The Law of Chastity

THE 21 UNBREAKABLE LAWS OF LIFE (15) – THE LAW OF CHASTITY

(Pastor Lee Jackson – FFWC)

  1. I.                    INTRODUCTION – MAX ANDERS, IN HIS BOOK ON THE “21 UNBREAKABLE LAWS OF LIFE SAYS ,  I LEARNED THAT JOHN, AMAN I KNOW WAS GETTING A DIVORCE.  I WAS STUNNED.  JOHN WAS A PASTOR.  I WAS A PASTOR.  HOW COULD THIS BE?  JOHN’S WIFE WAS LOVELY, THEY HAD ADORABLE CHILDREN.  AND NOW HE WAS RUNNING AWAY WITH SOMEONE IN THE CHURCH.  I WAS SHOCKED.  I DON’T KNOW WHAT JOHN THROUGH WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IS THAT HIS LIFE FELL APART, HIS WIFE’S LIFE FELL APART, AND HIS KIDS’ LIFE FELL APART.  DID HE THINK IT WAS GOING TO BE A NEVER-ENDING SUMMER?  THIS ONLY HAPPENS IN MOVIES.  LAST I HEARD HE WAS EKING OUT A MISERABLE LIVING, DOING SOMETHING HE HATED.  WHAT CAUSES THIS TO HAPPEN?  WHAT SHORT CIRCUIT OF LOGIC AND REASON HAPPENS TO CAUSE THE ASTONISHING MORAL LAPSES?  WHY IS SEXUAL SIN SO EPIDEMIC, AND WHY ARE CHRISTIANS SO VULNERABLE?”  (READ PERSONAL TESTIMONIES GIVEN ON BOTTOM OF PAGE 148, PAGE 149) TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 6: 19-20 nKJV

II)       GOD DOES NOT FORBID SEXUAL SIN & IMMORAL BEHAVIOR BECAUSE HE WANTS TO TAKE AWAY OUR FUN

A)      IT IS BECAUSE HE WANTS TO SPARE US THE PAIN; IT IS BECAUSE HE WANTS TO PROTECT US AND FULFILL US.

B)       SEX WAS DESIGNED BY GOD TO PROMOTE INTIMACY AND GIVE PLEASURE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN IN A MARTIAL RELATIONSHIP.

III)    WHAT IS THE PHYSICAL PRICE OF SEXUAL SIN?

A)      Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a major public health challenge in the United States. CDC estimates that approximately 19 million new infections occur each year— almost half of them among young people 15 to 24 years of age, INCLUDE: CHLAMYDIA (CDC EST. 2.8 MIL NEW CASES A YEAR IN YOUNG FEMALES AGE 15-19, GONORRHEA (EST 700,000 NEW CASES / YR, SYPHILIS (NEW CASES INCREASING 15% / YR), CHLAMYDIA  GENITALIA HERPES, HIV / AIDS (600,000 REPORTED AIDS CASES IN US)

B)       WHEN YOU HAVE SEX WITH SOMEONE YOU EXPOSE YOURSELF TO ALL THE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES THAT CARRIED BY ALL THE PEOPLE THEY HAD SEX WITH CARRIED; THERE IS GREAT DANGER IN ILLICIT SEX.  THERE IS NO SAFE SEX OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE TO ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN.

IV)    WHAT IS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PRICE OF SEXUAL SIN?

A)      THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PRICE OF SEXUAL SIN IS GUILT, SHAME, DEVASTED SELF-ESTEEM, LONELINESS & MORE.

B)       Gal 6:7, 8:   Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

C)       SEXUAL SIN OFTEN DESTROYS THE JOY OF SEX IN A FUTURE MARTIAL RELATIONSHIP AND SOMETIMES THE RELATIONSHIP ITSELF.

D)      PORNOGRAPHY OFTEN LEADS TO SEXUAL ADDICTION & SEXUAL PERVERSIONS LIKE LESBIANISM & HOMOSEXUALITY.

E)       THE PORN ADDICT IS NEVER SATISFIED; HE OR SHE (USUALLY HE) IS DRIVEN BY LUST INTO NEW PERVERSION TO BE SATISFY AN INSATIABLE APPETITE.  PORN IS NOT REALLY ABOUT SEX BUT A SPIRITUAL EMPTINESS THAT HAS NOT BEEN SATISFIED.

F)       SEXUAL SIN DISTORTS THE INTELLECT AND JUDGEMENT, DEFILES THE CONSCIENCE AND DESTROYS the WILL.

II)      WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL PRICE OF SEXUAL SIN?

A)      Gen 2:24: For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

B)       THERE IS something INTENSELY SPIRITUAL ABOUT SEXUAL INTIMACY: G.K. CHESTERTON USED TO SAY THAT THE MAN WHO IS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF A BROTHEL IS KNOCKING FOR GOD.  THE AUTHOR ADDS THAT THE PROSTITUTE WHO WORKS IN THE BROTHEL WAS ALSO LOOKING FOR GOD.  BOTH LOOKING IN THE WRONG PLACES.

C)        SAINT AUGUSTINE “THE HEART WAS MADE FOR GOD AND WILL NOT REST UNTIL IT RESTS IN HIM.”  INCIDENTLY SAINT AUGUSTINE LIVED A VERY IMMORAL LIFE BEFORE HE FOUND JESUS.

D)      (GLAMOUR MARAZINE SURVEY REPONSE BOTTOM OF PAGE 152 CONTINUED ON PAGE 153)

III)      CONCLUSION – DOES GOD FORGIVE SEXUAL SIN. OF COURSE, (WOMAN AT THE WELL: JOHN 4:6 – 29, WOMAN CAUGHT IN ADULTERY  JOHN 8: 1-11) BUT THE CONSEQUENCES OFTEN CONTINUE.  THINK OF ALL THE MARRIAGES THAT WERE DESTROYED BECAUSE OF ONE PARTNER OR THE OTHER HAVING AN “AFFAIR”.  THINK OF THE PAIN OF THE FAITHFUL PARTNER THAT WAS BETRAYED AND DEVALUED.  HIS / HER PARTNER DID NOT THINK THEM “GOOD ENOUGH”, THEY FELT THEY HAD TO CHEAT TO FIND SATISFACTION.  THINK OF ALL THE INNOCENT CHILDREN OF BROKEN HOMES THAT LIVE WITH A STEP PARENT AND NEVER SEE THEIR REAL PARENTS TOGETHER: HAPPY AND HELPING THEM TO BUILD AND PLAN A FUTURE TOGETHER.  THE PAIN OF CHILDREN OF DIVORCE OFTEN GOES ON FOR A LIFETIME.

SCRITURES RELATING TO MORAL & SEXUAL PURITY

Gal 6:7-8:  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Mat 5:27 – 32:   Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 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. 29  And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30  And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 31  It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32  But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

1Co 6:16 – 20:  What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Joh 8:1 -11:  Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2  And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3  And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4  They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5  Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 6  This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7  So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8  And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9  And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 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.

Eph 5:1- 6:  Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. 3  But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4  Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

 

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