So, can you have sex during your period according to the Bible? Just a heads up, this is going to get a bit deep. So, we have some verses to deal with in Leviticus: If a man lies with a woman during her menstrual period and uncovers her nakedness, he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood. Both of them shall be cut off from among their people. When a woman has a discharge, and the discharge in her body is blood, she shall be in her menstrual impurity for seven days, and whoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening.
And everything on which she lies during her menstrual impurity shall be unclean. Everything also on which she sits shall be unclean. And whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And whoever touches anything on which she sits shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening.
Whether it is the bed or anything on which she sits, when he touches it he shall be unclean until the evening. And if any man lies with her and her menstrual impurity comes upon him, he shall be unclean seven days, and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean.
If you knowingly have sex during her period, then you are to be cut-off from from the Israelite. And we have some other passages that reference this: Behold, the princes of Israel in you, every one according to his power, have been bent on shedding blood.
Father and mother are treated with contempt in you; the sojourner suffers extortion in your midst; the fatherless and the widow are wronged in you. You have despised my holy things and profaned my Sabbaths. There are men in you who slander to shed blood, and people in you who eat on the mountains;they commit lewdness in your midst. In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take interest and profit and make gain of your neighbors by extortion; but me you have forgotten, declares the Lord God.
I mean, these are in the Bible, we cannot deny that. But, the question is, do they apply. Particularly since the New Testament spends so much time referencing the Old Testament. Others will say that the law was nailed to the cross. And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands.
This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. Others will say that Christ did away with the law. Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
But to fulfill it. So, then, we have to look at which parts of the law were fulfilled by His coming, death and resurrection. Because not all of them were.
For example, the 10 Commandments have nothing to do with His coming, death and resurrection. And so, we need to still keep all of these: You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns.
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
So, why do we keep them? Not because of the debt, which has been paid. If you love me Jesus , keep my commands. In fact, many of the 10 commandments preexist the 10 commandments.
The 10 commandments are just the first time they were codified, because God needed to re-teach the Hebrews how to love after being enslaved in Egypt for multiple generations.
So, then we have some of the law that was fulfilled, and some that we follow out of love. There were other laws too. There were judicial laws that applied to the nation of Israel, because it acted as their legal system.
For example, an eye for an eye. In the harsh world the Israelites were in, that worked. There were laws to keep them separate, like not mixing fibers in their clothing, so they could easily tell an Israelite from a non-Israelite.
We have the same calls in the New Testament, to not be yoked to unbelievers. The underlying truth is still the same: But the method changed with the culture. They risk our eternal life with God at worst. So, how does this help us? Well, now we have some logic to decipher laws. It it meant to separate us from non-believers? Is it part of the Sanctuary system that was fulfilled by Christ? So, sex on periods, is it judicial? Does it separate us from non-believers? Is it part of the Sanctuary system fulfilled by Christ?
Because this was a ritual uncleanness. This was to show us, metaphorically, what sin has done to our world, that we need a savior. You could not approach God when you were unclean.
You needed to be made clean by the priest. Just as today, we cannot approach the Father in our unclean state which is always. We need a priest Jesus to cleanse us. To turn our prayers into a sweet smelling scent for God. Because even our good deeds are as filthy rags. So, in short, for those who just skipped to the end: Welcome to the community! Check your email for the download link. There was an error submitting your subscription. First Name Email Address We use this field to detect spam bots.
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