Michael W. Campbell
Michael W. Campbell, PhD, is assistant teacher of Theological-Historical Studies, Adventist Overseas Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
Within a class conversation in regards to the sanctity associated with the Sabbath, a participant raised a concern: he confessed“ I am struggling with a sin. “I am lured to have sexual intercourse with my partner on Sabbath.”
The subject just isn’t unusual, and a diversity is raised by it of views, 1 although little happens to be posted. 2
So what does the Bible state about them? We will look at the concern by reviewing (1) the leading argument utilized against intercourse on Sabbath; (2) the biblical view of sex; (3) perversion associated with the biblical view; and (4) concluding findings.
The leading argument against participating in intercourse on Sabbath is dependant on Isaiah 58:13: “If thou turn away thy base through the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure back at my holy time” (KJV). Since sex is enjoyable, scriptural injunction against participating in sex on Sabbath is observed as apparent. 3
The context of Isaiah 58 relates to Sabbath from the of Atonement day. The day’s Atonement ended up being each day dedicated to self-examination, judgment, and cleansing. Every person had been likely to take part she be “cut off” (Lev lest he or. 23:29). There is absolutely no evidence that is textual suggest that intercourse had been forbidden from the Sabbath or even the day’s Atonement. Continue reading “The very early church fathers discussed intercourse at great size.”