The Bible is filled with lots of info about sex, and believe it or not, God thinks it's a great idea! Some consequences include dealing with the possibility of pregnancy, acquiring or sharing a sexually transmitted disease, and the most underrated -- but possibly most impacting -- are the emotional issues that sexually active teens struggle with and take into their marriage. He wants to forgive you and give you a fresh start. Talk to God - He's waiting and willing to forgive you. 1 Thessalonians 4:3,4,7 says, "God wants you to be holy and to stay away from sexual sins.
But you asked for biblical evidence, so let's look at the following verses, along with some questions to consider: While you won't find that specific phrase used in the Bible, the Bible repeatedly talks about "sexual immorality" or "sexual sins." These references to sex are talking about any sexual activity outside of marriage, so if you're having sex (or thinking about having sex) without being married ... Some of the places you can find these verses are Hebrews 13:4 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 1 Thessalonians 4:7 1 Corinthians -20 Colossians 3:5 A friend from the Netherlands shared some other great verses on this topic: In Song of Solomon 2:7 Song of Solomon 3:5 and Song of Solomon 8:4 there is a strong warning against premarital sex when it says, "Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires." In other words, save sex for marriage! He designed it to be so intense, so exciting, so memorable, so fun (! He wants each of you to learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable ...
) that He wants us to share it with one person: our future wife. God called us to be holy and does not want us to live in sin." 1 Corinthians -20 encourages us to "Run away from sexual sin.
Every other sin people do is outside their bodies, but those who sin sexually sin against their own bodies.
In fact, I can't even find any biblical basis for "traditional" marriage! Apparently they just slept together and that was it! Why was it okay for them to travel to Bethlehem together before they were married? "Have you not read," says Jesus, "that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? For it is said, 'The two will become one flesh.'" The same concept underlies Jesus' unbending position on divorce: "Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate" (Matthew 19:6).
It's also implied in the commandment against (Hebrews 13:4).
This teaching explains Joseph's certain expectation that Mary would be "exposed to public disgrace" when it was discovered that she had become pregnant "before they came together" in marriage.
This relationship is supposed to serve not merely as a foundation for the nurturing of children, but also as a building block of social stability.
Where does the Bible actually say that pre-marital sex is wrong?
My parents have always taught me that the Bible commands us not to have sex before marriage.
You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit who is in you. So you do not belong to yourselves, because you were bought by God for a price.
So honor God with your bodies." Pretty heavy stuff!
Something similar can be said about Mary and Joseph.