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DID YOU KNOW THAT RAPE IS NOT A SIN ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE

DID YOU KNOW THAT RAPE IS NOT A SIN ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse

of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent. However rape was permissible in the Old and New Testament. Deuteronomy 22:28-29:“If a man finds a virgin girl who was not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, then the man who lay with her shall give fifty [shekels of] silver to the girl’s father, and she shall become his wife, because he violated her. He shall not be able to send her away all the days of his life.” The law allowed male soldiers to rape foreign captive woman (Deuteronomy 21:10-14). The head of the Military Rabbinate of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF's) chief rabbi-to-be (today) permits raping women in wartime. Col. Eyal Karim, the IDF's intended next chief rabbi, has previously provided misogynistic interpretations of Jewish law that consider female conscription 'utterly forbidden' and permits raping 'attracting Gentile women' as a way to keep up morale. The rabbi gave a more shocking answer when asked if soldiers were permitted to rape women during war. Karim replied that, as part of maintaining fitness for the army and the soldiers' morale during fighting, it is permitted to "breach" the walls of modesty and "satisfy the evil inclination by lying with attractive Gentile women against their will, out of consideration for the difficulties faced by the soldiers and for overall success." Jesus never mentions rape in the New Testament, therefore rape was not a sin if it was done to gentile women. In any case rape was never mentioned or introduced as a sin in the Old or New Testament. The word rape is not a Hebrew or Greek word. In this case women are more protected by civil law than biblical law or by Jesus's commandments. A man knew that if he forced himself on a woman he would face not only a stiff punishment, but also the obligation to marry her and support her for the rest of his life without the ability to ever divorce her. But it was not a sin.