldly rulers and ordinances of men For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Rom. 13 9.

The Sixth Interview J P Moreland

Many times something we like isn't the right thing to do, he explained. Some people say adultery is pleasurable, but most people would agree it's wrong. And often doing the right thing isn't pleasurable. Telling someone a hard truth that they need to hear, or firing someone who isn't doing a good job, can be very unpleasant.

The Unnatural Lusts Of Those Who Suppress The Truth

The affinities between this description of corruption and traditional representations of the vices of the gentile idolaters are obvious.69 Gentiles were commonly associated with porneia, lust, adultery, incest, ho-moerotic sex, and bestiality. Paul never actually identified the target of his condemnation as the gentiles, yet the stereotypical character of the accusations especially the claim that they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles (Rom i 23)70 suggests that Paul expected his audience to think of gentiles here.71 Paul did not need to identify the targets of this invective because his audience would readily recognize the typical list of accusations against gentile idolaters. Judean authors frequently condemned the Egyptians for their worship of animals.72 As already noted, idolatry was persistently linked to fornication in Jewish literature from the Hebrew Bible to the Talmud.73 Paul reconfigured this common...

The Declaration of Independence

Court justices and a signer of the Declaration. I am equally far from believing Mr. Locke was a friend to infidelity a disbelief in the Bible and Christianity , said Wilson. The consequence has been that the writings of Mr. Locke, one of the most able, most sincere, and most amiable assertors of Christianity and true philosophy, have been perverted to purposes which he would have deprecated and prevented had he discovered or foreseen them. In addition, though the founders had access to the works of the great secular thinkers, like Voltaire and Rousseau, they cited them much less frequently and often critically.

The Novatian and Donatist divisions

In its earlier days the Church maintained rigorous standards for its membership. As we have seen, baptism was believed to wash away all sins committed before it was administered. After baptism, the Christian was supposed not to sin, and some sins, if indulged in after that rite had been administered, were regarded as unforgivable. Tertullian listed the seven deadly sins as idolatry, blasphemy, murder, adultery, fornication, false-witness, and fraud. Both Hermas and Tertullian conceded that forgiveness might be had for one such sin committed after baptism, but allowed only one.

Wilkerson Blew A Trumpet

It is because America has sinned against the greatest light. Other nations are just as sinful, but none are as flooded with gospel light as ours. God is going to judge America for its violence, its crimes, its backsliding, its murdering of millions of babies, its flaunting of homosexuality and sadomasochism, its corruption, its drunkenness and drug abuse, its form of godliness without power, its lukewarmness toward Christ, its rampant divorce and adultery, its lewd pornography, its child molestation's, its cheatings, its robbings, its dirty movies, and its occult practices.

What does if thy right eye offend thee pluck it out and cast if from thee mean

Opinions are divided among Christians as to whether Jesus is speaking literally or figuratively here, but nothing is to be gained by changing the literal meaning. It would be more profitable to do this literally and enter into eternal life with one eye if our eyes caused us to sin, than to be cast down to hell as a result of that sin, with two eyes. And to further emphasize the seriousness of sin Jesus went on in V30 to include the right hand, and in chapter 18 and Mark 9, He also included the foot (CP 5 30 18 8-9 Mk 9 43-48). Jesus spoke like this to impress upon us the fact that sin is so serious, and hell so terrible, that sin must be dealt with in a radical way if need be, to save us from hell. Every influence of sin in our lives must be opposed and rejected, whatever the cost (CP Psa 101 3 119 101 Pr 4 27 Isa 33 14-16 56 1-2 Lu 11 34). Mt 5 29 is a continuation of Christ's teaching against lusting with our eyes and committing adultery in our heart in V27-28, which provides a...

Paul And The Slaves Of Lust

Outsiders and defining insiders on the basis of sexual virtue and vice. Furthermore, he adopted the conventions of both Greek rhetoric and Judean anti-gentile polemics to do so. Paul's example was imitated by later Christian authors who also condemned outsiders for depravity and celebrated the exceptional virtues displayed by their own community.56 According to Paul, rejection of God is the problem, sexual depravity is the symptom, and Christ is the cure. Those who continued in sexual sin were promised a divinely initiated punishment. Those who suppressed the truth necessarily engage in unnatural lust, Paul argued, a direct result of their rejection of God (Rom 1 18-32). Those involved in porneia, idolatry, homoerotic sex, and adultery, among other vices, will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor 6 9-11 compare Gal 5 16-26). The Lord will punish those gentile Christ followers who dare to continue in the lustful passions that characterized their former idolatrous lifestyle. In other...

