Why is sexual purity so important?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
God gave man and woman the joy and pleasure of sexual relations within the bounds of marriage, and the Bible is clear about the importance of maintaining sexual purity within the boundaries of that...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Modern culture has tried to redefine sexuality as a personal right to be exercised any way an individual wishes. Sexual behavior is considered a personal choice, akin to the decision of whether to ...

October 06 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Belfastfella Casper Mcconnell Casper the Irish
Lets look at it also from a human point of view. Sex is used to make babies, and as a father of four I can tell you that is a real high (making love for babies). How would it be if we made babies outside marriage? Perhaps if we want recreational sex without fully trusting and giving all to the partner, sex means so much less. And that deep intimacy is lost to us, forever seeking but.... and it is that very intimacy our Father God wants with us- even in marriage He wants to be right there with us in the marriage bed and act of union between man and wife. 

Now Paul tells us that God the Holy Spirit wants to dwell in our body. We are to treat our body as His Temple, a Holy place where we can commune and talk with God by our thoughts, feelings, desires, dreams, imagination. 

If you let strangers who do not know God into your body, do you think the Holy Spirit will still hang around in a temple where others are given entry to the holy of holies?

February 20 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

1396010398 Joseph Atta Manu
Sex is a spiritual, emotional and marital covenant between a man and a woman. That is how God has made it. Sex unite the soul, spirit and the body of man and a woman being it marital couples or not. Anytime there is sexual intercourse, in the realms of the spirit there is a witness by God and His host angels as well as that of Satan and his host of demons, and physically the partners in the act are the witness.
Sex is pure before God when the parties involved are married of which any sex outside the marriage is impure.
Sexual purity is important because 
1. It unite the couples
2. Sex builds the love and the trust of the couples.
3. It is an exercise of duty to prevent adultery
4. Out of sex is procreation.

April 04 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Modern culture has tried to redefine sexuality as a personal right to be exercised any way an individual wishes. Sexual behavior is considered a personal choice, akin to the decision of whether to buy a house or rent a condo. At the same time, popular opinion has all but removed the word sin from our culture’s vocabulary. The only sexual expression considered “wrong” is what is deemed distasteful to the definer. However, social acceptability varies so greatly that even the vilest of acts would be considered justified by many. So, before we can determine why sexual sin is such a big deal, we have to define sexual sin.

Fortunately, man has never been given the privilege of defining sin. The One who created sexuality also has the right to set the boundaries for it, and the Bible is clear about the guidelines. When God created the first man, Adam, and brought to him the first woman, Eve, He joined them together in marriage and pronounced it “very good” (Genesis 1:31; 2:18, 24). At that time, God introduced sexuality and set the boundaries for its expression. God created a union between a husband and wife that He called “becoming one flesh” (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:6; Mark 10:8; Ephesians 5:31). He then defined any sexual activity outside of the husband-wife relationship as a violation of His gift. Fornication, homosexuality, pornography, and lust are all violations of God’s intent when He created the sexual act (1 Corinthians 6:9,18; Galatians 5:19-20; Jude 1:7; Matthew 5:28; Hebrews 13:4).

So why is the violation of those boundaries such a big deal? The first clue lies in Genesis 2:24 with the words “one flesh.” There is great unifying power within the sexual union. God designed it to involve not only bodies but hearts and lives. Sex was designed to consummate the lifetime union between a man and woman. Jesus said, “What God has joined together let no one separate” (Matthew 19:6; Mark 10:9). He designed male and female bodies differently so that they could come together in an act of physical intimacy that joins them together for life. They “are no longer two, but one flesh” (Mark 10:8). The act of becoming one creates a new entity: a family. This powerful force also brings forth new life (Genesis 4:25). The human race can only be propagated by the coming together of a man and a woman. And, within marriage, God blesses it (Genesis 1:28; 9:27; Psalm 17:3). Sex is a gift to a husband and wife to make their relationship unique among all other relationships.

However, what God creates as good, Satan perverts. Satan began his insidious defilement in the Garden of Eden with the words “Has God said?” (Genesis 3:1). And that challenge to the authority of God continues still. When we use sexuality for entertainment or to satisfy lust, we cheapen the beauty of this powerful gift and defy the One who designed it. We also reap the consequences of our sin. Our sexual disobedience has produced a world staggering under the weight of disease, abortion, perversion, child molestation, addiction, and sexual exploitation. God created boundaries for our good so that we could enjoy His gift as it was designed to be enjoyed.

Electricity is a powerful and helpful thing if used correctly. However, misused or abused, electricity can be deadly. The same is true of sexuality. Misused, sex is also deadly. Abusing God’s gift produces problems such as abortion, poverty, rape, adultery, divorce, pornography, and children growing up without fathers. Sexual sin begins with temptation, as all sin does. When we refuse to acknowledge God’s boundaries, we allow lust to dictate our choices. And lust never leads in the right direction. See James 1:13-15. & gotquestions.com/What makes sexual sin such a big deal?

May 23 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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