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August 27, 2019
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Robert Jeffress: Pathway to Victory

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  • HI, I'M ROBERT JEFFRESS
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  • AND WELCOME AGAIN TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MORAL COMPROMISE HAS BECOME AN EPIDEMIC IN OUR CULTURE.
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  • THE LINES OF APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR HAVE BECOME BLURRED
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  • AND BOUNDARIES WE ONCE CONSIDERED SACRED ARE OFTEN
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  • SACRIFICED FOR THE SAKE OF MOMENTARY PLEASURE.
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  • TODAY, WE'LL DISCOVER GOD'S SAFE PLACES FOR SEXUAL
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  • EXPRESSION, AND WHERE HE HAS POSTED DANGER SIGNS
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  • TO KEEP US FROM GETTING HURT,
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  • IN MY MESSAGE TITLED "GRAZE IN YOUR OWN PASTURE".
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  • ON TODAY'S EDITION OF PATHWAY TO VICTORY.
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  • MUSIC
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  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO LIVE "THE GOOD LIFE".
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  • BUT WE'RE OFTEN FRUSTRATED BY OUR INABILITY TO EXPERIENCE IT.
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  • WHAT'S THE SECRET TO GENUINE SUCCESS?
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  • THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, THE WISEST, WEALTHIEST,
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  • AND MOST POWERFUL MAN OF HIS DAY WROTE A BOOK
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  • ABOUT HOW TO EXPERIENCE THE SUCCESS AND SATISFACTION
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  • WE LONG FOR.
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  • AND IN THE SOLOMON SECRETS, DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS SHARES
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  • SOLOMON'S TIMELESS SECRET FOR SUCCESS
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  • IN TEN KEY AREAS OF LIFE.
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  • REQUEST THE SOLOMON SECRETS
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE A GENEROUS GIFT
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  • TO PATHWAY TO VICTORY!
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • I READ THE ACCOUNT OF A GROUP OF FLORIDA
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  • TEENAGERS WHO WERE FOUND GUILTY
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  • OF A BRUTAL MURDER.
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  • THEY HAD TAKEN THE LIVES OF THREE INNOCENT CITIZENS.
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  • THEIR WEAPON WAS NEITHER A GUN,
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  • NOR A KNIFE.
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  • IN FACT THESE TEENAGERS WERE NOT EVEN PRESENT
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  • WHEN THEIR VICTIMS WERE KILLED.
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  • BUT THEY WERE GUILTY OF THE CRIME.
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  • AS A PRANK, THESE TEENAGERS HAD REMOVED
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  • THE STOP SIGNS AT A FOUR-WAY INTERSECTION.
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  • THE RESULT WAS MOTORISTS WHEN THEY SHOULD HAVE
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  • STOPPED - THEY PROCEEDED.
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  • THE RESULT WAS A FIERY CRASH THAT COST THEM
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  • THEIR LIVES.
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  • TODAY WE'RE LIVING IN A CULTURE IN WHICH PEOPLE
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  • ARE TRYING TO REMOVE THE STOP SIGNS THAT GOD HAS
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  • PUT INTO PLACE.
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  • STOP SIGNS FOR OUR BENEFIT.
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  • OUR CULTURE IS TELLING US THAT IT'S OKAY TO
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  • PROCEED WHEN GOD HAS SAID TO STOP.
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  • THEY'RE TELLING US IT'S OKAY TO ENGAGE IN
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  • BEHAVIOR WHICH GOD HAS FORBIDDEN.
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  • AND WHENEVER WE IGNORE GOD'S STOP SIGNS,
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  • GOD'S BOUNDARIES IN OUR LIFE,
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  • THE RESULTS ARE MUCH MORE CATASTROPHIC THAN
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  • EVEN A FIERY AUTOMOBILE CRASH.
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  • TODAY AS WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES ON THE BOOK OF
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  • PROVERBS, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT ONE OF THOSE
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  • STOP SIGNS THAT GOD HAS PUT INTO EFFECT
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  • FOR OUR BENEFIT.
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  • IT'S A STOP SIGN THAT IS BEING ROUTINELY
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  • IGNORED TODAY.
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  • BUT IF WE ARE GOING TO MASTER THE ART OF LIVING
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  • WELL, WHICH IS WHAT PROVERBS AND THESE SERIES
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  • IS ALL ABOUT, WE HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO THIS STOP SIGN.
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  • IT'S A STOP SIGN REGARDING OUR SEXUAL BEHAVIOR.