Digression 17 Witchcraft

Witchcraft is clearly labelled by Paul as a work of the flesh , in the same category as heresy (false doctrine), adultery and pornography (Gal.5 19-21). He comments I tell you, as I have also told you in time past (i.e. this was a highly emphasized part of Paul's teaching), that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God . The equivalent of this under the Law of Moses was the command that all witches, those who used divination (another name for witchcraft) and those who made their children pass through the fire were to be killed immediately (Deut.18 10,11 Ex.22 18). Those who put their children through fire were not the actual witches - the witches and leading idolaters taught that to secure protection against the forces of evil, the children of those who wanted protection had to be made to pass through fire. So we see that both witches and those who used them were to be killed and under the new covenant the punishment for doing the same thing is exclusion from the...

The Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause

The real object of the First Amendment was, not to countenance, much less to advance Mahometanism, or Judaism, or infidelity, by prostrating Christianity but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects, and to prevent any national ecclesiastical establishment, which should give to an hierarchy the exclusive patronage of the national government.

Not Inherit The Kingdom Of

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulation, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal.v 19-21. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Eph. v 5. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God Be not deceived neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drundards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. -l Cor. vi 9,10.

The Vicissitudes of the Twentieth Century

In 199 7, the metropolitan of the northern city of Drama declined to read the last rites over a baptised Orthodox Christian because, as he stated, he 'was married in a civil ceremony which, according to the teaching of our Mother Church, is not only fornication and adultery but also violation of our doctrinal teachings about the sacraments'. In 1996, Greek Muslim citizens were denied the right to rebuild a collapsed minaret next to their mosque the permission had to be signed by the local metropolitan (who of course rejected it). The same metropolitan stated that 'the Church has its own law, its specific legal system. . . . It cannot accept the legalisation of abortion or the de-penalisation of adultery together with any other anti-Evangelical or anti-Christian legislation of the state'. A prominent professor and constitutional expert, Nikos K. Alivizatos, points out that all these problems can be attributed to Article 3 of the Constitution, which, even after three revisions, declares...

Perfection of Character

What are the works of the flesh Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like. Gal. 5 19-21.

Secret Dens Of Antichristianity

After decades of working closely with these men and listening to them in the Lodges he writes about the activities of these men, although in direct opposition to a standing rule, and a declaration made to every newly received Brother, 'that nothing touching the religion or government shall ever be spoken of in the Lodge.' But the Lodges in other countries quickly followed the example of France, and have frequently become the rendezvous of innovators in religion and politics, and other disturbers of the public peace. In short, I have found that the covert of a Mason Lodge had been employed in every country for venting and propagating sentiments in religion and politics, that could not have been circulated in public without exposing the author to great danger. I found, that this impunity freedom due to Masonry's secrecy had gradually encouraged men of licentious principles to become more bold, and to teach doctrines subversive of all our notions of morality 31 under the protection of...

Their Works Follow Them

Not the belief the faith, or the moral and spiritual condition of the last moments of life is here alluded to, but the works. That is, the works of the spirit. These are love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Gal. 5 22, 23. These follow the spirit into the other world. The Bible does not teach that the works of the flesh follow the dead. These are adultery, fornication, uncleanliness, lasciviousness, idolitry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings and such like. Gal. 5 19-21. These perish at the death of the body

Jesus Brought A Higher

Moses says when you meet a woman who has been taken in the act of adultery -- you stone her (Lev. 20 10 and John 8 5-11). But what did Jesus say to her Neither do I condemn thee go, and sin no more (John 8 11). By not providing the condemnation and the punishment which the law demanded, Jesus himself broke Moses' law but He fulfilled it with a higher law -- the law of love.

Signs of the Times

Anyone who tunes into country-western music will get an earful of the transgressions human beings perpetrate against one another. We lie, cheat, steal, commit adultery, defy our elders, gamble, drink too much, beat up our mates, two-time our lovers, struggle against our siblings, act out of greed and insincerity, corrupt the innocent, betray our country, and renege on our promises. We are also the victims of evils perpetrated against us by untrustworthy lovers, greedy landlords, factory closings, agribusiness, intrusive government, condescending intellectuals, and decadent city folk. We are a fallen people, and while it does not offer a full inventory, country-western music does instruct us in a multitude of ways that our fallenness manifests itself in both personal and social sin. Reading these signs of our time divulges that we are thinking about our own waywardness in terms of infidelity, personal sinfulness, corporate sin, lost paradise, corrupt institutions and authorities, pure...

The Mark Of The Old Covenant

Steal, dost thou steal Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter whose praise is not of men, but of God (Remans 2 10,...

