Christian Standard Bible (CSB) The Call to Sanctification 4 Additionally then, brothers and sisters, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received instruction from us on how you should live and please God—as you are doing[a]—do this even more. 2 For you know what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus. … Continue reading 1 Thessalonians 4
3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one transgress and wrong … Continue reading Living to please God
If you struggle with intrusive mental images of ANRs, then “think often that Christ suffered agony for your purity. Fight image with image. Christ crying in agony.” Titus 2:14 Christ gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for … Continue reading My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you … Continue reading Be holy, for I am holy
Answer: In the New Testament, the word most often translated “sexual immorality” is porneia. This word is also translated as “whoredom,” “fornication,” and “idolatry.” It means “a surrendering of sexual purity”, and it is primarily used of premarital sexual relations. From this Greek word we get the English word pornography, stemming from the concept of … Continue reading What is sexual immorality?
By far, the most searched for terms on the internet are related to pornography. Pornography is rampant in the world today. Perhaps more than anything else, Satan has succeeded in twisting and perverting sex. He has taken what is good and right (loving sex between a husband and wife) and replaced it with lust, pornography, … Continue reading What does the Bible say about pornography?
Question: “Why is sexual purity so important?” Answer: God gave man and woman the joy and pleasure of sexual relations within the bounds of marriage, and the Bible is clear about the importance of maintaining sexual purity within the boundaries of that union between man and wife (Ephesians 5:31). Humans are well aware of the pleasing … Continue reading Why is sexual purity so important?
Note how uncovering a person’s nakedness is exactly identical to uncovering the nakedness of the person’s spouse. The two really do become one flesh. New King James Version (NKJV) Laws of Sexual Morality 18 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘I am the Lord your … Continue reading Forbidden sexual practices and the call to holiness
Plea for Purity 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK) 14 Blessed are those who wash their robes,[a] so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practises falsehood. 16 “I, … Continue reading Outside the heavenly city are the sexually immoral, says Jesus, the bright morning star
12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for … Continue reading Flee sexual immorality
5 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife. 2 And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. 3 For though absent in body, … Continue reading Sexual immorality defiles the church
I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, stretching out the heavens by Myself and spreading out the earth all alone, causing the omens of boasters to fail, making fools out of diviners, causing wise men to draw back, and turning their knowledge into foolishness. Isaiah 44:24-25. Try all you want, son of Adam. … Continue reading Untouchable
It seems 99% of the time, the above statement is used by non-believers who abdicate their moral responsibility to God, although genuine Christians sometimes do it too. God doesn’t sympathize with willful sinners. He isn’t “cool” with our sins. He knows we’re frail humans with human needs but He also knows our hearts are desperately wicked … Continue reading I’m only human, God knows my heart so He’ll understand
Is it surprising that Solomon compares his bride’s breasts to grapes when about 7% of breast milk is sugar, which beats all other constituent nutrients?
See also: Am I twisting Scripture to justify my kinky fetish? Rare Proverbs 5:19 with the word ‘nipples’ instead of ‘breasts’ (PDF) Nipples of her they shall satiate you in every of season God Opposes the Proud, by Desiring God Community Church in Charlotte, NC Reviews and testimonials from mostly female ANR enthusiasts, for examples of … Continue reading Let her nipples satiate you always: God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble
God is more concerned with our holiness than our happiness. –Elder T paraphrase
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. –Ephesians 5:3
–John Owen, The Mortification of Sin Just before Christ blew the doors of my heart clean off the hinges, I attended a weekly young men’s church group centered on purity. The pastor made a statement that caught my attention: “in dealing with sexual temptation with young women, many guys often say to themselves ‘how close can I get to … Continue reading Be killing sin or it will be killing you