Yes, God cares about premarital sex. He has a perfect design for sex and is very clear on when it is appropriate. God designed sex to be enjoyed within a marital relationship. Sex involves a degree of intimacy on both an emotional and physical level that goes beyond any other activity we experience in relationships. The act of sex actually creates a “oneness” where the husband and wife experience one flesh.
Sex is intended to be a special physical union between husband and wife for the purposes of emotional connection, physical pleasure and reproduction. Any sex outside marriage is seen as sexually immoral since it cannot bring about any of those outcomes within a godly context. God consistently condemns sex outside a husband and wife relationship and calls it immoral.
Some of us have argued that sex between two people that love one another is ok or that if we plan to get married it’s allowable. The truth is that the bible offers no exceptions allowing for sex outside a husband and wife relationship. In other words, why premarital sex occurs is irrelevant. Sex is a gift and perfectly created for marriage. So abstinence is the only answer regarding sex before marriage.
Culture will offer plenty of reasons and logic for thinking premarital sex is acceptable. Some will even claim it has not hurt their relationship. The reality is we don’t fully appreciate what we never experience. Waiting for marriage before sex allows us to experience marital sex as God intended and delivers a powerful message to our future spouse that professes your commitment and ultimately strengthens that relationship.
You may be struggling with what to do and very much desiring to have sex. That is normal as sex is pleasurable and good when done as God intended. God loves you and wants what is best for you. He knows everything about you physically and emotionally and has not told you to wait for no good reason. God knows what is best in every context and situation. Don’t believe the lie that you know better and it won’t matter. Wait so you can enjoy sex as it is intended and give it the value God attributes to it while honoring your future spouse and God.
Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22
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