How are you talking about sex at your church or with your kids…or with your friends these days? This is true whether Christians are addressing same-sex attraction, sex outside of marriage or marriage itself. For the record, I believe that the context God designed for sex is between a man and woman, married to each other for life.
Hi, guys —. I am having a lot of trouble understanding why sexual gratification is considered a sin. It is, again, natural.
Does the Bible teach that sex before marriage is a sin? This is because we live in a world of tweets and quick soundbites where people rarely have enough time for context. The thinking often goes: If there is no Bible verse that answers my question, then the Bible must not have an answer to my question.
Couples often ask, "Is oral sex a sin? Hebrews says, "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Non-married couples are not to practice premarital sex. The Bible never indicates exactly what a husband and wife are allowed to do in their sexual relationship.
Growing up in an evangelical church, I was sure premarital sex was the unforgivable sin. In fact, the Bible never says sex before marriage is a sin. It was when my faith deepened and I discovered a God who is genuinely loving.
The short answer to your question is that sex is not a sin, but it can become a sin in certain situations. The Greek word koite is translated as "the bed" in this passage. It can refer to the place where a person sleeps, such as in Lukebut it also refers to what takes place in bed between a husband and wife.
No sex before marriage-When asked what the Bible has to say about sex, most people will have this response. However, when asked to provide exactly where this rule is listed in the Bible, the answer from many Christians is much less confident. My belief that premarital sex is sinful has been shattered.
Some of these deviations deserve a closer look inasmuch as they have become especially problematic, prevalent, or controversial in contemporary culture. Due in large part to the growth of the Internet, pornography has become pervasive within our culture over the past couple of decades. It victimizes men and women, boys and girls, people of all ages, professions, social classes, and walks of life, including pastors and professional ministers. If you or your spouse struggle with an addiction to pornography, you need to find some serious help right away, preferably from a qualified Christian therapist who specializes in sexual addiction.
All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Whether it be premarital sex, adultery, or viewing pornography, sexual sin alters our brain function and, when indulged in repeatedly, can lead to a seared conscience — an actual brain phenomenon that numbs us to guilt and conviction of our wrongdoing. When porn is viewed, several things happen to the brain involving powerful hormones — two of which are Oxytocin and Vasopressin.