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Sexual Immorality

Help me define sexual immorality? I had a discussion with some young adults about sexual immorality. I have added a few scriptures and named some sexually immoral things. Are there more?

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 6:18 – Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.

1 Corinthians 10:8 – We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did — and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.

1 Thessalonians 4:3 – It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;

Jude 7 – In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

Define the following from Scripture:

Adultery
Fornication
Homosexuality
Pornography
Lust
Name and define some more

One of the things I mentioned to the young adults I was talking to was that if you avoid promiscuous living before you get married, your life’s partner will be the only person you will ever know – and thus – they will be the best you have ever known.  Comparisons can be a killer in marriage.  Mental pictures will haunt you if you have multiple partners in your memory banks.

Your thoughts?

This is a repeat post from 2008 – you can find the original and some comments left here.  Amazing how the topic doesn’t change even as the faces change.  Sexuality is one of our strongest desires.  Yet God has a plan for our sexuality and a way to make it pure and a great experience.

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January 30, 2010 - Posted by | Community, Discipleship, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Theology | ,

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