God’s position on sex
Honor marriage and keep the sanctity of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex. Translation of messages
Throughout this month in our church we will be paying special attention to matters relating to love, marriage, relationships, etc. We do this because we are a family church. We pay attention to the issues affecting families and this is because if we fail to mend families the church will suffer and that also means the country will be affected.
Thus, every Sunday starting today, all singles will have separate sessions at the Church of the headquarters of the Assembly of Diplomats in Port Harcourt, at 8:30 a.m., while all married couples will have their session at 10 a.m. . The idea is to be able to have quality time to talk about specific problems that affect different categories of people.
Singles will learn what to do to find a mate and how they can be found, among other topics.
Married couples will also be able to hear about the details of the wedding ring, among other matters. So, meet at the Church of the Assembly of Diplomats in Port Harcourt to participate in one of the sessions.
The truth is, marriage is a covenant institution that must be held in the highest place of honor among married and single people. Today’s Scripture places particular emphasis on the need for married people to respect and protect the sanctity of their marriage as well as the need for unmarried people to be properly educated about the position of marriage. God regarding sexuality and sexual holiness.
Whether you are married or single, it is important to understand God’s position on this very important subject. It is God’s intention that sexual intimacy be experienced by married couples and within the confines of their marriage. God designed sexual intimacy to be strictly between married couples. There are many temptations at war with this sacred act that it becomes important for everyone to pay attention to God’s position on it.
As with any other problem in life, knowing God’s position on sex is the key to ensuring that all of our relationships are modeled on God’s will. Sex is a very sacred act. Getting involved with someone you are not married to is a sin in God’s sight and will cost you dearly. While the act may sound like fun, the consequences are dire, with far-reaching effects.
To participate in sex with someone you are not married to is to open your life to dishonor and shame. Here are some of the excuses people give to justify illicit sex; “But we’re engaged, we’re just waiting for him to pay the dowry.” Being engaged for marriage is not the same as being married. If you indulge in sex because you are engaged, it is still a sin. Others say, “Well, guys want to ‘test before you buy’. If you are a woman and indulge in premarital sex just because you don’t want to lose a man, know that you would be laying the wrong groundwork which will negatively affect you in the future. I Corinthians 6:18
For married couples, it is important to understand that just as the eyes never tire of seeing and the ears of hearing, your desire for sexual intimacy may never seem satisfied by your married partner. This kind of situation does not present a license for adulterous life; rather, it is self-control that is required in order to preserve the sanctity of your marriage as well as your life.
It is dishonorable for you to fall into compromise by getting involved with someone other than your spouse. If you are currently sexually involved with someone who is not your spouse, you need to do something immediately to end it as it tends to destroy you and everything you have worked for. Find a spiritually mature Christian to discuss the matter with you and take practical steps to formally end the relationship. One of the steps you need to take is making the decision to never feel comfortable with the opposite sex alone in secluded places and at strange times. Do not create avenues for temptation. Avoid all appearances of temptation. Proverbs 6:32
God is the author of marriage and he also created sex. As the creator of sex, He revealed (through the pages of the Bible) the proper use of sex. The devil is the corrupter, all the sexual temptations that most people face today come from the devil. The devil has corrupted the proper use of sex in marriage and has drawn many innocent people to the path of destruction. Proverbs14: 12
If you are single and a Christian, you should know that the Bible defines having sex before you marry as fornication. The Hebrew word translated fornication in the Bible means “to be a prostitute or to play the prostitute”. Whether you are male or female, if you are single and indulge in sex, you are making yourself a harlot and living unfaithfully to God. The Greek dictionary Thayers defines the word fornication translated into Greek as “illicit sexual intercourse which includes fornication, adultery, homosexuality and lesbianism”. This sin among all other sins defiles the temple of the Holy Spirit which is your body. II Corinthians 6: 18-20,
II Timothy 2:22.
God wants believers to guard against these things. The first step in preserving the institution of marriage is to recognize the will of God for it. You cannot stop doing something that you did not perceive to be wrong in the sight of God. The will of God is that sex be kept only between a married man and his wife. So, if you find yourself involved in sex with someone who is not your spouse, you need to make the decision to quit today. Ask the Lord to forgive you and to end this relationship.
Last line: Have you ever wondered what it means to give your life to Christ and be saved? Are you born again? God sent Jesus to die for all your sins so you don’t have to be punished for the same. To be saved simply means to accept Christ Jesus as your surrogate sacrifice for your sins and to have him rule over your life. Surrender your life to Christ today by asking Jesus to forgive you your sins; ask him to come into your life and make you a new person. If you have any difficulties and need advice / prayers, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be ready to help as much as I can.