Sex. What the Bible teaches

Today, the topic of sex is one of the most distorted and most speculative in our society. Millions of people live in violation of God’s commandments. Unfortunately, in our churches, no one wants to openly teach about sex, despite the fact that this is one of the most important topics in a person’s life.

To correct the situation :), today I would like to write directly and politically incorrectly about what the Bible says about sex.

  1. Sex is a gift from God.

In most churches, the topic of sex is taboo, which is why they consider sex to be something dirty and worldly. In the history of the church, various sects even arose that completely forbade sex, considering it sinful (for example, the English Shakers).

But the Apostle Paul directly and openly taught on the topic of sex: 1 Corinthians 7:5 Do not deviate from each other, except by agreement, for a while, for exercise in fasting and prayer, and then be together again, so that satan does not tempt you with intemperance of yours.

In the NLT English translation:

1 Corinthians 7:5 Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time…

  1. The Bible says that sex should only be between husband and wife.

All premarital and extramarital relationships are called fornication in the Word of God.

1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication; every sin that a person commits is outside the body, but a fornicator sins against his own body.

  1. Sex is given to us not only for reproduction, but also for enjoyment.

For a long time, the teachings of St. Augustine prevailed in the churches, who preached that intimate relationships were given to us solely for procreation. But King Solomon apparently thought differently:

Proverbs 5:18-19 … may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.  A loving doe, a graceful deer—. may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.

  1. Sex is a sacrament.

A couple united in sex becomes one flesh. Even casual intimate relationships bind a person not only physically, but also spiritually.

1 Corinthians 6:16 Do you not know that he who has sex with a prostitute becomes one body with her? For it is said, the two shall be one flesh.  But he who is united with the Lord is one spirit with the Lord.

  1. God only allows sex only between a man and a woman.

The world today is trying to impose a different standard on us, but the Bible makes it clear that same-sex relationships are a sin.

Romans 1:27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.

  1. God will judge people severely for their sinful sexual relationships.

Today, even many Christians treat sex before marriage, divorce, or adultery lightly.

But the Bible clearly says: Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers

Roman Savochka.

Source: Секс. Чему учит Библия | Статьи на inVictory

 

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