Christianity - Attitudes towards sex and marriage

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What is the general Christian attitude towards pre-marital sex?
Christians tend to disagree with pre-marital sex as they view sex as something that should be done within a marriage to show loving and lifelong commitment with the aim of procreation
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How in biblical terms are women viewed?
The owned property of a man. Men ruled over women and their children. Women had very few rights, men often bought women at auctions or from their families. The dads owned their daughters and if you wanted to have sex with heryou had to seek permissio
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In the Old testament what are verses people cite about pre-marital sex actually about?
Stealing another mans property.
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What does Exodus 22:16-17 say about a man seducing a virgin ?
"If a man seduces a virgin, and lies with her, he must pay the bride-price for her, and she will be his wife. If her father refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the bride-price for virgins"
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What do many Christians class pre-marital sex as in terms of the 10 commandments?
"Thou shall not commit adultery"
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What do Christians believe God intended for couples?
To live together as married couples by not outside of marriage
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What does Corinthians 6:18-19 say about sexual immorality?
"Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside of the body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know your body is a temple of the holy spirit?"
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What does the Church of England say about extra-marital sex?
Marriage is a remedy against sin, and to avoid fornication outside marriage. It violates the pledges made in the marriage ceremony under the oath of God. By choosing to commit adultery there will only be negative consequences.
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What does Hebrews 13:4 say about extra-marital sex? (Marriage should be..)
Marriage should be honoured by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexual immorality"
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What do Christians think about homosexuality?
Christian teaching is traditionally opposed to homosexuality, however despite the teaching a growing number of christians accept homosexual relationships are not going against God's wishes.
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What does Romans 1;27 say about homosexuality?
"Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion"
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What does the bible claim about people who are sexually immoral?
That they will not inherit the kingdom of God at revelation
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What does Roger Crook argue about how the bible sees sex?
As a normal part of life. Sex and human sexual nature is god given, and though sex humanity is fulfilled through the unity of man ans woman coming together (Genesis 2:24)
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Where can examples of celibacy be found in the bible?
In Moses' commandment to Israel to abstain from sex for 3 days before the revelation from God (Exodus 19:15). Jesus did not marry, but had a positive opinion of marriage
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What was St Paul's view of sex and celibacy?
he had a negative view of sex and recommended that people were celibate. However he acknowledged that celibacy was a special gift, and it is better to marry than commit sin. In letters to the Corinthians Paul stresses the importance of faithfulness.
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What did St Paul say about marriage/faithfulness in is letter to the Corinthians?
Each man should have his own wife,and each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife and vise versa. The wife's body does not belong to her alone, but to her husband and vise versa.
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Where do Christian attitudes towards sex and marriage come from?
the ancient cultures out of which the religion was born
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How did St Augustine consider sex?
To be a sin except for the purpose of reproduction
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How did Aquinas consider sex?
He held a more positive view of the enjoyment of sex, he still retained the idea that sex had to be connected to reproduction.
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How does Adrian Thatcher argue that the Catholic and Eastern orthodox Christians understand marriage?
In terms of a SACRAMENT. A marriage between baptised christians is a shared commitment of Jesus Christ, a realisation of identity and a pursuit of holiness
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What is a sacrament?
Traditionally, an outward sign of inward grace ordained by God.
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How do the Christian church see the purpose of marriage?
Fidelity to one another, procreation and a union of parties. Marriage is a sacred event.
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What are the two ways of establishing the purpose of sex and marriage in Christianity?
Scripture and Natural Law
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How is scripture used to establish the purpose of sex?
The bible was interpreted as suggesting that sex was for having children- in Genesis, the Lord sent man forth to multiply
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How was natural law used to establish the purpose of sex?
Aquinas believed that by establishing the function of a human being, you could see what should/n't be done. Sex led to reproduction and so that was the purpose of the sexual organs. They should not be used for anything other than reproduction.
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Define conjugal
Married **********
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What does having a complementary view of marriage mean?
Men and women offer distinct gifts and roles. Men have a greater responsibility than women, they have the headship of the couple and must protect and provide for the family.
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What does having an egalitarian view of marriage mean?
Men & women are equal before God. Extracts from Matthew lead some to conclude that Jesus forbids hierarchy in relationships. "Jesus called to the disciples and said, you know that the rulers of the gentiles lord it over them, that is not the way it
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