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What does the bible says about sex before marriage?

 Bible has so many references to this question. The Bible also calls it fornication. Sex before marriage is also called pre- marital sex. It is sex without marriage, this act is carried out between an unmarried man and woman. Fornication means illicit sexual intercourse. It defiles a man, according to Mark 7:21-23, Galatians 5: 19-21. The Bible advised us in 1Corintians 6: 18-20 to flee from sexual immorality, and honour God with our body. In 1Thessolonians 4: 3-5, the bible recommends that we should learn to control our body and keep it holy and honourable ,  and Do  not be like pegans I.e people who do not worship not revernce God. Apostle Paul also advised, that every man and woman should have his or her own wife or husband. In other to avoid temptation. Therefore, if one is a true christian, be advised to either get legally married in line with the scripture or abstain from sex  before marriage. Because  it is done before God and sin is a hindrance to our blessing . God will kill the flesh of sin and grant the ability to obey His word. 


The Bible is totally against premarital sex (which is the same as sex before marriage). The Bible says in the book o Hebrews 13 vs 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge (KJV). From the passage above you can see that God classify premarital sex as a form of adultery and a form of sexual immorality. Our body is a temple of God and it should be kept holy at all time, sexual immorality defile our body and makes it unpresentable for God. For more enlightenment about what the bible says about sexual immorality (premarital sex/sex before marriage) you can read the following bible passage on your own and if you have more question in this regard, please feel free to ask 

2 Corinthians 12:21

Ephesians 5:3

Ephesians 5:33

Galatians 5:19

1 Corinthians 6:9

1 Corinthians 6:18

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5.

God bless you.


Answer: As with fornication, pre-marital sex is repeatedly reproached in the Bible (Acts 15:20; 1 Corinthians 5: 1; 6:13; 18; 7: 2; 10: 8, 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19 Ephesians 5: 3, Colossians 3: 5, 1 Thessalonians 4: 3, Jude 7).

The Bible prohibits humans from having sex before marriage. Sex before marriage is just as wrong as adultery and other forms of fornication, because all of that is related to "having sex with an unmarried person."

Sex between husband and wife is the only form of sexual relationship that God restores (Hebrews 13: 4).

Sex before marriage becomes so commonplace practiced for various reasons. Too often humans focus on the "recreation" aspect of sex without regard to the "re-creation" aspect of sex.

Right, sex is fun. God designed sex for it.

He wants men and women to enjoy sexual activity, but only in terms of marriage. However, the main purpose of sex is not pleasure, but reproduction.

God forbids sex before marriage not so that humans do not get pleasure, but to protect humans from unwanted pregnancies, children born to parents who reject them or are not ready to have children.

Imagine how our world would be better if the sex model from God was followed by everyone: venereal disease would decrease, unmarried mothers would decrease, abortion would decrease. Not having sex before marriage is the only solution from God.

Abstinence (not having sex before marriage) saves lives, protects babies, gives real value sex, and most importantly: honors God.

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