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Jesse's Exodus Chapter 23 comment on 7/02/2021, 10:18pm...

George,

The word fornication comes from the word PORNEIA which means any form of sexual immorality. It's also where we get our English word pornography from. A hug or a kiss in itself does not constitute sexual immorality. But there are other things to keep in mind. There are other ways to look at it depending on who you are hugging and kissing. For instance, if a married man is seen someplace hugging and kissing another woman, even though that would not be considered fornication (sexual immorality), it would give the appearance of evil, which we are to avoid. Even if you are a single believer, hugging and kissing could cause other believers to think more could be taking place "behind the scenes." Again, we are told not to even give the appearance of evil, even though a "hug" or a "kiss in itself may not be evil.

 


Greeting in the name of Jesus's Exodus Chapter 23 comment on 7/02/2021, 11:59am...

2 Corinthians 13:12

Greet one another with an holy kiss.

1 Thessalonians 5:26

Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.

Luke 7:45

Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

Romans 16:16

Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

1 Corinthians 16:20

All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.

Genesis 27:26

And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

1 Peter 5:14

Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Proverbs 27:6 - Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

2 Peter 1:7

And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

Hebrews 13:1

Let brotherly love continue.

1 Thessalonians 4:9

But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

Romans 12:10

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all your things be done with charity.1 John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

Colossians 3:5 - Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Comment by Mishael: Amongst Church members, I would hope that we don't judge each other's greetings.

In our present culture we seem to be hyper aware of any kind of sexual harassment.

Inside of our Church setting we should be able to greet each other with a handshake and squeeze on the arm without a problem.

Rather than be shocked by standoffness, try to discern the other persons body language. We are naturally hyper now due to Covid-19 and Variant fears. It is, what it is.

 


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