Does Porneia Mean Premarital Sex in 1 Corinthians 5-7?

Question: I’m interested in this question because some liberal theologians insist that the Bible does not say anything about premarital sex. To get a reasonable scope for the question, I limit this to just the 5 instances in 1 Corinthians, out of in total 26 instances of πορνεία in the New Testament.

These four verses seem like they could indeed mean premarital sex; however, I don’t have any proof that would withstand scrutiny.

1 Corinthians 5:1 (KJV) — It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.

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Keywords: Sex, Premarital sex, Pre marital sex, Sex before marriage, Monogamy, Teen sex, Porneia, Fornication, Sexual sin, Shacking up, sleeping together, living together, cohabitation, premarital cohabitation

Bible reference(s): 1 Corinthians 5:1, 1 Corinthians 6:13, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Corinthians 7:2

Source: Biblical Hermeneutics beta.

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