Saturday, May 17, 2014

Why human sexuality outside of a marriage is a sin…

Human sexuality is everywhere. We see human sexuality in movies, commercials, sitcoms, the internet, sporting events, newspapers, magazines, video games, clothing industry, calendars, street corners, the workplace, and even church. Sex sells, and the world is buying. Pornography is a billion dollar industry that not only exploits human sexuality; it exploits the very minds of the youth. The masterminds of the pornography industry (demonic forces Eph 6:12) believe if you can get them while they are young, you can have them for a lifetime. Human sexuality is so common among the world that most people believe that it is just a part of our culture and see every reason to celebrate sexual freedom. 

What many people fail to realize is that a marriage between a man and a woman is the only acceptable place for human sexuality. Of course, this is from a biblical worldview that points us to God and His design for marriage according to His written word. This stands contrary to what the world tells us. Co-habitation before marriage is on the rise and marriage holds very little value among heterosexual couples.  On the other side, homosexual unions seek to redefine the marriage as not just between a man and a woman. These homosexual couples seek to marry and have made every effort to impress to make this a reality. A side note: Anyone (specifically those with a biblical worldview) who disagrees with this agenda is intolerant and unloving.

A few presuppositions need to be addressed here. One, there is a God who created man in His image and therefore sets boundaries of how we perceive human sexuality. The second is that He has a reason for the human sexuality defined as He sees it. Before we go any further, we also need to understand that the Holy Bible is God’s word written by people under the power of the Holy Spirit. This is not an argument for the validity of the Bible or God, this is an argument for the definition of human sexuality and how it pertains to humanity.

The very first definition of humanity is in the book of Genesis. 

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

We see in this one passage that God created man in His image. He created them male and female. This is simple enough. Everyone alive knows if he or she is a male or female. Our human sexuality is an objective reality that we are either male or female. Therefore, a man cannot sexually be a woman and a woman cannot sexually be a man. It is an objective reality.

Genesis 1:28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

God, the creator of man and woman blessed them. In Genesis 1:31 it says:

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Therefore, God blessed this creation of male and female, commanded that they be fruitful, and multiply. God called this good. This is where we see that human sexuality is essential in procreation. A human life can only come from the sperm of a male and the egg of a female. This is a scientific proof, which not only proves that life originates from this process but it also proves that any termination of this process results in the end of this life. Abortion is the common term we use for the definition of terminating a pregnancy.
Abortion and life in the womb is not under question here, the fact that human sexuality creates life is. God called this process of procreation good.

            Now that we know that God called procreation good we can see further in his word that the union of male and female through a one-flesh covenant is good.

 Genesis 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
God provided a suitable helper for man when He created woman from the man’s rib. If we know that all God created was good, we see in verse 24 that God designed that a man and woman would join to become one flesh. Nearly anyone who reads the Bible points to this verse of God’s definition of marriage. The Lord Jesus Christ also spoke of the one–flesh union. In Matthew (19:4-6) and Mark (10:6-9) the Lord Jesus Christ said that from the beginning, God created man and woman and they were joined to become one-flesh that no man may separate. The man (Adam) also makes a vow of marriage (vs23) in God's sight...These verses speak volumes in terms of the covenant of marriage. These verses also point to the beginning of creation. These verses also speak to the importance of sexuality is only reserved for this union.
God never said we were born heterosexual, homosexual, transsexual, or no sexual. Sexuality on man’s term is based in the desires of the flesh. God said that we were created either male or female and that the only viable sexual situation is between a man and woman in the one-flesh covenant of marriage. Therefore, any sexual activity other than between married couples is a direct assault against the truth of His word. The Lord Jesus Christ summed this up in two verses.

Matthew 5: 27Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Lust is the beginning of sin. We think sin in our heart before we act it out. The Lord Jesus Christ says we sin when we lust for something even though we did not act it that lust out. Therefore, any sexual thought that is not within the confines of marriage is sin. This speaks volumes against the acts of masturbation, fornication, homosexuality or sexually immorality. This is saying your very thought becomes sin and acting these thoughts calls for a need to repent. 
In conclusion, it is time to point to the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. The word of God tells us that the heart of a man is desperately wicked. The truth of God’s word points to us that human sexuality is only reserved for the union of marriage between a man and a woman. Anytime we deviate from the truth we enter into sin. Repentance of sin and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way we receive the Holy Spirit. It is the power of the Spirit that helps us to live in abundant life in Christ.  We have a Spirit inside that directs us to a Christ-filled life because we are reconciled to the Father. We simply cannot fulfill the lusts of the flesh if we are in prayer with the Deliverer.
Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Repent of sexual sin and believe the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ!

 Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

In Christ’s love,



Jyoti Mastapha said...

So according to God's unadulterated Word what exists between a couple where one was or both were married before & at least one former/first/original/Covenant spouse of that couple is still living is NOT love but LUST. It is a sad & HELL-bound state of affairs for that couple & the ONLY way out of this on-going sin as commanded by God for the couple is to repent of that sin of ADULTERY & forsake - LEAVE that relationship & remain single or be reconciled with his/her Covenant spouse.

Jyoti Mastapha said...

"Lust is the beginning of sin. We think sin in our heart before we act it out." ADULTERY is NOT a reason for the end of a marriage & a reason for divorce..that is what the Word of God says..NOWHERE in the Bible does it say that adultery ENDS a marriage...say if adultery ends a marriage...when would a marriage then the time a person looks at another & desires him/her in way that can only be described as ungodly thinking or when a physical coming together of the 2 people concerned happens? I believe that this is one reason (because this is so "grey" an area & subjective) God does NOT accept adultery as a reason for divorce. Anyway, if God has forgiven our sins as far as the East is from the West who are we to not forgive our adulterous spouses whether the sin has been committed for a night or has been on-going for years? Adulterous spouses need to repent & forsake & LEAVE their adulterous relationships...& remain single or reconcile with their Covenant spouse..