We said the answer to this question depends somewhat on what is meant by “living together.” We addressed the first approach last Sunday (see the bulletin) and now, if “living together” means living in the same house, that is perhaps a different issue. Ultimately, there is nothing wrong with a man and a woman “living in the same house” provided there is no monkey business going on…
However, there is still the appearance of immorality (1 Thessalonians 5:22; Ephesians 5:3), and it could be a tremendous temptation for immorality.
The Bible tells us to flee immorality, not expose ourselves to constant temptations to the same (1 Corinthians 6:18).
Then there is the problem of appearances. A couple who is living together is assumed to be “sleeping together” that is just the nature of things. Even though living in the same house is not sinful in and of itself, the appearance of sin is there. The Bible tells us to avoid the appearance of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Another scripture that supports the same thought is in:
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints;
Flee from immorality, and not to cause anyone to stumble or be offended. As a result, it is not honoring to God for a man and a woman to live together outside of marriage. The easiest and simplest thing to do is to get married. Next in your SPREADING THE LIGHT BULLETIN …. DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE … gonna be powerful.
ITS IMPORTANT TO BELONG SOMEWHERE. WORSHIP TEAM, GREETERS, USHERS, HOSPITALITY, HOUSES OF JOY (CELL GROUP) ETC. IF YOU DO NOT BELONG, MAKE SURE YOU DO. YOU ARE SPECIAL AND LOVED.
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