Summary, Part 2 2. It is an infatuating sin, taking away the heart. Once one engages in such sin, one is practically powerless to disengage. 3. It is a sin that injures others: sexually-transmitted diseases, infidelity, abortion, etc. 4. It is a sin that induces the commission of other sins: pornography, lying, hypocrisy, extortion, adultery, rape, even murder. 5. It is a sin that especially dishonors the body. It defiles and destroys it. We were made to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. 6. It is a sacrilegious sin; it takes from God what belongs to Him (1 Cor 6:15-16, 18-20). 7. It is a characteristically heathen sin. The heathen give vent to all their inclinations (1 Thes 4:15, Rom 13:13). 2. WHAT IS THE SIN TO WHICH JUDE REFERS AS âGOING AFTER STRANGE FLESHâ AND WHY IS IT THE EPITOME OF REBELLION AGAINST GOD? [26:44]. It refers to homosexuality. Even nature teaches that it is wrong and violates Godâs design. Rom 1:18-32 â homosexuals radically suppress the truth. Their practice does violence to the anatomy; indeed, homosexuals live shorter lives. Yet they still give mute consent to Godâs order: as couples, they take âmaleâ and âfemaleâ roles. And with the law on their hearts, they know they are worthy of eternal destruction.
Summary, Part 1 Having detailed three historical examples of apostates whom God destroyed, we find that a sin common to all of them is rebellion. The sensual ones rebel against Godâs created order. Today, the authority of the Bible is again an issue in the church. We see in Gen 19 how Lot pictures the compromised church. But there is no middle ground with regard to the Bible. Last week, we examined the identity of the pagansâ sensual cities last week. This week, we move on to B. THE SENSUAL CITIES: THEIR PERVERSE DISORDER (Jude 7b) [starting at 9:32 of the audio]. This study will ask three questions: 1. WHAT IS THE SIN OF âGROSS IMMORALITYâ AND WHY IS IT SO DETESTABLE TO GOD? It is a general reference to all sexual sin. The Greek word is also the root of the English word âpornographyâ. God made us male and female, and sex is to be confined to a marriage between them. At a point in time, the Sodomite cities abandoned themselves to gross immorality. We see the Hebrews do it in Num 25. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS REGARDING THE SIN OF GROSS IMMORALITY [13:41]: 1. It is a close and cleaving sin, much cherished by corrupt nature. It is hard to resist. It is a sin of the body and of the heart.
Andrea wrote: I think it's very sad when Christians refuse to pray for a person,I felt very sad when I read that people will only pray for Benny Hinn's salvation and nothing more.Is that really what Jesus would do? We have to have love for one another,I just felt so grieved with comments that stated they will ONLY pray for Benny Hinn's salvation.We must love one another,and true love,Christ's love prompts us to pray for our brothers and sisters.God truly bless you all.
Thank you Andrea, I was also uncomfortable with the comments, especially people using the proverb that was used to condemn, Christ Jesus, our Lord and Saviour: "He said to them, âYou will surely say this proverb to Me, âPhysician, heal yourself!" (Luke 4:23a).
While I was in elementary school (here in Canada) it was still under the teacher's discretion whether they chose to do daily Bible readings each morning. I heard the Bible daily in grades 1, 2, and 7, and, I believe that is how I learned about circumcision. (Unfortunately, it is also how I learned about other really other traumatic subjects like violent rape. ex. Judges 19) The Bible readings were not (in my view) age appropriate.
As for the aforementioned: Thankfully under The New Covenant, it is a matter of 'the circumcision of the heart'!
Apology At one point in this sermon, I foolishly described the Red Sea as a flowing river (like the Jordan). Please forgive me for this carelessness! Grateful the Lord uses jars of clay to carry His Gospel truth!
"Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them."
~ Colossians 3:19New King James Version (NKJV)
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones."
âBefore I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.â
~ Jeremiah 1:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
"And the Lord said to her: 'Two nations are in your womb, Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger.'"
~ Genesis 25:23New King James Version (NKJV)
"But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.â
~ Luke 1:43-45 New King James Version (NKJV)
"I was cast upon You from birth. From My motherâs womb You have been My God."
"Then He said to the disciples, 'It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success."
Strong Sermon! This message gives us a clear understanding of what a True Christian does and believes as opposed to a professing Christian does and believes. It forces us to see ourselves when we see what the Holy Scriptures say about a spiritual follower and a carnal follower and why one is true and one is false. If the Holy Spirit abides in you, how can you permit the sinful nature be your guidance?
Unprofitable Servant, you've made an excellent point in detail here, not that Jim is listening. It pains me to realize our own tax money has paid all these years for the murder of our next generations. Lord help us.