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Because sex is a marriage and marriage is all about having sex. It's like asking 'why is smoking so bad for you?' when the obvious answer is: it's filled with chemicals that are used on the streets and it gives you not just an oral disease, but cancer, strokes, and heart attacks. You are 2x as likely to get somebody like me cancer than you are for yourself by the amounts of packs of cigs you smoke. It's the exact same reason why adultery is a sin. God made sex to be experienced by married couples who are indeed legally married in the eyes of God, and for sex to ONLY be permitted to your spouse ONLY. Because when you have sex with somebody else, you already divorced your spouse. You basically stabbed your spouse to death, because of your selfishness. Your children pay for your mistakes, and that spouse has been victimized is free to marry again, if not just sue you for damages. Sex is SOUL BINDING. And anything you do, your kid does. And what you know, your partner will know and feel it. That's what it means to become ONE. They are you and you are them. LITERALLY. And anybody who says it doesn't hurt anybody either never experienced it to know for sure ignorantly chooses to be ignorant towards it even if it's hurting them now to 'ease they're guilty conscious', or their just flat out inhuman.
For one, adultery is defined by the Merriam Webster as: voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than that person's current spouse or partnerSex outside of marriage is a sin in the eyes of God. If you're committing adultery, that means you're sleeping with somebody without being married to them, which makes it a sin.Marriage is a sacred thing in His eyes too. Otherwise, divorce would be a perfectly acceptable thing for Christians to do. Adultery hurts your partner, it breaks their trust and damages your marriage, and it hurts your family. I imagine damaging a sacred thing, as well as deliberately hurting those close to you, is mainly why it's a sin.
The bible says that when we sleep with someone, we become as one flesh, we become spiritually and physically tied to them. I think we can agree that God wants us to be with one person, hence why he holds marriage so high. So you're becoming one-flesh and tying yourself to multiple people without committing to any of them. And also, this was written before modern medicine, they didn't have pregnancy protection, protection against diseases that can be transmitted or anything back then, and if people are going around sleeping with whoever they want, you can imagine how that might cause some issues with disease and unwanted pregnancies.
Adultery was a crime against the “owner” of the woman in biblical times. Either her father or husband. In fact the rape of a woman was considered a crime against the husband by the rapist and the punishment was death. The woman was not in trouble because she didn’t choose to do adultery. The rape of the wife by the husband wasn’t considered rape at all, and the rape of an unmarried woman was considered theft from the father. The punishment for the rapist would be he would have to pay the wedding price to her father then be forced to marry the rape victim. So adultery is considered a sin because the Bible was written for a misogynist culture who treated women as property. (Note: it was also a crime for the man to commit adultery)
That note just erased all that you said... actually this was also the way before Judaism came into existence but even more extreme so God tried to keep things the same way at first and make it slightly better. Yet for early Christians it was different
there is a vast difference between "that which is immoral" and "that which the church has categorized as sinful." My guess is the reason it is considered a sin is because church leaders didn't want their wives cheating on them. It was never meant to apply to men.
Adultery is a particularly cruel betrayal of trust and destroys families. It can inflict deep wounds that are slow to heal and fester and bleed easily. Most importantly, it is unchristian: "There is no place in God's Kingdom for immoral people or... for those who commit adultery." -Read 1 Corinthians 6:9,10.
I know that but I am asking why? Since it doesn't hurt anyone
On the contrary, adultery hurts EVERYONE involved: the innocent spouse (s) of the adulterers, the children of the adulterers, the in-laws, even the adulterers themselves. King David's indiscretion with Bath-Sheba hurt a lot of people, especially her husband (who was murdered); but ultimately David and Bath-Sheba were the ones who were hurt the most.
What if both adulterers are not married?
It wouldn't be adultery if the two individuals were single persons, but instead Fornication (Immorality). If you are a married man and have sex with a woman who is single and not your wife, you are guilty of adultery.
cheating destroys families sometimes cheating spouses do leave the family and abandon their children and make their lives harder because you decide the other person is better which is not true. I would never trust anyone that has a fetish for people in relationships.
As being raised in a christian home, I will try to explain it in my opinion. To begin, in the bible it explains it not only as sleeping with someone other than your spouse, but to lust after something sexually with your eyes or heart as well. Adultery can only be done if you are married, otherwise its labeled as cheating (sexually, or otherwise wanting someone else). I believe that it is labeled as a sin in the bible because God wants his children to be clean, in the spiritual and physical. God felt that when he made us, we were created in the image of him, and that when we get married in his eyes, he is blessing you with a partner, and to act against that is to act against him and his creation. I won't go into any theories about non religious thoughts, because its not a sin per se, just wrong and disrespectful. Hope this helps.
