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Saturday, October 20, 2007

1 Corinthians 6

Sex and law

Summary:
Why would you take personal cases before a secular court? They don't know God! We are much more qualified as judges! We will judge the angels one day! Taking each other to court truly shows what a sorry state you've gotten yourself into. Don't forget that without Jesus you were just sinners, completely inappropriate people to inherit God's Kingdom.

Just because you can do everything, doesn't mean that you should! Your body isn't made for sexual immorality. It's made for God. He raised the Lord, and will raise you too. You are members of Christ's body, and anyone you sleep with is in you. Do you think prostitutes should be united with Jesus? Sexual sin is against your own body. Flee from it. God owns you, so honour him with your body.

Key verses:
19-20. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

My thoughts:
Why not sexual sin? Because you don't actually own yourself. God does, and he says that despite the 'natural' desires you have, your body isn't made for that.

The world has a screwed up view of sex. The world doesn't realise the unification of two bodies that happens when people have sex together. To separate what is unified simply screws stuff up spiritually, emotionally, and physically. That is why Christians don't sleep with people if they aren't married. Sex only works when you have made a commitment to be united to that person for life. Safe sex is when you don't leave the person you've slept with. This is why divorce is so abhorrent to God.

Man, so many Christians get into tiffs, and it's ridiculous. Church politics must the be most petty thing out. I've heard many stories of people in a church threatening legal action, and sometimes (usually in America) the threats are acted on. It's ridiculous. We need to grow up and sort things out outselves peacefully and lovingly. We need to set an example for the world, not learn from it.

What Paul is doing in 1 Corinthians is simply reminding them of the truthes of what God has done for them, but then clarifying the implications it has on their lives, which they seem to be ignoring. These are some of the most powerful words for the Christian lifestyle: "You are not your own; you were bought at a price."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Deane said...

But - don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me? Don't cha?

11:44 am

 
Blogger Pete W said...

oh yes...

5:42 pm

 

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