Our bodies are the temple of God and should be treated, not only by ourselves, but others with the utmost respect and love. We are called to live in purity of life and devotion to Christ (I Thessalonians 4:3-8). Think about it, as Christians we have the opportunity to walk hand and hand with the living God of the Universe! (If you have not made the wonderful discovery of knowing God personally please visit www.greatcom.org/laws.)
As a result of this privilege, our relationships should remain pure because of our devotion to Christ. There are several verses that speak to this fact such as Romans 6:11-14; I Corinthians 6:9-13,18-20;and I Corinthians 7:1-9. We can live victorious Christian lives by being filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit. (To discover how, please visit www.greatcom.org/spirit.)
Because God did not create us as animals, he designed the act of sex to be pleasurable, and to be enjoyed in the confines of marriage, as a committed relationship under God. There are no “safe” substitutes for intercourse outside of marriage. I Corinthians 7:1-9 makes this clear. Verse one begins by stating that it is not good for a man (outside of marriage) to even touch a woman. God’s desire is to protect us from the consequences of sexual sins and to provide a wonder marriage union in the future.