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Biblical Ethics 5: Love for Neighbour 3 - Sex

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This is Lesson 5 of the Biblical Ethics course in the Crossroads Programme. Crossroads is a discipleship programme written Dr Kevin Smith (http://kevinsmith.co.za) and offered by the South African Theological Seminary (http://www.satsonline.org).

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Biblical Ethics 5: Love for Neighbour 3 - Sex

  1. 1. Biblical Ethics 3 - Love for Neighbour 3: Sex
  2. 2. Lesson OverviewIn lessons 3-7 of this course we are going to study thelast six commandments five headings: 1. Biblical Values regarding Family 2. Biblical Values regarding Life 3. Biblical Values regarding Sex You are here 4. Biblical Values regarding Property 5. Biblical Values regarding Truth
  3. 3. Biblical Values regarding Sex
  4. 4. The Sanctity of Sex“You shall not commit adultery” is the core ofGod’s sexual law. Adultery was chosen torepresent this whole area for two reasons. 1) It was the most common sexual sin 2) It was the most destructive sexual sin
  5. 5. The Sanctity of SexWe are going to study the Outlinesanctity of sex under four 1. Sexual enjoymentheadings: 2. Sexual expression 3. Sexual enticement 4. Sexual effects
  6. 6. Point 1SEXUAL ENJOYMENT
  7. 7. Sexual EnjoymentGod intends sexualintimacy to fulfil threefunctions in a godlymarriage:
  8. 8. Sexual EnjoymentGod intends sexual Malachi 2:15intimacy to fulfil three Has not the LORD madefunctions in a godly them one? In flesh andmarriage: spirit they are his. And 1) Procreation why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring.
  9. 9. Sexual EnjoymentGod intends sexual Genesis 2:24intimacy to fulfil three For this reason a man willfunctions in a godly leave his father andmarriage: mother and be united to 1) Procreation his wife, and they will become one flesh. 2) Partnership
  10. 10. Sexual EnjoymentGod intends sexual Proverbs 5:18-19intimacy to fulfil three May your fountain befunctions in a godly blessed, and may youmarriage: rejoice in the wife of your 1) Procreation youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer—may her 2) Partnership breasts satisfy you always, 3) Pleasure may you ever be captivated by her love.
  11. 11. Point 2SEXUAL EXPRESSION
  12. 12. Sexual ExpressionThe word of God The sexual relationshipcondones one form of between a husband andsexual expression and wife is pure, but all othercondemns all others. sexual relationships are perverse.
  13. 13. Sexual ExpressionScripture explicitly forbidsthese sins:
  14. 14. Sexual ExpressionScripture explicitly forbids Deuteronomy 5:18these sins: You shall not commit 1) Adultery adultery.
  15. 15. Sexual ExpressionScripture explicitly forbids Hebrews 13:4 (NKJV)these sins: Marriage is honourable 1) Adultery among all, and the bed 2) Fornication undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
  16. 16. Sexual ExpressionScripture explicitly forbids Romans 1:26-27these sins: Because of this, God gave them over 1) Adultery to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for 2) Fornication unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural 3) Homosexuality relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
  17. 17. Sexual ExpressionScripture explicitly forbids Prostitutionthese sins: Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of 1) Adultery God? Do not be deceived: Neither 2) Fornication the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes 3) Homosexuality nor homosexual offenders nor 4) Prostitution thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
  18. 18. Sexual ExpressionScripture explicitly forbids Leviticus 18:6these sins: No one is to approach any 1) Adultery close relative to have 2) Fornication sexual relations. I am the 3) Homosexuality LORD. 4) Prostitution 5) Incest
  19. 19. Sexual ExpressionScripture explicitly forbids Leviticus 20:15-16these sins: If a man has sexual relations 1) Adultery with an animal, he must be put to death, and you must kill the 2) Fornication animal. If a woman approaches 3) Homosexuality an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the 4) Prostitution woman and the animal. They 5) Incest must be put to death; their 6) Bestiality blood will be on their own heads.
  20. 20. Point 3SEXUAL ENTICEMENT
  21. 21. Sexual EnticementJesus taught that lust issexual sin. Both the deedand the desire are sinful.With respect to lust, theseare some key areas inwhich believers shouldstrive for purity.
  22. 22. Sexual EnticementJesus taught that lust is Danger Areassexual sin. Both the deed 1) Modestyand the desire are sinful.With respect to lust, theseare some key areas inwhich believers shouldstrive for purity.
  23. 23. Sexual EnticementJesus taught that lust is Danger Areassexual sin. Both the deed 1) Modestyand the desire are sinful.With respect to lust, these 2) Pornographyare some key areas inwhich believers shouldstrive for purity.
  24. 24. Sexual EnticementJesus taught that lust is Danger Areassexual sin. Both the deed 1) Modestyand the desire are sinful.With respect to lust, these 2) Pornographyare some key areas inwhich believers should 3) Pettingstrive for purity.
  25. 25. Sexual EnticementJesus taught that lust is Danger Areassexual sin. Both the deed 1) Modestyand the desire are sinful.With respect to lust, these 2) Pornographyare some key areas inwhich believers should 3) Pettingstrive for purity. 4) Masturbation
  26. 26. Point 4SEXUAL EFFECTS
  27. 27. Sexual EffectsSexual sin has serious consequences in fourareas of life.
  28. 28. Sexual EffectsSexual sin has serious consequences in fourareas of life. 1) Sexual sin damages your earthly life.
  29. 29. Sexual EffectsSexual sin has serious consequences in fourareas of life. 1) Sexual sin damages your earthly life. 2) Sexual sin devastates your family life.
  30. 30. Sexual EffectsSexual sin has serious consequences in fourareas of life. 1) Sexual sin damages your earthly life. 2) Sexual sin devastates your family life. 3) Sexual sin destroys your spiritual life.
  31. 31. Sexual EffectsSexual sin has serious consequences in fourareas of life. 1) Sexual sin damages your earthly life. 2) Sexual sin devastates your family life. 3) Sexual sin destroys your spiritual life. 4) Sexual sin disqualifies your eternal life.
  32. 32. Conclusion
  33. 33. Conclusion1) The seventh commandment uses adultery to represent sexual sin because it was the most common and most destructive sexual sin.2) God intended three purposes for sexual intimacy: procreation, partnership (putty), and pleasure.3) The sexual relationship between a husband and wife is pure, but all other sexual relationships are perverse.
  34. 34. Conclusion4) The scriptures condemn adultery, fornication (pre- marital sex), homosexuality, prostitution, incest, and bestiality.5) God’s people should avoid behaviours that lead to sexual sin.6) Sexual sins have far-reaching consequences for our earthly, family, spiritual, and eternal life.

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