Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Study on: What GOD says about Dating and Sexuality


Dating:
THE WILL of God is YOUR Sanctification; to accomplish God’s will, we have to stay away from sexual immorality (1 Thessalonians 4:3).  We will all be tempted, can’t avoid it. But God always gives us OTHER options that keep us from sinning (1 Corinthians 10:13).  We are NOT suppose to look, think, act, and live like those who don’t follow God because it WILL cause spiritual conflict because living like the world and living holy CAN’T go together; so being holy and dating unholy will lead to problems (2 Corinthians 6:14).  Not only because finding love is a blessing from God but getting married can keep us from sinning.  It allows us to have sexual relations that aren’t sinful but beautiful.  At the same time it keeps you focused on your spouse and satisfied (1 Corinthians 7:1-25).  Just looking to hook up, casually date, and ANY reason where sexual relations are the end result it will NOT work out because that is NOT what God designed relationships for (1 Corinthians 6:14). 
The standard of beauty like long legs, white teeth, big breasts, big muscles, and other specific lustful physical features, even attractiveness of the kind and amount of possessions, IS NOT FROM GOD. The world invents standards and ideas that takes away and masks GOD’S standard; like true holy beauty (1 John 2:16). God WILL judge the sexually immoral (Hebrews 13:4).

What is sexual immorality, according TO GOD?
Sexual relations outside of marriage, or with someone how is not your spouse (1 Corinthians 7:1-25).  A sexual thought outside of marriage is the same as committing the action itself (Matthew 5:28).  Actions or thoughts that are not the will of and design by God (1 Corinthians 6:14, 1 Thessalonians 4:3).  The lack of self control over your body and mind (1 Thessalonians 1:4-5).  A sin against God and your body (1 Corinthians 9:16) and just a thought or what your eyes are looking at and why is just as sinful as all other sins (Matthew 6:23, 1 Corinthians 6:18).  People that practice sexual immorality and who aren’t repentant will not be allowed in God’s house (Ephesians 5:5).  Homosexuality IS immoral according TO GOD and HIS WILL and those who don’t repent, become born-again, and get away from the sin will not enter God’s house either (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Homosexuality is NOT NATURAL according to GOD and humanity chooses to act and live that way out of selfishness and being slaves to sin (Romans 1:24-27). And ANYONE who practices sexual immorality AND homosexuality ARE NOT in line with God’s Will (1 Timothy 1:10).  Sexual relations with family, even in-laws, and homosexual relations are sinful and spiritually kills the soul (Leviticus 20:12-14).  Sexual immorality is self evident (Galatians 5:19) and defiles and corrupts the people involved (Mark 7:20-23, Jude 1:7).  It is a war with your soul! (1 Peter 2:11).  But the war isn’t you against your flesh but YOU against SATAN and his temptations attacking your mind and body (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

Who & How God wants those who follow him to date:
We date those who are live for God and not like the world (2 Corinthians 6:14).  Staying sexually pure is evidence for holy self control.  People who give into their lusts do not have godly self control (1 Thessalonians 4:4-5).  Those who LOVE the lord, their lifestyle and choices prove it by FOLLOWING God, literally (John 14:15).  We are TOLD to purse love with others who follow Christ period (2 Timothy 2:22).  Again, God tells his people to ONLY look for love within those who already follow God (Deuteronomy 7:3-4).  God warns what WILL come from those who follow him and those who don’t (Proverbs 10:10-31).  To see the intentions in their heart of someone, just wait and see their actions (Galatians 5:19).

Why:
Of course this isn’t obvious at first but down the road and in the end, “bad company RUINS good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33).  God says looking for love from people who DON’T follow Christ, WILL lead you away and corrupt the soul! (Deuteronomy 7:3-4).  Another reminder of the kind of people we choose to surround ourselves with WILL influence us (Proverbs 29:3).  Sexual sins aren’t just sins against God but against “the temple of God”, your body (1 Corinthians 9:16) as well! (1 Corinthians 6:18).  The point of godly dating is to find a wife (Proverbs 18:22) and to prevent sexual temptation and sin (1 Corinthians 7:1-25).  Get to know who you are interested in to know all your options (Proverbs 19:2).  Your relationship is meant to glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31).  Your body is meant for God and not your selfish sexual desires (1 Corinthians 6:14).  When your mind and eyes wonder and become sinful, YOU as a whole are in sin; it’s not a small little poor old dumb tiny sin; it makes your entire self, body and soul, corrupted! (Matthew 6:23).  People that practice homosexuality and sexual immorality in general and who aren’t repentant will not be allowed in God’s house (Ephesians 5:5, 1 Corinthians 6:9).

How:
Literally be a follower of Christ and do what he says because of your love for him (Luke 6:46).  If you do fail to take God’s other options and instead give into temptation, then “FLEE” from sin ASAP (1 Corinthians 6:18).  Cut ties, change plans, defriend, delete numbers, do whatever it takes to save your soul from corruption (Mark 9:43).  Look at women/men with respect, honor, integrity, and through holiness or your mind and eyes will wonder and lead you to sin (Matthew 5:28).  Again and again we are TOLD to “flee” from “passions” and are given other, holy, options (2 Timothy 2:22).  To be even more blunt God says to “abstain” from ‘EVERY’ form of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22).  And even more hardcore God says “ PUT TO DEATH” your worldly desires, metaphorically and spiritually of course (Colossians 3:5).  If you ever don’t know what to do or how to say it, GO TO GOD and he WILL give you the wisdom you need (James 1:5).  Study, research, learn, talk, watch, do your homework about your situation to be informed and see God’s will (Proverbs 19:2).  If you get lead astray, tempted, betrayed, insulted, and persecuted REMAIN LOVING (1 Timothy 5:1-2).  Confess and repent and you are forgiven (1 John 1:19).  God advises us to find a wife to love to keep away from adultery (1 Corinthians 7:2).

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