Does the Bible actually forbid having sex before marriage?
Yes. The Bible says that virginity before marriage is a true virtue. Compare that to the lifestyles of the “rich and famous” and even all the people like us, a little closer to home. Today sex has been trivialized for both young men and
women, and what should have been presented to our chosen one as a special gift has been shared with so many others that it has lost its sacred meaning. Men and women should both keep themselves pure for their marriage. Purity is not just for women. The New Testament repeatedly stresses that sexual immorality is not consistent with a life that honors God (see Acts 15; 1 Cor. 6:18; Gal. 5:19; Eph. 5:3; 1 Thess. 4:3).