Christian couples must never engage in fornication; this sin against both God and their spouse could result in divorce, incest or even murder.
Scripture defines fornication as any sexual act outside of marriage – including heterosexual sex, homosexual sex, bestiality and masturbation.
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Adultery is a sin.
Adultery is an act that goes against God and its consequences are dire. It can damage relationships between family members and friends as well as lead to feelings of guilt and shame for all parties involved. Furthermore, in some instances the perpetrator may attempt to atone for their sin by engaging in other criminal activities such as lying or theft in order to atone for it.
The Bible makes it abundantly clear that adultery is a serious sin that should never be committed. Although Jesus forgave those who committed adultery in Scripture, adultery should still be avoided at all costs as this sin should never be committed intentionally. However, remembering how serious adultery is must never occur can save your soul in the end!
Some believe adultery to be an indefensible act because it breaks with marriage’s commitment and sanctity, yet many who commit adultery have difficulty managing relationships and cannot control their sexual desires, leading them down a path of infidelity and repeated acts of adultery. While this may be true, adultery should never be committed for other reasons as well.
Adultery can not only hurt one’s spouse, but can also do great damage to oneself. Adultery can lead to feelings of resentment and anger as well as the abandonment of self-control and disregard of Biblical commandments; furthermore it can even result in financial ruin for both partners involved.
Adultery can lead to spiritual damage. Adultery can produce feelings of lust and longing that can be hard to shake. Furthermore, it may result in less faith being shown toward God and His church.
Adultery in biblical terms refers to all sexual acts not undertaken between spouses. This includes oral and anal sex as well as mutual masturbation or hand jobs between partners. Furthermore, the Bible defines sex as any act which causes orgasm and leads to the release of semen.
However, you should take note of the Greek word used for “commits,” mocheuo in this passage, being in the aorist tense; meaning it was an act completed and not ongoing sin compared to others like theft and murder, where such behaviors occur simultaneously.
It is a sin against God.
As Christians, we are encouraged to live pure lives and pursue holiness. Sexual sin tarnishes our character before God and brings shame on His name, while it also harms marriage sanctity and defiles believers’ bodies. Apostle Paul warns us against sexual immorality by reminding us “anyone who commits sexual immorality sins against their own body and makes themselves slaves to it” (Romans 6:15-20). Christians should avoid engaging in sexual misconduct as it hinders spiritual growth and may cause them to lose salvation altogether.
Serious sins like fornication have the ability to undermine faith and block access to Heaven, offending God while disrupting society and ruining families. Such behaviors often spread disease, cause abortions and dishonor marriage – all warranting severe punishment from God if unrepented of. Those who continue their fornications will be barred from Heaven forever.
Fornication refers to any sexual act performed outside the marriage context, including heterosexual and homosexual sex, bestiality, pedophilia and masturbation. But God is generous with forgiveness when people repent of any sin they’ve committed – He doesn’t judge how often someone sins but instead evaluates the state of their heart.
While repenting of any sin is essential, true holiness requires divine assistance for lasting change. There are powerful resources available from the Holy Spirit which can assist in combatting temptations and passions of your flesh.
Keep in mind that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and should be used to glorify Him. Lust and desires may push you away from Christ; however, by yielding to His control you’ll find victory over sexual urges. By doing so you’ll become more godly in your walk of life; God wants for us all to enjoy life to the fullest but we should never use our bodies to fulfill personal lusts.
It is a sin against yourself.
Sexual sin isn’t only against God and your spouse; it is also against yourself. Sexual sin reveals pride, selfishness and the desire to control others – when committed by any man or woman. When sexual sins are committed by anyone it debases both themselves and God-given bodies in front of others – an admission many find hard to make but nonetheless is one of the gravest sins committed against others today.
Paul wrote to the Corinthians and warned, “Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, thieves, covetousness, drunkards, revilers or extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:21). These issues have lasting ramifications. Even Christians can fall victim to sexual sin; it just takes one incident before that sin becomes part of your everyday life and takes over your decision making.
AIDS virus strikes fear into those who disregard God’s Law regarding sexual purity. The slow and agonizing death caused by this scourge is enough to convince anyone to refrain from fornication.
Unfortunately, many Christians fail to recognize sexual sin is wrong due to lack of biblical foundation in their lives and being influenced by worldly philosophies and vain imaginations. Even though they think they can resist temptation – be it flirting with someone new or commit fornication – temptation always presents itself and it can tempt them away from following God’s path and fulfill the desires of their flesh.
If you have fallen into sexual sin, it is important to remember that God offers forgiveness. Repent of your transgression and draw strength from Him alone as you turn from it – continuing repentance should prevent future instances. Additionally, make the commitment today to become a Christian by becoming one.
It is a sin against your spouse.
When married people commit fornication with someone outside their marriage, not only are they harming themselves; they’re hurting both themselves and their partner too. Their choice to commit fornication runs counter to God’s laws and guidelines for relationship. Committing fornication also goes against His teachings as the Bible condemns all sexual immorality – not just fornication! – including any form of intercourse such as oral or anal sex between friends without intercourse but may involve oral/anal sexual activity between friends without intercourse between friends as well as nudity between partners – in fact even nudity is condemned in Scripture!
Today’s world can sometimes seem to discriminate between forms of sexual immorality that are acceptable and those that aren’t; some believe only sex with an unmarried partner constitutes fornication; but this isn’t so; God’s Word clearly states that fornication includes all forms of sexual misconduct that do not involve couples who are married to each other – anal and oral sex as well as mutual masturbation fall under its definition of fornication.
Unfortunately, many individuals fail to comprehend this concept and think it is permissible for anyone other than their partner to have sexual relations with. Many also believe premarital sex is acceptable even though studies show it increases risk for issues and divorce in couples that initiate it before marriage compared with couples that wait until postmarital relationships to engage in such behavior.
Many people do not recognize that sexual sin can wreak havoc on an individual’s soul, creating bonds which are difficult to break and inflicting immense suffering upon both your spouse and family. Furthermore, sexual sin will shatter faith and destroy relationships with God.
Adultery is an extremely serious sin that is extremely damaging and painful, according to the Bible (Revelation 21:8), thus being punished with hellfire in heaven (Revelation 21:9). It will leave a permanent mark upon one’s soul.