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Is Sex-Work a Sin? Understanding Prostitution in the Bible

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This deep-dive Bible study examines prostitution and its portrayal in the Bible, noting that it was neither condemned nor condoned. It explores various Bible verses that mention prostitution, the symbolism used in relation to sex work, and how its understanding varies within different contexts. The post concludes by discussing a statement by Jesus that tax collectors and prostitutes will enter the kingdom of God before religious people, prompting reflections on belief and the possibility of being a Christian sex worker.

Jesus’ Teaching on Divorce: An Old Testament Context

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Jesus reinterpreted Old Testament teachings on divorce, claiming it was not intended in the original divine plan. He taught that unless a wife had acted immorally (porneia), divorcing her was tantamount to adultery. Therefore, marriage should not be dissolved arbitrarily, as was common in those times. His teachings marked a significant shift in viewing divorce as a breach of covenant, thus equalizing the relational responsibility of men and women. This concept and its implications call for deeper investigation.

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