Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body (1 Corinthians 6:18).
Again Paul writes in Romans 1:24
So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.
On today’s show, we’ll continue our conversation with author and pastor Deon Thomas from The King’s Sanctuary in Kingston, Jamaica. He has a new devotional workbook titled, “21 Days to Sexual Purity: A Biblical Devotional For Overcoming Sexual Temptations”. We’ll discuss the importance of our physical bodies and how using our body – entering into another person emotionally, spiritually and physically is the unique kind of sin that the Apostle Paul is referring to.
On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:
- How sexual sin has a degrading effect on the body.
- Why lust makes you sluggish, unproductive and angry.
- How science and medicine are now confirming Biblical teaching and truths.
Combining our spirituality with our sexuality is not something we tend to think about it, is it? And when we do, it seems to creep us out a bit. But, the reality is this. Our bodies proclaim the good news of the Gospel. Think about it. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are in a perfect complementarian style relationship. In other words, each person of the Trinity has equal value but different roles.
In Genesis 1:27 we read,
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Have you ever thought about how your body doesn’t make sense by itself? Ahh, it’s only when you put male and female – man and woman – together, to where we see how they complement one another. Not just physically either, but emotionally and spiritually.
There is a tremendous amount of talk today about gender and how it’s not needed. I’ve done many shows on this topic, and I would encourage to jump on the website to listen to them. Here’s my final thought today, if gender is not needed why was Jesus Christ born a man, born of a virgin woman? I would encourage you to read the gospel of John 1 and research how many pronouns are in that passage, and why.
It’s important to understand God’s theology of the human body. If our bodies were bad or evil as some religious people proclaim, would Jesus Christ have been born? Of course not. In fact, the Apostle Paul tell us that our bodies are so precious that they house the Holy Spirit Himself. That God dwells among us, in our physical bodies, and that’s why when we attach ourselves – when we enter into someone and use them as an object or piece of trash, we defile our body and experience severe consequences.