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  • AND THE STOP SIGN IS VERY CLEAR,
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  • IT'S VERY SIMPLE.
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  • GOD'S WORD SAYS: NO SEX OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE.
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  • THAT BOUNDARY, THAT STOP SIGN HAS BEEN PUT INTO
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  • EFFECT FOR OUR BENEFIT, YET WHEN WE IGNORE IT
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  • WE ARE PUTTING OUR EMOTIONAL,
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  • OUR SPIRITUAL, AND EVEN OUR FINANCIAL
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  • WELL-BEING AT RISK.
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  • INSTEAD OF IGNORING THAT STOP SIGN,
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  • SOLOMON THE WISEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED LEARNED
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  • THE HARD WAY THAT THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE
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  • EMOTIONAL AND SEXUAL FULFILLMENT IN LIFE IS
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  • TO FOLLOW GOD'S GUIDELINE WHICH IS
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  • SIMPLY TO GRAZE IN YOUR OWN PASTURE.
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  • AND LET'S LOOK AT THAT IN THE SCRIPTURE TODAY.
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  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES, I WANT YOU TO TURN TO
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  • PROVERBS 5.
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  • PROVERBS 5.
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  • SOLOMON UNDERSTOOD PERHAPS BETTER THAN
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  • ANYONE THE COST OF SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
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  • DO YOU REMEMBER THE CIRCUMSTANCES REGARDING
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  • SOLOMON'S LIFE?
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  • REMEMBER HIS PARENTS?
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  • KING DAVID AND THE WOMAN BATHSHEBA.
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  • YOU WOULD THINK THAT SOLOMON WOULD HAVE
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  • LEARNED, BUT HE DIDN'T.
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  • THE FACT IS SOLOMON INHERITED HIS FATHER'S
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  • PROCLIVITY FOR SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
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  • BY THE WAY, DADS HERE TODAY,
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  • IF YOU'RE LIVING AN IMMORAL LIFE DON'T BE
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  • SURPRISED WHEN YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS FALL INTO
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  • IMMORALITY AS WELL.
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  • THEY LEARN THAT BEHAVIOR FROM YOU.
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  • THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE BETTER CAUGHT
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  • THAN TAUGHT.
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  • THAT'S BOTH TRUE POSITIVELY AND NEGATIVELY.
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  • YOUR KIDS ARE WATCHING YOU AND THEY ARE GOING
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  • TO IMITATE YOUR BEHAVIOR.
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  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO SOLOMON.
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  • WHY IS IT THAT INTELLIGENT MEN AND
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  • WOMEN, MANY OF WHOM CLAIM TO BE CHRISTIANS,
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  • WHY IS IT SO MANY OF THEM ARE WILLING TO
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  • JEOPARDIZE THEIR CAREER, ABANDON THEIR FAMILIES,
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  • AND EVEN REJECT THEIR FAITH IN ORDER TO FOLLOW
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  • AND FALL INTO A RELATIONSHIP THAT IS
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  • DESTINED TO FAIL?
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  • REMEMBER THE BIBLE SAYS: AS A MAN IS IN HIS
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  • HEART, THAT IS HIS MIND, SO IS HE.
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  • ALL IMMORALITY BEGINS IN THE MIND.
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  • THERE IS WRONG THINKING THAT LEADS A PERSON INTO
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  • SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
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  • AND TODAY FOR THE FEW MINUTES THAT WE HAVE,
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  • WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT WHAT I CALL FIVE FATAL
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  • FALLACIES FOUND IN THE BOOK OF PROVERBS.
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  • FIVE FATAL FALLACIES IN OUR THINKING THAT LEAD
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  • TO SEXUAL IMMORALITY AND ESPECIALLY ADULTERY.
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  • LET'S JOT THOSE DOWN TODAY.
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  • NUMBER ONE, WHAT'S THE FALLACY,
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  • THE ERROR THAT LEADS US INTO SEXUAL IMMORALITY?
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  • IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT IT COULD NEVER HAPPEN TO ME.
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  • IT COULD NEVER HAPPEN TO ME.
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  • NOW, SPEAKING OF STOP SIGNS,
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  • I NEED TO STOP HERE AND GIVE A WORD OF EXPLANATION.
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  • WHEN SOLOMON WRITES ABOUT SEXUAL IMMORALITY,
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  • HE IS PRIMARILY REFERRING TO ADULTERY.
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  • BUT THIS STOP SIGN THAT SAYS "NO SEX OUT OF
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  • MARRIAGE" TALKS ABOUT ANY KIND OF SEX OUTSIDE
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  • OF THE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP.
