In today's Christian moral teaching sin of adultery, you can often hear about the so-called fornication.It is worth noting that all these manifestations of human sinfulness, according to the teachings of the Orthodox Church, refers specifically to the commandment "Do not commit adultery."Try to understand what is the difference between adultery and fornication.

Usually, adultery understand adultery.Adultery - accession human intimacy with someone other than their legal spouse (wife).It should be noted that the term "lawful" in this context refers to the official marriage registered in a registry office.

fornication namely, any entry into the intimate intercourse outside the bonds of marriage.That is, sex outside marriage is usually called in this way.To t

he extent that you can often hear about the negative attitude of the Church to the so-called civil cohabitation.However, in this context, various issues may arise.For example, whether to confess fornication to those who lived a long time with the intimate life of a person to a legal marriage.At the same time, there was a sex with only one partner, with whom he was later marriage.Some say categorically calling cohabitation before marriage is fornication, others are more condescending to human weakness, but still advised to designate a co-existence in the confessional.

Thus, it turns out that adultery - this is adultery and fornication - entry into intimacy outside of marriage (especially when partners are changed repeatedly).At the same time, it should be understood that all these manifestations of sin is equally suitable for a ban even the Old Testament commandments - 'Do not commit adultery. "

can also give conditional synonymous these sins - lust.It is worth noting that the violation of the commandment "Do not commit adultery" in the Christian tradition referred to as a mortal sin.