The kissing question

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Tarheel Baptist said:
Ransom said:
Tarheel Baptist said:
This don?t kiss until marriage deal seems to have, like many other IFB legends, originated in Hammond, perpetrated by Dr Hyles. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with not kissing until marriage, I?d wager few (even true believers) fulfilled this worthy goal.
Probably not, but speaking from experience, it's not necessarily a bad thing.

If you mean the teaching that couples should not kiss until the altar, I doubt it actually originated with Hyles (if that's what you're saying). I attended a church back in the early 90s whose pastor believed that was right. While he was as fundamentalist as they come, he never mentioned Hyles or Hammond, and I doubt he was really influenced by them. I would imagine that's the kind of moral teaching that crops up everywhere independently. Calling for one extreme of complete abstienence as protection against falling into the opposite extreme of sin is a fundy constant the world over.

I agree and stated it was a worthy goal.
I understand that it didn?t originate with Dr Hyles. As Brian points out, it was also a part of the modern homeschool/courtship movements.
My point is that most IFB fundamentalists were first exposed to this via Hyles/Hammond.
Actually, when I first heard about the benefits of waiting to kiss, I was in a church in New Jersey and had not long been saved out of a lifestyle of living the total opposite of the wait to kiss philosophy.
Therefore, I understood loud and clear the benefits, though it was hard.
Besides that, my ('Southern Baptist' for most of his life) future Father in-law' demanded it of his daughter while we were dating.

 

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The whole idea is completely ridiculous... as Josh Harris eventually came to realize.
 

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The whole idea is completely ridiculous... as Josh Harris eventually came to realize.

Still waiting on Tony Hutson or Larry Brown to blast "Fake" Christian Josh Harris. You know Dr. Brown will call him every homophobic slur in the dictionary while Hutson will call him a feminine demon HAY-MAN!
 

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If I remember correctly, Jack Hyles stated while performing the wedding ceremony for David and Paula that this would be their first kiss. I can only wonder if he was deluding himself or the attendees. Then again, I wasn't there so even the odds are incredibly slim that he was right, he may have been.
It could have been THEIR first kiss but definitely not HIS first kiss.
 
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