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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Marital Intimacy – I Corinthians 6:12-7:5, 7:25-38 – Singleness, Marriage and Sex

June 4th, 2018 Viewed 187 times

Where Does Paul Derive His Instruction about the topic of intimacy in marriage?

First, from Adam and Eve—the two became one flesh. This is the key to why sexual immorality it prohibited by Paul and lays the foundation for the arguments against it. Second, from the Gospels in which we learned that Jesus said that compared to the love of family we should love God above all else. This is foundational to the ideas that Paul is going to have about why you should not marry if you can help it.

What are the commands in this passage?

  • Sexual Immorality is harmful because it is the joining of two people into one.
  • The husband’s and wife’s bodies are not their own, they are to be physically intimate.
  • Stay as you are, if you are able.

For What Purpose does Paul Say it is Better Not to be Married?

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Does Sex Need to Be Taught?

July 23rd, 2015 Viewed 1730 times

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Saying No to the Hookup Culture

April 27th, 2010 Viewed 2116 times

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The feminist movement has convinced women that in order to be equal with their male counterparts they must cast aside morality for the sake of pleasure.  This has led to secular colleges across the country becoming hotbeds for casual sexual relations as well as underage drinking.

However, some young men and women are saying no.

Sexual Rights as Defined By Planned Parenthood

April 6th, 2010 Viewed 1891 times

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One of the things that should bother everyone about Planned Parenthood and Abortion is that the company that provides the abortions is also the same company that is being paid money by the federal government and seeks to profit only if the person chooses to terminate the pregnancy.

There is no way—even if you agree with abortion—that you can justify this situation.

If you cannot believe that a CareNet Pregnancy Center (pro-life) counselor could be objective, how could you believe a counselor who’s paycheck comes from abortion could be completely objective, or even attempt to encourage anything but the “easy way” out.

Thinking About Sex is the Same As Doing It

February 16th, 2010 Viewed 2828 times

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The Pharisees believed that they had kept every letter of the law—and prided themselves on what was on the outside.  As Christ continues to underscore how important the heart is, He takes aim at sexual sin—and says that it isn’t enough to simply abstain from committing adultery, but that you have to keep it out of your mind as well.

Sex and Violence on Television

January 15th, 2010 Viewed 1464 times, 1 so far today

Man & Woman 2 It does seem odd, doesn’t it?  Christians seem to tolerate all sorts of violence in their entertainment, but get all squeamish when it comes to sex.  And they’re called hypocrites because of this—I mean, sex is an expression of love, and violence is an expression of hate, right?

I have a theory here—and correct me if I’m wrong.  I think that the difference is what goes on in the mind.  After the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told those that were there that if you looked on a woman to lust after her, it was as if you committed adultery with her, and that if you said “Raca” to your brother, it was as if you killed him.

Many illustrations of sex on television is something that invites our minds to participate at a sexual level with what we see.  Hence why porn is such a profitable market.  However, I don’t see much of the entertainment inciting us to anger or rage—the catalyst for murder.  So is it the case that Christians are more against sexuality in entertainment because of the link and promotion of sin—and regardless of the desensitizing that’s going on in both places—and are less concerned because the violence does not have them participating in it?

Sexual Sin and the Church

December 21st, 2008 Viewed 4221 times

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She is sleeping with her boyfriend, left the church because they were going to discipline her, should they follow through with the public announcement?

That is the situation a church in Florida found itself in this past week as a woman in the church first confessed to a woman in her Bible Study that she was in an immoral affair, and then (ironically) tried to stop that church from declaring what she did was a sin.

How Much Is Your Purity Worth?

September 16th, 2008 Viewed 3545 times

Natalie DylanMiss Natalie Dylan believes that her purity (at age 22) is worth $1,000,000 and wants to auction off that purity to the highest bidder.

“I don’t think auctioning my virginity will solve all my problems, but it will create some financial stability,” the 22-year-old (who uses the pseudonym “Natalie Dylan”) says on tonight’s The Insider. “I’m ready for the controversy … I’m ready to do this.”

Dylan says she’s already taken a polygraph test to prove her virginal status. She is also willing to undergo a medical exam.

Abortion Claims Another Victim

May 6th, 2008 Viewed 2090 times

love in a cave According to The Times Online, abortion can effect your relationship– including your sex life:

Lack of interest in sex after an abortion is so common that it can almost be said to be expected. Before long your libido is likely to have returned, but both you and your partner have to bear in mind that even now having an abortion is a huge event in anyone’s life. It is possible, but by no means inevitable, that the changes this will have wrought in the way you feel about a future together may have irretrievably undermined your relationship. If this happens, neither of you should assume blame or feel guilty….

Why Would You Throw it All Away?

March 10th, 2008 Viewed 1749 times

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Today’s big news concerns the Democrat Governor of New York, but he is hardly the first and will not be the last. In case you had not heard, Governor Eliot Spitzer engaged in acts that he prosecuted as the Attorney General of the state of New York– he hired a prostitute on multiple occasions.

There are many things that makes this tragic. It’s just the latest thing in Gov. Spitzer’s life to come undone.

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