Presentation on theme: "Is It Time To Redefine? (Yahoo Article from May 5th, 2014)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Is It Time To Redefine? (Yahoo Article from May 5th, 2014) Marriage & AdulteryIs It Time To Redefine?(Yahoo Article from May 5th, 2014)
2 What Does God Say?Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 RSV)
3 If I Committed Adultery… "100 Consequences of Adultery," written by Philip JayIf I Committed Adultery…My relationship with God would suffer from a break in fellowship.I would need to seek forgiveness from my Lord.I would suffer from the emotional consequences of guilt.I would spend countless hours replaying the failure.My wife would suffer the scars of this abuse more deeply than I could begin to describe.My wife would spend countless hours in counseling.My wife's recovery would be long and painful.Her pain would grieve me deeply and compound my own suffering and shame.Our relationship would suffer a break in trust, fellowship, and intimacy.We would be together, yet feel great loneliness.
4 If I Committed Adultery… "100 Consequences of Adultery," written by Philip JayIf I Committed Adultery…The reputation of my family would suffer loss.My sons would be deeply disappointed and bewildered.My grandchildren would not understand.My friends would be disappointed and would question my integrity.I would lose my job at church.My witness among neighbors would become worthless.My witness to my brother would be worthless.My testimony among my wife's family would be damaged.I might never be employed by a church again.I might never be in men's ministry leadership.
5 If I Committed Adultery… "100 Consequences of Adultery," written by Philip JayIf I Committed Adultery…I would suffer God's discipline.Satan would be thrilled at my failure.Satan would work overtime to be sure my shame never departed.My wife might divorce me.My children might never speak to me.Our mutual friends would shy away from us and break fellowship.I would bring emotional pain to the woman.I would bring reproach upon the woman.If the woman is married, her husband might attempt to bring harm.He might divorce her.
6 If I Committed Adultery… "100 Consequences of Adultery," written by Philip JayIf I Committed Adultery…An unwanted child could be produced.My part in conception might trigger an abortion, the killing of an innocent child.Disease might result.Some might conclude that all Christians are hypocrites.My business could fail because I couldn't be trusted.My leadership among those I have led in the past might also be diminished in impact.My zeal for ministry would suffer and possibly result in others not continuing in ministry.My health would suffer.I might have to start life over again.This same sin might be visited upon my family for four generations.
7 "Lord, work in his heart so that he will think less about the pleasure he is experiencing and more about the pain he is causing."An excerpt from a prayer for someone who had been committing adultery from an article entitled “40 Consequences of Adultery” Dave Boehi
8 What God Says About Adultery… 'The man who commits adultery with another man's wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10 NKJV)"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery.' "But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Matthew 5:27-28 NKJV)Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. (Hebrews 13:4 NKJV)
9 How To Overcome Adultery… Control your heartDon’t Start Something, or Flirt With Someone Other Than Your Spouse.Don’t Spend Time Alone With The Opposite Sex.Find Love and Satisfaction at home with your own spouse.Remember That You Will Get Caught.Remember That The Way Of The Transgressor Is Hard
10 ConclusionFlee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20 NKJV)For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; (1 Thessalonians 4:3 NKJV)
11 Do Not Be Deceived!Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 RSV)
12 Sources 40 Consequences of Adultery Dave Boehi Morality in America by Steve Higginbotham