Sex

On this website, I've decided to deliberately address sex and topics such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality and pornography. Sex is a very important subject which I believe isn't being properly addressed by the Church. I can't get over the amount of sex and sexual things on TV, the amount of porn that pops up on the Internet, and the lustful eyes and sex-filled minds of those in this society. We are in a crisis and it's only going to get worse.

Take for instance what has happened with homosexuality. When I grew up, it was rare to hear it mentioned of for it to be seen. Today, its rampant and all over TV. Shows and movies feel obligated to be gay-friendly and include homosexuality in their shows. Now our kids are being taught about it in public schools when the Bible is forbidden. I'm sure you know all of this but what is being done about it? What are you going to do?

Another problem which I mentioned is the amount of pornography clogging the Internet. The statistics are staggering how many sites there are and how much money they are making. Strip clubs are popping up all over our neighborhoods. There are very few ministries doing anything about it (a few like xxxchurch.com is) and I have rarely heard anything about sex preached from a pulpit, probably because these Pastors don't want to feel guilty or realize what a hypocrite they are.

Fornication (sex before marriage) and adultery (sex with someone other than your spouse when married) are both rampant and it's no surprise with the amount of sex in the media, especially TV and the Internet.

I am not sure what your view is regarding this topic but let me tell you God's view. God makes it very clear in the Bible that sex is important and something very sacred to marriage. God gave us these hormones and sexual desire for our pleasure, provided that we use it for the intended purpose. If we don't and disobey God with this very significant gift, there are huge consequences. In the Old Testament, it was death by stoning. Then Jesus Christ came and took this sin upon Himself, but there are still consequences. In fact, the Bible says that adulterers, fornicators and homosexuals won't enter heaven (Ephesians 5:3-12; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:20-21). They are listed because these sins are so serious (yes, some are more serious in one sense while in another sense, they are equal). However, all of us are guilty of at least some of the things mentioned in these lists, and only with Christ's forgiveness we will be able to enter heaven. Jesus said that if we look at another person with lust, we have committed adultery in our heart (Matthew 5:28). Paul even told the Corinthians not to keep company with sexually immoral people (1 Corinthians 5:9) to make them realize how grievous their behavior was, and to prevent a bad influence on those who are weaker. However, as Paul wrote to the Corinthians, "and such were some of you, but you were washed,but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Cor 6:11). There is no sin that the Lord Jesus Christ can't forgive but you are deceived if you think you can live in sin while asking for forgiveness. Repentance is not simply asking but rather turning from your sin.

If you struggle with sexual sin, even if it's something as commmon as lust, please realize it's seriousness and get some help. According to God, you cannot live in this sin and expect to go to heaven. If you struggle in this area, there are a lot of great resources out there and one I recommend in general is a ministry called XXX Church (www.xxxchurch.com). My wife and I have also enjoyed hearing Sy Rogers (www.syrogers.com) who is blunt and tells it like it is. Other popular ministries include Exodus International (http://exodusinternational.org/), Be Broken Ministries (http://www.bebroken.com/) and there are others that can be found by Internet search.


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