The Law Given at Sinai

What reveals that the Ten Commandment law, given at Sinai, is the law for the Christian Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all, For He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. James 2 10-12.

Mary and Jesus Return to the City Quranic

Then she brought him (the baby) to her people, carrying him. They said O Mary Indeed you have brought a thing Fariyya (an unheard mighty thing). O sister (the like) of Aaron (not the brother of Moses, but he was another pious man at the time of Mary) Your father was not a man who used to commit adultery, nor was your mother an unchaste woman. Then she pointed to him. They said How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle He (Jesus) said Verily I am a slave of Allah. He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet and He has made me blessed wheresoever I be, and has enjoined me prayer, and Zakat, as long as I live, and dutiful to my mother, and made me not arrogant, unblest. And Salam (peace) be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive (Ch. 19 27 - 33)

What further testimony is given by prophets Christ and the apostles relative to the enduring nature of Gods original

Christ said From the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife and they twain shall be one flesh so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder. Mark 10 6-9. It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement but I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. Matt. 5 31, 32.

The Sacred Lifedisplay

The commandment not to commit adultery and the commandment not to steal are extensions of the commandment not to commit murder. Because marriage and one's possessions in life are an extension of the human body and life, they are also an extension of the image and likeness of divine being. In the mystical union of a man and woman, they become one flesh and one soul, and in their union is the complete image of the Human One, both male and female. Likewise, the property of a human being is meant to serve as a vehicle for the development and evolution of the soul. To the degree one embodies something of the light-presence and labors to uplift humanity through one's

Womens Oath People of Yathrib Madina submit to Islam

In this year, twelve men of Yathrib, of whom ten were of the Jewish tribe of Khazraj and the other two of Aws, came to Meccan and took an oath of fidelity to the Prophet at Al-Aqaba, a hill on the north of that city. This oath was called the Women's' Oath, not that any women were present at this time, but because a man was not thereby obliged to take up arms in defense of the Prophet or his religion, it being the same oath that was afterwards exacted of the women. This oath was as follows We will not associate anything with Allah we will not steal nor commit adultery or fornication, nor kill our children (as the pagan Arabs used to do when they apprehended that they would not be able to maintain them), nor forge calumnies we will obey the Prophet in everything that is reasonable, and we will be faithful to him in well and sorrow. When they had solemnly engaged to do all this, the Prophet sent one of his disciples, Mus'ab Ibn Umair, home with them to teach them the fundamental...

From The Jewish Religion Its Influence Today

Of the sacred Talmudic teachings of the Sages, preserved since 500 A.D. and taught more widely today than ever before in Talmud-Torah schools in the U.S.A., perhaps nothing better illustrates fools with reprobate minds than the teaching in the Talmud book of Yebamoth (Exhibit 155) that spittle on the top of the bed curtain proves that a wife has been guilty of adultery, as only lying down face upwards could she have spit up on it. Spitting several feet straight up The Talmud states When a peddler leaves a house and the woman within is fastening her sinnar breech-cloth . . If spittle is found on the upper part of the curtained bed she must, said Rabbi, go. Footnote Even if there were no witnesses that misconduct took place. Further footnote Only the woman lying face upwards could have spat on the spot. Intercourse may, there fore, be suspected.

Counter Reform Programme of the Non Possessors

After the unlawful 'marriage' of the Grand Prince Basil III, who took his second wife in order to produce an heir (the future Tsar Ivan IV), any links between him and the Non-Possessors were broken. The wedding ceremony had been performed by the leader of the Josephites, Metropolitan Daniel, who justified his action by reference to the alleged specific rights of the tsar. It should be noted, however, that such a view of imperial adultery had been condemned in Byzantium as a result of the second marriage of Emperor Constantine VI (r. 780-97), the so-called Moechian Controversy. From 1525 the Non-Possessors were severely persecuted and their leaders jailed on trumped-up charges. The situation partially changed in 1547, but only for a short period. The earlier centres of the Russian Hesychast movement, such as the Holy Trinity Monastery near Moscow and the St Cyril of the White Lake Monastery near Vologda, became great sources of revenue for the Church. The Josephites of the second half...

What does the Bible teach about divorce and remarriage between Christians

Here we see that the only ground for divorce between Christians sanctioned by Jesus is fornication. Fornication refers to any kind of sexual immorality. It includes adultery, incest, homosexuality, prostitution, etc. The only other ground for divorce sanctioned in scripture is desertion by an unbelieving spouse (CP 1Cor 7 12-15). This did not arise as a ground for divorce during Jesus' ministry, so He did not have to address it. It was left to Paul to do so because it only became evident as the church expanded. These are the only two grounds for divorce sanctioned in scripture, and it is only on these two grounds that the right to divorce is also a right to remarry. Whoever divorces and remarries for any other reason causes everyone involved in the divorce and subsequent remarriage to commit the sin of adultery. Everyone is affected - the one who initiates the divorce, the one divorced, and the ones they remarry (CP Mt 5 31-32 19 9 Mk 10 10-12 Lu 16 18). Here we see the consequences...

