Michael W. Campbell
Michael W. Campbell, PhD, is assistant teacher of Theological-Historical Studies, Adventist Overseas Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
Within a class room conversation concerning the sanctity associated with Sabbath, a participant raised a concern: “I am suffering a sin,” he confessed. “I am lured to have sexual intercourse with my partner on Sabbath.”
This issue is maybe not unusual, and a diversity is raised by it of viewpoints, 1 although small is posted. 2
So what does the Bible state about the subject? We will look at the concern by reviewing (1) the leading argument utilized against intercourse on Sabbath; (2) the biblical view of sex; (3) perversion associated with the biblical view; and (4) concluding observations.
The argument that is leading participating in intercourse on Sabbath is founded on Isaiah 58:13: “If thou turn away thy base through the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure to my holy time” (KJV). Since intercourse is enjoyable, scriptural injunction against participating in sex on Sabbath sometimes appears as apparent. 3
The context of Isaiah 58 relates to Sabbath from the of Atonement day. The of Atonement was a day devoted to self-examination, judgment, and cleansing day. Every person had been expected to engage lest she or he be “cut down” (Lev. 23:29). There’s no evidence that is textual suggest that intercourse had been forbidden from the Sabbath or even the day’s Atonement. Continue reading “The very early church fathers discussed intercourse at great size.”