[PC-USA] 2001-09-30 - Adultery

Passages about the Ten Commandments, Part 6

Adultery is commonplace on television shows and in movies. Even among Christians, marital unfaithfulness occurs more often than one would expect. But going to bed with someone to whom you are not married is still sin, just as it was when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. Fornication (having sex with anyone to whom you are not married, even if you are both single) and adultery are stll wrong, in God's eyes. And as usual, Jesus looks through to the heart; even looking at someone lustfully is sinful.

Exodus 20:14 (NASB) You shall not commit adultery.

Matthew 5:27-29 (NASB) You have heard that it was said, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY." 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. If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

1 Corinthians 6:8-10 (NASB) On the contrary, you yourselves wrong and defraud. You do this even to your brethren. Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

2 Peter 2:13-15 (NASB) ... They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you, having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children. Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness.

Matthew 15:18-20 (NASB) But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.

Mark 10:10-12 (NASB) In the house the disciples began questioning Him about this again.11 And He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her;12 and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.''


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