[quote="GEddie, post:12, topic:200907"]
You should, if by staying there the temptation might be too much for the 2 of you.
What might be ok in a temporary travel situation would not be in an open-ended arrangement.
This is problematic, the point I'm trying to illustrate is how this is becoming more of some kind pseudo-spiritual issue and not remotely based on any kind of condemnation by Christ.
We ask GOD "Lead us not into temptation." At the very least, it doth behooveth us then to not go looking for it either?
The old temptation card, yes, we ask God not to lead us into temptation. So we might as well not have internet in our homes either then. Go to an internet cafe and do all your work there, it might cost a bit more, but remember, salvation has no price on it :rolleyes: - a large amount of ridiculous analogous scenarios could be constructed to parallel your argument.
That you were able to avoid sin in this sitaution does not make it ok for everybody.
On whose grounds?
It would be a sin in the "near occasion" matter. It might also be an occasion for public scandal, if others who knew your faith assumed that sex was going on. We are not to lay stumblingblocks for others, either.
Public scandal, me? I'm not quite sure what you're referring to here, so I'll ask for some clarification on that. Watching T.V could also be a sin of the near occassion matter, going to the beach too, perhaps we should avoid that too? What of the gym? That could definitely be a problem, especially if you're gay.
What if you're one of those weird people that have fetishes for cars? Dear Lord, don't go out into the open just incase you see a car and get turned on, the saga continues...