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Meet Sexual Sin with Truth and Grace

How to minister to people caught in fornication
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One of the greatest weapons against fornication is education. We must educate the body of Christ on God's ideas about sex. Hebrews 13:4 clearly states, "Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery." Self- explanatory! If this Bible principle were taught more frequently, we would have less fornication and other forms of sexually immorality. Sex was never prohibited by God, it is not dirty, nor is it a sin to enjoy it. Sex was created by God not just for procreation but also for our enjoyment and to connect intimately with our spouse.

Transparency is necessary for effective teaching and relevancy. For too long, we have concealed our struggles with sexual sin. When we are willing to disclose our failures concerning sexual immorality and God has restored and delivered us from the enslavement of sexual immorality, we demonstrate the power of God. When I shared my struggle with fornication, as a believer, it gave incredible credence to the power of God's love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. When we expose our own failures with fornication, and how the redemptive power of God rescued us, we help cripple and destroy the yoke of sexual bondage on the lives of others.

Maintaining Sexual Purity

The body of Christ has a responsibility to counterattack the schemes of the enemy. Maintaining sexual purity can be done. We must govern the gates at which we receive information: eyes, ears, mouth, touch, and heart. In Ezekiel 44:23, through the prophet God commanded that the priests "teach my people the difference between what is holy and what is common, what is ceremonially clean and unclean." The priests had the responsibility to care for the house of God and minister to his people. Those who minister to God's people have this great responsibility, but we all must be willing to live this in our daily lives.

October31, 2013 at 7:49 AM

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