Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. BIBLE PASSAGE: Isaiah 3:16-25, 1 Timothy 2:9-10 INTRODUCTION: Seduction is to make someone want to do something by making it very attractive and interesting to the person. Sexual seduction is to persuade or entice someone to desire having sex with the other by doing things which makes sex appealing and desirable. There is a relationship between sexual seduction and dressing, which every Christian must know.
Outlines: 1.SOME SEDUCTIVE TOOLS 2.THE PURPOSE OF DRESSING
Outline 1: SOME SEDUCTIVE TOOLS. It is an established fact that some things can engineer sexual desire especially among unbelievers. Sexual lust is also induced and people who are promiscuous have been using nakedness to lure careless ones to unwholesome lustful desires. This is the same as using pornographic films, magazines or dresses to display acts and images which make people sexually excited. A true Christian must desist from all such things. It is a terrible offence before God to see other peoples nakedness. Only insane people walk the street naked without any feeling of shame because their understanding is darkened – Genesis 2:25, Exodus 20:26, Matthew 5:28, James 1:13, 1 Samuel 16:7, Mark 7:19-26, Proverbs 10:10, Proverbs 6:13
Outline 2: THE PURPOSE OF DRESSING. When the purpose of a thing is unknown, the abuse is inevitable. God was the first to dress man when man was not well dressed – Genesis 3:7, 21. The primary purpose of dress is to cover nakedness. Some dresses that are only good for bedrooms are now worn on our streets. The design of such dresses does not accomplish the real purpose of dressing. These same things were condemned by God through Prophet Isaiah.
Outline 2: THE PURPOSE OF DRESSING. Commercial sex workers are known with certain dressing styles to boost their trade but it unfortunately that many have taken to such form of dressing in the name of modernisation. This has led to sexual harassment of many youths. There is a strong relationship between what we see and what we think. Our dressing must not induce unrighteous thoughts in others that see us, especially unbelievers – Isaiah 3:16-24, Proverbs 6:17, Ezekiel 16:50.
CONCLUSION We are the light of the world. Any form of dressing likely to excite people sexually should not be worn by a Christian, especially in public places. This alone makes nonsense of our primary soul winning responsibility. Remember that it is not everyone on the streets or in the church that has a sanctified mind and you are your brothers keeper - 1 Corinthians 14:40, 1 Corinthians 6:12, 1 Corinthians 8:8-9, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23.
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