Is sex in itself a dirty act? Sex is one of the most wrongly defined things in the world today. This is because many people don’t really know what sex is. Many people don’t like to address any topic that concerns sex because they feel sex is a “dirty thing” that shouldn’t be discussed. Is this right?
God, through His grace, has made me a very strong voice in the Church against sexual immorality. As a result I address sexual issues a lot. One of the challenges I have is that many people see me as a “sinner” for addressing such a topic.
Is sex really “dirty”?
God is a Holy God. The man God created in His own image and likeness, in whom God put His very life (breath) during creation, is also a holy man. It is for the same man God created sex. Through sex man participates in God’s work of creation by “creating” holy human beings who look exactly like the first man God created out of dust, who was like God Himself.
The simple answer to the question is: sex is holy. The Bible says this concerning sex:
”Marriage is honourable in all, and the BED UNDEFILED: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4).
“Undefiled” here means holy. “Bed” (“or marriage bed”, as some translations put it) here represents “marital sex”. This simply means that God created marital sex (marriage bed) for the a man and a woman that are lawfully married. As a result, the “bed” must be kept “undefiled”, holy, without spots, because the act itself is holy, “undefiled.”
God is a holy God and He cannot give an unholy activity to a holy man which He created in His own image and likeness (Gen. 1:26-28), in whom the spirit of God dwells comfortably – God’s holy temple (2Cor. 6:16), with which and upon which we offer living, holy and acceptable sacrifices to God (Romans 12:1).
The Spirit of God lives in our bodies constantly and we are never told by God that His Spirit leaves the bodies of His children whenever they are sleeping with their husbands or wives. What makes sex dirty is when it is had in an unholy manner. Sex is a holy gift from God. But when people abuse sex it becomes unholy, which leads to defilement of both their bodies, spirits and souls. Sex does not drive away the Spirit of God from man but sexual immorality does. Sexual immorality like fornication, adultery, bestiality, homosexuality, etc. drives away the Spirit of God within a twinkle of an eye.
Here is what the Bible says concerning this:
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Cor. 3:16-17 KJV).
People see sex as an unholy and dirty act because majority of humans on earth abuse sex, before and in marriage. This makes them have wrong views about sex, and as a result they are laden with guilt in their hearts perpetually. This is one of the reasons we must keep to the standard the Bible dictates to us, which is SEXUAL PURITY.
Watch this street interview on premarital sex: