Quotes for Topic: Sexual_morality-general
Employing radical measures is the path to life, while indulging sin is the path to hell. God does not forbid sexual immorality because He wants you to be miserable; God forbids it because sexual immorality leads to brokenness, sadness, emptiness, death, and hell.
Reference: Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace, Zondervan, www.zondervan.com, 2013, p. 63.
Sexual temptation is an issue of the mind. The mind can only act on what has confronted it through sight, reading, or hearing. Therefore, to guard against sexual temptation we must be careful what we look at, read, or listen to. Images are planted which cause lust to take hold. Even when we do not act out immorality we can be polluted by a mental and emotional fixation on sex.
Reference: Copied from Dangers Men Face by Jerry White © 1997, p. 81-82. Used by Permission of NavPress – www.navpress.com. All rights reserved.
What are some of the best preventative measures against sexual sin? 1. Daily time with God in His Word and a commitment to spiritual growth. 2. A commitment to the battle for winning the lost. 3. A committed accountability relationship with one or two other [people]. 4. A deepening marriage relationship with your wife. 5. A constant guard in your thought life and actions. 6. Determined and continually renewed commitment that you will not enter into sexual sin. 7. Defensive prayer.
Reference: Copied from Dangers Men Face by Jerry White © 1977, p. 86. Used by Permission of NavPress – www.navpress.com. All rights reserved.
The stakes in the current conflict over sex are more critical, more central, and more essential than in any controversy the church has ever known. This is a momentous statement, but I make it soberly, without exaggeration. Conflict over sex these days is not just challenging tradition, orthodoxy, and respect for authority in areas such as ordination, marriage, and gender roles. And it does not just affect critically important decisions like the sanctity of human life, the authority and trustworthiness of Scripture, the Trinity and the incarnation of Christ. Rather, war over sex among Christians is now raging over absolutely essential matters of faith without which no one can be a Christian in the first place – matters such as sin, salvation, the gospel and the identity of God Himself (Daniel Heimbach).
Reference: True Sexual Morality: Recovering Biblical Standards for a Culture in Crisis, Crossway, 2004, p.33-34.
The essence of loving living as a follower of Jesus isn’t in trying harder but in enjoying more. I’m not saying you can change without trying. I’m saying that enjoyment empowers effort. Pleasure in God is the power for purity.
Reference: One Thing, Christian Focus, © Enjoying God Ministries, 2004, p.128. www.enjoyinggodministries.com. Used by Permission.
We should pursue purity because the purpose of our redemption is holiness, not impurity. Impurity runs counter to everything God had in mind when He created us, called us, and redeemed us in Jesus.
Reference: Sexual Morality, November 6, 2006, www.enjoyinggodministries.com. Used by Permission.