8204 chastity

8204 chastity

The state of sexual abstinence. Although Scripture commends marriage, it insists that celibacy should be honoured.

Condemnation of sexual immorality

Nu 25:1; Mt 15:19; Ac 15:20; 1Co 10:8; Rev 2:14,20; Rev 9:21

The command to avoid sexual immorality

Ro 13:13 See also Ac 15:19-20; 1Co 6:18; 1Co 10:8; Eph 5:3; 1Th 4:3

Believers should not associate with those who are sexually immoral

1Co 5:9-11

Sexual purity is commended

1Co 6:18-20 See also Ps 51:10; Ps 119:9; 2Ti 2:22; 1Pe 2:11; Rev 14:1-4

Chastity and marriage

Marriage commended for those incapable of remaining chaste 1Co 7:9

The sanctity of marriage See also Mk 10:2-12

The condemnation of adultery Lev 18:20 See also Lev 20:10; Ex 20:14 pp Dt 5:18; Mt 5:27-28; Ro 2:22

See also

3278Holy Spirit, indwelling
5136body
5708marriage
5736singleness
5740virgin
5773abstinence, discipline
6187immorality
6236sexual sin
6242adultery
8326purity, moral & spiritual
8339self-control

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