Understanding Scripture

I recall a time when I was explaining how the Lord had shown me the handwriting on the floor in John 8. I made a claim that the woman taken in adultery is a type of the church. Well how do you know that she is a type of the church, how can you find these types all over the place someone asked. I didn't have a ready answer at the moment, but I learned to explain it this way. You have to expect it. You have to expect to find types, symbols and allegories in the bible. Once you see that this is how the Lord puts things into the scripture, it's much easier for him to reveal them to you. Then when you come across a type in the bible, you are prepared to see the correspondence between the type and the thing it points to. You cannot force a comparison or depend strictly on your own logic. It must not come by 'flesh and blood' but from the Spirit revealing it to you. But if you do not expect to find types, or your theological background has taught you to treat these topics as strictly...

Jewish Priests Try to Embarrass Jesus

He smiled and assented Whoever among you is sinless can stone her. His voice rose in the middle of the Temple, making a new law on adultery, for the sinless to judge sin. There was none eligible no mortal can judge sin, only Allah the Most Merciful. As Jesus left the temple, the woman followed him. She took out a bottle of perfume from her garments, knelt before his feet and washed them with perfume and tears, and then dried his feet with her hair. Jesus turned to the woman and told her to stand up, adding O Lord, forgive her sins. He let the priests understand that those who call people to Almighty Allah are not executioners. His call was based on mercy for the people, the aim of all divine calls.

There Will Be Some Who Will Blame The Good Lord For The Suffering That Is To Come

The tactics and strategy for Satan's big world power play are spelled out in numerous books and papers. As the Adversary's plans call for numerous organizations coordinating their efforts in what is called a SPIN (segmented polycentric integrated network) of SPINs, the exact details of who will do what, and the deceptive and power tactics that will be used are too numerous to provide in this paper. For instance, how many groups have participated in the destruction of traditional family life and marriage Divorce has been promoted. Serial monogramy, adultery, and polygamy have been promoted. Women's liberation (actually their enslavement) has been promoted. Pornography has injured the moral fiber of the traditional marriage, and is now everywhere. The destruction of the family -a specific goal of the Satanists, has been promoted by so many organizations and people through a variety of means.

Can our guilt be wiped away What is sanctifying grace

The followers of Jesus especially understood the way Jesus responded to the woman taken in adultery. One by one her accusers drop away before the demand that the sinless one among them begin the stoning. Then, turning to this shameful, trembling, vile woman, he calmly asks whether there is anyone left to accuse her. When she replies, No one, Lord, he sends her on her way to begin life again. Go and sin no more. Pardon given without petition, absolution given without confession, remission of guilt without entreaty. It would be a terrible way to run a human legal system, but it is the way God works.

Only the Obedient Spirit Filled

What is sin sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3 4). Obviously one could not be filled with the Holy Spirit without being reproved of breaking the law. Lying, stealing, adultery and Sabbath-breaking will not abide in a Spirit-filled life. The deliberate practice of those sins will effectively frustrate the operation of the Holy Spirit. Willful sin and the gifts of the Spirit are just as alien to each other as God and Satan. In fact, Jesus taught the startling truth that offending the Holy Spirit leads to the unpardonable sin.

Lecture 3 Moral Obligation

(6.) The Bible everywhere either expressly or impliedly recognizes this truth. If there be a willing mind, that is, a right willing or intention, it is accepted, etc (2 Cor. 8 12). Again, All the law is fulfilled in one word, love (Gal. 5 14). Now this cannot be true, if the spirit of the whole law does not directly respect intentions only. If it extends directly to thoughts, emotions, and outward actions, it cannot be truly said that love is the fulfilling of the law The love must be goodwill, for how could involuntary love be obligatory The spirit of the Bible everywhere respects the intention. If the intention is right, or if there be a willing mind, it is accepted as obedience. But if there be not a willing mind, that is, right intention, no outward act is regarded as obedience. The willing is always regarded by the scriptures as the doing. If a man look on a woman, to lust after her, that is, with licentious intention, or willing, he hath committed adultery with her already...

