Michael W. Campbell
Michael W. Campbell, PhD, is assistant professor of Theological-Historical Studies, Adventist Global Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
Throughout a class conversation in regards to the sanctity for 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 viewpoints, 1 although small happens to be posted. 2
So what does the Bible state about the subject? We will consider the concern by reviewing (1) the argument that is leading against intercourse on Sabbath; (2) the biblical view of sex; (3) perversion regarding the biblical view; and (4) concluding findings.
The leading argument against participating in intercourse on Sabbath is dependent on Isaiah 58:13: “If thou turn away thy base through the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy time” (KJV). Since sex is enjoyable, scriptural injunction against doing sexual intercourse on Sabbath is observed as apparent. 3
The context of Isaiah 58 means Sabbath in the day’s Atonement. The of Atonement was a day devoted to self-examination, judgment, and cleansing day. Every person was designed to take part lest she or he be “cut down” (Lev. 23:29). There is absolutely no textual proof to suggest that intercourse had been forbidden from the Sabbath or the day’s Atonement. Rene Gehring contends that into the Hebrew Bible, sexual activity within marriage just isn’t ritually defiling at all. 4 He cons >Roy Gane helps make the point that such “ritual defilement” only applied although the Shekinah glory was at the temple. 5 therefore, within a vintage Testament context, sexual satisfaction is good. ادامه خواندن “The church that is early discussed intercourse at great size.”