The following articles are related to the topic of FORNICATION

Church Discipline – A Tragic Neglect

It is difficult to imagine what it would be like to live in a society where citizens could flaunt the rules and absolutely no consequences would follow-no fines, no imprisonment, etc. Can you conceive of a home environment where the children are allowed to do whatever they please with utterly no discipline imposed? Total chaos would reign in either of ... read more »

Is Sexual Self-stimulation Wrong?

Over the past decade, since the Christian Courier website has been operative, many times I have received mail from obviously sincere people professing devout faith in the Christian religion and the conviction that the Scriptures are God's revelation to man. But they are perplexed and troubled by their own problems-deep problems. I would even characterize some as tormented, and especially ... read more »

Let Me Die the Death of the Righteous

Balaam is one of the great tragedies of the Old Testament. He was a Gentile prophet of God (cf. 2 Peter 2:15, 16) who lived at Pethor in Mesopotamia (Deuteronomy 23:4). Because he was afflicted with the common malady of covetousness, he sold out to Balak, a pagan Moabite king, who urged him to "curse" the Israelites as they made ... read more »

Sam Morris on Rum and Eternal Ruin

The Biblical Evangelist is a bi-monthly journal published by the Independent Baptist Evangelistic Association out of Raleigh, North Carolina. The editor is Robert L. Summer. The paper contains valuable material from time-to-time, e.g., book reviews, religious news matters, etc. The September/October issue contains a very stout article titled, "The Ravages of Rum." Appealing both to scripture, and to examples from ... read more »

John Shelby Spong: Anglican Nightmare

John Shelby Spong has long been known as the "nightmare" of the more conservative element of the Anglican Church in America. He is as radically liberal as it is possible to be - and still maintain a nominal identification with the name "Christian." Spong was born in North Carolina in 1931. His father, an alcoholic, died when the lad was ... read more »

Is Accountability “Hereditary”?

"Could you explain passages such as Exodus 20:5; 34:7, and 1 Samuel 3:13? They seem to suggest that a later generation is punished for the sins of a former one. Does God hold one generation accountable for the sins of another?" Let us look as these texts individually, and then draw such conclusions as are warranted by the evidence. Exodus ... read more »

What Is Lasciviousness?

"What is 'lasciviousness,' as mentioned in Galatians 5:19?" The Greek word behind the English term "lascivious" is aselgeia. It occurs nine times in the New Testament. Twice it is rendered as "wantonness" (Romans 13:13; 2 Peter 2:18), and once it appears as "filthy" (2 Peter 2:7). The other six times it is translated as "lascivious" (cf. Mark 7:22; 2 Corinthians ... read more »

Looking for God in All the Wrong Places

It's "bottoms up" for believers in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. At least, that's what Peter Winkle, the former "reverend" and restauranteur, is hoping. He applied for a liquor license on December 11, 2002, planning to mix the Bible and Budweiser into some kind of spiritual concoction for the shy-of-church. "The focus," said Winkle, "is on getting the message out....If that ... read more »

Straight Talk About Homosexuality

The Almighty does not discriminate. All sin is horrible, as demonstrated by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Penitents are saved because their sins are forgiven through the gospel, but others will die lost rebels. Although God proved his love by giving his Son to die for the world, many choose to stay in their sins, doing "their ... read more »

The Abuse of Love

Of all possible emotions, love is the greatest. There is a sense in which love even eclipses both faith and hope (see 1 Corinthians 13:13). Faith (trust) and hope are stimulated by love; all three will abide, but love is the greatest because it will empower the saint into greater adventures of trust and the realization of never-ending promises. It ... read more »