What was Jesus doing as he wrote

Now besides that, what Jesus did was to use the law to convict them of sin. Romans 5 13 (For until the law sin was in the world but sin is not imputed when there is no law.) shows the purpose of the law was to convict of sin. Here the Pharisees not only made fools of themselves, they are guilty of breaking the very law they are trying to use against the woman. Why Because that law applied to them The prohibition against adultery applied to the woman. There was no question about her guilt. The entire dispute is over the penalty for sin. The law proscribing the death penalty for the two parties involved in adultery was binding on them. The judges of Israel were required to carry it out. Doesn't the law speak to them when it says so shalt thou put away evil from Israel. This they clearly failed to do it was never even their intention. They could not even come close since they had let one of the guilty ones go free. How long will ye judge unjustly, was the rebuke he gave in Ps. 82 2, it...

Sexuality and abortion

The teaching of the churches regarding sexuality has many ramifications. Sexual union of unmarried persons is forbidden, since they are not in a formally committed relationship to raise the children who would be expected naturally to follow from their sexual union. Adultery, or sexual union with a person who is married to someone else, is forbidden for the same reasons.

The Western And Eastern Empires

Both the English missionaries and the Popes received protection from the Carolingian dynasty which had, by the mid-eighth century, become supreme de facto in the realm of the Franks. When the Lombards seemed finally to be on the point of engulfing Rome, the papal call for help was answered by the Carolingian Pepin, who crushed them. Shortly after that, in 751, the Pope duly agreed that the last Merovingian king should lose his royal office (which had long been purely nominal) to Pepin. This was at a time when the Emperor in Byzantium was attacking the use of religious images, which made him heretical in papal eyes. Thus a combination of things had shifted papal orientation decisively to the West by the mid-eighth century. Finally, on Christmas day 800, another Pope crowned Pepin's son Charlemagne as Emperor, a ritual which has been variously interpreted but which marks at least symbolically the end of the papacy's (admittedly stormy) love affair with the imperial power in...

The Revivalist Reaction

Ghazali's philosophical work has had an impact in defining, one way or another, the direction of all subsequent philosophical composition in Islam. This work may be divided into two main types, both of them demonstrating an extremely sophisticated analysis of philosophical problems, whether aimed at the refutation of falsafa doctrine or at teaching an ''accepted'' type of philosophy. The first type is his famous anti-falsafa polemic, The Incoherence of the Philosophers (Tahafut al-falaasifa), in which Avicennan propositions and problems are identified and expressed in a refined philosophical language, and then shown to be self-contradictory.22 Among these problems three stand out, which have subsequently inspired philosophers to present analyses of them in ways deemed harmonious with religion creation and eternity, God's knowledge of particulars, and the immortality of the human soul and resurrection. In each case Ghazali seeks to demonstrate that the philosophers' position of (1)...

Concluding Unscientific Postscript

More often than not, artists are able vividly to portray and evoke what historians and theologians pile up words to express and attempt to explain. Nowhere, I think, has the banquet image been more beautifully portrayed than in Isak Dinesen's (Karen Blixen, 1885-1962) short story ''Babette's Feast'' and its much discussed film version. Babette, a famous Parisian chef, in flight for her life from a revolt that has killed her husband and son, is almost literally washed up upon a small Scandinavian village of Lutheran Pietists. Taken in by the daughters of the deceased pastor, Martine and Philippa (named for the Reformers Martin Luther and Philipp Mel-anchthon), Babette becomes their maid. After 14 years in the community of aging Pietists, the faithful remnant of the pastor's ministry, Babette learns she has won 10,000 francs in the French lottery. When the daughters contemplate commemorating the 100th anniversary of their father's birth, Babette convinces them to allow her to prepare a...

John The Baptist

Josephus wrote the same thing Herod had fallen in love with the wife of his half-brother and he promised to marry her and divorce Areta's daughter (which he did, and in doing so broke one of the Ten Commandments by committing adultery.) . . . Herod had John executed . . . John was brought in chain's to Machaerus and was put to death in that prison.

Harlots and Dogs

Ruling There is not adultery in connection with an animal, because it is written, 'Thou shalt not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog,' etc., and it has been taught 'The hire of a dog and the wages of a harlot' are permissible, as it is said, 'Even both of these are an abomination unto the Lord' the two specified in the text are abominations but not four. Then the permission is given to use for the temple Money given by a man to a harlot to associate with his dog. Such an association is not legal adultery. If a man had a female slave who was a harlot and he exchanged her for an animal, it could be offered. (Sotah 26b Talmud, Exhibit 168)

Male Dalliance

As we have seen, adultery committed by freeborn women was viewed as a horrific sign of the depravity of the accused woman, her family, and even her city. But what about the adulteries of men In terms of Roman law, a man who had sexual intercourse with a freeborn youth, either male or female, was guilty of stuprum (D 48.5.35, Modestinus).186 Intercourse with a widow or a divorc e who retained her rank as a matron was also stuprum (D 48.5.9, 11). Married citizen women were off-limits, though the jurists spent much more time worrying about the adulteress than the citizen adulterer.187 In the Athenian case, a man could be charged with moicheia (adultery) if he had engaged in sexual acts with a respectable Athenian woman, whether or not she was married.188 Both men and women, therefore, could be charged with adultery (moicheia, adulterium) and fornication (porneia, stuprum), though for men such charges implied sexual activity with the women or youths prohibited to them, not extramarital...

