Sexual Immorality Has Many Forms

There are many different types of sexual immorality that are described in the Bible. The list below will provide you with information on the different forms of sexual deviation. In Galatians 5:19-21, scripture mentions the sinful works of the flesh, which includes the sins “immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing…” God desires that we be pure because he is pure. “Be holy, for I am holy,” (1 Pet. 1:16). Therefore, in our intentions as well as our actions, our purity is to reflect the character of God. Especially as Christians, we are to remain sexually pure. Nevertheless, we live in a sinful world, and it has elevated sexual immorality to commonplace sin found in movies, TV, books, magazines, etc.

In light of this, it is all the more important for us to find out what God has said about sexual purity as well as what you said about the different kinds of sexual immorality.

  • Adultery
    • “You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor’s wife, to be defiled with her,” (Leviticus 18:20).
  • Bestiality
    • “Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death,” (Exodus 22:19).
    • “If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal. 16 ‘If there is a woman who approaches any animal to mate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them,” (Leviticus 20:15–16).
    • “Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.” (Leviticus 18:23).
  • Homosexuality
    • “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” (Leviticus 18:22).
    • “and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error,” (Romans 1:27).
  • Incest
    • “None of you shall approach any blood relative of his to uncover nakedness; I am the LORD,” (Leviticus 18:6).
    • See Leviticus 18:7-17 regarding the prohibition of sexual activity among extended family members.
  • Lesbianism
    • “For this reason, God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,” (Romans 1:26).
  • Prostitution
    • “You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog into the house of the LORD your God for any votive offering, for both of these are an abomination to the LORD your God,” (Deuteronomy 23:18).
  • Rape
    • “But if in the field the man finds the girl who is engaged, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lies with her shall die,” (Deuteronomy 22:25).
  • Voyeurism
    • “Now when evening came, David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king’s house, and from the roof, he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful in appearance. 3 So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” 4 David sent messengers and took her, and when she came to him, he lay with her; and when she had purified herself from her uncleanness, she returned to her house,” (2 Samuel 11:2–4).
    • “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart,” (Matthew 5:28).

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