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Would a man looking at his own wife 'to desire her' be committing adultery according to Jesus at Matthew 5:28?

No, because it is impossible to commit adultery with one’s own wife. Adultery by definition is committed with another man’s wife.1 2 The context of Matt. 5:28 is adultery;3 therefore, the “woman” in ...
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Why doesn't Leviticus 18 forbid a man from incest with his daughter?

The Specific is Covered in the More General Leviticus 18:17a states (NKJV): You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter If a man has a daughter, he certainly (at least in that ...
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Why doesn't Leviticus 18 forbid a man from incest with his daughter?

Although this question has been much discussed over the centuries, there is no clear consensus to explain omission of an explicit prohibition on father-daughter incest from Leviticus 18. As with many ...
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Was Jacob so Sexually driven that He mistook Leah for Rachel?

There are a lot of implicit, but no explicit reasons why Jacob didn't recognize Leah. Some possibilities: 1.) The feast Laban prepared Throughout history, many men have been known to get themselves ...
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In Proverbs 30:20 what is so evil about a woman wiping her mouth after she eats?

The idea of the verses 18-20 speaks about things that won't leave any "tracks" after they act: the eagle in the sky, the snake on the rocks, the ship in the water and relations between man and woman ( ...
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Why is "sacrificing children to Molek" part of the section discussing unlawful sexual relations?

Introduction It seems that the confusion may arise from the presumption that chapter's primary concern is sexual practices; it is not. It is easy to see how this confusion might arise however. As ...
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Could the fall have been a sexual act?

The short answer is no, it seems unlikely that sexual intercourse is the sin that brings about the fall. Genesis as a polemic to contemporary ANE writings It has been noted by both secular and ...
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What does "Porneia" mean?

The English word “pornography” comes from the Greek word porneia. The essential meaning of porneia is sexual perversion or illicit sexual intercourse. In Greek literature around the same time as ...
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Bible viewpoint on those who have physical characteristics that make them come under the Intersex (or hermaphrodite) category

The New Testament is far more informed about “intersexuality” than most realise. Strictly speaking, a eunuch is an emasculated male but the term became used more generally to approximate what we now ...
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Would a man looking at his own wife 'to desire her' be committing adultery according to Jesus at Matthew 5:28?

The short answer is: NO. While a husband should not lust after his own wife in an unloving way (by objectifying her), we have to be careful not to expand the interpretation of this verse beyond Jesus'...
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Will everyone be gender-neutral in Heaven, and if so, does that mean that sex was designed to be a temporary thing?

They will neither marry, nor be given in marriage. But there is a marriage union, for the Lamb and his wife are married, a spiritual union that is eternal. Christ and his Bride: the Head and the Body, ...
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Why doesn't Leviticus 18 forbid a man from incest with his daughter?

Leviticus 18:6 answers that pretty clearly, I think: Leviticus 18:6: "None of you shall approach any blood relative of his to uncover nakedness; I am the LORD." (ESV)
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Why doesn't Leviticus 18 forbid a man from incest with his daughter?

"None of you shall approach any one of his close relatives to uncover nakedness. I am the Lord. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother; she is ...
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Is "rape" the correct interpretation of the "עִנִּיתָֽהּ" in Deuteronomy 21:10-14?

The instruction from God has nothing to do with rape. 10When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the LORD thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them ...
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Bible viewpoint on those who have physical characteristics that make them come under the Intersex (or hermaphrodite) category

εὐνοῦχος (eunuch) has the following meanings: A castrated male; either literally, or figuratively, meaning a court official (from the practice of court officials being castrated in some cultures) a ...
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In 1 Corinthians 7:8, is Paul intentionally undoing Genesis 2:18?

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” (Genesis 2:18) [ESV] ויאמר יהוה אלהים לא־טוב היות האדם לבדו אעשה־לו עזר כנגדו "Helper&...
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Is there a possibility that in Matthew 5:27-30, Jesus is talking about masturbation?

A prohibition against masturbation seems to be an implication of Jesus' teaching. "In Matthean ethics, if one does not break the letter of the commandments, but one wants to do so, one is guilty.&...
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Would a man looking at his own wife 'to desire her' be committing adultery according to Jesus at Matthew 5:28?

The question has three levels, on the first level the answer is NO, on the other two levels the answer is YES. 1st level: Sexual relationship which is necessarily connected with a bodily desire is not ...
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Would a man looking at his own wife 'to desire her' be committing adultery according to Jesus at Matthew 5:28?

In the phrase “who is looking on a woman to desire her,” the word “to” is key. In other words, the problem lies in the intent with which one person looks at another, when a person looks at a woman “to ...
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Trying to understand 1st Chronicles 23:21-23 lawful marriage or no?

This is a marriage between first cousins, and it does not violate the prohibitions of Leviticus 18 Merari is the great-grandfather of the people who are getting married. Mahli is the grandfather. ...
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What implications does the expression "giving in marriage" have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?

The Matthew 20:30 rather clearly states that in Heavens there will be neither act of marriage, nor sexual relationships, for addition of the "they will be like angels in heaven" to the "there will be ...
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What implications does the expression "giving in marriage" have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?

There three different Gospel versions here: Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. Mark 12:25 For when they ...
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In light of Exodus 22:16-17, does a man who seduces a virgin become her husband ipso facto?

First of all, it is important to understand these two verses in the context of the chapter as a whole. The laws from Exodus 21:33 to 22:17, for the most part, deal with paying restitution to one's ...
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Did Numbers allowed rape?

Did Moses allowed rape? Only to take as their wife's Numbers 31:17-18 (NASB) 17 "Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately. 18 But ...
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Bible viewpoint on those who have physical characteristics that make them come under the Intersex (or hermaphrodite) category

In any case, an intersex is not allowed to undergo corrective surgery but to remain in the person's natural birth gender: "sexually ambiguous". In other words, one must remain "an ...
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What does Leviticus 18:17 mean?

That verse in Leviticus only states that if a woman is taken as a wife, then sexual relations with her daughters / granddaughters are forbidden. So if there's no marriage, sex isn't even considered. ...
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