Before dating marriage
The Bible is very clear in what it says about sexual immorality.From what we can read of what Jesus said and Paul wrote, marriage between a man and a woman is the only form of partnership that God accepts and blesses.Developments in the world constantly go further in the direction of fornication and sin.It turns out that the religious community is unable to stop this development.(Ephesians -32; Revelation 14:4; Revelation 19:7-8) As professing Christians we believe in God’s Word.When the Bible so clearly speaks of the normal Christian life as a life of obedience to God’s eternal promises, we believe it and live by it!All sexual relationships outside marriage are considered fornication. In other words, there is nothing unclean about sexual relations within marriage, but there is judgment for those engaged in fornication outside marriage.Consequently, this also includes cohabitation, i.e. people living together before marriage as a couple.
What was called sin only a few years ago, is today termed as love.Such conditions are clearly described here as fornication and adultery, even if you’ve never been married before.In the time we live in, living together before marriage is becoming more and more common in many parts of the world.God’s Word, however, is perfect, and never changes.
Sin remains sin, even when it becomes widely accepted.
Therefore, there has at all times, and always will be, controversy about the interpretation of the word of God.