Top 4 Trending Sexual Sins Every Christian Should Avoid

January 25, 2015 3:26 pm
For instance, it was observed by one old timer that in praying for the
sick, individuals who had been unfaithful in their marriage and had not
repented, but who nevertheless sought healing, had been rebuked sternly
by the Spirit of God. Back then they understood that only deep
repentance and cleansing through the precious Blood of Christ could the
gravity of such a crime be pardoned. Today, as I said, we are considered
condemning and judgmental if we minister in such a manner. Yet it is
common for many to get in a healing line and seek deliverance, or submit
prayer requests while living in gross immorality without any earnest
desire for genuine repentance. Those who practice sexual sin, or any
other sin for that matter, and profess Christ, are partaking of the body
of the Lord unworthily; and in doing so they are receiving a curse
rather than a blessing. “For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy
manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s
body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep”
(1 Cor. 11:29-31).

I realize that sexual temptations are great, no one is exempt from them,
and none should boast of their self-righteousness. I’m also aware that
in seeking to turn someone from the error of their ways we must do so in
gentleness and humility (Gal. 6:1; 2 Tim. 2:25). But if there is to be
victory in this area, it must begin with a reverent understanding and a
scriptural estimation of the defiling and degrading nature of sexual sin
and its terrible dangers. Before people obey God, they must be
thoroughly awakened. Only then will they overcome counteracting forces.

Carefully read these words of one of America’s greatest evangelists,
Charles G. Finney: “Worldly desires, appetites, and feelings prevent
true —the human will is, in a sense, enslaved by fleshly and
worldly desires. It is therefore necessary for God to awaken people to a
sense of guilt and danger and thus produce an opposite excitement or
feeling and desire. This counter-feeling breaks the power of worldly
desire and leaves the will free to obey God.” That ideology, my friends,
is clearly absent from the mainstream of contemporary Christianity, yet
it is so sorely needed. As in modern-day America, sexual sin and
unclothedness were celebrated in the city of Corinth too and was
infiltrating into the church there. Thus Paul had to remind the
Corinthian saints that their bodies were now the temples of God and not
their own. Their bodies, as ours, are now members of Christ, so a sin
against our bodies is a sin against Christ. “Do you not know that your
bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ
and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know
that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you
have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price;
therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s”
(1 Cor. 6:15, 19-20). As far back as the Mosaic books we find some
interesting references to sexual immorality and unclothedness.

Here are the definitions of these four sexual sins:

1-Adultery:

Unlawful sexual intercourse involving at least one married person.
Adultery is incompatible with the harmonious laws of family life in
God’s kingdom, and is under God’s judgment since it violates God’s
original purpose.

2-Fornication:

Indecency, illicit sexual intercourse including prostitution, whoredom,
Inbreeding, licentiousness (lack of moral restraint), and habitual
immorality (would include sexual fantasies that lead to self-service).

3-Uncleanness:Often refers to homosexuality and lesbianism

4-Lewdness:

Unashamed indecency, unbridled lust, unrestrained depravity (a
disposition or settled tendency to evil, the innate corruption of
unregenerate man), the person with this characteristic has an insolent
defiance of public opinion, sinning in broad daylight with arrogance and
contempt. Again, this often refers to sexual sin. Here’s where many
people err in their understanding of their sexuality. Notice the
following verses. “Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but
God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual
immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God both
raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power” (1 Cor.
6:13-14). Paul is correcting the dangerous misconception among the
Corinthians who believed, “as the stomach is designed for food, the
genitals are created for sexual experience.” This mind-set is not only
common among unregenerate human beings but also among Christians who
justify sexual immorality. Paul shows how this analogy is false because
your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost and belongs to Christ. Eating
food is a secondary and temporal arrangement, but sexuality reaches into
the eternal and metaphysical depths of one’s being. An essential
identity exists between the present physical body and the future
glorified body (v 14). Sexual intercourse is more than a biological
experience; it involves a communion of life.

Since Jesus is one with the born-again believer’s spirit, it is
unthinkable to involve Him with immorality; thus the strong admonition
not to let the sin of fornication and all uncleanness “even be named
among you” (Eph. 5:3; emphasis added).

Sexuality is a uniquely profound aspect of the personality involving
one’s entire being. Sexual immorality has far-reaching effects, with
great spiritual significance and social implications (v1.
Such immorality is not only a sin against the body but against the Holy
Spirit, who dwells in the body. It is one of the ways we are to discern
the Lord’s body, which when consistently neglected, as I stated
earlier, often brings weakness, sickness, and even premature death.
Regardless of how satisfying and fulfilling sex is in its rightful place
within the marriage, it is still a temporal arrangement and not a part
of our eternal existence. And yet by it we procreate and give birth to
eternal spirits. Sexual immorality messes with the power of procreation
with someone to whom you are not married.

The sexual drive is not sinful, but it is hurtful if not kept in its
proper place. Scripture forbids sexual immorality in order to protect
you. Politicians, businesses, schools and our public institutions are
not qualified to handle the subject of sexual immorality and deviate sex
problems we have in our culture. They are a part of the problem, not
the solution. Sadly though, the church has fallen so short of addressing
this problem from a strong scriptural perspective. Some churches no
longer even believe what the Bible says about sexual immorality is
pertinent. One high-ranking church official said that the church is
going to have to come to an understanding of homosexuality according to
the changing culture. That is one of the biggest problems in the church
today. Many of us are conforming to the standards of the culture around
us….

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