What does the Bible say about sex? – depends on the chapter & verse

Feb 7, 2011

What does he Bible say about premarital-sex, sexual desire, same-sex relations and divorce? According to professor religion Jennifer Wright Knust, when it comes to sex the Bible is full of contradictions, telling us that prostitution is okay under certain circumstances, that women can fulfill their desires outside of marriage as long as they’re beautiful and that divorce is acceptable but remarriage is considered adultery. In her new book “Unprotected Texts” she examines what the Bible actually says about these matters and concludes that despite popular claims to the contrary, the Bible cannot and should not be used as a rulebook for sexual morality. With so many mixed messages, can we rely on the Bible to guide us in these areas that affect us most intimately?

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