Pre-marital Sex does not constitute marriage in God’s eyes

Act of sex between a couple intending to marry does not

constitute marriage in God’s eyes

The Bible quite clearly states that having sex prior to being married as sin. In certain cases in the Old Testament pre-marital sex required the death penalty.  So called “safe sex” outside of marriage violates God’s law and is sin.

  • Example 1  ““If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to anyone and sleeps with her, he must pay the customary dowry and accept her as his wife.  But if her father refuses to let her marry him, the man must still pay the money for her dowry.  Exodus 22:16-17 NLT
  • Example 2  “Suppose a man marries a woman and, after sleeping with her, changes his mind about her and falsely accuses her of having slept with another man.  He might say, ‘I discovered she was not a virgin when I married her.’  If the man does this, the woman’s father and mother must bring the proof of her virginity to the leaders of the town.  Her father must tell them, ‘I gave my daughter to this man to be his wife, and now he has turned against her.  He has accused her of shameful things, claiming that she was not a virgin when he married her. But here is the proof of my daughter’s virginity.’  Then they must spread the cloth before the judges.  The judges must then punish the man.  They will fine him one hundred pieces of silver, for he falsely accused a virgin of Israel. The payment will be made to the woman’s father. The woman will then remain the man’s wife, and he may never divorce her.  Deuteronomy 22:13-19 NLT
  • Example 3  “But suppose the man’s accusations are true, and her virginity could not be proved.  In such cases, the judges must take the girl to the door of her father’s home, and the men of the town will stone her to death. She has committed a disgraceful crime in Israel by being promiscuous while living in her parents’ home.  Such evil must be cleansed from among you.  Deuteronomy 22:21 NLT
  • Example 4  “If a man is discovered committing adultery, both he and the other man’s wife must be killed. In this way, the evil will be cleansed from Israel.  Deuteronomy 22:22  NLT
  • Example 5  “Suppose a man meets a young woman, a virgin who is engaged to be married, and he has sexual intercourse with her. If this happens within a town, Deuteronomy 22:24 you must take both of them to the gates of the town and stone them to death. The woman is guilty because she did not scream for help. The man must die because he violated another man’s wife. In this way, you will cleanse the land of evil.  Deuteronomy 22:23-24  NLT
  • Example 6  “But if the man meets the engaged woman out in the country, and he rapes her, then only the man should die.  Do nothing to the young woman; she has committed no crime worthy of death. This case is similar to that of someone who attacks and murders a neighbour.  Since the man raped her out in the country, it must be assumed that she screamed, but there was no one to rescue her.  Deuteronomy 22:25-27  NLT
  • Example 7  “If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged,  he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.” Deuteronomy 22:28-29  NLT