Almost on a weekly basis I hear, “I know what the Scriptures have to say about living within God’s holy boundary lines regarding sexual expression; however, I am going to follow my feelings and emotions rather than The Truth I know.”
Today, far too many are banking their entire being on, “Well, since God is love, how can any form of sexual expression be unacceptable to Him?” What has happened to the fact and reality that God is Holy and calls all of His followers to holiness which points directly to the fact that He is a God to be feared as well?
Meaning, we have a healthy awe and respect for God and we do not take God lightly.
Christians are the temple of the living God. God has said, “I will be their God and they will be my people. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:16-18)
Considering God’s promises, every Christ-follower is to pursue godliness and holiness and abstain from anything and everything that seeks to contaminate body and spirit.
It is this call to holiness by God Himself when He said, “Be holy as I am holy,” (1 Peter 1:16) that must always be the deciding factor. Every Christian should desire to do what is good (Titus 2:14) and not yield to the evil desires of our heart – whether those desires are heterosexual or homosexual in nature.
In 1 Peter 1:22 we are called by God to purify ourselves by obeying the truth. Frankly, even desiring a person to fulfill any form or degree of sexual pleasure is sinful according to Jesus’ definition in His Sermon on the Mount:
“If you look upon a woman to lust after her, you have already committed sin in your heart.” (Matthew 5:28)
Far too many men and women have tragically bought into the lie that they can never be free from sexual and relational brokenness. That is not true. Every person in the throes of any addiction will say, “I feel this desire is so strong that I don’t believe I will ever be able to get rid of it.”
But the truth is The Scriptures say you can be free.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1)
Without a doubt, Scripture provides overwhelming evidence that any man or woman that may have been practicing any number of unhealthy behaviors contrary to God’s Word and His Will can find forgiveness, freedom and restoration. But, where does that man or woman in tremendous need of God’s mercy and grace begin?
Where does the journey to wholeness begin?
It begins by setting ourselves in agreement with God that all Scripture is for our well-being and was divinely given to the prophets of old without error in its original delivery. The Bible is not some collection of man-made myths or opinions. Yes, we do follow both the red and black print embracing the truth that since God is all knowing; He is trying to protect us from unseen danger.
Therefore, what you and I think, what you and I feel, must always take a back seat to whom God is and what He has clearly stated.
Having a personal relationship with Christ Jesus and embracing Scripture in its entirety, enables us to fight from a position of victory and not defeat.
From All of Us at His Way Out Ministries…
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