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So if you are a regular and thorough Boundless reader, you've had a lot to think about!
Recent months and years have also seen a more robust discussion about whether the Bible really has anything practical or specific to teach us about dating.
How can we search Scripture on a topic that may be only indirectly addressed in the Bible (or evaluate what someone else has written on such a topic) without either being overly dismissive on the one hand or inappropriately "proof-texting" on the other?
The most important idea to keep in mind is that as we read Scripture for "indirect" guidance, we must make sure that we are conscious about genre, context and authorial intent.
The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture holds that the Bible guides and instructs us authoritatively in all areas of our faith and life, and that there is no area of life about which the Bible has no guidance for us.
Second Timothy -17 teaches us that "[a]ll Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." That teaching, reproof and correction may be only at the level of broad principles in some areas of life (like dating), but it will be there nonetheless.
There may be some truth in that in some sense, but they are even more fundamentally about marriage relationship — and about positively loving our single brothers and sisters in Christ in a way that prioritizes one another's spiritual good (an ethic with which Scripture is deeply concerned).Numerous scholars have suggested that beyond the clear sexual implications of this passage, there is a broader relational application that we are not to "defraud" one another in areas of sexuality and relationships by implying a marital level of commitment by our words and actions that does not exist.