The reason I ask is because it is clearly stated in the Bible that sex outside of marriage is wrong, but today it's twisted by those who claim God wants us to be fruitful and multiply so sex is not a sin or that adultery pertains only to married people so single Christians can do it. One Christian boldly stated "It's not like you're going to burn in hell." And a pastor recently stated that faith is not about being "good". If you read Romans Chapter 2, it's very important to be good and obedient to God. So many different takes on faith that it can definitely turn into a slippery slope.
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"It's not the physical that's important but the spiritual which is more real than what we see with our eyes." Amen! "Do you not know that fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of God?" I Cor 6:9
Wow! Very true and refreshing! God is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow. He never changes!! It's true if we say we love God and do not obey him, the truth is not in us. Jesus even said he will spit out lukewarm followers.1 John 2:15-16 ESV
I Agree tlmcgaa! "We can sugar coat or justify anything we want to do, but it doenst make it right." His WORD will NOT chg to justify our way of life! Make sure ur marriage has been "joined together by God," & HOLY-ONLY IN THE LORD! I Cor 7:39
Excellent! The enemy finds every crack and crevice in our day to day lives to destroy us. All it takes is one "sin", big or small, to do a lot of damage with severe consequences. Staying in God's Word on a daily basis is very important!
Thank you for your honesty. I am not offended. I also chose my path to abstain and when I met the man I felt was the ONE and gave in, he dumped me shortly thereafter and left me BITTER. He married the very next girl he met a few months after me. :
Ah, so the important part is choosing a good man - either way! Bitter goes away and transforms with time. At the very least, it gives you grist for the writing mill, so to speak :) Lovely Wishes to you, Melissa
You are correct Billie. The tincture of time has healed my wound but it will never wipe away the lesson I got from that experience. It was pure HELL to have someone you felt was amazing, to up and leave like you were nothing. :(
or someone who lived with you for 20 years that you felt was amazing, "up and leave like you were nothing" I know EXACTLY the feeling. Surprisingly the cause rarely has anything to do with YOU.
Ladies: None of this would have happened if you would have been IN THE LORD & God had joined marriages together rather than ourselves!
When young, lust abounds! When GOD joins man together man CAN NOT put asunder! So says Scripture!
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And so is GOD!
Well said. I'm not perfect, but the closer I get to God, I feel that its very wrong. God calls us to be good and obedient. If you slip up, and repent that's one thing, but if you sin as if it didn't matter because Jesus has you covered, that's sad
I think it VERY serious when God said "..fornicators will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God." Lk 12:47 says if we "..KNEW his lord's will, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with MANY stripes!" Here r the consequences n this methaph!
So for those Christians who have sex outside of marriage with no repentance, the blood of Christ covers them? So basically, you can sin with ease and be rest assured knowing you'll be saved by Jesus? Really? No call for obedience?
Hi Melissa, You need to read my last sentence again.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (King James Version). I think that's what you were saying J Thomp?
Yes. Thank you Crafty.
I got yah. My apologies JThomp42. I reread the last sentence.
:) Thank you
According to I Cor 6:18-19 We sin against our own body when fornicating! V 15 asks "Do we know that your bodies are the members of Christ?" If true, what are we doing to Christ when fornicating or committing adultery? Leaving Him at home while we