7. Do Not Commit Adultery

7. Do Not Commit Adultery

7. Do Not Commit Adultery


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The Best Way to Protect the Family

Why do the Ten Commandments single out adultery as particularly harmful? Because adultery can destroy the foundational unit of a society — the family. If exposed, adultery leads to sense of betrayal. If hidden, it forces the offending spouse to lie. Children are often the unintended victims. This may be one of the most difficult Biblical laws to follow, but it’s also one of the most important.
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There is an old joke about The Seventh Commandment, “Do Not Commit Adultery.” Moses comes down from Mount Sinai, and announces: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I got Him down to ten. The bad news is that adultery stays.”

The joke is telling. The prohibition on a married person having sexual relations with anyone except his or her spouse may be, for many people, the most consistently difficult of the Ten Commandments to observe. The reasons shouldn’t be hard to guess.

One is the enormous power of the sex drive. It can be very hard to keep in check for the entirety of one’s marriage — especially when an attractive outsider makes him or herself sexually or romantically available. Another reason is the human desire to love and be loved. For normal people, there is no more powerful emotion than love. If one falls in love with someone while married, it takes great effort not to commit adultery with that person. And if we add in the unfortunate circumstance of a loveless marriage, adultery becomes even more difficult to resist. That’s why the joke with which I began is funny — because it reflects truth.

Why is adultery prohibited in the Ten Commandments? Because, like the other nine, it is indispensable to forming and maintaining higher civilization. Adultery threatens the very building block of the civilization that the Ten Commandments seeks to create. That building block is the family — a married father and mother and their children. Anything that threatens the family unit is prohibited in the Bible. Adultery is one example. Not honoring one’s father and mother is another. And the prohibition on injecting any sexuality into the family unit — incest — is a third example.

Why is the family so important? Because without it, social stability is impossible. Because without it, the passing on of society’s values from generation to generation is impossible. Because commitment to a wife and children makes men more responsible and mature. Because, more than anything else, family meets most women’s deepest emotional and material needs. And nothing comes close to the family in giving children a secure and stable childhood.

And why does adultery threaten the family? The most obvious reason is that sex with someone other than one’s spouse can all too easily lead to either or both spouses leaving the marriage. Adultery should not automatically lead to divorce; but it often does. There is another reason adultery can destroy a family. It can lead to pregnancy and then to the birth of a child. That child will in almost all cases start out life with no family — meaning no father and mother married to each other — to call his or her own.

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42 thoughts on “7. Do Not Commit Adultery

  1. Hamse Ali

    Who os older than 21 and a virgin like me?

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  2. Native Diplomat

    Where is the "Do not own or enslave other men as only the Lord, creator of all including mankind, shall rule over man" commandment?

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  3. Adrian Golden

    Stfu don't tell me what to do

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  4. Juan

    This video was made after Dennis prager's divorce

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  5. 47 Soft Monk

    Idk why I’m even here I’m not even old enough to have a wife but I do have a crush,and even before I became Christian I never thought cheating on my wife would be a good idea so I guess I can say that I most likely won’t commit adultery.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  6. Brian Cooley

    Very important commandment this one. We see the satanic elite trying to destroy the family structure ALL THE TIME …so it must be pretty damn important.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  7. Jone Jame

    Thankyou you explaid it so well

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  8. The Council Real Estate Group

    At 3:15 then what does a person do?

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  9. The Spanish Inquisition

    Damn, the guy in the thumbnail has some pretty long hands.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  10. Sanu tv official

    Unfortunately adultery is increasing,
    Without understanding ppl call attraction as love yet both r different things.
    As the addition of beauty is called love

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  11. Joyce Rouse

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    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  12. Ritika k

    Private Detective explain How can you prove your partner is involved in immoral relations | adultery


    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  13. Richard Wieder

    This is a big one in my opinion. Of the last five commandments, it is the only temptation we are instructed to flee from. Believers are to resist other temptations.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  14. Luka Milosevic

    3👏 wives 👏

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  15. David Savian

    What Is Adultery (answered by my kids):
    My son: A tree that is boring.
    My Daughter: A chance to get half in the divorce.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  16. Israel Garza

    Damn i feel bad my friends wife left him n we started messing around i didnt mean it please forgive me

