How does God speak of sexual sin? Many do not know that God assigns sexual sin to a special category of sin. Sexual sin is the only sin that is considered as committed within the body. All other sin is considered outside of the body. What this means exactly is not known, but it does have some special meaning for God to set it apart.
1 Co 6:18Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
Heb 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
1 Th 4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; 1 Th 4:4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor…
These next verses give some insight to God’s commands about sexual sin.
1 Co 6:15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 1 Co 6:16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.”
1 Co 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 1 Co 6:20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Make no mistake, even though this sin is the only sin against the body; it is still sin and all sin is forgiven. As to an unbeliever it is in repentance to salvation, and as to a believer it is in confession.
Published on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 4:47 AM CDT