Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
May 4, 2018
Commandment #7 – designed for the Protection of Marriage = Exo 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery.”
COL 3:5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body [eyes, ears, hands, feet], as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.
There are five nouns coming up in this verse and they all have to so with some different aspect of sexual sins.
Five sins = mentioned by the words, immorality, impurity, passion, evil desires, greed, which all are said to be some sort of a manifestation of demonic worship or the worship of idolatry.
porneian – refers to fornication or sexual immorality between a man and a woman outside of the marital realm.
There is a destructive force that happens within the body when fornication, promiscuity and adultery are committed, according to 1Co 6:13‑18, and that destructive force is the effect that these sins have upon the body.
That the destructive force is usually manifested by the man becoming impotent while the woman becomes frigid or both can no longer have any true and real response or pleasure from the sex.
That destructive force is in view in HEB 13:4 where the Bible says “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”
EPH 5:5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
HEB 12:15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;
HEB 12:16 that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.
The body does not exist for the purpose of fornication, but for the Master’s service, and the Master exists for the body.
The body is not intended for sexual immorality, but is intended for the Lord, and the Lord is intended for the body to save, sanctify, and raise it again.
This says to get rid of immorality and all sexual looseness and to flee from impurity in thought, word, or deed.
Any other sin which a man commits is one outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received as a Gift from God? You are not your own,
1PE 1:18-19, Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
Anything that attacks the female body also attacks her soul.
The reason for teaching this is for guidance and direction in a subject that God has created for the purpose of virtue, happiness, stimulation and pleasure …..and that is SEX!
DEU 32:4 “The Rock! His work is perfect,
ECC 3:14 I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should respect Him.
Sex is a good thing created by God and in JAM 1:17 Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow.
When a woman is not satisfied or responsive in sex, it can lead to lesbianism or nymphomania, which is why a lot of women go to strip bars and eventually enter into lesbianism.
For the male species, his failure to function properly in the sexual realm leads him to inferior actions and eventually such sins like homosexuality.
That is homosexuality is called an abomination. Homosexuality is not an alternative lifestyle —– but an abomination or a form of depravity.
The human race can go so far astray that they even have to be warned about sex with the animal kingdom, which to me is unimaginable, it is condemned in Lev 18:23.
Sex was used to reveal the defilement found in the ungodly nations to try and hinder and destroy God’s client nations.
Here is the result of having the mind of Christ, Phi 2:5, maximum Bible doctrine in the soul and abstinence from sex before marriage becomes the basis for maximum pleasure in category two love.
Proverbs that teach that experience in the sexual realm is destroyed by ungodly repetition and is not increased by experience.
“Practice makes perfect is not a biblical principle upon the subject of sex.”
The Bible teaches that the preparation for a great sex life is persistent daily metabolization of doctrine.
Because PVTD increases one’s ability to care for others and to satisfy their sexual desires or needs which is the attitude that is needed in the sexual relationship.
The one who keeps his life from sexual sins either by thought or by action will develop a lifestyle of wisdom which gives you a capacity to be a great lover.
This capacity for life overflows to include sexual prosperity for the right man and the right woman.
Next is the accusative singular noun akathasian translated impurity which means uncleanness, religious impurity, unnatural sexual activity.
Abnormal sex includes incest, homosexuality, lesbianism, indecent exposure, masturbation, child molestation, bestiality, sodomy, and other forms of abnormal sexual activity is prohibited.
Incest is sexual relations between people classed as being too closely related to marry each other or the crime of having sexual intercourse with a parent, child, sibling, or grandchild.
“Don’t have sex with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter. That would violate your own body.”
“Don’t have sex with the daughter of your father’s wife born to your father. She is your sister.”
“Don’t have sex with your father’s sister; she is your aunt, closely related to your father.”
“Don’t have sex with your mother’s sister; she is your aunt, closely related to your mother.”
“Don’t violate your father’s brother, your uncle, by having sex with his wife. She is your aunt.”
“Don’t have sex with your daughter‑in‑law. She is your son’s wife; don’t have sex with her.”
“Don’t have sex with your brother’s wife; that would violate your brother.”
