Sex sin is a huge issue for christian singles. Why? The simple answer is that most singles struggle with some form of sex sin, or at least tempted in this particular area.
What exactly is sexual sin? There are a number of words the Bible uses that would go under the umbrella of sexual sins:
- Fornication-Any unlawful sexual intercourse outside of marriage.
- Sexual Immorality-An other sexual activity outside of a God ordained union of man and wife, other than sexual intercourse, that would be considered defrauding your single brother or sister (1Thes. 4).
For example, oral sex outside of marriage would fall under this second category of sex sin. So, when a popular US president stated: “I did not have sex with that woman”, he was partially telling the truth in that he did not specifically commit fornication as biblically defined, but did partake in sexual immorality. Get it?
Phew! This is all a little confusing, and I’ll be the first to admit that there are a lot of gray areas. The point is though, I think most believers know when we are crossing a line into sex sin territory. If you’re one of the many single Christians struggling with sex sin, remember God’s wonderful provision of assistance:
Bible Verse of Day
“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. and God is faithful: He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so you can stand up under it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13