Sex dating bible passages
Almost all professing evangelical Christians are familiar with and vigorously defend the doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture (which states that the Bible is the authoritative Word of God, it's true, and it contains no falsity or error).I certainly agree with the inerrancy of Scripture, but that's not what I'm talking about here.If the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is true, then God's Word does have authoritative guidance for us about how we might best glorify God in this area of our lives.That means our conversation has to be a biblical conversation.The sufficiency of Scripture is taught explicitly and implicitly in many passages, but perhaps the most obvious is 2 Tim.-17: So, how does the sufficiency of Scripture apply to our coming discussions?That's what I hope this column will be about — applying God's Word to the topic of dating, finding a spouse, and getting married. After this column, you have my word that I'll spend the next several months answering your questions (that is, when I have answers). I have to start by explaining the theological doctrine that drives the approach I want to outline (and advocate).
My point is that we cannot simply state that the Bible "doesn't mention dating or courtship," and then think we're off the hook to pursue this area of our lives either on the world's terms or however seems best to us without diligent, submissive reference to God's Word.Modern dating tends to assume that there will be a high level of emotional involvement in a dating relationship, and some level of physical involvement as well.Biblical dating assumes NO physical intimacy, and more limited emotional intimacy outside of marriage.Modern dating tends to assume that a good relationship will "meet all my needs and desires," and a bad one won't — it's essentially a self-centered approach.Biblical dating approaches relationships from a completely different perspective — one of ministry and service and bringing glory to God.