17 Principles to Remember Concerning Sexual Purity

  1. Remember that sexual purity is first a matter of the heart (Matthew 15:19; cf. Mark 7:21).stay holy bro
  2. Remember that sexual purity begins with a pure mind (Philippians 4:8; cf. Alcorn, The Purity Principle, 45-6).
  3. Remember that our eyes must remain vigorously guarded to prevent sexual immorality (Job 31:1; Psalm 101:3; 119:37; Ecclesiastes 1:8; Matthew 5:27-28; 2 Peter 2:14).
  4. Remember that the Christian community must keep the banner of sexual purity lifted high (Acts 15:20, 29; 1 Thessalonians 4:3)
  5. Remember that sexual sins are not only a transgression against you but also against the person with whom you had sexual contact (1 Corinthians 6:16; 1 Thessalonians 4:6).
  6. Remember that our bodies are not ours to do with whatever we please (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
  7. Remember the notion of “not even a hint” (Ephesians 5:3, NIV).
  8. Remember to identify the “lust triggers” and aggressively avoid them (Romans 13:14).
  9. Remember that sexual immorality is behavior that is characteristic of man’s sinful state and therefore requires the just and dreadful wrath of God (Revelation 21:8). Therefore, continual failing in this area may suggest that true conversion has not taken place (1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 5:5; Colossians 3:5).
  10. Remember that sexual sin is contrary to sound or healthy doctrine (1 Timothy 1:10).
  11. Remember that sexual sin can happen to you (Proverbs 16:18; Galatians 6:1-3; 1 Corinthians 10:12). Some may know experientially, some may think it cannot.
  12. Remember that the choice to commit sexual sin is yours to make, the consequences are not of your choosing (1 Thessalonians 4:6).
  13. Remember the far-reaching consequences of sexual sin (2 Samuel 13).
  14. Remember that sexual temptation is inevitable but need not be overwhelming (1 Corinthians 10:13)
  15. Remember the past failures of others and the destruction that followed (Proverbs 7:5-27; Romans 1:24-27; 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:8).
  16. Remember the need for accountability (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12).
  17. Remember that if you’ve failed, you can overcome your sin (Romans 6:14; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 2 Corinthians 2:14) and forgiveness can be found with repentance (Isaiah 55:6-7; Psalm 130:3-4).
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