2 Peter 2:14, "Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: and a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:"
Matthew 5:28. The definition of adultery includes the characteristic that it comes from within a person's heart and it is not caused by outside influences. Adultery is committed by two willing partners. One person in the relationship may have been the temptress or tempter, but the other person accepted the temptation.
Adultery is always birthed from our own heart. If you do not have adultery in your heart, you will not commit adultery no matter what the temptation. God knows that adultery starts in the heart and he considers us adulterers when we even think about committing adultery. When we have lust in our eyes for a person who is married to another, He considers us adulterers. (Matthew 5:28, “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart”).
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Matthew 5:28, “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” This was said by Jesus.
How does the Bible define Adultery?
The basic definition of adultery is from Deuteronomy 22:22. Adultery is “…lying with a woman married to a husband…” Adultery is defined as a married person who has sex with someone outside the marriage. God considers adultery a sin and it is one of the ten commandments.
Deuteronomy 22:22. If a man is found sleeping with another man's wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel..
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Did you know that having online sex with the opposite sex and being into pornography is also considered as cheating on your spouse and falls under the same definition of adultery in God's eyes? According to Jesus if you even lust after another woman it is the same as committing adultery in your heart and receives the same punishment which is eternal death. Matthew 5:28
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