The Bible on Sexuality

The Bible gives clear guidelines for human sexuality.

In today’s social climate, discussing biblical teaching on sexuality is a necessary part of defending the Christian faith. Biblical morality, as applied to sexual relationships, will invariably be a topic of discussion when raising children, and often when telling of one’s faith in Christ. The Bible provides specific instructions regarding human sexuality. This includes the fact that sexuality is part of God‘s good creation, and that God, for our well-being, has established boundaries for sexual relationships. This lesson, from a Biblical perspective, affirms the value of the Christian virtues of chastity and fidelity, and addresses the issues of homosexuality.


A. Sexuality Defined by Scripture

Mat 19:4  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

Gen 1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Gen 1:28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

…….Society today and the enemy that influences it has done it’s best to manipulate the thoughts on sexuality. They have went to the extreme, while calling it normal, to change culture with the acceptance of feminism in men and masculinity in women. People with and without Biblical knowledge have accepted this lifestyle as modern standard. It is our duty within the home to make sure our children do not accept this way of life. We as parents have the duty of making sure our children are safeguarded from the tools and instruments that Satan himself uses to pry into the minds of the innocent with corruptive schemes. We absolutely can not leave it to society, piers, school, and even youth leaders/teachers alone to ensure our children understand this toxic acceptance of sinful humanity. It is ultimately the responsibility of the parent. Righteousness from within encourages the desire to see our children walk in righteousness.

B. Sexuality Designed by God

…….Listen to this beautiful story of how the woman was brought into the mans life.

Gen 2:18  And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Gen 2:19  And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

Gen 2:20  And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Gen 2:21  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Gen 2:22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Gen 2:23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Gen 2:24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Gen 2:25  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Gen 1:28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:

…….Seeing that God created humans with sexuality, He designed humans for sexual relationships. This is made clear in the Genesis account of the creation of humans. After God created man and woman, and before they had fallen into sin, God commanded them to reproduce their own kind. This required that they engaged in sexual intercourse. However, the sexual relationships between man and woman was not only for reproduction, it was also for their unity in marriage as husband and wife, to fulfill God’s mandate that they “shall be one flesh”. Sexual fulfillment between a man and woman is to be found in marriage.

Mat 19:3  The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

Mat 19:4  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

Mat 19:5  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

Mat 19:6  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

…….Two Christians never divorce. There is no such this as growing apart from your spouse while having a relationship with the Lord. Even if one of the two is not saved, the Lord will sanctify the marriage itself (1 Cor. 7:14). The closer a couple find themselves to the Lord, the closer they will find themselves to each other.


A. Chastity: Flee Sexual Immorality

1Co 6:18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

…….Idol worship and fornication are sins hand in hand. Though formication is an action with the body, the sin begins not the mind much like the worshipping of idols. When the mind becomes fixated on a specific lust, if not dealt with in prayer or detoured by worship, the sin of fornication is committed. Just as Christ described the sin of adultery, when the thoughts are contaminated the sin is fulfilled. (Matthew 5:27  Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28  But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.) We must sanctify our minds daily to avoid falling into this toxic sin.

1Co 6:19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

…….But are you still trying to take control? One of the greatest attributes of walking with the Lord is total submission to His Spirit. When we stop trying to have so much control it is much easier to trust the Lord.

1Co 6:20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1Th 4:3  For this is the will of God, even your sanctification (concrete purity), that ye should abstain (refrain) from fornication:

…….How do we refrain from fornication in today’s society? Follow after sanctification. Sanctification is concrete. It is firm and steady and is not changed by its surroundings. It is settled and heavy. It hold together the nature in which it is applied. If we can ever be truly honest with the Lord we must be truly honest to the ourselves. If there are still sins in our life, the foundation of our salvation will have cracks and become unstable. The foundation of every salvation has to be built with concrete purity.

1Th 4:4  That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

…….We know what causes us to stumble and contaminate the mind. It is up to us to get rid of it!

1Th 4:5  Not in the lust of concupiscence (longing for the forbidden), even as the Gentiles which know not God:

1Th 4:6  That no man go beyond and defraud (be covetous of) his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

…….The most hurtful act within the church and family is this. In terms of helping your neighbors family, it is only the duty for the man to help the man and for the woman to help the woman.

1Th 4:7  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

B. Fidelity: Sexual Fulfillment in Marriage

Heb 13:4  Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled (not contaminated): but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

…….There is nothing at all wrong with having a healthy relationship, it is actually encouraged.

1Co 7:1  Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

…….Between and man and woman there is a connection made when we touch. There is love and intimacy that is fulfilled and should be used only between the husband and wife. Though we love and care for one another, it is important to never cross the boundaries that produce contaminating thoughts.

1Co 7:2  Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

1Co 7:3  Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence (kind expressions): and likewise also the wife unto the husband.

1Co 7:4  The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

…….Some of y’all need to hear this again! Somebody say amen! This next verse is really gonna make somebody happy!

1Co 7:5  Defraud (deprive, keep back by fraud) ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

…….That word defraud, the word of the day. Some spouses pretended like they were the best thing since the washing machine, and turned out to be the opposite. While it is our duty to make sure our spouses are happy, it is also important that we keep them from failing. If your husband or wife is needing something from you it is your would duty to fulfill that need. If there are things in your mind that cause you to not want to share intimacy, it is also your duty to bring these issues to light. We should always work on the issues that keep us intimately apart, and enjoy and appreciate those that keep us together.

There is nothing like a healthy relationship. The blessings of God and the enjoyment of marriage is so important for the sake of the individual and the family. Children that grow up in a broken/divided home have many issues to work through, but the Lord is not slack in helping those either. We should make it our duty to ensure our spouse and family are happy and whole.


A. Unnatural Affection

Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Rom 1:23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Rom 1:24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Rom 1:25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Rom 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

1Ti 1:8  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

1Ti 1:9  Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

1Ti 1:10  For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

1Ti 1:11  According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

B. God’s Redeeming Power

1Co 6:9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

1Co 6:10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1Co 6:11  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

…….”Such were some of you”.

Thankfully we are saved from the sins of the past, but we should never forget where the Lord has brought us from. Because of our sanctification, we should always remember that God did the work and desires to include us in His future work!

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