Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What Does God Say about the Sin of Fornication (sex outside marriage)?

What Does God Say About the Sin of Fornication?
(Sex outside the covenant of marriage)

God ALWAYS says NO to fornication and all sexual immorality!

Sexual sin is extremely serious to God.

The Bible declares that :

No fornicator has any inheritance
in the kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:5

Fornicators … God will judge.
Hebrews 13:4


Do not be foolish and presume that God will forgive you for the sin of fornication!
Where you are or are NOT a professing Christian, your God-given conscience tells you that sex outside marriage is wrong.

The Bible says that lust and impure thoughts come from an evil, sinful heart.

Jesus asks: “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?”
Matthew 9:4

”For out of the heart come evil thoughts … sexual immorality”
Matthew 15:19 Mark 7:21 Luke 6:45

”Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived .. .
I Corinthians 6:9,10

Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord …
Flee sexual immorality.
Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit … and you are not your own? … therefore glorify God in your body
I Corinthians 6:18-20

The Bible describes fornication as a wicked work of the sinful flesh;

"The works of the flesh … fornication." (Galatians 5:19)

Listen to God speak to you through His moral Law. Jesus didn’t come to do away with the 10 commandments. In fact, the Savior RAISED the bar of holy requirements from God.
While the 7th commandment says: 'You shall not commit adultery', Jesus upped the ante. The Master assures us that it is a sin even to lust (dwell on sexual thoughts and fantasize) after another person in your mind!

'But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.' ~ Jesus in Matthew 5:27-28

Jesus goes on to say that it would be better for you to pluck out your eye than sin with lust!!! Sexual sin is that serious!

When you actually go through with sexual sin and consummate your lustful sin of adultery with another person, you are condemned by your conscience, which always affirms God’s perfect moral teachings.

How do you know what God commands? How do you know what sin is? Romans 3:20 explains:
“For by the Law comes the knowledge of sin.”

Know this … the Law is made for … whoremongers.
I Timothy 9,10

You may not consider your boyfriend or girlfriend a whore or whoremonger, but by the Bible’s definition that is someone who has sex with a person they are not married to.

What does God require of you?

This is the will of God, your holiness:
That you refrain from sexual immorality.
I Thessalonians 4:3-8

Holiness and sexual purity are NOT an option.
They are commanded of you.
Just because your church doesn't teach holiness or sexual purity, you are not excused. You are not off the hook. Don't be deceived by false teachers!

“ … but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written; Be holy as I am holy.” I Peter 1:15, 16 (Lev 11:44,45; 19:2; 20:7)

The Christian standard of, and motivation for, holiness is the absolute moral perfection of God Himself. (see Matt 5:48; Eph 5:1)

'Therefore … let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.' II Cornithians 7:1

Jesus assures you that His standard for you is perfect holiness;

Therefore you shall be perfect
just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 5:48

Without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Hebrews 12:14

If you say and believe that God will forgive your sexual sin, you are deceived. The Bible says otherwise. At the judgment Jesus will look at you and say;

'I don't know you or where you come from.
Away from Me, all you evildoers!'
Luke 13:27

On that great and terrible day of the Lord…

“…those who have done good will rise to live,
and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned."
John 5:29

"…those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil."
Romans 2:8, 9

Flee fornication or ....Be afraid!

“If we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment …”
Hebrews 10: 26,27

Do not be foolish! and fear your circumstances. Losing your girlfriend or boyfriend, or having to do without sex is nothing compared with having to face God.

Friend, be wise … Fear the Lord!
Be afraid to remain in sexual sin or to give yourself over to sexual sin!

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom …" Psalm 111:10

"Fear God …”! I Peter 2:17

God is kind enough to give you advance notice, warning you to:

"Avoid every kind of evil."
1 Thessalonians 5:22

You can’t blame God for your sexual sin. You cannot say you didn't know that it was wrong. It is your responsibility to obey Him while you live. If you refuse to flee sexual immorality, you will die in your sins. You will be like those who …

"… perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved."
2 Thessalonians 2:10

Repent and cry out to God to save you from the power & penalty of your sin. Trust in Jesus Christ as you would trust a parachute when your plane is going to crash. Put on the Lord Jesus Christ & obey His commandments. Don't wait another minute! Today, hear His voice, repent & believe the gospel!

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