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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6237 sexual sin, nature of
6237 sexual sin, nature of

6237 sexual sin, nature of

Any transgression of the limits that God has set for the enjoyment of sex. Such sins are often life-dominating, but may be broken through the power and grace of Jesus Christ.

The origin of sexual sin

Fallen human nature Gal 5:19 See also Ro 13:12-14; Col 3:5-6

The heart Mt 15:19 pp Mk 7:21-22

The offensiveness of sexual sin

It defiles the sinner Mt 15:20 pp Mk 7:23 See also Ro 1:24; 1Co 6:18

It defiles society Lev 18:24-25 See also 1Co 5:6; Rev 19:2

It offends other people 2Pe 2:7-8 See also Ge 9:22-25; Ge 34:7; Ge 38:24; 2Sa 13:21-22; 2Co 12:21

It offends God 2Sa 11:27 See also Jer 13:26-27; Mal 3:5

Sexual sin under the old covenant

Pre-marital sex Dt 22:13-21

Adultery Ex 20:14 pp Dt 5:18 See also Lev 18:20; Dt 22:22-24

Prostitution Lev 19:29; Dt 23:17-18

Rape Dt 22:25-29

Homosexual intercourse Lev 18:22 See also Lev 20:13

Bestiality Ex 22:19; Lev 18:23; Lev 20:15-16; Dt 27:21

Incest Lev 18:6-18; Lev 20:17,19; Dt 22:30; Dt 27:20,22-23; Eze 22:11

Intercourse during menstruation Lev 18:19; Lev 20:18

Sexual sin under the new covenant

The OT laws are confirmed and strengthened Mt 5:27-28 See also Mt 5:31-32; Ro 1:24-27; 1Co 6:15-16; 1Co 7:9; Heb 13:4

The need for holiness in the lives of believers 1Th 4:3-7 See also Ac 15:29; Eph 5:3; Heb 12:16; 1Pe 1:15-16; Lev 11:44; 1Pe 4:1-3

The church must be kept pure Rev 2:14-16 See also 1Co 5:1-5,9-11; Rev 2:20

God’s judgment on sexual sin

In this life Rev 2:21-23 See also Ge 19:24; Nu 25:1-9; 2Sa 12:11-12; Pr 7:26-27; 1Co 10:8

In the world to come Rev 21:8 See also Eph 5:5-6; 2Pe 2:6; Jude 7; Rev 22:14-15

God’s power over sexual sin

It can be forgiven Jn 8:10-11 See also 2Sa 12:13; Ps 51:1 Title; Mt 21:31-32; Lk 7:36-38,47-50; Rev 2:21

Hearts can be changed 1Co 6:9-11

Resisting sexual sin

By remembering God’s word Ps 119:9 See also Pr 6:23-24; Pr 7:5

By resisting temptation Ge 39:6-12; Pr 7:24-25

By mortifying lust Job 31:1 See also Mt 5:29-30

By living in the Spirit Gal 5:16

By living for holiness Ro 6:19

By enjoying sex within proper limits Pr 5:18-20; 1Co 7:2,9

See also

5375law
5482punishment
5735sexuality
6166flesh, sinful nature
6187immorality
6248temptation
6652forgiveness
7348defilement
8266holiness
8324purity
8339self-control
8821self-indulgence

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