“Don’t have sex with both a woman and her daughter. And don’t have sex with her granddaughters either. They are her close relatives. That is wicked.”
Homosexuality is so influential that it can destroy a nation and therefore was condemned by capital punishment, death.
Rom 1:26‑27 describes the destruction of a nation from this degeneracy.
Rom 1:26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
ROM 1:27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
- Bestiality is forbidden: Lev 18:23, 20:15. Animal and man were both killed in punishment. DEU 27:21.
DEU 27:21 ‘Cursed is he who lies with any animal.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
LEV 19:29 ‘Do not profane your daughter by making her a harlot, so that the land may not fall to harlotry, and the land become full of lewdness.
“Don’t violate your daughter by making her a whore‑‑the whole country would soon become a brothel, filled with filthy and cheap sex.”
- Rape is forbidden and punishable by death, Deu 22:25-27.
- Other forms of abnormal sex that are forbidden include necrophilia, pederasty, voyeurism.
All of these forms of abnormal sex are in view in the noun akathasian translated impurity.
Impurity or the noun akathasian also refers to uncleanness and religious impurity.
TLJC used this word concerning the Pharisees in Mat 23:27, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.
This word refers to both moral and spiritual impurity and is actually used to describe the overall status of the O.S.N. in Gal 5:19.
Next we have the word passion which is the accusative singular noun pathos which means lustful or emotional passion.
In the Phallic cult of the ancient world voyeurism was one of the main attractions and functions.
Voyeurism is obtaining sexual gratification from seeing sex organs and sexual acts.
Mat 5:28 But I say to you, that everyone who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.
This word pathos refers to depraved passion as found in Rom 1:26, For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
This word was used in classical Greek for emotions that were often stronger than man’s ability to control them.
This word is used in Rom 1:26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
COL 3:5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion,
The fourth noun mentioned is the accusative singular noun epithumian plus the adjective kaken which means evil desire or lust.
Here it has to be lasciviousness rather than the other types of lust because we are still dealing with one major problem in Colosse and in the Lycos valley which is the influence of the Phallic cult.
Lust is the overwhelming desire for something; a passionate desire; an illicit, uncontrolled, overwhelming desire which originates from the old sin nature and gains the cooperation of your volition.
Lust divorces the believer from reality, causing unrealistic expectation which eliminates understanding and using the problem solving devices.
Lust also destroys spiritual self-esteem and replaces it with inordinate desire related to self-gratification.
There are two categories of lust: unfulfilled lust and fulfilled lust.
Unfulfilled lust causes direct frustration and intensifies the desires involved.
Fulfilled lust does not bring the anticipated happiness, and therefore, operation boomerang, the third stage of reversionism, occurs.
Happiness and contentment come from relationship with God and the understanding of His grace provision, grace policy, and the use of the problem solving devices.
Lust destroys the believer’s motivation to glorify God and replaces it with self-promoting motivation.
Lust causes the believer to become dishonest with himself, and therefore, dishonest with others.
Lust divorces the believer from reality so that every mechanic of the Christian way of life is distorted.
“and greed” is the conjunction “kai [and] and then the definite article ten [the] and then the accusative singular noun, pleonexian which means covetousness, greedy.
This word also refers to an insatiable appetite for sexual activity.
which is the relative pronoun “hetis” which is a qualitative relative pronoun and it should be translated which category of things…a reference to the five nouns mentioned in this verse referring to the Phallic cult.
COL 3:5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, [moral and spiritual] impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, or an insatiable appetite for sexual activity], which amounts to idolatry.
“amounts to” is the pre-act-ind of eimi which is estin, which category of things “keeps on being”
COL 3:5 Therefore, consider the members of your earthly body [such as your eyes, ears, feet, hands, etc.] as dead to immorality [sexual activity outside of marriage] impurity [abnormal sexual activity],
passion [abnormal sex lust], evil desire [an illicit, uncontrolled, overwhelming desire for sex], and greed [an insatiable appetite or craving for sexual activity], and then a very shocking statement which keeps on amounting to idolatry or the worship of idols or demons.