Premarital Sex, Marriage And Homosexuality

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What comes to mind when you think of the word marriage? What about the word sex? Homosexuality? Now, what comes to your mind when you think of the word divorce? We all have different views on all four of these things, but one thing is for certain: the media is obsessed with marriage, sex, and divorce. But what does the Christian standpoint say about these things? This paper is going to critique premarital sex, marriage, divorce and homosexuality from a Biblical standpoint. Premarital sex is the act of having sex outside of a marriage covenant. It is clear that God created sex on purpose from the very beginning, but God created it to be kept within a marriage covenant. When two people have sexual relations before marriage it can potentially lead to ignoring the actual problems in the relationship as well. (Premarital Red Flags Handout, 2016) Rae points out …show more content…
291) Sex was created to be something that unites the two people into “one flesh.” This idea doesn’t just apply to the sexual aspect, but also the spiritual and emotional oneness that is a part of a intimate relationship. We can see this idea of one flesh in 1 Corinthians 6, “Do 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.” But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. A deeper intimacy within a marriage is something the Lord intended for us to have. The Bible also warns us of the judgement that comes with premarital sex. The wrongdoers will not inherit the eternal glory of our God and this included “sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers” (1 Corinthians 6:9) All humans are members of Christ and our bodies are made in the image of our creator. In turn, our bodies become a temple for the Lord. Premarital sex messes up this temple, it sins against the body. Paul goes on in 1 Corinthians to write “You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” Alice Fryling

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