The Guide to the Scriptures

    Fornication

    Unlawful sexual intercourse between two people not married to each other. In the scriptures it is also occasionally used as a symbol for apostasy.

    • Do not force me, for no such thing ought to be done:2 Sam. 13:12;
    • Abstain from fornication:Acts 15:20;
    • The body is not for fornication, but for the Lord:1 Cor. 6:13–18;
    • To avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife:1 Cor. 7:2–3;
    • This is the will of God, that ye should abstain from fornication:1 Thes. 4:3;
    • Jacob warned the people of Nephi against fornication:Jacob 3:12;
    • Ye are ripening, because of your murders and fornication, for destruction:Hel. 8:26;
    • Fornicators must repent in order to join the Church:D&C 42:74–78;