The Case for Moral Purity
I Corinthians 6
We want to speak to you on this subject, ''The Case for Moral Purity,'' and I'm beginning our reading in First Corinthians chapter 6 verse 9. ''Know ye not that the righteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,'' here he refers to homosexuality, ''nor thieves, not covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you, but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the spirit of our God.'' And then turn if you will later in the chapter to verse fifteen. ''Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? Know ye not that he who is joined to a harlot is one body? For two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is outside the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you whom ye have of God, and ye are nor your own? For ye are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.''
We are told that America is going through a moral and sexual revolution. We are told that the ideas that are found in the word of God and the truths and the prohibitions and commandments that are revealed to us in holy scripture are no longer applicable - they are old fashioned, outmoded and out of date. And the result is this: that our young people are being sucked down into swirling sewers of sin; our homes are coming apart at the seams; we are seeing the slaughter of millions of precious little unborn babies who are being put to death; venereal disease i ...
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