THE ENGLISH MEANING OF THE WORD FORNICATION

THE ENGLISH MEANING OF THE WORD FORNICATION

To understand the English meaning of the word fornication we should begin with the root - "fornicate"


Fornicate "(of two people not married to each other) have sexual intercourse.

There is a huge difference between "two people who are not married" and two people who are not married to *each other*

If two people have sexual relations and one is married and one is not they fornicate - they are guilty of fornication.

If I were to have sex with someone who is not my wife we "fornicate" because we are not married to "each other" .

Because of my fornication I am guilty of adultery. The other person with whom I fornicated may or may not have committed adultery but we both fornicated.

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