Papat Jmmorality

N ADDITION TO the conclusive evidence that has I been given, the very character and morals of many of the popes would tend to identify them as sucessors of pagan priests, rather than representatives of Christ or Peter. Some of the popes were so depraved and base in their actions, even people who professed no religion at all were ashamed of them. Such sins as adultery, sodomy, simony, rape, murder, and drunkenness are among the sins that have been committed by popes. To link such sins with men who have claimed to be the Holy Father , The Vicar of Christ , and Bishop of bishops , may sound shocking, but those acquainted with the history of the papacy well know that not all popes were holy men. In 955 the grandson of Marozia at eighteen years of age became pope under the name of John XII. The Catholic Encyclopedia describes him as a coarse, immoral man, whose life was such that the Lateran was spoken of as a brothel, and the moral corruption in Rome became the subject of general odium On...

Sacred Relationship

Do not commit adultery. (Exodus 20.14) Adultery is basically a misdirection of one's sexual or desire-energy. According to he Kabbalah, adultery and idolatry' are fundamentally the same. In adultery, one directs one's desire towards someone other than one's partner or spouse (the beloved). In idolatry, one's desire is directed towaids something other than divine being (the Beloved). Both activities serve to undermine one's deepest desire for intimacy and union and to destroy a sacred relationship. In terms of sex apart from love ami commitment, we turn a person into an object of our desire and no real intimacy is involved hence the idolairy ol adultery. Thus, this commandment encourages the development and preservation of a sacred relationship and the awareness of our trje desire in relationship, as well as our being conscious of how we direct our desire-energy. in the Sophian view, there is nothing wrong with desire, in and of itself. Yet, what our desire becomes and where it carries...

Passionate Thinker

Valdemar Ammundsen, an early commentator on Kierkegaard's work, once remarked, Where Kierkegaard was wrong, that goes on his account. Where Kierkegaard was right, the bill comes to us. 1 We can rephrase this comment even more pointedly Where Kierkegaard was wrong, that is a matter between him and God. Where Kierkegaard was right, that is a matter between God and each and every one of us. It is his ability to confront the reader - you and me -with the deepest issues of human existence, and to provoke us into asking questions of ourselves, the nature and purpose of our lives, and our relationship with God, that makes Kierkegaard such an uncomfortable and disturbing, yet exciting and invigorating, thinker. When we read Kierkegaard we are confronted with an author of passion, an author who wishes each of us to become passionate not about the things of the world but about Christianity. Our relationship with God should be a passionate love affair. Anything less is unworthy of God and...

Lifecycle rituals

Among the most important events in the lives of Byzantine families were betrothal and marriage, which the service books of the middle and late Byzantine period include as separate rites. Girls were betrothed at a young age in Byzantium, often before they turned twelve. Depending on family circumstances the actual marriage could take place some years later. Since the rites of both betrothal and marriage took place within the church, the dissolution of these ecclesiastical contracts had to be overseen by church courts. Indeed, a number of cases brought before church courts by women concerned betrothal, marriage, adultery and even divorce.

The Sexual Order

In the immediate post-NT period we find the Didache and the Epistle of Barnabas warning against 'the way of darkness' by repudiating three kinds of sexual activity that the Catholic tradition would consistently repudiate, premarital sex, extramarital sex, and homosexual practices 'You shall not commit fornication you shall not commit adultery you shall not engage in homosexual activity (Epistle of Barnabas, 19. 4 Didache, 2. 2). In all three cases, down through the ages many people, including not a few Christians, have dissented from this teaching, but in doing so they have

The Enlightenment

According to this agenda the Old Testament was completed by, and looked forward to, the New Testament. Old Testament prophecies were principally forecasts of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus, of the spread of the Gospel among the nations. Old Testament sacrifices pointed to the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. Psalms such as Psalm 22 also described the passion of Jesus, while the great characters of the Old Testament were models of virtuous living, to be imitated by Christians. If these characters seemed to do immoral things, such as slaughtering whole populations, having many wives, or committing adultery, there were ways of justifying such actions without, however, recommending them for imitation. The Enlightenment swept away the various devices for excusing wicked behaviour. These had included justifying Joshua for slaughtering whole populations by saying that the Canaanites were grossly immoral and deserved to be punished, and by distinguishing between people...

