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OVERCOMING SEXUAL SIN

TORCHWORLD MINISTRIES

ARTICLE BY APOSTLE JOSEPH MINTAH
TEACHING TUESDAY

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Introduction:
In bringing the series on the character systems of the believer to an end, I want us to look at the issue of sexual sin.

A) GOD CREATED SEX
Sex was God’s design. In the beginning He made them male and female. As soon as male and female came in, sexuality took a center stage.

B) God is a God of boundaries
Boundaries are established to protect and preserve lives. Boundaries don’t signify subjugation or oppression. No!

Lust is when you have a desire for something that is out of bounds. In the garden of Eden, God gave them an instruction not to eat from the tree of knowledge. That instruction immediately created a boundary around them.
When they had a desire for the tree that was out of bounds, Lust was born and it opened the door for Corruption to enter the world (2 Pet 1:4).

C) GOD’S ONLY BOUNDARY AROUND SEX
God created the marriage covenant as the ONLY boundary around sex. Sex in marriage is honoured, accepted and endorsed by God.

Hebrews 13:4
“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”

Sex outside God’s boundaries is a sin.

D) CATEGORIES OF SEXUAL SIN
There are three main categories when it comes to sexual sin. They are
1) Uncleanness: Uncleanness is sexual sin which doesn’t involve another person physically. In other words, it talks about wrong ways of deriving sexual pleasure all by yourself. SEE col 3:5, 2Pet 2:10, Rom 1:24). Examples include: masturbation, pornography, sexual fantasies, etc

2) Sexual immorality: This is having sex outside God’s boundaries. This is between two or more people. Sex or sexual acts like kissing, touching, fondling etc between two unmarried people is called Fornication. If at least one of them is married, it is called Adultery.

Sexual immorality includes sexual intercourse which is the actual joining together of the sex organs and what I call sexual ‘outercourse’ which I define as any activity between two or more people aimed at stimulating and arousing each other sexually.
3) The third category of sexual sin is sexual perversion which is unnatural sex. This includes Sodomy: male to male
Lesbianism: women to women
Bestiality: humans to animals.
These are against nature and are abominations before God.

E) HOW SEXUAL SIN IS BORN
Sexual sin is NEVER an accident. There are real and easily noticeable steps to sexual sin. We must know them in order not to fall into it. James 1:13-15 provides us with some stages in sin including sexual sin.

James 1:13-15
“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man:
“But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.”
“Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.”

We will use that to explain how sexual sin is born. Each step comes under a sub heading.
I) Drawn (invitation stage)
II) Enticed (welcoming stage)
III) Conception (Fertilization stage)
IV) Sin (Actual sin stage)
V) Death (Consequences).

We will examine these stages next week. Blessings
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