7. Do Not Commit Adultery

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. And if adultery doesn’t destroy a family,
it almost always does terrible harm to a marriage. Aside from the sense of betrayal and loss
of trust that it causes, it means that the adulterous partner lives a fraudulent life.
When a husband or wife is having sex with someone other than their spouse, their thoughts
are constantly about that other person and about how to deceive their spouse. The life
of deception that an adulterous affair necessarily entails inevitably damages a marriage even
if the betrayed spouse is unaware of the affair. Finally, the Commandment prohibiting adultery
doesn’t come with an asterisk saying that adultery is OK if both spouses agree to it.
Spouses who have extramarital sex with the permission of their husband or wife may not
spouse’s feelings, but they are still harming the institution of marriage. And protecting
the family, not protecting spouses from emotional pain, is the reason for the commandment. Many marriages, sadly, are troubled. And it
is not for any of us to stand in judgment of others’ behavior in this realm. No one
knows what goes on in anyone else’s marriage. And if we did, we might often well understand
why one or the other sought love outside the marriage. But no higher civilization can be
made or can endure that condones adultery. That is why it is prohibited in the Ten Commandments. I’m Dennis Prager.

100 thoughts on “7. Do Not Commit Adultery

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  2. "cheat" is a competitive term. If you cheat it's because you're a shady person. I do what I want with whoever I choose wether I signed a stupid contract or not. If the other can't handle it, then they leave. If they think they can use the system to punish you for exercising your freedom, he or she is pretty much a commie. If some commie thinks they can tell me what to do…. Well, the history of war should explain where that ends.

  3. What happens when you are atheist and in an open relationship? Please share your thoughts with me considering my feelings

  4. This is why you need to find the right spouse for yourself and make sure that your love for that person is real and not for anybody else before you marry the person.

  5. You make a convincing argument, but, it is childish and unrealistic!
    Only Western cultures marry for love, other societies marry for rank, title or position, love has nothing to do with marriage.
    Example, Korea; Korean families get together and arrange the marriage of their children. The marrying couple do not have to like one another, the marriage is a business proposition.
    Once, married the couple will dutifully have two children, to whom they become slaves.
    After that, the husband will stop sexing his wife and get himself a mistress, the wife may start Butterflying!
    Due to their duty to their children and to their families they will never divorce! If they do divorce, the children automatically goes to the husbands family, which is good because the children will be well cared for.
    By, the woman leaving the marriage child free she will have no baggage, although, she may only be accepted by an older man, she can start over.
    In the West people marry for love! What is our divorce rate?

  6. The LORD said for us to be holy as He is Holy. Jesus said whoever LOOKS at a woman and lusts after her has committed adultery with her in his heart.

  7. Seems so simple, until you "feel" as a human. Nah, love you explainations even when seems like they shouldn't be needed.

  8. Wake up Trump America it's time to make the adultery law a felony and start locking up theses sick minded people commiting adultery and give them 7 years in prison. We have veterans that face this on the daily remember that 🇺🇸

  9. Adultery defined by Jesus is to Look at someone with lust in your heart is adultery.
    So I'd have to say, we're all guilty.

  10. Only if you are single. It is usually casual sex anyway that leads to marriage in the first place. Most married people I know except my cousins on my dad's side of the family are not virgins before marriage and they are still with each other today.

  11. Adultery leads to divorce which leads to harder financial stability for the single parent homes. Not only that but there’s no father or mother figure for a child to look up to.

  12. Yes, yes, yes. I had a life long friend who committed suicide after talking to two pastors, and his wife. He was told all his life how sinful and awful those actions were. So, all of you self righteous keep judging others because we all know how perfect you all are at the condemnation of those who faulter and have the world condemn them for it.

  13. These are all correct, but a marriage also symbolizes the oneness between The Father and Son in their glory. The Family here on earth is a Temporal scale of the Father's desire for a Heavenly Family, hence Him being called Father.
    Anyone that takes the institution of marriage as a Vain joke and committs Adultery has this to look forward to…
    Rev 21:8

  14. This video shouldn't even be getting 1 thumbs down. Because it did shows the moral decay of society. 2.4K people are damaged.

