The World’s Way and God’s Way

Opposite views

Worldly wisdom advocates: “Never have unprotected sex” and “Know your partner.”

Others realize the inadequacy of this go-ahead-but-just-be-careful school of thought.

Sex is a beautiful, God-given blessing—when we go by the Book.

God made man and woman for each other, exclusively within the marriage relationship (Genesis 1:27, 28; 2:18-24).

Premarital sex, cohabitation, adultery, and homosexuality are all outside the boundaries God has set (Romans 1:26-28; 1 Corinthians 6:13-20; Hebrews 13:4).

When we submit to God’s will, how gracious He is to forgive! (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

The right aim

The goal should not be reducing risk, but pleasing God.

Respecting God’s boundaries isn’t easy, but it sure pays off in the long run!

When we do what God says, life goes so much better!

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Sex in Context

Seeing sex through God’s eyes

God invented sex. He pronounced it good (Genesis 1:27-28, 31).

God designed sex for our good and our pleasure.

Sex is beautiful in context. The context is marriage.

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All sexual relations outside of marriage, God says, are out of bounds. This includes premarital sex, cohabitation, homosexuality, and adultery.

Honoring God’s boundaries brings us the greatest good in the long run.

Ignoring His will about sex is self-destructive (1 Corinthians 6:13-20).

Turning to the God who loves us!

“Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled, for fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4).

Good news! When we turn to Him in penitent obedience, He is merciful to forgive (1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Titus 3:3-7).

He makes us brand-new people, living for Christ, no longer for ourselves (2 Corinthians 5:14-17).

He loves us that much!

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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