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Sex outside marriage is always acceptable

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Sex outside marriage is always acceptable. I don't agree with the statement that sex outside marriage is always acceptable. In fact, in my opinion, it is always unacceptable as sex is a blessing from God to married couples, a way for the two to express the passionate love they feel for one another, as in Genesis 1:28 'God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number."' Firstly, one common sex outside marriage is adultery. Exodus 20:14 says, "You shall not commit adultery." Therefore it is clear that God forbid this. God has a reason for giving us this command. First and foremost, he knows what's best for us. It is against God's blessing for marriage, as Hebrews 13:4 states, "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral." ...read more.

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It is because the first time a couple becomes 'one flesh' is very special, and this physical union should happen on the day when the two people spiritually unite together by the vows of marriage. Moreover, we can never be sure that the person who we are having a relationship with will be the person we marry eventually. So this may lead to comparison when we marry one person in the end. This can make the marriage less blissful than it should be. Although some people may argue that this can lead to couples rushing for marriage so that they can have sex when they are still young, and these marriages are not likely to be stable, as 1 Corinthians 13:4 says, "Love is patience, love is kind." ...read more.

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In fact, having more than one sexual partner is often the cause of catching sexually transmitted diseases, so being physically pure can protect one physically, as 1 Corinthians 6:18 advices, "Run from sexual sin! No other sin as clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body." In conclusion, I think that sex outside marriage is always unacceptable because it violates the Bible's teachings and thus God's will; it can also lead to many unpleasant effects like hurting the spouse's feelings, having a less blissful marriage, harming ourselves emotionally and physically. We should control our desires and cherish our bodies, as 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 states, "It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honourable." ...read more.

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