Christian morals



12. Is premarital sex lawful, according to the Word of God?



No, it isn’t, because according to the Word of God only married people are allowed to have sex. For when God made the woman and brought her to the man, He said: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24 - NKJV). Therefore a man can have sexual relations only with his wife (note that a man shall be joined to his wife and not to his fiancée).

To confirm that sex between unmarried persons is unlawful in the sight of God, I point out to you the fact that when Paul speaks about marriage he calls unmarried women ‘virgins’ (1 Corinthians 7:25, 28, 37); which means implicitly that for a woman to lose her virginity before marriage is not lawful nor natural, even if she loses her virginity through her fiancé. Moreover, the conscience of those who have sex before marriage rebukes them.