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What Does the Bible say About Adultery?

what does the bible say about adulteryIt is a question for the ages, an argument for generations, but the answer is clear as day.  One thing is an observant fact is that many people do not know the actual definition of adultery.  Without causing controversy and emails and calls from many people (particularly women), we will stick to the scriptures about what the bible says about adultery.

It is clearly written in Exodus chapter 20 verses 14 that, “Thou shall not commit adultery.”  What is adultery?  Adultery is the act of intimately getting involved with another man’s wife.  That is the official definition by design and example from the bible.  Many men in days of old had multiple wives.

What Does the Bible say About Adultery?

From Jacob (the forefather of the children of Israel) to kings of Israel, David and Solomon many of these biblical figures had more than one woman.  Why is it that this did not count or was constituted as adultery?  It is because these women were not married.  The one time David went and slept with a married woman and then murdered her husband to wipe his slate clean, he was severely punished by the God of Israel.  It is because whoever commits adultery is tampering with what is not his or hers.  In life, when a marriage is built on love a man’s best friend is his wife (at least it is suppose to be).

If another man disregards this union that the Lord God Jesus set up in the Garden of Eden, he is essentially disregarding the Most High God.  So when he goes in and lies with his neighbor’s wife, he essentially has no regard for the institution of marriage or for the God, which created him.  This is why a man who commits adultery it is said he lacks judgment and destroys himself (Proverbs 6 v32).  Adultery many times destroys the family, the children get split from the family and it hurts everyone in the long run.  This is why God puts such heavy consequences on the man and woman that commit adultery.

In Deuteronomy 22 verses 22, Israel was to stone both the man and woman who were fowhat does the bible say about adultery?und committing adultery.  The verse says, “If a man be found lying with a woman married unto an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.

In the days of the Lord, Jesus came in the flesh and even tightened this law saying you cannot even think about lying with another man’s wife and vice versa because that is where the physical result begins (Matthew 5 v27-28).

What Does the Bible say About Adultery?

Today men brag about taking another man’s wife, sexual content on TV has helped the spread of adultery; politicians get popped every day for being men with multiple sexual partners outside of their very own wives.  God will not permit adulterers just as He will not permit murderers into the Kingdom of God because it is an offense to the Law of God.  If you have problems in this area pray for strengthening in the Lord to over come it.  Do so daily.

God bless you in Jesus name.  Amen

Jimmy Twyman

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  1. Tim Tim

    what about breaking the 7th day sabbath? The longest of all the 10 commandments. Isn’t that committing spiritual adultery against the Creator?

    • Hi Tim, you are definitely correct about committing spiritual adultery against the Creator when you break the Sabbath or any of the laws within the Covenant!

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