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What Does The Bible Say About Purity

What Does The Bible Say About Purity

What does the Bible say about purity? The answer is simple: God does not want us to be impure. In fact, God wants us to be pure in every way (1 Corinthians 6:18-20).


In the Bible, there are many exhortations to purity and holiness. We should be pure and blameless before God at all times. God wants us to be clean in Him, meaning that we should not have any sin on our hearts or minds, nor should we have any thoughts of evil against Him or others. He also wants us to be upright in thought and action; this means that we should always choose what is right as opposed to what is wrong (1 Corinthians 6:18-20).

In 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, Paul writes about how Christians should strive for purity: “It is God’s will that you keep free from sexual immorality [porneia], so that each one of you knows how to take care of his own body in holiness and honor… So then everyone who joins himself to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.”

By joining ourselves with Jesus Christ through baptism (Romans 6:4), we become new creations in Him (2 Corinthians 5:17). If we truly want freedom from our sinful nature, we must submit ourselves fully unto Christ by denying ourselves daily (Matthew 16:24-25) so that His Spirit can guide us into righteousness throughout our lives

Leviticus 19:2 (NIV)

Leviticus 19:2 (NIV)

“Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.'”

God wants us to be holy. He wants us to be set apart for Him. He wants us to live a lifestyle that honors Him. But how can we do that? How can we become more like Him? The answer is found in 1 Peter 1:15–16 (NIV), which says this about our relationship with God:

1 Peter 1:15–16 (NIV)

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;

Hebrews 13:4 (NIV)

The Bible is not just a book of stories and sayings. It is God’s word, and it can be trusted implicitly. The Bible is pure, righteous, true, good—and it always will be! It will never become outdated or irrelevant because it is eternal and living (see Hebrews 13:8). And when you read the Bible, you’ll find that its words are powerful enough to change your life forever.

James 3:2 (NIV)

James 3:2 (NIV)

The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set ablaze by a small fire.

This verse reminds us that the tongue can be used for good or bad. What you say will impact people around you, so be careful with your words!

1 John 5:18 (NIV)

1 John 5:18 (NIV)

We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.

2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV)

2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV): For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

“God is faithful.” This means that he keeps his promises to us and he always keeps his word.

“God is merciful.” God’s mercy cannot be earned or deserved; it simply comes as a gift from God to those who realize their need for forgiveness and accept it as such.

“God is patient.” Patience does not mean waiting passively for something good to happen; instead, patience involves taking active steps toward something good even when there are obstacles in the way or delays in reaching one’s goal (like when someone helps you move).

2 Corinthians 6:14-15 (NIV)

1 Corinthians 7:1-9 (NIV)

  • Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry.
  • But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.
  • The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.
  • For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

4 And these women who are prostitutes are living proof that a woman’s ultimate value lies in sex appeal rather than in anything else she might have to offer as an individual human being worthy of respect and dignity

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NASB)

In 1 Corinthians 6:18-20, the Bible makes clear that sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. This means that if you are sexually immoral, then you are sinning against yourself and your body (1 Corinthians 6:18). In other words, having sex with someone outside of marriage takes away from your own purity because it prevents both parties from becoming one flesh at the time of marriage.

The Bible also says that sexual immorality is a sin against God (Romans 6:19-23). You can commit sexual sins in front of an audience or in private—but either way, they’re still wrong because they’re an offense against God!

Proverbs 31:3 (NASB)

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.” (Proverbs 31:10-12)

God created us, God knows what is best for us, God knows what is good for us and God knows what is right for us. He also knows what is bad for us because He created the world in which we live. When we try to go against His will we are breaking our relationship with Him as well as disobeying His word.

Matthew 5:28 (NASB)

In the passage above, Jesus encourages his followers to “let your light shine before men…so that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” He also says that if we “make the mistake of giving a glass of water to one of these little ones who trusts in me” then “it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.”

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 (NASB)

In 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, Paul writes:

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor … 5 not in the passion of lust like heathens who do not know God (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5).

Ephesians 5:1-2 (NASB)

Here, Paul is writing primarily to the church at Ephesus. He addresses them as “my beloved” and reminds them that they are his spiritual children. In verse 1, he states: “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.” This statement implies that we should imitate God’s holiness—that is, His purity. We should also be holy because this is what makes us like our heavenly Father—who has always been holy in nature, purpose and character (see Genesis 1:28). He says in verse 2: “And walk in love…and have compassion on one another.”

God does not want us to be impure.

God wants us to be pure.

He wants us to be holy.

He wants us to be clean.

He wants us to be righteous.

And He also wants you and me to be righteous and holy, which means that we have to become more than what we are now!

God wants us to live pure lives that are not filled with sin and impurity. This can be difficult in today’s world, but with God’s help, we can live in purity.