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Issues or the 90's
Dr. Stan Coffey
I Corinthians 7:1-11
Only twice in history of recorded civilization have we seen a complete disintegration of the home. One time was 300 years before Christ came, in 300 BC, the ancient Greek civilization. The other was 33 AD, the Roman Empire. Both- of these nations disintegrated but it began with the disintegration of the family. The family went first then there was the culture then there was the fall of the nation. Morally and spiritually America is on the brink of disintegration. One day some author may write the rise and fall of the American Empire.
What is the answer to the grave dangers posed by a promiscuous society that has flaunted the loss of God in His face? Some say the answer is safe sex. Much effort is being put forth today to educate children beginning with those in kindergarten about how to practice safe sex. But human beings with all their effort to practice safe sex cannot overcome the problems of sexually transmitted diseases including aides that face today's society. The only kind of safe sex that will guarantee that the traditional family will survive and protect our lives is the safe sex taught in the Bible. But is it possible to follow safe sex according to the Bible in the 90's? Possibly no other subject is as important to the well-being of our nation as this one.
I. SAFE SEX AND THE WAY OF HAPPINESS FOR MARRIED LIFE (I Corinthians 7:1)
A. The sanctity of safe sex.
1. God has set some definite boundaries for the physical act of marriage without which the family cannot exist.
2. Inside these boundaries we discover that sex is a wonderful gift of God - I Corinthians 6:16 (one flesh).
3. God's plan in sex is to bring a man and a woman together in the sanctity of marital love to a sense of oneness where they become one flesh.
B. The selflessness of safe sex - verses 3 and 4.
1. It is the giving of oneself (render).
2. R ...
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