19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
What does God think about sex?
24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
--God created sex. He made men and women as sexual beings-to reproduce the next generation and to use sex as a means of expressing love between a husband and wife.
What does the bible have to say about premarital sex(sex before marriage)?
1 Corinthians 7:2-4
2 But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.
3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.
4 The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife.
4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
--Sex is to be reserved for the commitment of marriage
Is sex only for reproduction, or did God want husbands and wives to enjoy it?
18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.
20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife?
--Sex is not only for reproduction, but it is also for husbands and wives to enjoy and should be used as an expression of love for one another.
Is it 'sexual sin' if I think about sex with someone?
17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
27 "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'
28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
--Lust is adultery in the heart. When you have imagined having sex with someone, you may not have had actual sex with them, but in your heart you have.
How can I fight the temptation to have sex? It's so powerful in today's world.
1 Corinthians 10:13
13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
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