It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Originally posted by Raist
There are many reasons I believe God made premarrital sex a sin.
One could be the risk even more so now of contracting an STD many of which have no cure.
The second would be the risk of an unwanted pregnancy, look at the number of unplanned pregnancies every year.
A third could be just outright emotional pain. Many start experimenting with sex when they are not mentaly mature enough which causes futher problems mentaly down the road. Alot of relationships tend to quickly reach the sexual stage then start to center around said stage. Reaching the sexual stage quickly could be a reason for many failed relationships.
Originally posted by merka
I seriously doubt God would have taken STD in mind... Technically, wouldnt it be Him that CREATED STDs by throwing out Man from Eden?
The second doesnt make sense either, since a pregnancy is a pregnancy. Its one more to "replenish" the Earth.
The third is all cultural and depends on the country and has changed alot throughout the years. You say some may not be "mentally mature" when having sex? Yeah, tell that to the 14 year olds that had to marry 30+ year old men only a few centuries ago...
Originally posted by kerrichin
im not trying to be crude or anything
i dont understand how sex can be a sin.
god made us the way we are so why would he make us in a way that would be sinnful and why make the experience enjoyable.
and if no one ever had sex because of the sin then we wouldnt be here.
i understand you are meant to be married before you do anything like that but its still classed as a sin.
maybe some one can shed some light on this for me.
Originally posted by millerman And yet anyone who does a serious, scientific, anthropological study of human sex habits, eg Kinzie, discovers that humans actually have a very wide range of sexual habits - from the traditional strictly monogamous husband/wife arrangement, to homosexuality, bisexuality and all sorts of different multiple sex partner arrangements (affairs, prostitution, flings, one-night-stands, "friends with benefits", swingers/swappers, 3sums/orgies, exhibitionists, BDSMers.... just to name a few).
So if these things are "wrong" or sinful.... why do people crave them so much? Why would God create people to crave these experiences - and then punish them for it?