by Rick White

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What Did Jesus Say About Adultery (5 of 15)
WWJD: The Series
Rick White
Matthew 5:27-30

Message Truth: God created us as sexual beings as part of His purpose and plan. He also placed parameters for our sexual expression in order to protect us, others, and bring glory to Himself.

(Mat 5:27-30 NIV) "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' {28} But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. {29} If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. {30} And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.

Introduction: During the past 25 years there have been two southern governors ascend to the position of the President of the United States. One was Jimmy Carter and the other, Bill Clinton.

In 1976 President Carter did an interview with Playboy Magazine where he said that he "looked on a lot of women with lust" and "committed adultery in my heart". That was a shocking statement to many evangelicals, which they found unacceptable in (their) leadership.

For most of 1998-99 our entire nation watched as President Clinton denied repeatedly any wrongdoing whatsoever with intern Monica Lewinsky. Most of us will never forget him pointing his finger at the camera and emphatically denying that he ever "had sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky".

I doubt that we yet realize what happened to the soul of our nation during those long months of media babble, cover up, and hypocrisy. It remains disturbing that this nation seemed to care so little for the morality of it's leadership. What was even more disturbing was the lukewarm posture of the church to what was taking place in our nation. [I was further saddened to learn that our President had designated the ...

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