  15. Adultery to the Law of GOD, But GOD gave Moses the LAW(10) to be put inside the Ark of the covenant, God dont need your blood," The LAW demands your blood( life) But the LAW are 10 and not 9 or 8 or the ones you choose. Apostle James said the LAW is at the Judgement section, The Catholic church as the little horn in Daniel 7 changed the 7th day Sabbath for sunday , and GOD gave a huge amount of Laws written by Moses and put outside of the Ark with rituals ceremonials Sabbaths and there is the confussion with the 7th Day Sabbath of Holly reunion convocation. The false profet( apostate protestants) will deceive the congress by asking to legislate a Sunday Law( catholic commantment)Man invention(666) ,all nations will follow U.S example and after a short time of tolerance , the nations will prevent 7th day sabbath people( A minority) from buying and selling" sound familiar??? This end times many preachers and their followers are very bold and arrogant with lack of humbleness and Holliness. After the whole world decided, 7 final plages fall in rapidly sucecion to the transgressors which is the majority when GOD always said that its been always a minority and remnant that give everything to not betray GOD. Very easy to understand.Sunday Law once it is legislated, it will become the mark of Rome( Beast" kingdom).

  16. Almost every prophet in the bible had multiple wife's including Moses ho brought us the law !! Adultery is wen a man sleeps with a married woman, not all this Christian theology junk !!!

  17. The reason for adultery commonly stems from sexless marriages and a lack of genuine sexual desire.
    This is often a function of women agreeing to marry later in life when resources, protection, security and parental investment are a higher priority in her sexual strategy than masculine physique, dominance, condolence, competitiveness, aggressiveness,
    Some women are able to consolidate on both in one man, but the older she is, the more difficult that is.

    So older women with shorter sexual runways marry men for whom they have considerably less genuine sexual desire, or no genuine sexual desire at all.

    It’s my opinion that such arrangements are just ticking time Bombs for adultery.

    Genuine sexual attraction is very important.
    Christians are too prudish sexually to ever talk about this fact.

    So if you are not her “Hell yes!” men who soaks her panties at the sight of you, then next.
    Do not marry her.

    It’s that important.

  18. I have a better idea: Don't get married in the first place. Marriage is a huge risk for a man. At least half of all marriages end in divorce, and the woman usually gets the house, the kids and most of the man's wealth. To all the men out there: Keep what's rightfully yours. Stay single!

  19. Nowadays tbanks to Feminism female adultety is glorified, encouraged, well basicaly become mandatory.
    But of course males still must be pure celibate honorable loyal dedicated.
    Gotta love gender equality.

  20. The left Has destroyed Moralities Invalidated God And the churches let them do it They get what they put into it The church has invalidated itself By not speaking up having no backbone

  21. Apparently you arent married until the government says so. Wonder how people got married before government

  22. This is a good and accurate cause, but Prager left out almost entirely the spiritual value most Judeo-Christian faiths practice to some degree and why.

  23. die zehn Gebote sind ganz klar und verstandlich, die Ehe is kein witz, sondern der grundstein der Civilization, amen.

  24. If your wife or husband lied about his or her past sexual history and sexual partners before marriage then you can make up for it by having an affair to even out his or her lie and deceits. A born again virgin means a open marriage.

  25. You don’t need to believe in God to know adultery is evil. It just goes against human nature. But i guess that’s just me……

  26. If you are a single man and you are still a virgin then only the married women can be punished for adultery. The man gets rewarded with a wife of his own so has a way out and he has not sinned. If a married women is alone in public and is wearing very revealing clothing then she has promoted adultery. She is guilty of promotion of adultery.

  27. I like most of the fact based content on this channel but this video pushes a religious agenda and is full of nonsense.

  28. I agree that when someone is considering adultery they ought to view it as *destructive to their family * and that ought to be the reason they choose not to, however I don't believe they should stop considering protecting their spouses heart also, they ought to absolutely consider also protecting their spouse's heart, and consider the emotional devastation that would happen to their spouse. Empathy for their spouse is part of love. Love says I won't do this to you.

  29. If a married man shall look at a single women with lust in his heart then he has committed adultery in his heart. If they were both single then nobody committed adultery in their heart. The single man would be crucified for being single in times where gays were punished with death.

