||I have never asserted that 14-year old girls can not experience sexual pleasure. I have asserted that pedophiliac's partners are not sexually mature. And guess what, that is the DEFINITION of pedophilia. If we can agree to accept the DSM-IV's defintion: "Repeatedly for at least 6 months, the patient has intense sexual desires, fantasies or behaviors concerning sexual activity with a sexually immature child (usually age 13 or under)." Try not to get it confused with statutory rape, which is a completely different matter altogether.
Now, let's traipse through the Bible a bit, shall we? Just so you know, I'm referring to the New International Version, which is the version I have sitting on my bookshelf.
You shall not commit adultery
Not very helpful in terms of definition
If a man commits adultery with another man's wife-with the wife of his neighbor-both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.
This seems to support my definition
You shall not commit adultery
Same as Exodus 20:14
The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk;
he thinks, 'No eye will see me,'
and he keeps his face concealed.
No clue as to what an adulterer is.
When you see a thief, you join with him;
you throw in your lot with adulterers.
Still, no context. From now on I'll just mention that ones that show context.
[Wisdom] will save you also from the adulteress,
from the wayward wife with her seductive words,
who has left the partner of her youth
and ignored the covenant she made before God.
Supports my definition.
Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress?
Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife?
Are we seeing a trend here? Another man's wife?
for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.
Separates the prostitute from the adulteress. Could be inferred that prostitution is not inherently adultery.
But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment;
whoever does so destroys himself.
Blows and disgrace are his lot,
and his shame will never be wiped away;
for jealousy arouses a husband's fury,
and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
Jealous husband -> sleeping with wife of husband.
they will keep you from the adulteress,
from the wayward wife with her seductive words.
Adulteress = wayward wife. Note the difference here from Proverbs 6:26, namely the lack of an and, making this a paranthetical phrase rather than a separate clause.
Much of Jeremiah speaks of adulterers, the most enlightening being Jeremiah 9:2
Oh, that I had in the desert a lodging place for travelers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers, a crowd of unfaithful people.
This speaks of adulterers as unfaithful in general, in most of Jeremiah it is unfaithful to God. Now, people who never claimed to be God's followers in the first place thus cannot commit adultery by God.
For they have done outrageous things in Israel; they have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives and in my name have spoken lies, which I did not tell them to do. I know it and am a witness to it," declares the Lord .
With their neighbour's wives.
Ezekial 6:9 (This is THE LORD speaking, by the way)
Then in the nations where they have been carried captive, those who escape will remember me-how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts, which have turned away from me, and by their eyes, which have lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their detestable practices.
Their hearts are adulterous because they turned away from God. Can't really turn away from waht you were never facing.
You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband!
That one's pretty clear.
When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, "Go, take to yourself an adulterous wife and children of unfaithfulness, because the land is guilty of the vilest adultery in departing from the Lord ."
Once again, can't depart when you're not there to begin with.
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Woop! Well, there's one strike against my definition, straight from Christ himself. Of course, this stil hasn't condemned gays, they don't look at women lustfully.
But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.
Adultery as breaking marriage vows again, just four lines later.
I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.
These sentiments are repeated in Mark 10, and Luke 16, and Romans 7.
9Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
This delineates and separates the sexually immoral from the adulterers from the homosexual offenders, implying that none is identical to the other.
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral
Alright, so the adulterer is without a doubt sexually immoral, but not all those who are sexually immoral are adulterers.
Well, yay, wasn't that fun! Except for that one bit about committing adultery in your heart, which again didn't condemn male homosexuals, it pretty much matched up with what I said adultery was to begin with. Now, honestly, I don't go to church, so I haven't been instructed as to what it _should_ mean, but I am able to read and come to my own conclusions about meaning.