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  • IN 1 CORINTHIANS 6:18 PAUL WROTE,
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  • "FLEE IMMORALITY.
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  • FOR EVERY OTHER SIN THAT A MAN COMMITS IS OUTSIDE
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  • THE BODY, BUT THE IMMORAL MAN SINS AGAINST
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  • HIS OWN BODY."
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  • THAT WORD "IMMORALITY" IN GREEK IS THE WORD
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  • "PORNEA"- WE GET OUR WORD "PORNOGRAPHY" FROM IT.
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  • AND THE WORD PORNEA IS AN UMBRELLA TERM.
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  • IT REFERS TO ANY KIND OF SEXUAL ACTIVITY OUTSIDE
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  • OF THE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP.
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  • THE REASON I MENTION THAT IS BECAUSE TODAY
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  • WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT SOLOMON SAYS
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  • SPECIFICALLY ABOUT ADULTERY.
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  • BUT WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT ADULTERY IS ALSO TRUE
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  • ABOUT FORNICATION, PREMARITAL SEX,
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  • IT'S TRUE ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY,
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  • IT'S TRUE ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY AS WELL.
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  • NOW, WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THIS?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, THE BIBLE SAYS DON'T EVER FOOL
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  • YOURSELF INTO SAYING:
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  • IT COULD NEVER HAPPEN TO ME.
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  • SOME OF YOU ARE ALREADY STARTING TO FEEL A
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  • LITTLE SELF-RIGHTEOUS RIGHT NOW.
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  • YOU SAY: WELL, PASTOR,
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  • I COULD NEVER FALL INTO DOING THAT.
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  • DON'T FOOL YOURSELF.
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  • THE FACT IS ANYONE OF US IS CAPABLE OF FALLING
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  • INTO SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
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  • I'M CAPABLE OF FALLING INTO SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
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  • AND THE REASON IS TWO-FOLD.
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  • THE REASON ALL OF US ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SEXUAL
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  • IMMORALITY IS, FIRST OF ALL,
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  • BECAUSE WE HAVE ALL INHERITED A CORRUPT NATURE.
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  • WE HAVE THIS CORRUPT NATURE,
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  • THE RUSSIAN DISSIDENT ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN
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  • SAID, "THE LINE THAT DIVIDES GOOD AND EVIL
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  • RUNS THROUGH THE HEART OF EVERY MAN."
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  • EVERY ONE OF US IS CAPABLE BECAUSE OF THIS
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  • INHERITED CORRUPT NATURE,
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  • BUT THERE'S A SECOND REASON WE'RE ALL
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  • SUSCEPTIBLE TO THIS SIN AND THAT IS BECAUSE WE
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  • HAVE AN ACTIVE OPPONENT.
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  • WE HAVE AN ENEMY WHO HAS SET HIS SIGHTS TO
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  • DESTROY EVERY ONE OF US.
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  • IN EPHESIANS 6:11-12 PAUL WRITES,
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  • "PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD,
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  • THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO STAND FIRM AGAINST THE
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  • SCHEMES OF THE DEVIL.
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  • FOR OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD,
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  • BUT AGAINST THE RULERS, AGAINST THE POWERS,
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  • AGAINST THE WORLD FORCES OF THIS DARKNESS,
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  • AGAINST THE SPIRITUAL FORCES OF WICKEDNESS IN
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  • THE HEAVENLY PLACES."
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  • DID YOU GET THAT WORD IN VERSE 11 - WE'RE TO
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  • STAND FIRM AGAINST THE SCHEMES OF THE DEVIL?
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  • REMEMBER THAT WORD "SCHEMES"?
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  • METHADIA IN GREEK; LITERALLY MEANS
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  • "THE BLUEPRINT."
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  • DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT SATAN HAS A BLUEPRINT
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  • FOR YOUR DESTRUCTION?
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  • SATAN HAS A UNIQUE CUSTOM-MADE PLAN TO BRING YOU DOWN.
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  • HE HAS A PLAN TO DESTROY EVERYTHING
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  • IMPORTANT TO YOU IN LIFE.
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  • AND PART OF THAT PLAN NOT ONLY INCLUDES
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  • THE DESTRUCTION OF YOUR FAITH,
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  • BUT THE DISSOLUTION OF YOUR MARRIAGE.
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  • HE WANTS TO BRING YOU DOWN MORALLY,
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  • AND HE HAS A PLAN TO DO JUST THAT.
