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(I Corinthians 5:1)


1. Greek word - "porneia"

A. Used to describe all kinds of sexual sins

B. Metaphorically - of association with pagan worship and idolatry


2. It is a broad and general term. It includes:

A. Rape. Violent act of sex by force

B. Incest. Sex with a close relative

I Cor. 5:1 Lev. 18:6

C. Sexual abuse. Sexual activity short of intercourse

James 4:3-4 "Adulters" = "Consume it upon your lusts"

I Cor. 7:1

D. Beastility. Sex with animals

Lev. 18:23

E. Homosexuality. Sex with one of the same sex

Jude 7 Lev. 18:22 Rom. 1:26-27

F. Adultery. Sex with one other than a spouse

Lev. 18:20

G. Necrphilia. Sex with the dead

H. Pedophilia. Sex with children

I. Prostitution. Sex for profit

I Cor. 6:18 Lev. 19:29


3. Sometimes "Adultery" and "Fornication" are used together. Sometimes they are used interchangeably.

A. Gal. 5:19 Both words used here

B. I Cor. 6:9 Both are listed

C. Rom. 1:29 Only fornication mentioned here

D. Ja. 2:11 Adultery stands for fornication

E. 2 Pet. 2:14 Adultery stands for fornication


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