Is Sex a Sin?

Sex is a gift from God. Like His other gifts, it can become something harmful and twisted when we misuse it or use it selfishly. And when we do misuse it, it can become something shameful that creates consequences like depression, abortion, etc. This is when it is defined as sin. But when we understand why God gave us this wonderful gift of sex, and when we use it in accordance with His will, then it can be a source of great happiness and joy.

Why did God give us sex? The biggest reason is to continue the human race from one generation to another. God told Adam and Eve, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28).

God also gave us the sexual relationship for our pleasure. There is nothing wrong with this—as long as our passions do not control us and dominate our thoughts—and God delights in giving us good things. Sex is also an expression of love and unity between a husband and wife. It is a sign of their commitment to each other within marriage.

This is why the Bible tells us that sex is to be practiced only within marriage. The sexual relationship should be a sign of commitment and love—the kind of commitment that is part of the marriage vow between a man and woman. “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral” (Hebrews 13:4). Realize that God did not intend for sex to be sinful, but beautiful—when it is used in accordance with His standards.

God did not make a mistake when He commanded, “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14). Why did He give us this command? Incidentally, the command covers all types of sexual sin but it wasn’t given to restrict us and make us unhappy. He did it because He loves us, wants to protect us and knows what is best for us.

But God also understands that we can only love and follow His ways with His help. Through a personal relationship with Him through His Son Jesus Christ, we receive a new heart with new desires to honor God with our bodies and receive His good gift as He designed it.

Would you like new strength to live a life that is sexually pure in God’s eyes? He is ready to help you.


Step 1 – God’s Purpose: Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and eternal life.

The Bible says:

"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 5:1

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16

"I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
John 10:10

What keeps us from having the life God planned for us?

Step 2 – The Problem: Our Separation from God

God created us in His image. He gave us a will and the freedom of choice; we choose to disobey Him and go our own way—which is called sin. This separates us from God.

The Bible says:

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 6:23

Our choice to sin separates us from God. People have tried many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God.

The Bible says:

"There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death."
Proverbs 14:12

"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear."
Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God... except one.

Step 3 – God’s Bridge: The Cross

Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave. When He did He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between us and God.

The Bible says:

"For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus."
1 Timothy 2:5

"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God."
1 Peter 3:18

God has provided the only way back to Him. You must make a choice.

Step 4 – Our Response: Receive Christ

We must trust and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

The Bible says:

"Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."
John 1:12

"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
Romans 10:9

Which side are you on? The side with Christ or without Him?

Here is how you can accept Christ into your life:

We suggest a prayer like this one:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that You raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do Your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?

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