David G Hunter

Christianity arose at a time when the Roman empire itself had begun to stress the importance of legitimate marriage and childbearing for the maintenance of social and political life. The emperor Augustus issued several laws that imposed inheritance restrictions on men and women who remained unmarried or who failed to produce children in marriage conversely, those who married and had children were accorded certain social and economic privileges (Lex Julia de maritandis ordinibus, 18 bc Lex Papia-Poppaea, 9 ad). While such legislation affected only a small percentage ofthe population, it reflected the emperor's desire to reinforce the institution of marriage and legitimate childbirth. The Augustan legislation also made adultery (defined as sexual relations by a married woman with a man other than her husband) a public crime, rather than a private, family matter. Husbands were now required to


But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. For He that said margin, that law which said , Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. James 2 9-11.


There is none righteous, no, not one there is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre with their tongues they have used deceit the poison of asps is under their lips whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness their feet are swift to shed blood destruction and misery are in their ways and the way of peace have they not known there is no fear of God before their eyes (Rom. 3 10-18) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Gal. 5 19-21) And you hath he quickened, who...


The British section of Hizb ut-Tahrir was founded by Omar Bakri Mohammed, who personifies contemporary European dilemmas about the limits of free speech and the boundaries between militant politics and outright sedition. Originally of Syrian birth, Bakri arrived in Britain in the late 1980s and soon acquired a reputation for sensational statements. Through the 1990s, the Tottenham Ayatollah called for stoning to death those guilty of homosexuality, adultery, fornication, and bestiality and for the abolition of public mixing between members of the opposite sex. He is close to Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, whose mosque was the base of organization for the first World Trade Center attack in 1993. More recently, Bakri offered an extended justification of the Madrid bombings

The Martyrs

They all believed that the only thing that they had done wrong in the past was to meet on a weekly appointed day before sunrise and to sing hymns to Christ as to a god, and pledged not to commit crimes, but rather to refrain from committing fraud, theft, adultery, false reports, and to keep their word when called upon to do so. Afterwards, it was their tradition to depart and to gather later on in order to eat food--but


Supplication simply means a humble and earnest prayer. It can be a prayer of intercession -concerning someone else - or it can be a petition for a particular need of our own. It is only another name in scripture for a prayer (CP Ro 8 26-27). Here we learn that the Holy Spirit knows our weakness in regard to knowing what we ought to pray for at times, and when we pray in tongues He takes hold with us and helps us pray as we should, and therefore makes our weak prayers effective. It is a joint effort on both our parts. He does not take over from us and pray in our stead, as some teach. The word helpeth means to take hold of together with (CP Jas 4 1-3). Lusts here refers to all forms of self indulgences and self-gratifying desires. These lead to double-mindedness and spiritual adultery and will eventually cause those who desire them to backslide and destroy their fellowship with God, and will ultimately even lead to their eternal damnation, because they will come to love those things...


It is interesting to note in Jesus' genealogy in Mt 1 that four women are mentioned in V3, 5 and 6 Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba ( her that had been the wife of Uriah. ) Both Tamar and Bathsheba committed adultery (CP Gen 38 2 Sam 11 1-5) Rahab was a harlot (CP Josh 2 Jas 2 25) only Ruth was pure (CP Ruth 3 10-11). Tamar and Bathsheba were Jews Rahab and Ruth were Gentiles. Thus Jesus descended from both Jews and Gentiles. Of interest too is a king named Jeconias in Mt 1 11, also called Coniah, upon whom God pronounced a curse (CP Jer 22 24-30). Had Jesus been the real son of Joseph He would have come under the curse, but being Mary's son only, it could not affect Him.

Social Peace

Given to the heathen, meaning gentiles. Six of these laws were first given to Adam, according to Jewish law the prohibitions against idolatry, blasphemy, murder, adultery, and robbery, plus the command to establish courts of justice. A seventh law was also supposedly given to Noah the prohibition against eating the limb of a living animal.2 Beyond this minimal list of seven laws, the gentiles - Noahides or Noahites, the descendants of Noah*- are not supposed to go in their inquiry into the ethical requirements of Old Testament law, which belongs exclusively to the Jews.

