just what does the bible say about sex before marriage The Greek term for “fornication” is “porneia”, which means harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively, idolatry: The NKJ renders “fornication” as “sexual immorality.” The NIV renders it as “marital unfaithfulness/infidelity.” As you can view Christianity has composed its very own meaning of fornication to suggest intercourse before wedding. Christianity continues to determine and redefine it self. We continue steadily to concern Christians during these issues. Answered by Marshall Beretta, EPM Volunteer I had not been yes from your own remarks on “porneia” whether you had been arguing for individual help of pre-marital intercourse. I’ll treat the issue that is general of term.