God designed human sexuality. Like everything else God created, it was originally perfect and innocent. But after human fell into sin, sex became a source of confusion and perversion.
Sexually activity affects us deeply. It is not merely a physical act-it involves deep emotion and always has spiritual ramifications. All that we are as spiritual beings we bring to our sexual experiences. We cannot park our souls outside the bedroom door.
For these reasons, God gives very careful guidelines and boundaries for sex. Within the confines of marriage, sex is portrayed in the Bible as wonderful and good. But outside marriage, sex is strongly condemned it has the power to destroy us physically, emotionally and even spiritually. As Christians we are to remember that God owns our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19). By living purely, we can avoid shame, guilt, and all the other negative consequences that accompany an immoral lifestyle.
1 CORINTHIANS 6:13-20 – 13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
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?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.