  30. Intact families are the foundation of society. Adultery can lead to divorce & broken homes. Not always but usually. I was married for over 25 years w/four children (and three grandchildren at the time) when my husband "Ray" informed me that he wanted out of our marriage to marry a girl (I say "girl" instead of "woman" because she was young enough to be our daughter) whom we both knew. I couldn't believe my ears; I thought he was joking. He wasn't. Then the next day he changed his mind–supposedly–and said he wanted to stay in our marriage & try to make things work. But he never quit communicating with his "fiancee" through emails & texting. I assumed he had ended the affair but he hadn't. It wasn't Ray's physical relationship with her that devastated me; it was the accompanying lies, the dishonesty, the stringing me along, letting me believe that our marriage still had a chance (and he was practically engaged to his girlfriend at this point). If you can't trust your spouse, who can you trust? It my mind it's the ultimate betrayal. After a few months of this craziness (and marriage counseling that did no good because it was too late for that), we divorced–27 years of marriage down the drain. We were living in the middle of nowhere & for various reasons I sold everything I had, shipped ahead what I wanted to keep and relocated to my hometown 3,000 miles away. My children were married & on their own by then, they stayed behind, they knew what I had gone through & why I left & didn't blame me. It's now 13 years later, I have a job that I like, my kids and grandkids come out and visit when they can (I haven't been able to go back & visit them). Three of my children live in the same state as Ray & his "child-bride" (he married her a month after our divorce), and they rarely speak to him or see him, they are still so angry & hurt (and they can't stand their stepmother). The heartache & resentment can last a long time. I'm better off without home & am closer to my children than he is. I still can't believe that Ray was so blind that he thought his actions wouldn't affect his relationship w/our children. Our family will never be the same but what's done is done & we do the best we can. Ray got what he wanted but she came at a high price–his children.

  31. Unfortunately , in this day and age , adultery has become an acceptable norm for many
    for their own lack of character. By character , I mean this consuming believe in their self
    entitlement of "ME". That "ME" which deserves to have everything while feigning interest
    in others. It's in this mindset and gross lack of character that people establish this
    indifference to both their own family's as well as those of others.
    This indifference justifies the large amount of deception (lies) that are required to both
    their spouse and children if applicable.

    These types of individuals never seem to develop a consciousness until their caught and
    even then it's quite often delusional in that the consequences of having the affair is now
    having an effect on their own personal life and is usually the cause of their supposed sorrow
    and guilt and not the actual betrayal.

  32. May God lead us all to the straight path and may he protect us from the evil and may he protect us from adultery. Amen.

  33. Well one thing men and women both need to understand is how long a man's DNA stays in a woman's body.
    A man's DNA stay in a woman's body for the rest of her life this is all scientifically proven please look it up for yourself don't be stupid..
    For 1 a divorce does not separate you from this woman because she will be carrying your DNA forever!!!
    For 2 marriage sacred in the eyes of our heavenly..

  34. While you won’t be cursed, you will be abandoned by God and both you and your family will be pillaged by demons waiting for God to step away from your life. In essence, you curse yourself when you commit adultery.

  35. Christianity took it one step further. In the New Testament Jesus said that if you look lustfuly at someone else you have already committed adultry in your heart.

  36. There are a TON OF GOOD REASONS why you should tell your wife you cheated but the DEEP DARK SECERT that not one person will ever tell you is that there's more reasons not to.

  37. The highest application of this law relates spiritually to any and every person on the planet.Because God is absolutely faithful to his promises,principles and love and we are created in his image he expects faithfulness in our relationship to him.To obey,glorify and praise him in all things is the faithfulness he expects as being his highest creations.Since we fail both in omission and commission in these respects we are justly condemned.This is why he offers sanctuary in the keeping of the Sabbath to those trusting in the propitiation of Christ in all his people's place.

  38. I haven't admitted this to anyone before. So I figure this a good place. For roughly 4 years I was in a adulterous relationship with a women I met at my old job. She is married. hough we never physically had sex we spent large amounts of time over a few years sexting and exchanging explicit photos. Not long ago her husband found out and demanded I stop contact with her. Though I didn't want to I did cease contact. I struggle often because of a couple reasons. #1 she's one of the few women who (at least it felt this way) excepted me and liked me as I am, #2 her marriage is in my view a toxic and lost cause (which is how I always convinced myself I wasnt doing anything wrong. I know (and knew) that this relationship was wrong and I never should've let it happen. I believe honestly God gave me a way out of the situation I had made for myself. I still struggle thinking about her. I have committed adulatory and I strive every day to not do so again.

