What does the Bible say about sex
Sex has been a hot topic but in the secular world and the Church. Over the years, the world has evolved, and several people have come up with their definition of what is right and what is wrong. Unfortunately, we have redefined the word sex to suit our lifestyle.
The good news, the world may have changed but God’s word remains sure (1Peter 1:25, Isaiah 40:8). This leads us to the question; what is God saying concerning sex?
The only way to know the truth and the purpose of sex is to search for answers from the Creator.
Before you continue, note that a product functions according to the manufacturer’s desire.
If you buy a microphone, decided to ignore manufacturer’s guide and use it as a drumstick, you will end up ruining both the drum and the microphone. That is what most of us are doing today, that’s why you saw so many heartbreaks and broken home. We ignore to search the scriptures for answers and live by our standards.
Why you must trust God’s standard
God loves you more than you can think or imagine. You are unique, you are the apple of his eyes
In Jeremiah 29 verse 11 He said the thought or plans He has for you are good and not evil.
He will give you your desires, your expectations. All you have to do is to trust and obey him.
What is God’s standard? Believe it or not, God instigated sex in the beginning. He created it for you and me to enjoy. However, there is a time factor concerning sex. In the beginning, Genesis chapter 2 verse 24 explains it all.
There is a step, a guideline you need to follow before engaging in sex.
Does it mean God is a dictator? No! Everything He tells you to do is for your benefit! His ways are not our ways, He sees the end from the beginning; He won’t allow any harm to come near you.
Let’s take a look at some of the God’s words concerning sex;
To answer this question, we need to go right to the very beginning of the Bible.
In Genesis 1-2 God made the whole universe, which apparently included men and women (Gen 1:26-29).
Genesis 2 focuses on the creation of men and women in more detail (as well as their God-given roles).
In chapter 2, God created Adam first (2:7), and then Eve (2:18, 20b-22).
Adam’s response when he meets the first woman is in verse 23:
This, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.
The author of Genesis then draws out an implication from this in verse 24:
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
These verses are saying that given the nature of men and women, a man will leave his family and be united to his wife in marriage (forming a new family unit) and that they shall become one flesh. Becoming one flesh is the result of both being married and of sex.
In other words, the two go together, and both are “very good” (Genesis 1:31).
Now let’s move to the New Testament;
1 Corinthians 6:15-17 says God’s stand concerning sex. Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ?
Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid.
16′ What? Know ye not that he which is joined to a harlot is one body? For two shall become one flesh.
17′ But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
Friend, you have to understand that anything done outside of God’s standard is sexual immorality.
Don’t get carried away with the world’s standard, focus on God’s rule and you will be free from hurts.
You are God’s own
In Matthew 11:28-29 come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
No matter our shortcomings, Jesus Christ is ready to give us rest. He took away our sins long ago, and the Holy Spirit will help us recreate the relationship with Jesus Christ again. Only if we accept him; the choice is ours.