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Overcoming Sexual Sin
By Pastor Bob Paquet
Sex is one of the most
gifts of God to man and the most abused and perverted.
Its primary purpose is to create, with God, a
new human life. That we are able to get tremendous enjoyment,
gratification, etc. from sex was certainly intended by God. Our society
become totally engrossed in perverting the meaning and purpose of sex.
in U.S News and World Report stated that more than $8 billion was spent
pornography in a recent year. Other statistics: Playboy’s website gets
million hits a day; there are 72,000 porn sites on the web with about
added each day. It is difficult to find a TV program or commercial that
exploiting sex. It has been estimated that one in three girls and one
boys will be sexually molested before age 18. Obviously something is
we do with this gift is our choice – we are responsible. Unlike an
is controlled purely by instincts we were created with a free will –
with the intelligence
to make choices between good and evil.
How does one overcome sexual sin?
By confessing and repenting. James
1:14-15 says, “But every man is tempted,
when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.  Then when lust
conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin,
when it is
finished, bringeth forth death.”(KJV) Lust may be defined as, “I want what I want
when I want it!” The source of the temptation is our lust which becomes
idolatry – our god. Driving forces for sexual sin include: lust for
gratification – pornography, prostitution, marital infidelity; lust for
approval – a sin of pride; lust for control – I am the director of my
life - I
make the boundaries; lust to be god – I can do what I want when I want
is no such thing as moral behavior or right and wrong.
Once we are aware of these “lusts” we must
make a choice. Do we continue to let sexual sin control us or do we
sin and repent and seek help. James says, “...and
sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth
death. Could this mean eternal
separation from God? “...
Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor
nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders ... will inherit the