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The 6th and 9th Commandment


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The 6th and 9th Commandment

  1. 1. 6th Commandment Requirement The Commandment seems simple and direct. It forbids married persons from entering into sexual union with someone other than their spouse. Its aim was to protect the family, the absolutely necessary basis for society. It also forbids all impurity and immodesty.
  2. 2. What is Sexuality?  It is a fundamental component of personality, one of its modes of being, of manifestation, of communicating with others, of feeling, of expressing and of living human life.  Sexuality is today understood in a more complete and integral sense than in the past when the focus was almost completely on the sexual act.  Today sexuality signifies an essential dimension of the whole person, by which he/she enters into relationship with others.
  3. 3. Moral Duties The Commandment enjoins a free and responsible fidelity to a conjugal union that last for a lifetime. A joining of a man and a woman in the fullness of their personal lives, a real, complete communion at all levels. A Permanent enduring bond that is “for keeps”. Loyalty Faithfulness Love Mutual support for each other
  4. 4. Prohibitions 1. Incest – It is a crime of cohabitation or sexual acts between persons with direct blood relations and those related within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity. A person is guilty of incest when he or she marries or engages in sexual intercourse with a person whom he or she knows to be related to him or her, legitimately or out of wedlock, such as, an ancestor, descendant, brother or sister of, either, either the whole or the half blood, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece.
  5. 5. 2. Extramarital Sex (Adultery) Extramarital sex (Adultery) is a violation of marriage covenant by willful participation in sexual activity with someone who is not married or other than one’s spouse. This act constitutes a grievous violation of the law of chastity.
  6. 6. Examples of Adultery 1. Bigamy – a crime of being simultaneously married twice. It is the crime of marrying somebody while being legally married to somebody else.
  7. 7. 2. Polygamy – The practice of marriage to more than one spouse simultaneously. It is the practice of having many wives and many husbands at one time. Forms of Polygamy a. Polygyny – practice of having multiple wives. b. Polyandry – practice of having multiple husbands.
  8. 8. Divorce – judicial termination of an existing marriage relationship Annulment – judicial determination that although a marriage relationship was attempted but that no marriage existed from the very beginning or void ab initio because of certain impediments. Legal Separation – a separation of spouses which does not involves dissolution of the marriage but in which Death Insanity Repeated physical violence Cruelty Obtained by fraud or force Moral pressure to change religion Adultery Impotency To induce to prostitution Physical inability to engage in sexual intercourse Afflicted by STD Drug Addiction Absence of parent’s consent Life imprisonment Imprisonment Underage Lesbianism/homosexuality Already married Subsequent bigamous marriage Desertion for a specified length of time Hidden pre-pregnancy Sexual infidelity Attempt against life Abandonment
  9. 9. Subsequent marriage due to divorce and legal separation may lead one to commit adultery. The couple is still validly married even if granted divorce and legal separation according to Church teachings. The Church recognizes subsequent marriage only if after being granted with annulment.
  10. 10. “Thou shall not covet your neighbor’s wife” (Ex 20:17; Dt 5:21)
  11. 11.  Completes the 6th commandment by going to the interior root and source of the flesh: covetousness of the heart.  Human covetousness has been the radical source of sin that alienates us from God and our fellowmen.  It calls us to acknowledge our deep inbred lust for possessions and power and to venture out in an “Exodus” away from the “fleshpots of Egypt”, the house of slavery, toward the liberation of respect and solidarity with one another. 9th Commandment
  12. 12. St. Paul exhorted his converts: “Put to death whatever in your nature is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desires and that lust which is idolatry” (Col 3:5) To the Ephesians he wrote: “Make no mistake about this: no fornicator: no unclean or lustful person-effect an idolater- has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God” (Eph 5:5) 9th Commandment Requirement
  13. 13. Moral Duties be pure in your thoughtsBe decent in your dress Be pure in your acts
  14. 14. Prohibitions 1. Masturbation – It is the deliberate stimulation of the genital organs in order to derive sexual pleasure. It is an abuse of our sexual powers because it lacks sexuality’s essential relationship, which is ordered towards self-giving love and the service of the life according to God’s design. Often it is a result of deficient affective growth, and/or a symptom of much deeper personal problems.
  15. 15. 2. Homosexuality – refers to relationships between men or between women who experience and exclusive or predominant sexual attraction towards person of the same sex. It represents another grave impediment to the integral sexual growth of a person. St. Paul Condemns both male and female homosexual acts as God’s punishment for idolatry, the worship of unnatural lust.
  16. 16. Pornography “printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings.” - Google – Gives injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, and the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of fantasy world. It is a grave offense.
  17. 17. Sexual HarassmentIt is a harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. It includes a range of behavior from mild transgressions and annoyances to serious abuses, which can even involve forced sexual activities. Sexual harassment is considered any form of sexual advancement committed by a person.
  18. 18. Sex on Phone/Sex on TextIt is a type of virtual sex that refers to sexually explicit conversation between two or more persons via telephone, especially when at least one of the participants masturbates or engages in sexual fantasy.
  19. 19. Impure Touching This is touching to arouse the sexual passion outside of the proper use of sex. It applies to touches done individually or on another person. Impure touching is a mortal sin.
  20. 20. Petting and Necking Are always serious sins when their purpose is to arouse passion. Don’t think that petting and necking is an innocent display of affection. They are mortal sins and can lead to immoral consequences.
  21. 21. Kissing Kissing for the purpose of arousing sexual passion is a mortal sin. Kissing between parents and children, relatives, and so forth, is not a sin because it is not done to arouse the sexual passion.
  22. 22. Indecent DancingDecent dancing is good recreation and is not sinful. However, indecent dancing is arouses sexual cravings. There are several ways in which this sin is committed: by “close” dancing, by certain kinds of slow dancing, and other forms of indecent dancing, for example, dancing in poorly lighted rooms, “dirty dancing” and so forth. Beware of dangerous dance halls. Keep your children out of such places.
  23. 23. Indecent Dress (Immodesty) Indecent dress even it is not a mortal sin at first, it can easily become one. It can lead people to sin. Men’s passions are easily aroused by low-cut dresses, short skirts, indecent sweaters and bathing suits. Many rape cases were induced by wearing of skimpy suits.
  24. 24. Impure Shows/ X-rated Movies In the modern world there are varieties of impure shows which can lead people to sin. To watch impure floor shows, stage shows, movies or videos, or to read books or magazines with the deliberate intention of arousing the sex passion is always a mortal sin.
  25. 25. Impure Thoughts and DesiresImpure thoughts and desires are not sins in themselves. Even great Saints were troubled with these temptations St. Jerome suffered by these temptations for over 25 years. If the person deliberately consents to the thoughts and desires to gain pleasure form them, they then become mortal sins.
  26. 26. Mary, Mother most pure, and Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin, to you I entrust the purity of my soul and body. I beg you to plead with God for me that I may never for the remainder of my life soil my soul by any sin of impurity. I earnestly wish to be pure in thought, word and deed in imitation of your own holy purity. Obtain for me a deep sense of modesty, which will be reflected in my external conduct. Protect my eyes, the windows of my soul, from anything that might dim the luster of a heart that must mirror only Christ- like purity. And when the “Bread of Angels” becomes my food in Holy Communion, seal my heart forever against the suggestions of sinful pleasures. Finally, may I be among the number of those of whom Jesus spoke, “Blessed are the pure of heart for they shall see God.” Amen.