Fornication in has become a major issue in the modern society, Sex outside of marriage is having a devastating effect on the world today.
Most people, including Christians, choose to ignore God’s instructions concerning this area.
A lot of pastors today choose to preach what the congregation wants to hear and ignore teaching God’s instructions and unfortunately society is crumbling under the weight of this sin.
Many people make their own rules as to what is okay and what is not okay.
Everywhere you look in our society today, people are promoting sex and what is very sad, this behavior has found its way into the church. In any given worship service, you can expect to see a woman wearing tight revealing pants, dresses, and low-cut tops. It is common now to see several unwed pregnant women in church. And there seems to be no concern to correct this behavior.
But what does the bible says about sex before marriage?
Apostle Paul teaching in 1 Corinthians 6 : Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. – 1 Corinthians 6:15-20 Kjv.
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Just as you have read those scriptures above, he that has sex with a harlot (prostitute) becomes one body with her. And since she has had multiple partners that became one with her, you become one with all of them. By committing fornication you are taking what belongs to Christ and giving it to whoredom.
This scripture does not apply just to harlots, it applies to everyone.
This is why Apostle Paul stated the following, “lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced”.
2 Corinthians 12:21
He refers to this behavior as uncleanness, God speaks strongly against fornication throughout the Bible. It is not a gray area that He tip-toes around. There are numerous passages that forbid fornication. “But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;” Ephesians 5:3 .
God even refers to evil nations as harlots, “For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.” Revelation 19:2 .
what are the consequences of sex before marriage?
There are lots of consequences that can result from being disobedient to the commandments of God when it come to the area of formication which is sex before marriage.
How is it disobedience?
Having sex outside of marriage is a total disobedience to God, just like we saw earlier in 1 Corinthians 6:19, you’re defiling the holy temple of God.
Would you pick up a sharp knife and use it to cut part of your body? Is someone else did that to you, wouldn’t you consider it wicked?
That’s how its to your body when you fornicate.
Let’s look at some of the consequences of sex before marriage
1. unwanted pregnancy:
lots of pregnancy are being denied as a result of sex before marriage (fornication).
Statistics have skyrocketed into a negative direction as a result of fornication. If people would save sex until marriage, there never would have been a movement to legalize abortion which is also sin. Abortion came about as a result of man trying to cover up sin.
As a result of disobedience to God, approximately 46 million babies have been aborted since 1973. The current count for abortions in the U.S. per year stands at 1.3 million. Due to fornication, 40 percent of babies are born out of marriage yearly.
2. Sexually transmitted disease:
Due to fornication statistic has it that over 65 million people in the US have a viral STD with nearly 19 million new cases each year.
50% of marriages end in divorce. This is because many go into marriage with wounded emotions, spirits, and diseased bodies. When you decide to lie with someone outside of marriage, stop and think about whether you want to get married some day or not. If you are like most people, you will desire marriage at some point.
The day may come when you have found the love you have always dreamed of but having to face that person and tell them of all the prior partners and sexually transmitted diseases that you are dragging into your marriage may not go over too well and can be devastating…especially if your potential spouse’s background is at the opposite end of the spectrum. Therefore, many marriages begin with two strikes against it already if the relationship does not die before making it to the altar. When you choose to fornicate, you sin against your own body and against a possible future spouse.
Making the decision to have sex outside of marriage can lead to severe consequences such as unwanted pregnancy, abortion, incurable STDs, losing the person you would like to marry, divorce, having a child with birth defects, becoming infertile, and demonic possession. And on top of all of that, you are defiling the temple that belongs to Christ.
Repent today and come to Christ Jesus.