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  • AND IT'S A PLAN THAT IS UNIQUELY CRAFTED JUST
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  • FOR YOU.
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  • YOU KNOW SOME PEOPLE ASK:
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  • WELL, IS SATAN OMNISCIENT?
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  • DOES HE KNOW EVERYTHING?
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  • NO.
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  • IS HE OMNIPOTENT?
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  • CAN HE DO ALL THINGS?
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  • NO.
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  • IS HE OMNIPRESENT?
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  • IS HE EVERYWHERE AT ONCE?
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  • NO.
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  • BUT EVEN THOUGH SATAN ISN'T OMNISCIENT,
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  • EVEN THOUGH HE CAN'T READ YOUR MIND,
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  • THE FACT IS HE DOESN'T HAVE TO BECAUSE HE
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  • WATCHES YOU VERY CAREFULLY,
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  • AND HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHEN YOU ARE MOST
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  • VULNERABLE TOWARD SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
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  • LISTEN TO AWHAT JAMES SAID IN JAMES 1:14,
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  • "BUT EACH ONE OF US IS TEMPTED WHEN HE IS
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  • CARRIED AWAY AND ENTICED BY HIS OWN LUST."
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  • NOW THIS IS KEY, FOLKS, TO UNDERSTANDING HOW
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  • SATAN IS GOING TO BRING DESTRUCTION INTO YOUR LIFE.
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  • HOW ARE WE TEMPTED WHEN WE ARE,
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  • FIRST OF ALL, CARRIED AWAY?
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  • THAT GREEK WORD "HELKO" MEANS "TO BE DRAWN WITH
  • 00:10:20.230 --> 00:10:23.090
  • AN INWARD POWER" - THAT REFERS TO OUR CORRUPT
  • 00:10:23.100 --> 00:10:26.270
  • NATURE THAT WE HAVE.
  • 00:10:26.280 --> 00:10:29.010
  • WHAT IS IT THAT CAUSES SIN?
  • 00:10:29.020 --> 00:10:30.030
  • IT'S FIRST OF ALL OUR OWN CORRUPT NATURE.
  • 00:10:30.040 --> 00:10:32.060
  • WE'RE TEMPTED WHEN WE ARE CARRIED AWAY,
  • 00:10:32.070 --> 00:10:34.000
  • THAT IS DRAWN; BUT ALSO WHEN WE ARE ENTICED.
  • 00:10:34.010 --> 00:10:38.200
  • LISTEN TO THIS, SATAN IS A MASTER FISHERMAN.
  • 00:10:38.210 --> 00:10:44.080
  • HE ALREADY KNOWS YOU HAVE THAT HUNGER -
  • 00:10:44.090 --> 00:10:46.270
  • WE ALL HAVE THAT HUNGER TOWARD EMOTIONAL AND
  • 00:10:46.280 --> 00:10:49.040
  • SEXUAL FULFILLMENT - AND HE KNOWS JUST THE RIGHT
  • 00:10:49.050 --> 00:10:53.150
  • TIME TO PLOP THAT PIECE OF TEMPTATION RIGHT IN
  • 00:10:53.160 --> 00:10:57.140
  • FRONT OF US.
  • 00:10:57.150 --> 00:10:59.100
  • DON'T LET YOURSELF THINK THAT YOU ARE ABOVE THIS;
  • 00:10:59.110 --> 00:11:02.050
  • THAT IT COULD NEVER HAPPEN TO YOU.
  • 00:11:02.060 --> 00:11:03.220
  • IN PROVERBS 18:12 SOLOMON SAYS,
  • 00:11:03.230 --> 00:11:06.090
  • "BEFORE DESTRUCTION THE HEART OF MAN IS HAUGHTY
  • 00:11:06.100 --> 00:11:10.000
  • (PRIDEFUL), BUT HUMILITY GOES BEFORE HONOR."
  • 00:11:10.010 --> 00:11:14.180
  • LISTEN TO ME, OUR CORRUPT NATURE THAT WE
  • 00:11:14.190 --> 00:11:16.250
  • ALL HAVE; OUR ACTIVE OPPONENT SATAN HIMSELF,
  • 00:11:16.260 --> 00:11:20.240
  • WHOM WE ALL HAVE, MEANS NOT ONE OF US HERE TODAY
  • 00:11:20.250 --> 00:11:25.030
  • IS EXEMPT FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
  • 00:11:25.040 --> 00:11:29.070
  • FALLACY NUMBER TWO THAT LEADS TO IMMORALITY AND
  • 00:11:30.050 --> 00:11:33.030
  • DESTRUCTION: WE ARE ONLY FRIENDS.
