Peccator wrote:Where is lust condemed?
Galatians 3:5-6 wrote:Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming
Peccator wrote:If you're thinking of the sermon on the mount, I'd have to disagree and say that that is lusting after another man's wife or betrothed. I could be wrong but I can't think of any other place in the bible where sleeping with a virgin is called adultery.
That went over my head. Where did the sleeping with a virgin thing come into play?
Peccator wrote:The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is Job making a covenant with his eyes not to lust after virgins. That or taking the same principle as the sermon on the mount, applying it to virgins and saying, "If anyone lusts after a virgin, he has already commitied fornication with her in his heart" (then he'd probably have to go marry her and pay her dad a fee:D )
Ooooh - are you saying it’s okay to lust after virgins? Since they're not married? I've always thought that those virgins would be someone else's wife at some point - so they fall into the same category as someone else's wife. No pass for me on lusting after the virgins.
Peccator wrote:Also, I'd say lusting after you wife is a good thing (I don't know greek very well, but isn't lust just eros?), and I don't think I have commited adultery with her.
I guess I can agree with that... to the extent that lust is a desire for luvin'
and doesn't have to be a bad thing. But I think the context of most/all of it's uses aren't about desiring a spouse. To me that's like saying well "for all have sinned... SEE! Jesus was a sinner!"
Peccator wrote:I'd say there are good things to lust after and bad things to lust after and then there's a big grey area.
I think you're trying to redefine a word that has a specific negative connotation.