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Bible Q

Is it committing adultery if it’s my boyfriend?

Adultery is defined as “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse”1 or, to put it more simply, if one of you is married then having sex is committing adultery. It doesn’t matter if you have started a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship, if one of you is married then […]

If it’s OK for Christians to eat shellfish and pork then is it OK for Christians to commit sexual immorality?

All food permitted, before and after the Law of Moses Both before and after the Law of Moses God allowed people to eat anything. The instruction given to Noah was  “Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you.” (Genesis 9:3). During the period of the Law of Moses food was restricted for the […]

Where in the Old or New Testament does it forbid or warn a married man not to be in the company of other women?

When you speak of a married man being in the company of other women, I am assuming you mean romantic interest is involved. The Bible is very explicit — extra marital interest is totally unacceptable to God.  A small selection of passages from the Old and New Testament addressing these issues: Proverbs 2:16-19: So you will […]

Does the word “fornication” refer to more than just sexual acts?

The English word “fornication” generally refers just to voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons, though it sometimes include adultery. In the New Testament the word often translated “fornication” is the Greek word porneia, which has a much broader semantic field. The word porneia derives from the word porne (“harlot”). It was used rarely in […]

Where in the Bible does it say that sex within marriage is a gift from God?

It doesn’t say so directly. However, the Bible does say that a man who has found a wife obtains favour from the Lord (Proverbs 18:22) and it also encourages satisfying sexual activity within marriage (Proverbs 5:18-19; Hebrews 13:4) and the producing of children (Malachi 2:15; Psalm 127:3-5). Paul advises against depriving your spouse of sexual […]

Will God forgive me for having sex?

Presumably you mean sex with someone other than your husband or wife, as sex within marriage is not a sin but a gift from God. There is no sin that God will not forgive, if the sinner geniunely repents and believes in Jesus. Matthew 12:31; Acts 13:39

What does the Bible say about contraception?

As with many other issues, the Bible does not say anything directly about contraception. However, as with the other issues, the Bible offers principles that can help us form our attitude to contraception: – Sex is viewed very positively in the Bible. For example, God’s very first command to the first husband and wife (Adam […]