The string of sexual abuse allegations and ensuing consequences we have seen recently in the news is no new thing. The veil is finally being lifted up, exposing the widespread sexual idolatry among well groomed men (and women). It used to be that the image of a pedophile, sodomite, or other types of sexual idolaters, was of someone unshaven, lurking around in a dark alley. No more – they are everywhere. Nice looking and clean shaven, they are in every type of business, and setting. With the availability of pornography on the internet, and the many people habitually feeding on this, we are only beginning to see the results, this is only the tip of the iceberg. God judges sin — people can spin sexual idolatry however they want, but God calls it sin.
God is gracious and merciful, he always give clear warning about the consequences of sin before they come. He warns: if you do this – you will face this. It’s what we call the law of sowing and reaping. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, whatsoever a man (woman) sows, he (she) shall also reap” (Gal.6:7). Simple, yet our sin-nature gravitates that way. That is why we need a Savior. . . and tis the season to listen.
We’ve been seeing the ED (erectile dysfunction) ads for years. Most people unaware of the physiological affects of masturbation with pornography may not have put 2 and 2 together, but those of us who have been involved in this battle knew why those ads were becoming main-stream.
The gospel of Christ is the only solution to a sin depraved world. Some of us may not gravitate toward sexual sin, but let us not become Pharisees, rather recognize that we all need to examine ourselves to see where we may be displeasing God and repent. Pride is something all humans are prone to, it’s in our DNA. Let us humble ourselves, be available to God, and be available to those who actually desire to repent and change.
Our culture doesn’t recognize the word sin. They have substituted secular terms for sin. The sad truth is that many bible reading people within the church do as well. Unless we use biblical terms and define sin properly we can never bring remedy for the problem. When we continue to refer to sin-problems as disease, sickness, etc. we will not find the cure.
Beware your sin will find you out. This is a biblical promise. Some people like “Promise Cards”, little notes or booklets listing the “nice” promises of God. Well, we’re living in a day where some folks need reminding of the warning promises too. At some point God actually gives someone over to their sin. Read Romans 1:24-26 God gave them up to…, vs. 26 God gave them up to… and vs. 28 God gave them over to…
If you are involved with sexual sin, repent, and get godly biblical counsel so you can be set free from the snare of your enemy and yourself.
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