Dovestar: I believe the name for sex outside of marriage in fornication.
@markscott Thank you
Those boundaries are serup to protect us feom hurting ourselves. It creates distrust between partners... confusion... shame... the children can be hurt and offended. If god is love... that isn't god but selfishness... or wounds acrinf out.
It's a sin because you gave in to your desires rather than withheld to maintain the relationship with your partner. I'd guess that's the religious reason i'm not religious. If your asking from a non-religious perspective it's because you are in a relationship (probably loving) and you are cheating and that's a messed up thing to do and it makes you look like you have no respect for your partner.
UhhhhhhhhhMaybe because you’re breaking a sacred vow to love your significant other? It’s messed up on so many levels, and it’s a cowardly and pathetic move.
Then don’t use the word adultery. Adultery specifically refers to sexual intercourse between a married member and another. Anyways is not objectively a bad thing (fornication), but it isn’t exactly healthy either, unless if it’s with someone you’ve truly come to love and maybe possibly plan on marrying
It would be dishonest and immoral in most cases. But a sin? You're moral principals aren't guided by mythology, are they?
Anything that someome does to intentionally hurt & tear a another soul apart should be considered a sin and adultery is one of them it's wrong to make vows then hurt that person for a few mins if selfish gain
Because the purpose of the Bible, and religion in general, is to teach morality. morality something that benefits someone, and doesn't hurt anyone else. And more people benefit if you don't go around fucking strangers.
It's way more of a sin than fornication (fucking some random person). Jesus rails against it four times in the Gospels, compared to fornication which is only mentioned once on a laundry list of sins.
It’s only a sin if a woman does it. Men are allowed multiple wives, concubines and sex slaves as long as he can afford it. It’s a control mechanism to keep ladies subservient to only one man.
That's only in Islam...
You’re catholic dude. Actually read up on mosaic laws.
This may help if you don’t want to read. https://youtu.be/bldw8X5apnY
"You're a catholic" Anderson "Mosaic law" can't be in the same sentence. I'm not a jew... having sex with a woman that isn't your only wife in christianity (not Judaism) is forbidden. Ask the Pope
I don’t need to ask the pope. The laws of Moses are still in the Old Testament, as well as the Torah and The tanakh. And it’s the same damn god. Watch the video.
Yet everything jesus did contradicts the law of moses. Stone adulterers: don't stone adulterers Keep the sabbath: don't keep the sabbath Etc...
Jesus says himself he isn’t there to change the old laws but enforce them. He brings not peace but a sword (pretty sure you would enjoy the battle against satan yeah? Lol it’d be fun admittedly)
lol at all the dislikes, you speak the truth. it's a control mechanism created by MEN. no god invented these rules. when you go back in time to see the quaran being written, you will see a MAN writing how he wants women to be and how he makes up the rules to his own liking. nothings changed, many muslims still believe they speak for god even if it's just their opinion.
The audacity they have lol I don’t pay it much mind. They can believe as they will, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to care
Jesus in fact changed the law. If not we would still be keeping the sabbath and not eating pork
Adultery is a sin, because it is so damaging to relationship, to individuals, children, etc.
If you make a commitment to someone and then you decide that commitment should not be honored by cheating then it's just bad karma. If you're religious then maybe there's more to it.
In turns of Christianity it is considered a sin for its a part of lust and lust is one of the "seven deadly sins"In turn of my personal opinion its just a really disrespectful thing to do to your partner
Because the old men who wrote the book didn't like it
If it was just some old men making up things why would they forbid themselves from enjoying sex?
Well, he is right, because those old men married much younger, prettier women, and they wanted those women for themselves. Imagine the jealousy if she fucked a guy much younger and better looking than them.
So what? He can leave her and hire a prostitute or since they're famous religious men they can be like "God told me I need a woman to have sex with today" all the girls will say yes we want to
But the male ego is a thing, I thought you would know better than me.
Because in most religions, marriage is taken very seriously because it is the main institution of the family unit.
I never thought I'd have to answer the question of why cheating on your spouse is wrong. It's bad enough that it's even legal.
No I meant adultrey in general for unmarried people.
Well then that's not adultery; it's "just" fornication (which is still a sin that God has punished with death).
I'd say that's basic cheating. Still wrong. To me cheating is cheating married or otherwise. Doesn't matter if it is a sin it's just creating pain for someone when it is unnecessary.
