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The Idol of Sex

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What is sexual sin?

How makes one particular act of sex different from another? How ar 2 people different from other 2 people?
Sex is not evil - let us just remove that taboo. Sex is God given for our enjoymnet, and the drive to have sex isalso God given. God first command to Adam and Eve was go forth and multiply, thats not doing mathamatics its refering to ....
Sex is given by God for us to enjoy witrh boundries. These boundries are not to ruin our fun but to protect us.
Sex wthin God’s boundries is totally harmless, 100% risk free and actually incredible healthy and good.
Sex outside of God’s boumndries is incredibly dangerous, destructive, often result in deseas, death and the murder of innocftent babies.
So sexual sin, is simply sex oytside of God’s boundries.
Genesis 2:24 KJV 1900
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
God designed sex to be a consentual acts between a husband and wife. - Its that simnple -
Hebrews 13:4 KJV 1900
4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
anything outside this boundry is sexual immorality and is the result of the sinful desire of the heart.
Galatians 5:19 KJV 1900
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Jesus said:
Matthew 15:19 KJV 1900
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
There are many different types of sexual sin, rangiung from common to extreeme.
The more extremes examples, whiuch we will n ot cover in this sermon are:
Pedophilia - the sexual attraction to chiildren.
Necrophillia - the sexual atrtraction to dead bodies.
Incest - the sexual attraction to close family
Beatiality - the sexual attraction to animals.
While ther are extreeme they are not all that uncommon at all.
The more “main stream” sexual sins we will look at are:
Fornication - Sex outside of marriage
Adultry - sexual unfaithfulness within marriage
Lust - The desire to be intimate with strangers
Homosexuality - the sexual attraction to people of the same sex.
Let us begin by looking at offencevness of any sexual sin.

1: It defiles the sinner.

Matthew 15:20 KJV 1900
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
Sexual sin, does not leave anyone feeling good and satisfied p- you feel dirty and ashamed.

2: It defiles society

Leviticus 18:24–25 KJV 1900
24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
Sexual sin lowers the moral standard of entire nations.

3: It offends other people.

2 Peter 2:7–8 KJV 1900
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
To be a holy person in this day is no joke, the sexulisation od EVERYTHING i disgusting. Want to seel a car - put a sexy woman in it, want to sell a razor - put a shirtless man next to it, want to sell a bottle of oros? Put a half nakes woman drinking it.
look at almolst any picturre in a clothing shop and look how provocative they all stand, with their mouths half open like dogs smelling other dogs - its absolutly disgusting.

4: It offends God.

2 Samuel 11:27 KJV 1900
27 And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.
The fcat that as Christians we should seek to please God, means that we cannot get tangled in that which displeases him.

The Judgment

Revelation 2:21–23 KJV 1900
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
Sexual sin, not only has future ramifications, but is deadly right here and now.

1: Fornication

1 Corinthians 10:8 KJV 1900
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
Fornication is the ost common form of seaxual sin. Sex outside of marriage. Casual sex, Friends with benifits. Or the usal, “but he said he loved me” line.
Notice that in the bible 23000 people died as a resulty of fornication - God’s judgment was servere. Clearly for those people, fornication was not fun.
But what do the statistics say? Is Fod just out to ruin people ffun, or is there a ligitimate reason why he commands us abstain?
Link!!
https://www.cnbc.com/2013/09/19/dangerous-stds-gonorrhea-strain-makes-cdc-issue-urgent-threat.html
Not on ly is it deadly but 15% of all woman who practice casual sex develop PID (Pelvic Inflamatory Disorder) which causes them to become infertile and never be able to have children and start a family.
Then there is the devestation of abortion.
3000 abortion each day.
Spound of abortion.
Less than 0,05% of abortion are as a rwsult of rape. Most are simply because peopple dont want to cancle their vodancom accounts.

2: Adultry

Exodus 20:14 KJV 1900
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
55% of male respondents cheated on their spouse with five or more people
50% of our female respondents admitted to cheating with one person
32% of the men met the person they cheated with online (either through social media or a dating service)
22% of the women met the person they cheated with in some sort of social setting (bar, party) or had a previous romantic connection to that person
23% of the men said the leading cause of the affair was due to a lack of sexual satisfaction
28% of the women said the cause of the affair was due to a lack of emotional satisfaction
40% of Marriages Fail after an affair.
Martin Luther Quote:

3: Lust

By lusti mean looking at a person with feelings of sexual fantasy.
Matthew 5:28 KJV 1900
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
The biggest cause of lust today is Pornography.
In March of 2002, Rick Warren's Pastors.com website conducted a survey on porn use. Of the 1,351 pastors who responded, 54% of them had viewed internet pornography within the last year, and 30% of these pastors had visited a porn site within the last 30 days.
In September of 2003, 34% of the female readers of Today's Christian Woman's online newsletter admitted to intentionally accessing internet porn.
In his 2006 book, "Men's Secret Wars," Patrick Means revealed the results of a confidential survey of evangelical pastors and church lay leaders. 64% of these Christian leaders confirmed that they were struggling with sexual addiction or sexual compulsion including, but not limited to, the use of pornography, compulsive self sex, or other secret sexual activity.
A poll taken by XXXChurch and reported by CNN in April of 2007 revealed that 70% of Christians struggle with porn in their daily lives.
According to a 2010 article published by Focus on the Family, more than 45% of Christians admit that pornography is a major problem in their home.
A recent study co-published by the Family Research Council in Washington D.C. and the Marriage and Religion Institute (MARRI) calls pornography a "quiet family killer" and states that 56% of divorces involve one party having an obsessive interest in porn. In fact, internet pornography has now surpassed financial problems as being the fastest growing cause of divorce in America.
One researcher indicated that 70% of men 18-34 years old visit a pornographic website in a typical month.
There is lso a terrible physical danger to porn - 90% of all men to look at porn of a regular bases get OD, the inability to enjoy sex with their wife, only throiugh self pleasure.

4: Homosexuality

1 Corinthians 6:9–11 ESV
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Does God hate gays? Or is God’s command there to protect us from harm?
Let a homosexual tell you:
A Lifestyle of death, when you look at the dangers and misery and pain of fornication, adultrt, lust and homosexuality - and you see God telling us NOT to engage these things, it almost looks like God is trying to spare us so much agony.

God’s Call for Purity

1 Thessalonians 4:1–5 KJV 1900
1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. 2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
What id God’s will for you life? I know one thing: God’s will is that you have nothing to do with sexual immorality. What if you ignore this? Well if you ignore God’s command - then God will ignore your requests.
Psalm 66:18 KJV 1900
18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear me:
What is the key to living a holy life? Knowing how to possess your vessel. Self-control.
Its amazing how many people think they can controll other people yet cannot control themselves.
In the Words of Jordan Peterson - Clean your own room first - in the Words of Jesus - Take the plank out of your eye.
- Sexual immorality is not a lifesyle that needs to be changed - it is a sin that needs to be mortified.
Job 31:1 KJV 1900
1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; Why then should I think upon a maid?
How do we mortify the sin of sexual immorality? How will we walk in holiness and purity?
If you are single:
Psalm 119:9 KJV 1900
9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.
If you are Married:
Proverbs 5:18–20 KJV 1900
18 Let thy fountain be blessed: And rejoice with the wife of thy youth. 19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; And be thou ravished always with her love. 20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, And embrace the bosom of a stranger?

The Good News

John 8:10–11 KJV 1900
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
God can and is willing to forgive us of all the sexual sins of our past.
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