Illicit • Immoral • Moral Decline • Obscenity • Reprobacy
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Immoral[Gk pórnos (1 Cor. 5:9f.; 6:9; Eph. 5:5; 1 Tim. 1:10; He. 12:16; 13:4), porneúō (1 Cor. 6:18)]; AV also FORNICATION (1 Cor. 6:18), WHOREMONGER (Eph. 5:5; He. 13:4); NEB also FORNICATOR (1 Cor. 6:9; etc.), LOOSE LIVERS (1 Cor. 5:9), “pagans who lead loose lives” (1 Cor. 5:10); IMMORALITY [Gk.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Immorality (Gk. porneía).† Sexual activity contrary to biblical principles. The RSV also translates the Greek term as “fornication” (so KJV throughout), “unchastity,” and “impurity.”Paul is particularly concerned with such behavior, listing it among the works of the flesh (Gal. 5:19). He views
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
IMMORALITY — behavior contrary to established moral principles. The word is used to describe Israel’s worship of pagan gods (Ezek. 23:8, 17), an adulterous woman (Prov. 2:16), and sexual impurity (1 Cor. 5:1).
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
immorality. As a general term, any conduct that transgresses moral prohibitions, conflicts with moral *principles or violates proper moral sensitivities (see morality, morals). More specifically, immorality regards *standards of sexual morality (see sexuality, sexual ethics) and hence denotes the violation
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
IMMORALITY Any illicit sexual activity outside of marriage. Both in the OT and in the NT the word has a figurative meaning as well, referring to idolatry or unfaithfulness to God.In the OT zanah regularly refers to wrongful heterosexual intercourse, primarily in regard to women (Judg. 19:2; Jer. 3:1;
Moral Decline
MORAL DECLINE The Bible teaches that in the latter days the world will be gripped by an unprecedented decline in morals. False teaching will allow wickedness to grow, resulting in apathy (Matt. 24:12) and open hostility (Matt. 24:9–11, 24; 2 Tim. 3:1–5) toward the things of Christ. Religion will become
Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science
MORALITY. The term morality derives from the Latin moralis, meaning customs or mores. Morality refers to beliefs, notions, or opinions about what behavior or decisions are good, bad, right, or wrong. Generally speaking, ethics is a synonym.When used descriptively, morality refers to the ethical beliefs
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Obscenity. Anything filthy, repulsive, impure, lewd, offensive, and indecent. Etymologists debate whether the Latin roots mean “against filth” or “off the scene” (i.e., not worthy of occupying our attention at center stage). The United States Supreme Court, in the 1966 Fanny Hill case, gave three tests
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
IMMORALITY [זָנָהzanah; πορνεία porneia]. In the OT, immorality denotes sexual misconduct, a sin typically associated with idolatry (Exod 34:15–16; Lev 17:6–7; 20:5–6; Deut 31:16; Hos 4:12; 9:1). In the Greco-Roman world, porneia, the lack of self-mastery in sexual affairs, was a feminine trait that