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Biblical Convictions About Sex



 

Biblical Convictions about Sex


a. What Does the Bible Say?

b. Double check your understanding of the practice and get wise counsel.

c. Pray and the perspective of the Gospel.

d. Commit to obey Jesus no matter what it costs.


Definition of Biblical sex.


Genesis 1:27


So, God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.


Genesis 1:28


God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”


Genesis 2:22-25


Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[h] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.


The uniting of a married man and woman to become one physically. It is created by God with specific purposes and responsibilities. We answer to God for how we use it.


Song of Songs 7:1-4


How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince’s daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of an artist’s hands. Your navel is a rounded goblet that never lacks blended wine. Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies. Your breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle. Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon looking toward Damascus.


God created the wonder and beauty that can have sex so full of passion.


What does Jesus add?


Matthew 19:4-6


“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So, they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.”


We do not make ourselves one, but God makes us one and we live out the oneness.

What does the Bible say about Sex outside of oneness?


Polygamy?


Genesis 4:19


Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.


Sex before marriage?


1 Corinthians 7:2


But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.


Divorce? Divorce and remarriage?


Matthew 5:32


But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.


Orgies?


Galatians 5:21


and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.


Bestiality?


Leviticus 20:15


“Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal is to be put to death."


Prostitution


Leviticus 19:29


‘Do not profane your daughter by making her a harlot, so that the land will not fall to harlotry and the land become full of lewdness.


Homosexuality?


Leviticus 18:22


“‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable."


Pornography/masturbation?


Matthew 5:28


But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.


Biblical Sex is clearly full of passion and only between one man and one woman in marriage.


VICE! Inclusive or Exclusive?


What do we do now? 99% are all guilty of illicit sex. We are all perverting God’s gift to us. Even worse we have sexual needs, drives, voices telling us we can’t help it.


Why is sex such a big deal to God?


Matthew 5:28


But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.


Romans 1:21-23


For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they becamefools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.


Romans 1:24-25


Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.


Romans 1:26-27


Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.


LUST MAKES YOU A SLAVE! Lust and Biblical sex are enemies.


HOW DOES THE GOSPEL IMPACT SEX?


John 8:34-36


Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.


We are all on the same path to die to our lusts and live out the new life of freedom Jesus died to give us.


Colossians 3:5

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry.


1 Corinthians 7:3-4


The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife.


Healthy sex is the act of a married man and woman giving away their body soul and spirit and receiving their spouse’s body soul and spirit as one. Living out the oneness God has made them to be.

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