God has given men and women a strong attraction for each other. This desire exceeds almost all others that we have, and can lead either to great joy or bitter sorrow. Since the fall of man, we have struggled with evil urges that threaten to bring us mental, physical, and spiritual ruin. These passions are not only powerful, but deceptive. They cloud our minds and make us blind to reality, including the truth about sex and its purposes. As a result, we allow ourselves to be seduced into unlawful activity, and often we do not know that we are violating the will of our Creator. To be very clear, the Scriptures plainly tell us what attitudes and activities count as perversions of God’s intention for sexuality: - Lust, and therefore anything that incites us to evil desires, such as immodest clothing or lascivious behavior (Matthew 5:28). - Pre-marital sexual relations [fornication] (Exodus 22:16-17; Leviticus 19:20; Deuteronomy 22:13-21) - Marital unfidelity [adultery] (Matthew 5:27). - Divorce (Matthew 5:31-32) - Remarriage after divorce (Matthew 5:31-32; Mark 11-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:1-3). - Incest (Leviticus 18:1-18). - Homosexual activity (Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9). - Bestiality (Exodus 22:19; Leviticus 18:23). - Rape (Deuteronomy 22:25-27). May God gives us grace to live according to His will, and may He forgive our transgressions against His holy laws!