Shalom Brethren !!!
Bible Strongly Condemned the Sexual Immorality even if you are in a relationship with your girlfriend or boyfriend as Bible Clearly states Hebrews 13:4, “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”
However, you can be in a relationship but that should be Holy in the sight of God if you say I just want to hug her and want to sleep in the same bed as we are about to get married still its an adultery because when you marry a boy or a girl. You took an oath in the presence of Lord Jesus Christ that you are going to love her or love him be loyal and honest towards each other till the last breath of life.
What does 1corinthians 7 mean?
I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. 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.
This is an address on the issue of marriage. Since there is so much sexual immorality in the world it is good for people to marry. Married couples should have regular sexual relations. When one abstains it takes away the other’s natural right and vice versa.
What does God say about honoring marriage?
1 Peter 3:7: “In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.“
But When you get married then everything will be in the presence of Lord
Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. When a person sleeps in the same bed with a non-spouse, you also open yourself to lots of temptations.
What does the Bible say about fornication?
Matthew 19:9 -“And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”
Living Relationship in the Old Testament of the Bible
Genesis 6. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Then God’s Wrath on the People came in the Form of Noah Flood
A righteous man, Noah “found favour in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:8). Thus, when God beheld the corruption of the earth and determined to destroy it, he gave Noah divine warning of the impending disaster and made a covenant with him, promising to save him and his family.
Scripture is clear in multiple places that sexual activity outside of a marital union of one man and one woman is sin (see Hebrews 13:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5; 1 Corinthians 7:2, 8-9).
We are to be a holy people – for God is Holy. We are to be perfect, even as God Himself is perfect. We are to be separated unto the Lord and consecrated to Him.
2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Another Example of Sodom and Gomorrah
Though later Hebrew prophets named the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah as adultery, pridefulness, and uncharitableness, the vast majority of exegesis related to the stories of Sodom and Gomorrah view it as an exemplative condemnation of homosexuality.
In the Genesis account, God reveals to Abraham that Sodom and Gomorrah are to be destroyed for their grave sins (18:20). Abraham pleads for the lives of any righteous people living there, especially the lives of his nephew, Lot, and his family.
“By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the LORD out of the heavens.
Genesis 19:5 They called out to Lot, saying
They called out to Lot and asked, “Where are the men who came to stay with you tonight? Bring them out to us!” The men of Sodom wanted to have sex with them.
God Loves Holy People and filled with the Holy Spirit.
Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
Psalm 99 is 99th psalm in the biblical Book of Psalms, the last of the set of Royal Psalms, Psalm 93-99, praising God as the King of His people. In the slightly different numbering system of the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation, the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 98.
Benefits of Holiness:
- Holiness fosters intimacy with God and builds spiritual strength and stability (Psalm 15:1-6)
- Holiness makes us useful and effective for God’s purposes (2 Timothy 2:20-26)
- Holiness in your life causes people around you to glorify God (1 Peter 2:9-12)