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  • Illicit - Forbidden; not allowed; improper

  • Human laws regard our actions. Divine law pertains to our total being - motives, emotions, and thoughts, as well as actions.

    How is this true, also with the seventh commandment? How does it testify of its divine origin?

    God also clearly forbids all sinful, sexual lusting and that which promotes illicit sexual activity, as exemplified below:


    Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

    But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

    - Matthew 5:27-28

    And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.

    - II Corinthians 12:21

    This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

    Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God

    through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

    Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

    - Ephesians 4:17-19

    Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

    - Colossians 3:45

    That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

    For the time past of our lifge may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lascivioussness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries.

    - I Peter 4:2-3

    The following are ten reasons why all teens and adults must avoid premarital sex; ten answers to the question, "Why wait?"

    Why Wait? - Ten Reasons for Avoiding Premarital Sex

    1. It breaks God's command - God has wisely and lovingly placed sexual expression within the special, lifelong, secure bond of marriage. Premarital sex misses the purity, exclusiveness, and permanence God intended sexuality in marriage to represent.

    2. It is sinning against one's own body - God loves purity and our bodies should be valued as temples of God.

    3. True love denies self and seeks the best for the one loved - Love does not seek to harm or lead the other into sin; in this context, "no" is truly a "love" word!


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