Is Kissing Or Fondling Before Marriage A Sin?


Is the Bible silent on kissing or fondling before marriage and outside of marriage?A Holy Kiss In the New Testament, Paul admonishes believers to “Greet one another with a holy kiss” (2nd Cor 13:12) as this was the custom of greeting in those days and even is many cultures today but that was referring to the customary greeting of Christians and there were no sexual overtones to it. Today, we shake hands but at that time it was the custom of kissing one another on the cheek when we greeted so … [Read more...]

What Is The Difference Between Love and Lust? A Bible Study


Most people know the difference between lust and love so what are they? What does the Bible define as love and as lust?A Definition of Lust Lust is an emotion or feeling of intense desire in the body and it can take nearly any form such as the lust for knowledge, the lust for sex or the lust for power. It is an overwhelming self-absorbed desire or craving for an object, person, or experience that might be good but in most cases, is not. For example, a man or a woman can lust after their … [Read more...]

What Is Lust? How is this Different from Love or Infatuation?

Matthew 5 28

What is lust?  Is it love or just infatuation?  Can a husband or wife lust after one another and not be sin?  Is lust the same as adultery in the heart?What is Lust? Lust is like coveting after something or someone that is not yours…it is lusting after something or someone that is another’s and to which you have no right to.  I love what C. S. Lewis once wrote, and I paraphrase here; “I saw a plate of bacon and eggs and behold, I committed breakfast in my heart.”  His point is well taken.  L … [Read more...]