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What Does The Bible Say About Wet Dreams

What Does The Bible Say About Wet Dreams

So you’re a good Christian, but you’ve been having a lot of wet dreams. What does the Bible say about that? Does it mean that God is angry with me? Or maybe this just confirms what I’ve always suspected: that all men are sinners and I’m no exception! In this article, we’ll look at some passages from Scripture that specifically address this issue.

Matthew 5:27-28

Matthew 5:27-28 are two passages in the New Testament that directly address wet dreams as part of a discussion of sexual sin. In these verses, Jesus is asked by someone how far we should go before it’s considered adultery. Here’s what he said:

  • “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
  • If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

Matthew 5:27-28 ESV / 86 helpful votes

  • Matthew 5:27-28 ESV / 86 helpful votes
  • “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away” (Matt 5:27–28).

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

First, it’s important to understand that this teaching is not new. In fact, it can be found in the Old Testament of the Bible as well: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27-28)

This is a difficult teaching because Jesus says that even looking at someone with lustful intent is wrong. Most people don’t realize how often they do this—it happens so quickly and so automatically that we might not even notice ourselves doing it until we’re stopped by our conscience or by someone else telling us so! It’s also hard because it makes us consider our own thoughts and intents for what they really are—not just physical acts but actual intentions of the heart–and ask if these things are right or wrong before God’s eyes.

Ephesians 5:3-5

Ephesians 5:3-5 says, “But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints. Let there be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting—which are not fitting—but instead let there be thanksgiving. For this you know with certainty: that no sexually immoral person or idolater has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”

This passage lists several types of behavior that should not be done by Christians. In particular, we are told to avoid fornication (sex outside marriage), uncleanness (sexual activity with no protection against STDs), filthiness (dirty jokes), foolish talk (crude or sexual jokes), idolatry (coveting things that distract us from worshipping God), lust (being obsessed with sex), sexual immorality (using your body in ways that are not appropriate for marriage), covetousness(coveting what someone else has) slander(bad talking) false witness murder adultery

Ephesians 5:3-5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

3 But immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. 5 For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

  • Sexual immorality
  • Impurity or covetousness
  • Filthiness and foolish talk
  • Crude joking that is out of place

Matthew 15:19

The Bible says that the heart is an organ of sin. It is where sinful thoughts come from, such as murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft and false witness. These are all things covered by the Ten Commandments.

Matthew 15:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Jesus says, “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.”

Now Jesus is speaking in general terms here. He’s talking about sin and all of its manifestations. But what is perhaps most important to understand here is that Jesus isn’t just saying that these are things we should avoid doing; he’s also saying that these are things we shouldn’t allow into our hearts in the first place.

In other words: “These sins don’t just happen when we act on them; they happen before we do too.”

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

The list of sins includes all the things that are in the Bible.

It’s a long list, and it can be overwhelming to think about.

But these aren’t just abstract concepts or religious principles—they’re real-life situations that we face every day.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now, it’s not all about ignoring your sexuality. The Bible does have some good to say about it too!

  • Galatians 5:19-21 says: “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness [Greek ‘porneia’, sexual immorality], idolatry.”
  • Notice that this is just a list of things to avoid. There isn’t much positive here; Paul is just telling us what we shouldn’t do. However…

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality…

In conclusion, it’s clear that the Bible teaches us that sexual immorality is a sin. It should not be taken lightly or ignored because it has serious consequences for your soul. The Bible also teaches us that sexual desires are not inherently sinful, but we must keep them in check and direct them toward God so they do not lead us into temptation. These desires can be used by God as part of our sanctification process if we submit ourselves completely to Him as described above.