The following articles are related to the topic of FORNICATION

What Is Adultery?

Several years ago it would hardly have been necessary to discuss the meaning of "adultery." Virtually every educated person knew that adultery is a sexual relationship that somehow or another breaches a marriage relationship. In recent years though, a new view of adultery has been espoused by a minority element within the church. It is the notion that adultery is ... read more »

Reductio Ad Absurdum – The Consequences of an Argument

Jesus Christ was the master Teacher, and he employed a wide variety of didactic skills.One format the Lord occasionally used is known as ad hominem, a Latin expression meaning, "to the man."This line of argument is not designed to establish positive truth; rather, it is a form of refutation whereby the inconsistency of error is exposed.Sometimes the inconsistency is so ... read more »

Foundational Truths Regarding Marriage

Marriage is a time-honored institution that has blessed humanity more than most realize. In spite of its beneficence, it has been disrespected, even assaulted, for many centuries. In this brief essay, we wish to discuss five foundational truths that pertain to the marriage arrangement. Divine Origin In logic there is a principle known as the Law of the Excluded Middle. ... read more »

Alfred Edersheim on Ancient Society

Alfred Edersheim (1825-89) was born in Vienna, Austria to Hebrew parents and he was reared in the Jewish faith. He entered the University of Vienna when he was sixteen, but, as a result of his father's ill health, young Alfred was presently forced to leave that institution. Not long thereafter, he fell under the influence of a Presbyterian minister named ... read more »

When Christ Withdraws His Fellowship

It is a verse in which we take much comfort - but do we really understand it - in context? Jesus once said: "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Mt. 18:20). The passage is often applied to a regular church assembly, especially when a very small number ... read more »

May One “Judge” Other Churches?

"If a Christian teacher says that 'false teaching' is occurring in a congregation of which he is not a member, would this be considered 'judging'? Would it violate a church's 'autonomy'?" There are actually two elements of this question that require consideration. JudgingSomehow, many folks assume that all judging is wrong (yet they are not reticent to judge those whom ... read more »

An Accessory to Adultery

What is an "accessory"? In legal jargon, the term denotes "a person who, though not present, abets or assists in the commission of an offence." There are three ways in which one can be an "accessory." He may be an accessory "before the fact," "to the fact," or "after the fact," and in each instance be held responsible for a ... read more »

Can a Christian Ever Be Lost?

A prominent Baptist preacher, Dr. Charles Stanley of Atlanta, Georgia, alleges that a child of God can never so sin as to be lost. In his book advocating this theory, Stanley writes: "As a believer, you will never be judged for your sins" (Eternal Security - Can You Be Sure?, Nashville: Oliver Nelson, 1990, p. 39). The proof-text he cites ... read more »

Divorce and Remarriage: White, Black, or Gray?

It must be wonderful to be one of those fellows who has every religious controversy perfectly figured out, with no room left for disagreement. I do not happen to be in that particular segment of the Christian brotherhood. I still have to exercise considerable study and practical wisdom concerning many issues, not the least of which is the divorce-remarriage controversy. ... read more »

What About Christian Fellowship?

Every serious student of the Bible is aware of the emphasis on fellowship within the sacred volume. At the point of our conversion, we are called into fellowship with God, with Christ, and with the Holy Spirit (1 Jn. 1:3; 1 Cor. 1:9; 2 Cor. 13:14). And of course there is the blessed fellowship that saints enjoy with one another ... read more »