There are many scriptures in the old testament about fornicators and sexuall sinners. However I am listing a few of the gospels which explain the Lords instructions for christians. I think in modern day thinking lightly of sin is most common in premarital relations. We all have a natural need for companionship. Also God created us with sex organs and we have a natural interest in sexual relations. Life in the spirit is mysterious. We need to rely on the Holy spirit to teach us the way to socialize without giving into the world and indulging our flesh . We are free people however freedom from sin had a price thats not repayable. Our debts for our flesh were paid with christs crucifixion. We were purchased by God. We have all the right to pursue friendships and love each other with affection. I think an evil person seeking to go person to person for perverse pleaseures and because of their own devilish desires to fulfill their own fantasies and glory in the flesh, should be put away from those private circles were people do fellowship together because of their love for Jesus and the life he gave them. Who wants to burn in hell because of a few people they know want to bite the big one and have an orgy!!. Anyone of us can use the internet for recreational sex or sex clubs in the city. That is obviously what the scriptures instruct us to flee from. When we come together to share life as man and woman I believe our intentions are known to the Lord. If being created with sexual desires come together and in our desire to know one another do engage in sexual activity it is all in Gods training us that we learn from our passion and our Glory the gospels message is true. How many people got involved with someone and didnt marry. Just because of sex. How many were cheated and betrayed and felt shamed. I think many christians that happens to usually end up on bended knee praying for Gods love because they were not seeking him each day about their love life with their romance. God is the God of romance. How much love can we share toghether if the Lord is the master of our relationship. I just read a book wrote by doctor ruth . Its pretty straight and truthfull everything she wrote in the book. She didnt go into scriptures. Although she did write she didnt believe in premarital sex. I knew a young man in the military who was an olympic qualified nutrition specialist for the medical battalion. He had many girlfriends he said . He didnt believe in premarital sex and each one of them left him when he wouldnt have sex with them. He said he like all of them and wished they would of had the same faith as he. I met another young man who was 18 and getting ready to goto bootcamp at the infantry center in Fort Benning , Georgia. He said he had one girlfriend his whole youth and they were going to be married as soon as he finished boot camp. His girlfriend he said wouldnt let him have sex with her until they were married. He said he tried everything . He even got her drunk to sleep with her before. She would give in. So its not the sexual gender but the persons own convictions and beliefs about wrong from right. I can tell you this much if you Love Jesus and you want to sleep with youre companion or some friend of yours and you do. Jesus loves you and will guide you into everlasting life and through the darkness of decisions. He is the light , the truth , and the way. Love yourself enough not to pursue sexual relations for recreation just because the world makes life a sport inluding sex. We are seduced so much. However the abundant life we should all desire is for real. A real easy example of sexual sin being against ourself is the partiers drunken sex encounter. How many people in the world christian have partied and ended up sleeping with someone they wouldnt have normally slept with. How many people in thier young years goto the club or party and then meet a stranger who doesnt have any faith in Jesus . We cant really live the same way the world does. The school fellowship I hated the most. Those relationships were so politically against the real life of christ . School competing and pressures to have sex were intensified by the rivals of sports and modern economics. The rock and roll way of life was and is more so today an ever present influence. I dated a ministers daughter when I was 15. She was a very attractive young lady who wanted to wait until she was 18 until she had sex. She had to goto public school and she said she was always rumored to be a wayward person. Kids persecuted her because her father was a minister. She waited until she was 18 but not until she was married. I think the public schools are a far cry from the real fellowship of the body of christ. We are all individuals in the flesh even if we are one in the spirit. The freedom to choose who we sleep with and when is our own choice. We should never surrender that freedom to the public or to any institution. Whatever we do before marriage is going to be written in the Lambs book of life. We need to be carefull and choose our companions with Love and Care seeking God with all our hearts. The fruits of our Love for Jesus may create an abundant life here with real lasting friendships and a great sex life with someone we really dont have to be ashamed of. Even Adam and Eve were ashamed at their sin. Its the new covenant we have that we can goto God for forgiveness . Even we abuse this grace we have isnt God going to probably teach us a lesson why not to abuse it. Gods who were dealing with. I definately suggest you all should seek the Lord in prayer before you go about youre day if you are planning to have sex. Love covers a multitude of sin. I also believe that privacy is something God rules over. The amount of secrecy in our life and privacy may be persecuted wouldnt we need God to help us. If he knows we are using our privacy to sin wouldnt he not help us to sin. Lets not let the devil have victory. If you have sex before marriage which I believe in most cases is likely. I think you need to believe that God knows you did and let the Holy spirit teach the way to not to cause others to sin and not to live with perverse intentions. When you bring it to the altar pray for the Lord to marry you cleansing you from any unrighteousness so you can have a faithfull and loyal relationship.
For we know that the law is spiritual—but I am unspiritual, sold into
slavery to sin. 15 For I don’t understand what I am doing. For I do not
do what I want—instead, I do what I hate. 16 But if I do what I don’t
want, I agree that the law is good. 17 But now it is no longer me doing
it, but sin that lives in me. 18 For I know that nothing good lives in
me, that is, in my flesh. For I want to do the good, but I cannot do
it. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but I do the very evil I do not
want! 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer me doing it
but sin that lives in me. 21 So, I find the law that when I want to do
good, evil is present with me.
For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the
Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in
opposition to each other, so that you cannot do what you want. 18 But
if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the
works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity,
20 idolatry, sorcery, hostilities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of
anger, selfish rivalries, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, murder,
drunkenness, carousing, and similar things. I am warning you, as I had
warned you before: Those who practice such things will not inherit the
kingdom of God!
1 John 1:8-10 If we
say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the
truth is not in us. 9 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and
righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all
unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar
and his word is not in us.
Galatians 5:16 But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.
Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless,
to avoid fornication
let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband."
(1 Corinthians 7:1-2,
Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am.
But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion (1 Corinthians 7:8-9)
"But among you
there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity,
or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people." (Ephesians 5:3)
1 Corinthians 6
is permissible for me"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is
permissible for me"—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13"Food
for the stomach and the stomach for food"—but God will destroy them
both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord,
and the Lord for the body. 14By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15Do
you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I
then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute?
you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with
her in body? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh."b]">[b] 17But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit. 18Flee
from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his
body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. 19Do
you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in
you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.