Sexual sin is in a category all by itself

  7/20/2015

The media likes to find a way to discard sexual sins by saying there's no different from other sins. 

Sin is sin, they say, so why focus on sexual immorality more than any other sin?

But it turns out that the scriptures put sexual sex in a category all by itself.   Sexual sin is different from all other sins, because it is with our bodies, which we take with us wherever we go.

“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.” – 1 Cor. 6:18

We cannot get away from sexual sin because we cannot get away from our body and so we are constantly reminded of the sin we have committed.

For this reason sexual immorality causes more mental anguish then other sins.  This is also supported by social science  because people involve with sexual immorality have a much higher rate of suicide.

Some people deal with the increase in mental anguish by suppressing their conscious and exchanging the truth for a lie.  Telling themselves that what they know is wrong is not wrong. This is what Paul explains in Romans 1.

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile ... " "They exchanged the truth about God for a lie … so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.” – Rom 1:20-29

For this reason, we have justification to focus on avoiding sexual immorality more than other sins. It is more dangerous to us than other sins.

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