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  17. Adam Adam

    Listen and remove your sorrows


    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  18. Trapantino

    80% of people who got married last year in Russia got divorced. Is this a bad thing? NO! Them people would have slit each other's throats otherwise.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  19. Trapantino

    If the problem of adultery is that it leads to divorce then divorce must be prohibited as well?! I hope it's not what you are saying, because why would you live forever with someone you don't love or even hate? To maintain family? Wouldn't it be better if you had family with somebody whom you actually love and with whom you are actually happy? I'm sure that thus the whole world would be a better place. More happy people=happier world. Just this comandment sounds like some sort of street code. Like we wouldn't be able to build a good civilization if people are not being happy in order to fit some street codes. In my opinion the only problem of adultery is that you trick your spouse. You act as though the marriage is important to you, while actually it seems to be not important to you at all. It is a very bad trick, because you wouldn't be married if she/he knew that. But I would say that back in a day, when women used to be forced to marry someone they didn't love adultery was a good thing. And as far as I'm concerned, if both spouses allow each other to cheat then this is fine. I mean, obviously their marriage most likely will be ruined or will be a bad one, but there is nothing immoral about it, because you don't have to build a family in the first place. Yes, you don't owe it to anyone. So if you want to have a successful marriage than you shouldn't allow cheating, but you don't have to build a successful marriage anyways. And finally, we cannot use "successful civilization" as an argument, because this is straight road to socialism. As long as you don't harm other people, you don't owe anything to anyone, unless you had a deal. Harm to emotional condition of people doesn't count, for they are the ones to decide whether to accept your words or not, and also any little thing can offend people actually.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  20. Alexandre Nunes de Oliveira

    By the way he addresses the subject, this gentleman seems to have a lot of experience with it …

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  21. The Ugly Being


    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  22. Rahime Rayane

    don’t people feel bad when they have children out of wedlock?

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  23. Beau Volponi

    When someone cheats you there not cheating on you but cheating on God’s gift.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  24. Mr. 2cents.

    …and because marriage is a picture between God and humans.
    God has given judgement on to Jesus'heart hands. But adultery God the father himself will judge. As pedophiles.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  25. Brother Jauffre

    I think if someone get's a divorce should not be able to re-marry with the exception of abusive relationships.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  26. Nathan Becker

    I think we are to an extent able to judge people for their behavior given that we know it is extremely possible to be faithful. I think the catch is not to focus on judging them but to focus our efforts on ourselves, edifying and fortifying each other and preventing unfaithfulness in marriage.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  27. oliver lanaque

    Emotional pain is one of the problem of committing adultery

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  28. Julie Pinion

    I know women commit adultery but I think if more men really grasp when the Bible says,"And the sins of the Father (not the mother) will be passed to their children" it would make it harder to commit the act knowing you are passing pain and suffering to your kids. Women get the short end of the stick all through the Bible but this one is just for men. Something to think about. Also, if you want to see your kids turn on someone, go cheat. Kids are very loyal but if you break a commitment to their mom or dad, no excuse will do and no justification will suffice, you're the bad guy.(I have never cheated but I have seen this play out over and over).

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  29. Magnetic Fishing Madness

    I'm guessing all the dislikes are from adulterers…

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  30. Kanishk Purohit

    Nice video, but the joke was boomer humor.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  31. Not Yo'bidness

    You don't find "love" outside of a marriage, you find pleasure and an ego boost.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  32. Artur Tovmasyan

    Self pleasure also

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  33. Dux Holms

    Tell that to the wife that don't want to have sex

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  34. D J

    This religious push is hurting prager right now. These ethics can be informed without imposing religion.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  35. B C

    Moses didn't exist

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  36. Red Blaze

    Funny how religious people claims to be pro-family and against divorce, yet they often don't see to live up to their ideals. Those people are more likely to cheat on each other and divorce.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  37. P GM

    Adultery curse😢😢😢

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  38. IDontKnow WhoIAm

    ALL premarital sex is adultery. Therefore western civilization is in severe decline.

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  39. Mars 777

    Bill Clinton got away with adultery pretty good… he even thrived on it actually 😏

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply
  40. whatever whatever

    why god, the father, allow polygamy? isn't that still cheating?

    February 23, 2021 at 8:50 am Reply

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