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For Those Struggling With Sexual Sins

If you are struggling with sexual sins, let me point you to a couple of worthy ministries that can offer help.  Sexual sins are devastating to not just the person but to many others around you.  I urge you to walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-17) and overcome sexual sins by the grace of God (Titus 2:11-12).

XXX Church

Pure Life Ministries

Written by The Seeking Disciple

06/22/2013 at 2:07 PM

Pornography is not Intimacy!

Pornography is the desire for sex without the commitment to intimacy.  It is the feeding off the intimacy of others.  Pornography is for those who want to avoid intimacy.  But never forget, pornography is not sex.  Sex involves two people.  In a biblical worldview, sex involves a married couple who are committed to each other before God (Genesis 2:18-25).  Sex is the overflow of that couple’s intimacy but sex does not define a biblical marriage.  Marriage is not focused on sex.  Marriage is focused on intimacy.

That is why pornography is so dangerous.  It offers sex (but not really) without intimacy.  It seeks to replace what God intended to be between a husband and wife in the context of commitment.  Pornography is a sorry replacement for true intimacy because the person who indulges in viewing pornography is seeking intimacy in a wrong way, by viewing the intimacy of others.  They are not seeking intimacy with the one that God intended, their spouse.  Sex doesn’t begin with a kiss.  It begins with a ring.  It begins with a kind word, a loving smile, a warm hand, a listening ear.  Sex begins with a deep, passionate desire for your wife (or husband) to be your best friend, your passion, your hero.  Sex doesn’t begin with naked bodies.  It begins with long walks in the park, a rose after work.  Intimacy breeds sex.  Pornography produces lust.

How vital is it to learn to be intimate with your spouse.  God created our bodies to be enjoyed with only one person: our spouse.  He did not create them so that we could indulge in our sinful desires (Galatians 5:16-17).  In fact, sexual perversion will keep us out of His kingdom (Revelation 21:7-8).  We must guard against sexual perversion.  We can be forgiven of our sins (1 John 1:9) but His Spirit also empowers us to overcome sin (1 John 2:1).  Our passion should not be to view others intimacy but to create our own in the context of marriage.  In marriage, sex is beautiful and without all the guilt that comes from seeking intimacy without commitment (Hebrews 13:4).

I urge you, don’t allow pornography to trap you.  It offers cheap fulfillment with a substitute for the real thing.  It will never satisfy.  It will seek to and will even offer promises that it will satisfy but in the end, pornography will leave you spiritually bankrupt, guilty, dirty, and trapped in your mind.  The hope is the gospel.  The hope is intimacy with your spouse.  That is the plan and purpose of God (1 Corinthians 7:1-5).

Written by The Seeking Disciple

02/09/2013 at 11:59 AM

Do You Struggle With Pornography?

If you struggle with pornography or if you are battling any type of sexual sin then click here.  There is freedom!

Written by The Seeking Disciple

10/02/2012 at 9:51 PM

Be Holy In All Your Conduct

I don’t know anything about the story of Grant Storms and his “anti-gay” views.  I would not say that I am “anti-gay” but I am “anti-sin” of whatever kind (Galatians 5:19-21).  I despise sin in my own life and heart.  I look to Jesus for not just salvation from the power of sin but also to help me overcome sin (Romans 7:25).  I am all too aware of Paul the Apostle’s words in 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 about the sexual sins of the Israelites and how their judgment and example serve as one for us as well.  I also know that Jesus called His disciples to a life of holiness (Matthew 5:48) and a life that follows Him (Luke 9:23-25).

So with sadness I saw that this man had been arrested for public sexual acts all the while he was preaching hard against homosexual sins.  While I don’t think that the message of the gospel changes, I do think that this once again shows that we must be holy in all our conduct (1 Peter 1:15-16).  Did this man not think that God would expose his sins all while he was preaching against others sins?  We must be aware that we are open before God at all times (Psalm 139:1-2; Hebrews 4:13).  God sees all that you say, think, and do.  You cannot hide your sins from God.  This is why I stand on 1 John 1:9 and seek to confess my sins before Him.  He knows my sins and He sees my sins but I confess them before the Father because I need His grace and mercy to help me overcome my sins.  God’s grace enables us to overcome sin (Titus 2:11-12).  We don’t have to be slaves to sin if we are in Christ Jesus (John 8:31-38).

So brothers and sisters, rest assured that God sees your sins.  How can you trample under foot the Son of God for your lusts?  How can you preach hard against others sins but then indulge in looking at pornography or abiding in lustful thoughts?  Be holy!  Stop sinning!  Repent before Jesus!

Again, if you are caught in sexual sins and you need help overcoming your sins, contact Pure Life Ministries.  They can help you overcome your sins.  God wants us to overcome.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

11/08/2011 at 1:48 PM

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