The sin of adultery, I heard from a pastor say once, is one that is widely acceptable, and many call it casual sex. Very much so, that if a individual hasn’t had sex at some age he or she, might be mocked or insulted. It is common for young Christian to say,” Please Lord, don’t return until i am married and have experience sex,” The sin of adultery and fornication kind of go together, and many modern day Christian think they are apart. Is the act of adultery something that can happen to married couple, is it okay for unmarried man or women to have sex. Like always, I ask scripture for this answer. Let go to when God first , allow a man and women to be intimate with each other;
Genesis 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
God gave the man and woman a desire to be together, it was His first command to populate the earth, and who knows maybe they started right away. But God didn’t create sex as way to reproduce and create offspring. The word of God instruct a man to enjoy his wife and have intimacy together;
Proverbs 5:18 Let your fountain be blessed,And rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.
Some people like one translation of the English Bible, I like them all and to know the true definition of the intimacy in a marriage is in the King James Version of Scripture. When God first man and women did what He told them to about being fruitful and multiplying.
Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
When Adam was intimate with his wife, scripture says he knew her, and they had a child. In the King James Verse, Adam knew his wife, according to the definition of intimacy. Actual intimate has three definition;
1 a : marked by a warm friendship developing through long association
2 : of a very personal or private nature
3 : marked by very close association, contact, or familiarity
It is quite normal for a husband and wife to know each other, in many ways, their personal secrets, their behavior patterns, and even what each other look like naked. Church people joke around that after a couple have lived together for such a long time, they look alike. When adultery happens and a man or women have partners on the side, they begin to know other people and their personal knowledge grows. But it’s not good like book smarts, it’s bad cause the wrong person’s name might come out of a spouse’s mouth. Or even a husband might have a different smell on him, when knowledge increases in a community of lovers it’s no good. In sex education they say when you have sex with a person, you have sex with everyone, they had sex with. So in a community of lovers who know each other, you never know what is gonna rub off on you, the commandments of God, don’t just give spiritual rewards or a good relationship to God. They also provide a teaching of long life, having many partners, some with horrible sexually transmitted diseases (STD) . Some STDs are temporary and never go away & you can die from it. Broken homes result in terrible adultery, children who used to be a mom and dad, end up going back and forth to both parents and when they only knew one household, they may end up knowing more step parents or siblings. Children from broken homes or single parents don’t get the whole benefits of simple stable life. They grow up with trust issues, wonder if their future wife or husband is faithful when they are not together. The act of adultery is selfish,but all sins are selfish acts, doesn’t matter if you married cheating on your spouse, or if you causal single man or women, living the single life. Unwanted pregnancies happen also from adultery and fornication, so a single woman has to decide what to do with the child. She will either rise it herself, put up for adoption, or do the unthinkable to terminate her irresponsibility and because the sin of adultery took place, murder is add to that The word of God has several Biblical definition of adultery; 1 Thessalonians 4, what you sons and daughters should read. It says to stay away from sexual immorality, treat your body as a vessel of God. A Christian shouldn’t act on lustful thoughts and even he or she should have lustful thoughts like the sinner, or else you are just like those who will perish and don’t respect the body God gave them. Romans 13:13-14 tells a Christian, that causal sex is totally unacceptable, as in saying do not be sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. The word of God says the wages of sin is death and it even says the act of lust will lead one to death;
James 1:14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.
The Lord wants you to be intimate with your heart and body with one love and family . intimate with your relationship with God to protect your health and spiritual life . Scripture says our bodies are the temple of God therefore honor Him with His temple so if you don’t commit adultery, you will not destroy the image of God. God bless you all the, the Lord loves you and so do I. Samuel H.
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