|"If Everyone is DOING IT does that make it right?"|
(Famous words from my Mother !!)
Perhaps the question should have been: What does the Bible say about Fornication?
Before I can answer that question, we need to lay some ground-work.
First God changes not and what he said about morality and his plan for sex within marriage from the beginning is still truth for today. The language changes as the Bible does not use the exact words “Sex before marriage” or the words, “Living together outside of marriage.”
What the Bible does speak about is sexual sin, immorality, fornication, adultery in all its forms and says to avoid at all costs.
Many say, but we are living in the 21st century and we now have laws that allow us to do things the Bible says is wrong.
We can argue and try to make excuses to fit what we desire to do, but the bottom line is; to be immoral and to sexually fornicate is a sin.
Many have suffered bad experiences in the past with unfaithful marriage partners. Paul gave a simple way out for new believers: Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile/new believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”
Let us examine the definition of the big - - F word: FORNICATION?
It is voluntary sexual intercourse between a man and woman who are not married to each other and is a common type of fornication. Adultery is also a type of fornication.
Fornication thus includes not only premarital sex, living together without marriage and also adultery, homosexual acts, incest and prostitution.
Thou shall not commit adultery is one of the TEN commandments.
In every one of its forms, fornication is sternly condemned by the Mosaic law among God’s people.
Fornication is also mentioned many times in the New Testament
Romans 1:28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.
I Corinthians 6:13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
I Corinthians 6:18-19 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
I Corinthians 7:2 But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.
2 Corinthians 12:21 I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery in which they have indulged.
Galations 5:19-21 19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
Colossians 3:5 Therefore shun, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
I Thessalonians 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
Jude 1:7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
Revelations 2: 14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality
Revelations 9:21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
“And the men, instead of having normal sexual relationships with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men and, as a result, suffered within themselves the penalty they so richly deserved.” Romans 1:27
I am so thankful that God is a God of Mercy and when we come to him in repentance, He is ready to forgive. Each of us has sinned in some form or manner, so - - If you are pointing fingers about now, you might want to read this post: