I think flirting crosses the line when it becomes inappropriate, when there is the appearance (to the other person or to someone else present) of something "funny" (for lack of a better word)."According to dictionary.com, “flirting” is “making playfully romantic or sexual overtures.” Considering what the Bible says about lust and this definition, is God OK with flirting? I am simply opening the discussion on a topic of intimate behavior that is often avoided in religious circles. I just think it’s wise sometimes to examine how we interact with each other to make sure we are living godly lives that are pleasing to God and uplifting to others. Flirting is mentioned in the Bible only a few times.
By Sam Allberry It is a surprise to many people to discover that there are only a handful of passages in the Bible that directly mention homosexuality.
Yet despite its infrequent mention, where the subject does come up, the Bible has some very important things to say about it.
But from what you tell me about this situation, it is far from the biblical warning.
We may naturally shrink from the idea of marrying a relative, but in fact we are all related. The Bible warns against near kin marrying but the definition of near kin seems to be much more narrow than third or fourth cousins.
The account describes the men of the city attempting to forcibly have sex with two angelic visitors to the city, who have appeared in the form of men.
Later parts of the Old Testament accuse Sodom of a range of sins: oppression, adultery, lying, abetting criminals, arrogance, complacency and indifference to the poor. This has led some people to wonder if we have read homosexuality into the Genesis narrative, when in fact the real issue was social oppression and injustice.
This verse has absolutely nothing to do with the sexual flirtations.
However, the use of the word in this phrase and others, such as “flirting with disaster,” shows the danger associated with its meaning.
Advice: The Bible has nothing specifically to say about single Christian women dating.