I just finished reading a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer detailing the description of homes here in our nation. The article talked about the households that have thrown marriage under the bus and men and women living together and producing children in those unions. To many this kind of thing is a family, and the phrase “living in sin” doesn’t compute because no one cares. But, all who teach the Bible find this kind of living very troubling because it isn’t what the word of God teaches. Consider the word of God in 1 Corinthians 7:1-2:
“Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her husband.”
Man should be avoiding fornication (premarital) sex, not walking directly into it by living with a woman and having sex as if they were married. But that is what happens when couples live together. Now many say, “times have changed since the 1930s etc.” Well times sure have changed, and they have changed for the worse (2 Timothy 3:13). Children according to God are to be born into the union of marriage and not outside wedlock (1 Timothy 5:14; 1 Cor. 6:18. Just recently a person had a baby out of wedlock and had the boldness to parade the child around in church, and that man was rebuked for his behavior (1 Thessalonians 5:14).
Also throwing wedding showers for women who had children out of wedlock is also wrong. That conduct makes the sin respectable instead of shameful (1 Timothy 5:22).
And for anyone who might disagree, I pose a question to you. Would you celebrate someone that has committed fornication? (1 Cor. 10:8). If not, why not? After all that is what a wedding shower is—it is a celebration of a baby being born. God created male and female so they can be joined together in marriage; and if they desire, create children in that union. This is God’s plan for the birth of children that they be born into marriage not in a home where the man and woman are shacking up. Men and women must quit shacking up, and they must stop having sex because God put sex in marriage (Hebrews 13:4). Man has drifted too far away from what the word of God teaches, and man must return to what God told us to do (Nehemiah 1:4-11).
In closing, consider these facts the God has established.