What Does the Bible Say About Cheating?

What Does The Bible Say About Cheating?

Marriages are made in Heaven. It’s not just a saying. It’s what the Bible says. God established the marriage bond at the creation of Adam and Eve.

And Jesus Christ affirmed that the marriage bond is a holy one:

“What God has joined together, no man can separate” (Matthew 19:3-6)

Today people approach family formation more freely, If it doesn’t work out, let’s divorce and look for another (someone else). But God says that is not acceptable. After all, husband and wife become one flesh. God has given people the right to freely choose a life partner. But God’s ideal of the family remains the same: one man-one woman-one union for life.

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The only reason Jesus gave for allowing a man to divorce was because his spouse was unfaithful.

“Whoever divorces his wife not for fornication and marries another, [he] commits adultery; and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery” (Matthew 19:3-9).

In other words, you can only divorce if you have been unfaithful. But this is not a command, but a permission. If one finds the strength to forgive and accept a repentant spouse, God will help keep the family together.

It must be recognized that in our sinful world, sometimes marital relationships deteriorate so much that it is better for the husband and wife to divorce. If the wife is abused in the home, if there is a threat to the safety of the child, there is no way to live together.

But in that case the Bible says, “But I do not command those who are married, but the Lord, that the wife should not divorce her husband; and if she divorces, she should remain celibate” (1 Corinthians 7:10).

So a divorce not because of adultery does not give either spouse the right to remarry unless one of the parties has already been married, has committed adultery, or has died.

Read also our article 6 Signs Your Spouse Could Be Cheating

Does the Bible say cheating is an abomination?

Illicit sex (e.g. prostitution, adultery, incest) (Ezekiel 16:22,58, Ezekiel 22:11, Ezekiel 33:26) illicit marriage (Deuteronomy 24:2–4) a man “lying with a man as with a woman” (see Homosexuality in the Hebrew Bible) (Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 18:27–30, Leviticus 20:13)

How to Move Forward when someone cheats

  1. Make sure there is remorse.
  2. Be honest about why it happened.
  3. Remove temptations to re-engage with the affair.
  4. Move forward with brutal honesty and care.
  5. Be selective about who you tell.
  6. Consider working with a licensed therapist.

What is God’s punishment for adultery?

Leviticus 20:10 subsequently prescribes capital punishment for adultery, but refers to adultery between a man and a married woman: And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

What does the Bible say about an adulterous woman?

Deuteronomy 22:22–25 states: If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.

What Bible says about adultery?

You shall not commit adultery” is one of the Ten Commandments. Adultery is sexual relations in which at least one participant is married to someone else. According to the Book of Genesis|Genesis narrative, marriage is a union established by God himself.


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Debby Baxter

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Here I am posting all the issues and QA sessions with pastors due to what Bible words tell us. Also I am writing about marriage problems and doing research contributions about cheating and all the psychology problems due with it.