I had the hardest time finding a verse in the Bible
to show that premarital sex was a sin
. My main problem was that I was looking for the wrong words. The only thing I could find was verse after verse about adultery
. I was hoping to find something that defined adultery as sex outside of one's marriage
, or premarital sex. I know that it is very often used this way. I was afraid I'd have to go find out what the original Hebrew
meant or something. I never did find an answer to this question.
After a quick search on Google I realised the error of my ways. Here's an excellent verse that very clearly shows premarital sex is a sin:
Acts 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
There are similar verses in Mark
7:21 and Acts 21:25. Fornication
is defined as sex outside of marriage. With numerous references to adultery
, several to fornication
and the much stronger teachings of Jesus Christ
about lust, I'd have to say premarital sex is definitely a sin.