(Actually, the words sanctified, separated, holy and hallowed that are used in the Bible are basically the same Greek word.
In MOST cases, divorce and remarriage is NOT sin at all, and never was! As we do this, “..unbelieving husband is SANCTIFIED by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is SANCTIFIED by the husband; otherwise, your children would be unclean, but now THEY ARE HOLY” (1Corinthians ).This time, I want to apply some of the same principles we've been thinking about to a relationship that moves beyond the "early stages" and gets serious.The essential line to walk here is to get to know one another better so that you can make a responsible and informed decision about marriage, but without married in the process and without violating 1 Thessalonians 4's admonition not to defraud and mistreat one another.You're well aware that sex before marriage is against God's law. And God is faithful; He will not let [me] be tempted beyond what I can bear. But when [I am] tempted, he will also provide a way out so that [I] can stand up under it. I know that it is against God's law, but I don't want to wait. Something else really disturbs me about your letter, Pat. Jesus said in Luke , So what you are doing, Pat, is mocking God.