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God’s Stand About Sex Outside Marriage

According to Rev Debo Adeyemo, “God has set boundaries on sexual expression because of His holiness and as a means of protecting us from physical and emotional harm. By living within the borders of sexual purity, we can experience this wonderful gift from God as he intended.” Do you walk within the set boundaries?

God’s Stand about Sex outside Marriage

Human life alone exists as God’s image of all the creations of God. When He made Adam, He gave him a companion. The man and the woman were equal in status as made in God’s image – Genesis 1: 27. Adam and Eve were harmoniously united, to the exclusion of all others (Genesis 1: 18 – 25) and were living happily. The woman was later given the name Eve, meaning ‘life’ or ‘living’ because through her all human life came (Genesis 3: 20). This was the original plan of God for man. However, man corrupted his nature through sin by act of disobedience.

Talking about sex before marriage, pre-marital sex, sexual intercourse or perversion of the same, the word of God calls it fornication. It knows has no exception neither will it allow any exception. Renaming or rebaptising the acts of fornication does not change the act or remove its consequences. Before God it is evil and He condemns it outrightly. Even humans with morals still comdemn it. Those who commit fornication, sin not only against God but also against themselves as the bible clearly stated in 1 Corinthians 6: 18.

The Bible does not have any Hebrew or Greek word used in the Bible that precisely refers to pre marital sex. However, the Bible undeniably condemns adultery and sexual immorality. The Pentateuch (Greek) meaning five books or Torah (Jewish term) for the five books of Moses, specifically spelt out God’s stand about sex and how we can use this wonderful gift. Therein, it clearly spelt out God’s designs for sexual expression to the opposite sex. The restrictions God placed on sexual expression was aimed at protecting the purity of the design for it so that man could not abuse it. This is not restricted to sex alone. For everything that God made and gave for man’s use, there are set out guidelines on how to make proper and good use of them.

According to Rev Debo Adeyemo, God has set boundaries on sexual expression because of His holiness and as a means of protecting us from physical and emotional harm. By living within the borders of sexual purity, we can experience this wonderful gift from God as he intended. The Bible says in Ecclesiastics 3: 1, To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” There is time for a child to crawl, grow teeth, walk, etc. Likewise in the use of sex, there is a time for that. The time God intended its usage is after one has married.

(To be concluded – Watch out for part two of this)

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