What I learned from doing some serious studies trying to harmonize the Bible is that it DOES NOT say what many think it says..
I mean, take for instance PROSITUTION..
I can actually make an argument it is not a sin. I am dead serious..
I did so here.. Try to prove me wrong and you will be shocked to learn, I am correct: http://www.godrules.net/articles/harlotry.htm
But what Pastor would ever say such a thing?
They would be kicked out of their church!
But it is the truth.. It is the only way to harmonize the topic in the Bible.
That's the funny thing about it.. If you harmonize the Bible on the sex topic, you learn, everything you were taught, is bullshit..
Even the term "fornication".. which comes from "fornix" in the latin vulgate, which meant "arch" where the temple harlots would ply their trade..
And the term fornication in the 17th century meant "prostitution".. but then, if the 21st century it means "sex before marriage".
But both are actually wrong.. Because the true root is CLEARLY idolatry.. rebellion. Not sex before marriage..
As "fornix" means temple harlotry at its root..
And "porniea", in the Greek Septuagint is almost EXCLUSIVELY USED for IDOLATRY.
But, we are told it means "sex before marriage" today.
HERE IS HOW I FIGURED OUT THESE ERRORS:
1. The Septuagint compared to the Greek NT..
2. The scholars today, in the Protestant church are mostly Calvinists.. The Calvinists reject the Septuagint..
3. Because they reject the Septuagint, they have a disconnect between the Hebrew OT and the Greek NT.. This gives them "license" to make the terms mean whatever they want them to mean..
4. You can easily see this flaw by merely taking the terms from the Greek in the NT and comparing to the usages in the OT and WHALA!! You see the corruption and skewing of the terms..