Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT ADULTERERS?
This is precisely the way I understand it too!
Originally Posted by Vanderhoven7
This IS the way its presented in the Bible. The scripture above offers a picture of a young woman who is enticed into sex by some man she has met. (Another notch in the count of women he has enticed into the sin of fornication...quite prevalent in this day and time!) He violates her and is thus commanded, "Go now and marry that girl, who because of you, is not longer a virgin!"
Originally Posted by WITDNM
So, first came the sex. THEN came the commandment to go and MARRY her.
Here in the South, people used to take that very literally. So much so that if a male 'violated' a young woman, the dad and brothers would go after him with a shotgun and march the man and their female family member to the nearest preacher man so he could perform the marriage ceremony. This happened all the time, no matter if she was a willing partner in the crime of fornication.
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)