Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Is Sex Before Marriage All Right for Christians?

“But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints” –Ephesians 5:3

The short answer is no!  Let me be clear, I am talking about a relationship between a man and a woman.  While sex is an expression of love, a gift from our Creator, a pleasure for men and women to enjoy, and it also should be combined with deep commitment. That is one reason why the Bible tells us that the sexual relationship is to be confined to marriage.  God has been very clear on this, and I strongly urge you to reconsider any position that allows for sex outside of marriage.  Your heart is deceptive and you can easily justify doing something that is wrong.  And in this case you will later regret.

Ephesians 5:3, a command is given against any sex outside the bounds and commitment to marriage.  The principles that are found in Ephesians 5:3, is given for our own good on multiple levels- physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. God’s commands on sex within a committed marriage are intended to preserve/protect the family. The family is the basic essential unit of any society! In addition to our protection, Exodus 20:14 reminds us that sex out side of marriage is adultery.

For those who have not committed this sin, pray that you stay pure for your mate.  And for those who have broken this command understand there is forgiveness for you if you seek it.  Pray for healing, seek God’s grace, and love yourself enough to stop.   Remember 1 Corinthians 6:18,  “Run from sexual immorality! “Every sin a person can commit is outside the body.” On the contrary, the person who is sexually immoral sins against his own body.”

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