|1 Corinthians 6:18|
18 Flee sexual immorality.5 Every other sin that a man commits is outside his body, but he who commits sexual immorality, sins against his own body. [From the Word of the Lord within: "A man must learn control of his body. Mankind's failure — sexual immorality. Those who are immoral have no inheritance in God's kingdom."]
28 But I say to you that whoever looks on a woman with lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.4 [From the Word of the Lord within: "A man must learn control of his body. Mankind's failure—sexual immorality."]
29 If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your body parts should perish, rather than your whole body should be cast into hell;5 [Looking on a woman with lust, committing adultery, is serious sin that leads to Hell. However, Jesus doesn't want us to maim ourselves; He wants us to come to Him so He can purify us through obedient faith to the commands we hear Him speak to us as we wait on Him in humble silence.]
3 But as becomes the saints, do not let sexual immorality, all uncleanness, or covetousness, be named among you even once.
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not becoming; but rather give thanks to God.
5 For of this you can be sure, that no sexually immoral, or impure, or covetous person, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. [The peoples of the earth have ignored these perfectly clear behaviors, (sexual immorality, impurity, covetousness), that exclude any and all from the kingdom. From the Word of the Lord within: "Ephesians 5:5-6: This the void of the earth, made perfectly clear. Those who are immoral have no inheritance in God's kingdom." Paul just told us that covetousness is idolatry. So whatever we want or value, we worship; and how one spends their free time defines their devotion. From the Word of the Lord within: "you must learn to hate everything you worship."]
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient.1 [Paul pleas with you not to be deceived by anyone who tells you differently, (e.g., that your sexual immorality, impurity, and covetousness is excused by believing in Jesus), which is what the preachers of Christianity do; even the demons believe in Jesus. It is only by waiting on the Lord to hear and obey his commands that one can become pure, free of sexual immorality, and free of covetousness. From the Word of the Lord within: "The way is clear: listen and obey."]
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are: sexual immorality (including adultery and fornication), impurity, lust, [The works of the flesh are sin, and the wages of sin are death. From the Word of the Lord within: "Consequence-free sin does not exist; the consequences are truly staggering. There is a war you must win: sin must be overcome; the fleshly lusts war against your soul."]
21 Envy, drunkenness, revelry (partying), and the like; which I say beforehand, as I have said before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.4 [All men do works of the flesh because their hearts are defiled until they have been crucified on the inward cross of self-denial, and in no way shall there enter into heaven anything that is defiled. Rev 21:27]
|1 Thessalonians 4:3-5,7|
3 For this is the will of God: that you become holy [sanctified], so that you abstain from sexual immorality;
4 That every one of you know how to possess [control] his own body in purity and honor,1
7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.2
16 See that there is no one who is sexually immoral, or a profane person [godless] such as Esau, who sold his birthright for one morsel of meat.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in revelry [partying] and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and excess, not in strife and envying. [From the Word of the Lord within: "Everyone, make it your ambition to lead a quiet and peaceful life. Have nothing to do with the evils of society. Everyone should put away what they are doing for the sake of righteousness. You do not have to go to Him to end your social life."]
|Acts 15:28-29 |
28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:
29 That you abstain from foods sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from sexual immorality.3 For if you keep yourselves free from these things, you will do well. Farewell." [Only sexual immorality still applies to most modern cultures. The Word of the Lord within spoke to sexual immorality being the one surviving rule that applies to today's Christians just starting the journey out of darkness to a sinless state.So you could say, avoiding sexual immorality is the one big rule you must follow in the beginning. And yet, most who name themselves Christians are watching television shows, movies, and DVD's, which promote sexual immorality; reading books and magazines that celebrate sexual immorality; visiting porno web sites, and much worse.]