The OT law says that the woman could demand he marry her, but if she didn't want to marry him, he instead had to pay a fine.I suspect the intent was to provide an option in cases of date rape and the like.However, another reading this verse will lead you to one amazing conclusion which was pointed out by my Bishop in Madison, Wisconsin (I don't know where he got it from).
Also, if becoming one flesh refers only to sex, then what is the implication of "Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate"?
I don't believe there is any significant evidence for the separation of ancient Jewish legal marriage and 'heavenly marriage' .
In modern times while there can be a difference between marriage as defined by the church and marriage as defined by the state, I see absolutely no evidence that the mere act of sex could be considered marriage.
Counterpoints: 1) the Law says to marry the woman to put legal (and economic) force behind what has already been done physically and spiritually.
3 & 5) Not everything done by the characters in the Bible was in line with the way God designed it to be.
4) Perhaps fornication is wrong because the spiritual union has no commitment behind it (from the individuals and the community).Adultery would be wrong, because by spiritually joining yourself to another woman, you would be spiritually divorcing yourself from your [email protected] The statement "a man who has sex with an unmarried woman has to marry her" is not complete.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions here.This question and its answers are frozen and cannot be changed. Having sex "makes you one flesh", and that is something that should be reserved for marriage. But here are a few thoughts: is it possible that references to marriage in your points 1, 3, and 5 refer to human marriage?