Atheist logic – sexual intercourse: “A Christian friend of mine told me today that having sex with someone when you are not married to them is a sin. I asked her why it was sin, but she was hard-pressed to tell me. To think that the creator of the universe that made billions of planets and stars is concerned about a marriage contract between sexually active couples is absurd. It makes the Christian God small-minded, petty, and vindictive. I, for one, do not believe in sin.”
Response to the atheist…
God the Son, Jesus Christ, created them male and female in the The Beginning and provided a “Covenant of Marriage” as a bulwark for holiness and protection for the woman and the man as sexual intercourse is much more involved than a simple physical act (Genesis 2:24; Mark 10:6-9). When one engages in sexual intercourse, there are cells, emotions, neurotransmitters that are affected for life and the person with whom one engages in sexual intercourse become “one” with that person for eternity.
‘Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says,’ “THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.” 1 Corinthians 6:16 (NASB)
God the Son, Jesus Christ-Yeshua, created them male and female to be joined together in the protective bonds of the Marriage Covenant, one-man/one-woman becoming one-flesh for life. The only permissible exceptions to the Marriage Covenant i.e. divorce, is adultery – unfaithfulness (abuse), death of a spouse.
1) If one engages in sexual intercourse before marriage it is fornication and will be judged as sin in Eternity lest the participants repent and turn to Jesus Christ as Mediator for their sin (1 Corinthians 7:2; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
2) If a married individual engages in sexual intercourse with or lusts after another who is not their spouse, it is adultery and will be judged as same in Eternity lest the culpable party sincerely repents and seeks forgiveness by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord (Matthew 5:31-32; Exodus 20:14; Matthew 19:9; Leviticus 20:10; Proverbs 6:32).
3) If a married couple divorces for any reason other than adultery-abuse and remarries, they commit adultery and cause the individual they marry to commit adultery. All parties are guilty of adultery and will be judged for same in Eternity lest they repent and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord for the remission of sin (Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:9; Jeremiah 3:1).
4) If a same-sex couple engages in sexual intercourse, anal intercourse, oral copulation, they have committed sexual sin before our Creator, a defilement of the Covenant of Marriage between one-man and one-woman becoming one-flesh for life. The homosexual or the lesbian will die in sexual sin lest they repent of their sin and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord for the remission of sin and salvation for their soul (1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Timothy 1:10; 1 Corinthians 10:8; Ephesians 5:5; Hebrews 13:1-25).
God has given the Marriage Covenant as protection-stability for the male and female and the family unit – the bedrock of any society; God has given the Marriage Covenant to ensure stability and holiness before our Lord and only death, adultery-abuse mitigate the immutability of God’s Covenant of Marriage.