Sexual Sin Is Serious

Sexual Sin Is Serious - Don't Minimize it by Calling it a "mistake"
God's commands about sexual purity are loving. They protect us and guide us into relationships designed for our greatest good.

Recently I read about a teen who'd signed a pledge of purity at her Christian school. When she got pregnant, she didn't feel her "mistake" should affect her privileges at the school.(1)

Christ gave up His privileges as God and died a criminal's death to pay for sins (Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 12:2).

Sins aren't simply "mistakes," and sexual sins are serious:

“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit… 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 

When Romans 1:18-32 describes the depravity of mankind, sexual sins play a prominent role. 

God forgives, but He expects us to humbly acknowledge sins for what they are and show genuine sorrow (James 4:8-10; 1 John 1:8-10). 

(1) See 5 Characteristics of False Repentance and 6 Characteristics of Sincere Repentance See also: Sexual Purity Matters to God, 2 Steps to Sexual Sin, and What Scripture Says About Sex Outside of Marriage
Sexual Sin Is Serious - Don't Minimize it by Calling it a "mistake"

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