@sejla it's still cheating, but it is not "adultery"
everything is a sin, if u kill a bug someone will tell u off,jus break the rules that seem reasonable
According to the Sharia law, the punishment of adultery is being stoned to death.The punishment of fornication is 100 lashes.
@shezadi- is the punishment the same for both men and women?
@Girther10 yes but only women get punished.
@MannMitAntworten Why did you say "alhamdullilah?" Sharia law is disgusting.
@MannMitAntworten Are you a Muslim?
@shezadi- so who cares about sharia law here in the USA? Better yet how can you as a woman follow Sheri’s law. It is barbaric and out of place in today’s society no matter where you are
I know... while I agree that adultrey Is sinful nor me nor God agree that it should be punished on earth. This is why Islam is a violent bloody religion.
@Girther10 I am against Sharia law. I live in England.
Sharia law is made by the early followers of Muhammed.
Sharia law is actually written in the quran. Just saying. Quran orders adulterers to be stoned to death and fornicators to be lashed one hundred times.
Well good for you congratulations you have hope to live a full life
@Girther10 thank you. I am happy to be in England, where I have freedom and stronger legal rights as a woman.
Because that element I can get behind. I disagree with most, but certain asspects I can appreciate. Particularly where infidelity is concerned.
The Bible Says So and Anyone else with Common Sense, Says So. xxoo
I'm an atheist so id replace sin with repugnant. and it's repugnant because it means you have no respect for yourself or your partner
It involves feelings. Do you wanna be cheated on? No? How about they cheat anyways? Your feelings don't like that
Unmarried or not. Breaking someone's heart is BS
Because marriage is an oath under God. By being an adulterer you are breaking an oath with God, Your wife, your families, and your children. Its a huge sin! it destroys civilizations
Because it is sin. Sin pisses God off and he knows it draws you further and further away from his love. Think of it like a concerned parent.
Because it’s not the lifestyle he wants and it could have a domino effect on your life for the worst. It is morally wrong as far as Gods concerned.
Because it is betrayal, disrespect, selfishness, lust, greed and it hurts another person.
Ask anyone who's been the victim of it, the'll tell you better than I can.
Because God said sobut some people also think that some people can't get any while others get a lot, so; therefore, its not fair! LOL
In like, Christian terms? Because you vowed yourself infront of god to stay faithful to your partner.
Primarily because it is the violation of a covenant vow.
It destroys the marriage and the family, leaves kids without a dad who provides protection, income and guidance. Plus, it can lead to murder quite easily.
A wise man does not question the word of God.
I am not questioning it I am trying to comprehend it
It means to keep things sacred
Sorry for misjudging you
Well I don’t know why God said it was a sin for single people to mate. But yeah.
Bcs when you get married you make a promise to not betray the person you're marrying
I reject the notion of sin.Is adultery a moral wrong?Depends.
Because you’re causing emotional pain to the person you claim to love.
And yea verily thou should not cover the neighbours wife, ox, sheep or goat
Because its betrayal and something extremely hurtful to do to someone.
Because it's important that people have intercourse only with their partner.
If you really don't want to be with a person, just leave and tell them you no longer want to be together...
It’s a breach of trust that you will only be theirs and no one else can have your affection
Because when you get married you make a promise to be faithful and lying is a sin, therefore adultery is also a sin because adultery is lying.
It's on the 10 commandments
Because it is cheating that is how I see it
It’s because you are cheating on your spouse that prolly loves and cares for you
Update: I don’t know why either 🤷🏽♀️ I’m going to lose my virginity when I’m married
good for you
Only a sin if your religous which i am not. If your married it's not very nice. Get a divorce first.
🤦🏻♀️ Wtf do u think
Because it's cheating and it makes you a hoe.
Because it is immoral
Why is it?
Well, for starters, you are doing it without opening announcing your intentions to marry the person. So, since it is hidden people will be able to do things which they can't without approval of society
Marriage is the only proper
Well, it is between God and the couple. I am no one to judge them
Same as why murder is a sin...
In murder you are hurting someone but in adultrey you aren't
When you catch your boyfriend having sex with some one else. You will see how much it hurts. Specially when you have children and house...
No, I meant adultrey done by unmarried people. Like an unmarried man having sex with his girlfriend
It still hurts...
Hurts who and why? I am just trying to understand
The Bible says so that's why
14 yr old kid asking this...
you'll find out when you're an adult lol
It hurts people's feelings
Because jealous spouses murder.
Its very bad for the kids.
Because the Bible rules againt it
It's literally one of the 10 commandments
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