The Bible Has Answers!
As Christians, we understand that committing adultery is a sin. It explains in both the Old and New Testaments that if you are to romantically and/or sexually involve yourself with someone other than your spouse, you are committing adultery. There are absolutely no exceptions to this statement, including whether you as a couple are separated or any other reason. If you are legally married, then this behavior is considered nothing short of adultery.
“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.” (NIV, Matthew 5:27-28)
“But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband. The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs. The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife. Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” (NLT, 1 Corinthians 7:2-5) said by the apostle Paul.
Adultery is one of the worst, most condemned sins to commit according to the Bible. The Ten Commandments, all four Gospels, and ten other books of the Bible all mention it, making said sin talked about 52 times in total.
“Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. (NRSV, Hebrews 13:4)”
What does this mean for the 400 church leaders who were exposed committing this act? God will forgive them if they repent with everything they have. However, the damage caused by their act of adultery is irreversible — divorce and loss of trust will ensue. Their chance of finding a happy and healthy marriage again will severely decrease. It is important to not let temptation get the best of you.
Article: Christian Bible Reference
We live in a world where temptation surrounds us every single day. We ask that you give us strength to fight against the temptations which bombard us daily. Shield our eyes from lustful images and assist us in keeping our faith strong. We ask that you lay a hedge of comfort and peace over the families of these pastors while they struggle and ask “why?” Finally, open the eyes and the hearts of these pastors to the mistakes that they made. Let them repent of their transgressions and guide them back into the light!