Is it ok for Christians to sext? I asked this question before but got some muddled replies.?

Is it ok or ever ok to sext? In a relationship for a while and wanted to sext but wanted to see if it was withing Christianity or not? Thanks

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  • Justin
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    Christianity condemns 'porneia,' which is the Biblical Greek word for 'prostitute culture.' 

    There are two sexual worldviews. In the one sanctioned by GOD, sex is centered on absolute monogamy and 'knowledge' is contained inside of this 'innocent' world where comparisons are not part of knowledge. In doing so, GOD enables us to deepen the knowledge between male and female to a degree that is not possible once we have a basis for comparison. 

    'Prostitute culture' is the opposite, defining 'knowledge' superficially as the most sexual experience or the broadest range of sexual experience. When we dabble in it, we become pathetic because we have lost the innocent form of knowledge but we are mere dilettantes in the worldview of a prostitute.

    "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves." (Matthew 10:16).

    Ironically, by obeying GOD we actually become more 'worldly' than the prostitute in the sense of being 'shrewd,' because we can see both her world and ours clearly. She can only see her own world and must mock ours as 'naivety.' It is our 'innocence' which gives us this ability. Innocence and 'naivety' are NOT the same thing. 

    'Sexting' is foolish for a number of reasons, but is clearly part of 'porneia' and not part of the deeper knowledge of GOD and His sanctioned form of sexuality. 

    • Joesi4 weeks agoReport

      If it isn't forbidden in all cases what case is or isn't it forbidden?

  • sarah
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    people who are not married and have sex is a sin against God. You can have a baby you do not want. Which would be very sad.

    • Joesi4 weeks agoReport

      Not have sex, I think you misunderstood. I said sext, as in text message

  • Juli
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Some say yes and some say no.

    My question to you is, why would any person allow other people to interfere with their personal lives?

    The naysayers are hypocrites.

    Every single one of them.

    • Joesi4 weeks agoReport

      What do you mean interfere with your personal life

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Catholic priests do it all the time. 

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  • No, it is not OK.

    • Joesi4 weeks agoReport

      Why do you think this though please?

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Many Christians have no problem with husbands  and wives sending erotic texts to one another, as long as they're not sending them to OTHER people's husbands and wives.

    They wouldn't encourage unmarried couples to do this, lest it lead to premarital sex.

    • Joesi4 weeks agoReport

      But if I know for sure I won't have premarital sec is it ok to sext?

  • Jeff
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Why would this one thing matter? 100% of ALL christians

    refuse, every day, to live by christ's NT teachings.

    • Joesi4 weeks agoReport

      @JesusFollower what is your opinion?

  • Hal
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Sure, with your spouse, so long as the sext itself doesn't break other commandments of other various kinds, such as not to covet and not to lust after others not your spouse, and such. Might not be a good idea though, because how can you be sure those messages could never be stolen and used by strangers?

    • Joesi4 weeks agoReport

      Do you believe it goes against any of the churches teachings?

  • 4 weeks ago

    WHEN ENGAGED it should be OK...

  • 4 weeks ago

    In a word:  NO ----------------

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