Sexual Sins Part I 1 Cor. 6:9 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
Discussing sexual sins on a radio broadcast is difficult because we must keep from being defiled by the subject [Eph 5:11-12]. However, we must at least offer some help to those who are afflicted by these sins. We are quick to condemn adultery, fornication and homosexuality. But are we willing to help someone in one of these sins who really wants to change? We should be willing to help seeing that the sinners in Corinth who had trouble with these sins were able to quit [1 Cor 6:9-11].
Sexual sins can be complex because there are often several contributing factors associated with these sins. Yet, though they are complex, dealing with them doesn’t have to be complicated. You deal with a complex problem by breaking it down into its several simple parts. By dealing with each part separately, solving the problem is simplified. So, we are going to deal with sexual sins by dealing with each component.
You deal with sexual sins Scripturally – You need:
Scriptural truth – honestly certain bible truths are being ignored, twisted, wrested or rejected because if they weren’t then you would be free. Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free,” [Jn 8:32]. You need to call these sins what they are. They are sin and not some sort of a psychological or behavioral problem. Acknowledge them as sins. Jesus died for sins and he shall save his people from their sins, not their behavioral problems.
Scriptural wisdom – There are two kinds of wisdom in Jas 3:13-18. There is earthly, sensual, devilish wisdom [man’s wisdom]. This leads to confusion and every evil work. Then there is the wisdom that is from above. It is pure, peaceable, gentle, etc. You get pure wisdom in you and it makes you pure and brings you peace.
Scriptural remedies – These sins need to be purged by the word of God [Jn 15:3], by the Spirit of God [1 Cor 6:11], by the blood of Jesus [Heb 9:14, this is where confession matters in 1 Jn 1:7, 9], by mercy and truth [Prov 16:6 honesty with the Lord], by the fear of the Lord [Prov 16:6; Job 28:28] and by forsaking them [Prov 28:13, flee fornication].
Conclusion: this is just the first part of what you need to deal with sexual sins. You will see how it fits together with the other parts when we are finished. In the meantime, you cannot ignore any of what you have just read and heard. If you skip this part, you will still be stuck in your sin.