5 Perfect Examples Of Sexual Immorality (In The Bible)

The Bible is full of many examples of sexual immorality and sexual sins we are told to abstain from as believers and this post will look at the 5 major examples of sexual sins you need to flee from to maintain your sexual purity.

In both the Old Testament and the New Testament, God condemns all forms of sexual immorality and sexual relations that are contrary to His word because of how destructive they are.

Unlawful sexual relations cause a lot of hurt to others and oneself but also break up families, which is one of the reasons why God wants us to honor and respect our sexuality by abstaining from all sexual relations He forbids.

Sadly, we live in a very sexually lose and a perverted world where sexual immorality is now normal and commonplace even in the church today where sexual purity must be commonplace which is sad indeed.

But as a true believer who’s grounded in our Lord Jesus Christ pursuing righteousness and holiness, you are called to flee fornication and all manner of sexual immorality so that you don’t defile your body with sexual sin.

With that said, let’s look at the 5 major examples of sexual immorality and sexual sins God forbids that we must abstain from to maintain our sexual purity in this perverted generation we live in.

Meaning Of Sexual Immorality.

The simple meaning of sexual immorality is simply having illicit and sinful sexual relations that God forbids and violates our human sexuality.

In Greek sexual immorality comes from the word pornea, which includes all moral pervasions, and sexual relations God forbids such as fornication, adultery, homosexuality, incest, pornography, etc.

God’s word tells us in 1 Thessalonians 4:3 that it’s God’s will that we abstain from all forms of sexual immorality especially fornication that defies our bodies. As believers, we must be chaste and pursue sexual purity even when none around us is not doing it.

Related: Why Is Sexual Immorality A Sin & Such A Big Deal To God?

5 Examples Of Sexual Sins God Forbids.

Below are the 5 major examples of sexual sins and sexual perversions God calls us to abstain from for our own good.

  • Fornication.
  • Adultery.
  • Homosexuality.
  • Incest.
  • Prostitution.

1. Fornication.

Fornication by definition is simply sex or any sexual activity between two unmarried people of the opposite sex done outside the boundaries of marriage God has set.

The Bible condemns fornication or premarital sex in many verses in both the old testament and the new testament which is why the apostle Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 6:18 that we must flee fornication to avoid sinning against our own bodies.

Unfortunately, fornication is something that is now commonplace even in the church today as many lack self-control and are carnal in their ways of living.

Such people’s main interest is only to gratify the sinful desires of their flesh even if it’s hurting others. As a Christian, you need to practice self-control in this area and not let your bodily desires have control over you.

Yes, dear, you are human with sexual feelings but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t control them and keep hurting others just because you want to satisfy your flesh for 5 minutes. Be temperate and don’t let premarital sex destroy your future, please.

Related: 5 Examples Of Carnality [Present In All Carnal People].

2. Adultery.

Adultery is also another form of sexual immorality or sexual sin that happen between married people who chose to have sexual intercourse together while they are still married to their spouses.

God’s word in Exodus 20:14 tells us that we must not commit adultery as it’s destructive and one of the most selfish acts you can ever do to a person you vowed with your mouth to be loyal and faithful to all the days of your life till death parts you.

The sin of adultery that defile the marriage bed just highlights the true depravity and fallen nature we have as humans but that’s what sin can do to a person, anyway.

We are also told in Hebrews 13:4 that marriage is honorable in all things but adulterers and adulteresses God will judge. So, if you are living in adultery as you are reading this dear, I encourage you to repent right now and forsake your adulterous relationship.

If you don’t do that, I can promise you that it’s just a matter of time before you reap the fruits of your evil deeds of the flesh and if you die in such a sinful state, hell will be your final place where you will spend the rest of your eternity all because you lacked self-control.

3. Homosexuality.

Homosexuality is another form of sexual perversion and immorality God forbids in Leviticus 18:22, which involves sexual relations or sexual activity between people of the same sex that has now become commonplace and a norm in our society today, which is sad.

The subject of homosexuality and lesbianism, which involves sexual relations between women, has become one of the most controversial topics in the church today and has the church divided on this issue.

However, God’s word is very clear concerning this particular sexual sin, which is one of the reasons He had to destroy the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as we read in Genesis 19:1-29 that were full of this same sexual sin.

1 Corinthians 6:9 further warns that no homosexual or any sexual pervert will inherit the kingdom of heaven. So, if you are practicing this sexual sin in secret that no one is aware of, I encourage you out of love to repent of this perversion as it’s not normal.

I know this may be harsh but I say this out of love as a person who loves you truly will warn you even if you don’t like what the person has to say and this is what I am doing in this post.

4. Incest.

Incest is also one of the sexual relations and sexual perversions God forbids in Leviticus 18:6. The simple definition of incest is simply having sexual relations between family members or close relatives.

Child defilement is also included in this sexual activity that is now rampant these days. It’s not uncommon now to hear in the news that a father or uncle has sexually defiled or abused their girl child, which is a shame indeed.

Nowadays, most girl children are no longer safe and comfortable being with their uncles or fathers because of what they might or have done to their bodies.

The same thing happened with Tamar the half-sister of Amnon in 2 Samuel 13:1-19 which eventually led him to be killed by Absalom. Incest is forbidden by God as it’s sexually immoral and causes a lot of sexual trauma that takes time to heal on its victims.

This kind of sexual perversion in the name of incest must be avoided at all costs and if you are such a sexually immoral person who always has evil thoughts of uncovering the nakedness of your family members, you need to repent of that immediately.

Related: How To Overcome The Lust Of The Flesh In 7 Easy Steps.

5. Prostitution.

Last but not least, prostitution is another form of sexual immorality or illicit sexual behavior God forbids. This kind of illicit sexual behavior involves exchanging sex for money.

The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy 23:18 that we must not do harlotry, as it’s an abomination to the Lord. Only a very perverted and sexually immorally person will dishonor their human sexuality and their body in such a degrading manner just for a piece of paper.

You need to understand that your body is precious and the temple of the Holy Spirit, which is why you can’t afford to defile your body with harlotry just for a few bucks that can’t even give you eternal life.

I know that life can be hard economically but that’s not an excuse for you to prostitute yourself as a woman as prostitution just destroys you in the end and causes untold sexual trauma that takes time to heal.

God can still provide for you financially and you don’t have to sell yourself cheap like that, dear. If you flee prostitution and trust God for your provision, He will provide for you according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus if you trust Him.


The above 5 examples of sexual immorality and sexual relations we are to avoid as believers are among many in the bible that we must abstain from.

If you have committed sexual sin, it’s not too late to repent today and vow not to defile your body again with illicit sex today. I encourage you to do so if you need to.

In closing, if this post edified you to flee the sexual temptation of all forms, let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share before you leave. Godless.

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6 thoughts on “5 Perfect Examples Of Sexual Immorality (In The Bible)”

  1. What about Lot and his daughters. Each daughter made him drunk and had sex with their own father and became pregnant by him. Isn’t that considered incest.

    • Yes, dear, that’s incest and is also a type of sexual immorality God detests and forbids as it’s an abomination to Him. Hope that cleared your question. God bless.

  2. I got a problem hoping someone can help me. I have a terminal illness. my doctor says it is speadable when having sex with my wife. She refuses to touch me and will not let me touch her. I prayed several times about what to do as I do still have needs. I feel self sex is a sin cause I feel convicted about doing it after I’m done and plead with God to forgive me. I considered a few options but I been with my wife 40 years almost and love her dearly, What should I do?

    • Just continue praying and the Lord will visit you and pray for your wife, too and to forgive your of any sin that may be present in your life and see what happens. God bless.


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