Sexual sin can be one of the hardest sins to acknowledge and forgive, whether it is adultery, premarital sex or pornography. Many are ashamed to admit their sexual history or believe God does not forgive them.
Yet the Bible makes it abundantly clear that God disapproves of all sexual immorality. He has made marriage and sex a sacred covenant and fornicators, adulterers, and homosexuals cannot enter His presence.
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Why does God hate sexual immorality?
The Bible makes it abundantly clear that God designed sexuality for His glory and pleasure; when used outside these parameters however, its misuse becomes destructive. Sexual immorality (adultery, premarital sex and homosexual relations) not only goes against what the Lord intended but can lead to untold suffering for both sinners and their loved ones alike. Romans 1 is dedicated largely to depicting how much of an effect sexual sin has on both our lives and souls of those supporting it.
“Reject sexual temptation and immorality.” (1 Corinthians 6:18).
Scripture establishes marriage as the only appropriate context for sexuality, warning of eternal judgment for anyone who abuses this gift of sexuality outside marriage. Sexual relationships without purity, respect, and an intention to bless others become meaningless and empty – yet, thanks to His incredible love and redemption for us, we can turn back to Him for forgiveness through repentance (Luke 15:10); even angels rejoice when someone repents; so don’t give up hope – don’t lose heart! God has an amazing plan for your life! Don’t give up! He wants nothing more than to restore joy and fullness in your life! So don’t give up! He wants nothing less than your return!
Why does God hate adultery?
Sexual immorality is an enormous sin against God because it breaks down the sacred bond of marriage – an alliance between two people for procreation – as well as other relationships, creating insecurity, anger, bitterness and depression in its wake. Rebuilding relationships shattered by adultery takes tremendous effort and emotional resilience – not least since adultery violates one of God’s commandments of not spending too much time with people of opposite sexes, such as talking, texting or emailing too often can lead to inappropriate attachments resulting in adultery being committed against.
Sexual immorality is also an offense against Christ’s body, according to Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 6:18: “Flee from sexual immorality – all other sins occur outside your body whereas when an individual sins against their own body it counts against him!”
Sexual intimacy is a gift from God, and He has made it clear that we should only experience its full benefits within marriage. Any sexual relations before or after marriage (fornication), or with anyone other than your spouse after marriage (adultery), are forbidden and represent serious sins that can ruin lives – including children who may be born as a result of such infidelities; adultery violates marriage’s sacredness, leading to both physical and spiritual damage which can linger forevermore.
Why does God hate premarital sex?
When it comes to sexuality, the Bible does not just condemn adultery and fornication – it also forbids premarital sex. This does not imply that premarital sex causes less damage than outside marriage; rather it shows how God sees sexual intimacy within marriage as crucial to emotional connection, physical pleasure, and reproduction; whereas outside marriage it provides none of these benefits so therefore its actions are seen as morally wrong.
The New Testament word for sexual immorality most frequently translated into English is akatharsia, which refers to acts that profane or impure people (Romans 1:24; 1 Corinthians 6:18), such as fornication, adultery or premarital sexual conduct.
God is a covenant God and the Bible warns those who violate their vows (Hebrews 13:4) of divine punishment (Romans 6:13). Sexual immorality violates both your marriage vow and bodily integrity (Rom 6:13), endangering your relationship with Jesus in the process. Sexual impurity puts your relationship at risk with him and others, so it’s imperative that temptation, especially fleshly ones, be avoided as much as possible – resist all forms of temptation including pride and envy which can cause sexual sins (Rom 6:13). Do this now to unleash your passion of love for both Christ and others!
Why does God hate homosexual relations?
Homosexuality, same-sex relationships, and masturbation remain topical discussions within modern culture. Homosexuality has often been covered in daytime talk shows as well. Even some Christians professing to be Christians have different opinions regarding these matters.
The Bible makes it abundantly clear that homosexual activity is sin. Both the Old and New Testaments teach against and prohibit it, using Greek terminology for sexual immorality known as akatharsia which translates as “defiled, foul and ceremonially unfit.” Those engaging in such behavior cannot enter God’s presence (Romans 1:24, Galatians 5:19-21 and Ephesians 5:5).
The passions of the flesh can lead to sinful behavior, especially among homosexuals. Many are consumed by these desires and become consumed with homosexual relations that go against not only God’s will but also to His natural order of sexuality established at creation. Jesus spoke out against same-sex relationships when He reminded the Pharisees that He “made them male and female” at creation’s beginning, so men should leave his parents’ homes and unite with their wives (Mark 10:6-7). Scripture makes clear that homosexual acts violate God’s will and may subject them to His judgment – not because He hates people but because those who violate His laws may come under His scrutiny and judgment!
Why does God hate cross-dressing?
The Bible instructs that men and women are meant to wear clothing appropriate for their gender (Genesis 2:18; Genesis 1:27). Contravening God and His order by cross-dressing is forbidden as this would indicate rebellion against Him and His kingdom.
Deuteronomy 22:5 describes cross-dressing as men wearing clothing associated with women, or vice versa. Unfortunately, social media influencers and entertainers sometimes dress in women’s clothes without honoring God in doing so. These men claim they are female while living lives that do not honor His honor or purpose.
Sin is evidence that one’s heart has not been purified by Jesus and shows they are unwilling to let go of selfish desires and embrace Jesus as Lord in their lives.
The Lord abhors sexual sin and encourages believers to reject it. Sexual immorality violates one of our most intimate relationships and deprives people of joy – but He stands ready to forgive anyone who turns away from it through confession and trusting His grace; furthermore, those living according to His word will experience His joyous blessings more fully than those who practice sexual immorality.
Why does God hate ritual temple prostitution?
Sexual sin can be especially damaging to believers because it debases and violates their bodies, which God has placed as His temple. Furthermore, it disobeys Matthew 19:5’s command that one honor their spouse by engaging in sexual sin outside marriage. Therefore, no matter how attractive the temptation may seem, sexual misconduct outside marriage should never be allowed or condoned.
For example, Genesis 38:24 states that Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar engaged in prostitution to protect his lineage (Genesis 38:26). Although we understand why she did this, prostitution remains a serious offense that should be punished severely by law; indeed, according to Scripture any person engaging in prostitution must be burned as “curse-bearers.”
Furthermore, the Bible warns against making offerings from ritual prostitution because this dishonors God. Psalmist David wrote of people with no regard for His laws who disgraced their families (Psalm 119:176).
As evidenced by Scripture, sexuality is clearly understood to be a gift from God that should only be used within a biblical marriage relationship. Any violation outside this framework – adultery, homosexual relationships and pornography are all forbidden behaviors which He strongly disapproves of; such behaviors degrade our bodies that He inhabits while taking away its health and vitality.