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Short Take #2: The Scope of Sexual Temptation

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March 8, 2021 9:01 am

Short Take #2: The Scope of Sexual Temptation

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March 8, 2021 9:01 am

Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Overcome Sexual Temptation.

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Rich Eisen
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R.C. Sproul
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Running to Win
Erwin Lutzer
Wisdom for the Heart
Dr. Stephen Davey
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Gregory N. Barkman

Here is another short take Christian worldview with David.

We must get now to the fiscal of sexual temptation. So we know how to overcome it. How broad is this temptation well that the first point is that it's everywhere temptation to sexual immorality is right on the phone you hold in your hand. It's on the websites you visit. Even the Christian websites you visit, you'll see pictures of sensual pictures of man or women on the most innocuous websites are there on television in the commercials and movies on billboards and magazines that you pass by in the grocery store it's in your workplace. It's another flirtatious atmosphere. Ian in a workplace or in a college campus in restaurants. It's in sports it's everywhere. That's only a fraction of the places it is mafic. It's one of the three big temptations.

I think there's lots of temptation to sin a lot in life but I think the temptations to sexual immorality is one of the big three we read this verse previously in the program from first John to assess for all that is in the world, the lust of the flash, the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life is not from the father but is from the world.

I think at first when the lust of the flash is one that includes our our physical desires sexual immorality you think is is is categorized in that particular lust of the flesh is one of the most powerful drives powerful desires that we as humans have along with greed and power, which is summarized in the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, so this is a huge temptation that has been around forever.

This is nothing new. So not only is it everywhere but secondly it's destructive, like all sin, rejecting God's word on this one leads to severe consequences. I put a couple bullet points down here that just some of the consequences. There are more than these.

This is an exhaustive list, but there's physical, relational, vocational, and spiritual consequences of rejecting God and his word when it comes to sexual purity.

Physical consequences likes extra transmitted diseases.

HIV-AIDS of course from homosexuality. There's physical abuse and rape and sometimes you will choose to have abortions after being involved in sexual immorality relationally ruins marriages and other relationships, vocations, people lose their jobs over this for their its leaders or CEOs or media people or politicians from the greatest among us to the most unknown among us destructive nature of sexual morality is very rampant. Spiritually, the most important aspect of this, it is destructive. Spiritually it destroys the potential of even the strongest Christians and you see this in Scripture whether it's King David, Solomon really destroyed him spiritually toward the the end of his life and ultimately if we persist in sexual immorality in a unrepentant manner and don't turn to Christ in repentance and faith and salvation. There's ultimately judgment of God as it says in first Corinthians chapter 6 it says, do you not know Paul writes to the Corinthians that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. Who are these unrighteous it says do not be deceived.

Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate transgender type, nor homosexuals of the first five there have to deal with sexual immorality nor thieves nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revile theirs nor swindlers. None of those people will inherit the kingdom of God. So there's ultimately we can talk what the physical, relational, vocational consequences of sexual giving into sexual temptation.

Ultimately, the greatest, most destructive aspect of it is the spiritual judgment that comes from God for rejecting him, disobeying him re-refusing his standard for for sexual purity, so that only is it everywhere. Not only is it destructive, but it's also addictive is like a drug or or alcohol. It's like the flesh can never be satisfied you. You hear about pornography and there's just never enough, there's always going to be more than Scott always got to be harder forms of pornography do to keep us coming back. It's, there's the emotional theirs that the temporary gratification that comes with sexual immorality, yet without the the lasting fulfillment. So there's an addictive nature to it that our our mind and our bodies want to keep coming back to have it fulfilled just one more time. And one more thing to mention about it is it's working it's not always everywhere but it's closer than we think were never very far away from from going down the wrong roads that lead to the sin of sexual immorality. This is been a short take Christian worldview with David. We find out more about the Christian worldview resources make a donation, monthly partner or contact us visit the Christian you can also call us toll-free 1-888-646-2233. Write to us at Box 401, Excelsior, MN 5531 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 551

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