  39. After watching the Documentary "The Family" and knowing how that Prager U is an utral right philosophy, it's really hard to not question this.

  40. Cheating is plain destructive. Nothing good will come from it. It breaks a bond and trust. You made your bed. Now lie it. Temptations are tuff. Women all sizes are beautiful. I can't imagine cheating on my wife of 30 years. My daughters would never look at me the same and I would be guilt ridding. Because I would know.

  41. So adultery actually means cheating? So we can have sex with our girlfriends if we are not married because we're cheating at no one? It's so difficult to find true meanings of some commandments 🙁

  42. W e, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve
    Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
    solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a
    woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to
    the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.
    All human beings—male and female—are created in the
    image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of
    heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and
    destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual
    premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.
    In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew
    and worshipped God as their Eternal Father and accepted
    His plan by which His children could obtain a physical
    body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of
    eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family
    relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred
    ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it
    possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and
    for families to be united eternally.
    The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve
    pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and
    wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children
    to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We
    further declare that God has commanded that the sacred
    powers of procreation are to be employed only between
    man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.
    We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be
    divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its
    importance in God’s eternal plan.
    Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love
    and care for each other and for their children. “Children
    are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a
    sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness,
    to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to
    teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever
    they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—
    will be held accountable before God for the discharge of
    these obligations.
    The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and
    woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled
    to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by
    a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be
    achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord
    Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and
    wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers
    are to preside over their families in love and righteousness
    and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and
    protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one
    another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended
    families should lend support when needed.
    We warn that individuals who violate covenants of
    chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable
    before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of
    the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and
    nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern
    We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed
    to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental
    unit of society.

  43. My wife spent the entirety of our marriage beating me over the head with the Bible and professing to be the only person who Jesus didn't have to shed a drop of blood for. Then during are divorce which she initiated I come to find out that she's had at least three extramarital affairs. Funny thing was, it didn't bother me in the slightest bit when I found out. Strangely enough I actually felt a sense of relief. Obviously a blessing from God.

  44. A female searches for a reliable, safe and stable situation. She can be fertilized by 1 male.

    If a male gets the chance he will fertilize as many females as possible.

    This our nature.
    Society will fail because we as humans do not meet the requirements for it to function.
    We are fundamentally different from the human race that lives in the cloudy, fairy tale land called our imagination.

  45. Women also commits adultary. Why did the video only show men cheating?

    With feminisim at large women are encouraged

  46. Gavin Newsom.
    John F. Kennedy.
    John Edwards.
    Elliot Spitzer.
    David Vitter.
    Kwame Kilpatrick.
    Christine Rowland Beatty.
    Amy Koch.
    Antonio Villaraigosa.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    John Conyers.
    Anthony Weiner.
    Mark Sandford.
    Willie Brown.
    Kamala Harris.
    Ilhan Omar
    Rudy Giuliani.

  47. No one cared that my wife was married. You guys screwed her with impunity for years. I was oblivious since I worked 2 jobs, 7 days a week just to afford her. But now I am screwing YOU GUYS'S wives ! Revenge is sweet.

  48. Pair bonding is an essential component for the happiness, health and prosperity,of the human race,but so is proliferation of superiority. This is why recession and dominant genes are always cultivated for the ascension of the species.Theres no right or wrong just nature. Expansion, conquest,are interpretations of human passion on a taking and giving basis.

  49. I had someone tell me that sex before marriage is adultry, I disagreed and couldn't find any evidence, but then again I had just recently started following the works of the Bible a few weeks ago. Am I right or is she?

  50. I prefer islam to christianity in this respect. I can get married to 4 women if I was muslim lol. No issue of adultery.

  51. Get a vasectomy, bang as many hot women as you can without worrying about making a baby, never marry (it's a ripoff), and never have kids (it's a way for undeserving women to have you by the spheres, if you're not a deadbeat). First-world women — especially white women — don't deserve your picket fence. Maybe if you can find love from a woman whose mind isn't poisoned by feminism (not a white woman!), then it might be safe to marry and have kids.

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