And Sabbaths

Certainly there was nothing in the Ten-Commandment law that could be defined as contrary to Paul and the church to whom he was writing. It was not against those early Christians to refrain from adultery, theft, lying, etc. On the other hand, that moral law was a tremendous protection to them and favored every interest in their lives. We have only to read Paul's exalted description of the Ten-Commandment law to recognize that those eternal principles were never blotted out or nailed to the cross. After quoting the tenth commandment of the decalogue in Romans 7 7, Paul wrote these words, Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good (verse 12). Then he continued in verse 14, For we know that the law is spiritual his plan to kill Abel, a violation of one of those commandments. This is absolute proof that the moral law was in effect at that early date. Later, Joseph revealed that he was aware of the binding claims of that same law. He said to Potiphar's wife, how...

Deviance Deployed

Ployed As was suggested by the above reading of ancient rhetorical theory, charges of sexual vice tended to appear in lists rather than separately. If a man was condemned for his extravagance, he was also likely to be condemned for adultery, effeminacy, corruption of boys, or some other related charge. If a woman was accused of sexual licentiousness, she was also likely to be accused of excessive adornment and concern for her ap-pearance.84 For the sake of convenience, however, I will discuss some of the more prevalent charges separately.

The Accuser At Work

The Pharisee who prayed in the temple correctly discerned that the publican alongside him was a sinner. The woman caught in adultery in John 8 was guilty. The woman at the well in John 4 was a sinner. All of these are types of the church by the way. How did Jesus treat them He, Jesus, did not seek to judge them after the law, but showed compassion.

Judaism summarized

Of the earth as vanity, Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image . . . thou shalt not bow down thyself to them or serve them for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and the fourth generation of them that hate Me and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me and keep My commandments. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Honor thy father and thy mother. Thou shall not kill. Thou shah not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Cease to do evil learn to do well seek judgement, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Thou shalt not plow with an...


What law is here referred to For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false wit- ness, Thou shalt not covet and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Rom. 13 9.

Plagues famines

One European writer, whose work we read recently, described this state of affairs in the following manner. The prophecies, sayings and parables which have been uttered have only had a partial fulfillment, and had more direct reference to the time of the end,--when the fullness of the Gentiles had set in. It is by losing sight of these facts that so many Bible students have erred --that so many sects have risen up at various times and by calculations and figures, through their worldly wisdom have affixed at various times, the precise date at which the Second Coming Of Christ would actually take place --and the deluded multitude, led by their spiritual leaders have been induced to sell their farms, give up the their properties, &c. and at each streak of lightning in the firmament they have concluded that Christ was then actually coming.--But all their calculations and figures so wisely arranged have all come to the ground and the people have turned out to be infidels, and exclaimed The...


We may apply to this subject what Dr. A. P. Peabody said in a different connection The canon of infidelity was closed almost as soon as that of the Scriptures modern unbelievers having, for the most part, repeated the objections of their ancient predecessors. Brooks, Foundations of Zoology, 126 As a shell which has failed to burst is picked up on some old battlefield by someone on whom experience is thrown away and is exploded by him in the bosom of his approving family with disastrous results so one of these abandoned beliefs may be dug up by the head of some intellectual family to the confusion of those who follow him as their leader.

Mighty In Battle

The episode of the Woman Taken in Adultery in one of the most dramatic of all Jesus' encounters with the Pharisees. Yet it is also one of the most mysterious as well. Here is the text. 3. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery and when they had set her in the midst, 4. They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. The idea of a spiritual meaning behind this passage came to me several years ago while listening to a tape by Bob Jones, one of the Kansas City Prophets. Brother Jones explained that the woman is a type of the Church, and that the story is prophetic of her redemption. That is, just as the woman is caught in her adultery and has her sin openly exposed, so the Church is about to have her sin exposed and to be accused, of all manner of things. As the woman in the story repents and is set free, the church also will go through a similar experience that will lead to revival. Some are now prophesying this in terms of...


The implication of these verses is that indulgence of sexual desires outside marriage is fornication. Warnings against fornication (sex between unmarried people), adultery (sex where one or both parties are already married to other partners) and any form of immorality are frequent throughout the New Testament almost every letter contains them. The following are but some of these Acts 15 20 Rom. 1 29 1 Cor. 6 9-18 10 8 2 Cor. 12 21 Gal. 5 19 Eph. 5 3 Col. 3 5 1 Thess. 4 3 Jude 7 1 Peter 4 3 Rev. 2 21. In the light of all this repeated emphasis, to fly in the face of God's clearly expressed will is serious indeed. Whilst sins of momentary weakness, if repented of, God delights to forgive, (e.g. David's adultery with Bathsheba), to live a way of life which is regularly doing these things can only result in condemnation. Paul frequently spelt this out Adultery, fornication and such like of the which I tell you before (the judgment seat), as I have also told you in time past, that they...

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