Holy Living in an Unholy world - 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
Lyle Shelton vs John Dickson
From History to Holy Living
Sexuality (1 Thes 4:3-8)
A man might have a mistress (hetaira) who could provide him also with intellectual companionship; the institution of slavery made it easy for him to have a concubine (pallakē), while casual gratification was readily available from a harlot (pornē). The function of his wife was to manage his household and to be the mother of his legitimate children and heirs.