By Eric Taylor
Pastor, Cedar Hill Baptist Church, Cedar Hill
Focal Passage: Exodus 20:14; II Samuel 11:1-5
There is no denying that we live in a world where there is much confusion, misunderstanding, and misinformation about gender and marriage. Many people no longer believe in or value traditional, biblical, monogamous marriage. Sadly, this is true even among some in the church, as with every new generation in the body of Christ there seems less interest in what the Bible says about the marriage covenant and sexual purity.
However, the Bible is not confusing nor misleading concerning the prohibition of adultery and the sacredness of marriage.
The Bible is clear that marriage is a covenant relationship between one man and one woman for a lifetime (Genesis 1:27; 2:24 & Matthew 19:5). As the KJV says, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” That is it! Moses does not give the Israelites any commentary on the subject. He unequivocally states that there is no room for adultery in a civilized society. Therefore, the church should take its cue from the Bible not the world. [Read more…]