  • 00:11:33.040 --> 00:11:36.230
  • WE ARE ONLY FRIENDS.
  • 00:11:36.240 --> 00:11:38.130
  • YOU KNOW, MOST AFFAIRS, MOST SEXUAL IMMORALITY
  • 00:11:38.140 --> 00:11:43.100
  • BEGINS AS A FRIENDSHIP THAT IS SET TO MEET SOME
  • 00:11:43.110 --> 00:11:48.110
  • GREAT EMOTIONAL NEED THAT WE HAVE.
  • 00:11:48.120 --> 00:11:51.060
  • SOLOMON UNDERSTOOD THAT.
  • 00:11:51.070 --> 00:11:53.000
  • HE KNEW HOW EASY IT WAS FOR FRIENDS TO TURN INTO
  • 00:11:53.010 --> 00:11:55.230
  • LOVERS; AND THAT'S WHY HE SAID IN
  • 00:11:55.240 --> 00:11:57.020
  • PROVERBS 4:23,
  • 00:11:57.030 --> 00:11:59.030
  • "WATCH OVER YOUR HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE,
  • 00:11:59.040 --> 00:12:03.140
  • FOR FROM IT (YOUR HEART) FLOW THE SPRINGS OF LIFE."
  • 00:12:03.150 --> 00:12:08.150
  • SEE, THE FACT IS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN MOST AFFAIRS
  • 00:12:09.050 --> 00:12:12.060
  • DON'T BEGIN IN THE BEDROOM - THEY BEGIN IN THE HEART.
  • 00:12:12.070 --> 00:12:17.000
  • NOW I'M NOT SAYING FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE
  • 00:12:17.010 --> 00:12:19.020
  • MARRIED THAT THAT MEANS YOU NEVER EVER ENGAGE IN
  • 00:12:19.030 --> 00:12:22.240
  • A CONVERSATION WITH SOMEBODY OF THE OPPOSITE
  • 00:12:22.250 --> 00:12:24.270
  • SEX, BUT WHAT I AM SAYING - AND MORE
  • 00:12:24.280 --> 00:12:27.020
  • IMPORTANTLY WHAT GOD'S WORD IS SAYING -
  • 00:12:27.030 --> 00:12:28.250
  • YOU BETTER BE VERY CAREFUL.
  • 00:12:28.260 --> 00:12:31.130
  • BECAUSE WHAT CAN BEGIN AS AN
  • 00:12:31.140 --> 00:12:33.040
  • INNOCENT, SUPERFICIAL CONVERSATION
  • 00:12:33.050 --> 00:12:36.140
  • CAN SUDDENLY TURN INTO AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION
  • 00:12:36.150 --> 00:12:41.040
  • THAT MEETS SOME DEEP EMOTIONAL NEED THAT YOU
  • 00:12:41.050 --> 00:12:44.070
  • OR THAT OTHER PERSON HAS;
  • 00:12:44.080 --> 00:12:46.020
  • FORMING AN EMOTIONAL BOND THAT EVENTUALLY
  • 00:12:46.030 --> 00:12:48.110
  • EXPRESSES ITSELF SEXUALLY.
  • 00:12:48.120 --> 00:12:51.160
  • AND THAT'S WHY WE NEED TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT
  • 00:12:51.170 --> 00:12:53.290
  • FRIENDSHIPS WITH THOSE PEOPLE OF THE OPPOSITE
  • 00:12:54.000 --> 00:12:56.110
  • SEX WHO ARE NOT OUR MATE.
  • 00:12:56.120 --> 00:12:58.030
  • FALLACY NUMBER THREE THAT LEADS PEOPLE TO
  • 00:12:58.220 --> 00:13:01.110
  • IMMORALITY, AND ESPECIALLY ADULTERY:
  • 00:13:01.120 --> 00:13:03.230
  • IF IT FEELS SO GOOD, IT CAN'T BE SO BAD.
  • 00:13:03.240 --> 00:13:07.020
  • SOUNDS LIKE A COUNTRY-WESTERN SONG, DOESN'T IT?
  • 00:13:07.030 --> 00:13:09.110
  • <<AUDIENCE LAUGHTER-
  • 00:13:09.120 --> 00:13:10.150
  • IF IT FEELS SO GOOD, HOW COULD IT BE SO WRONG?
  • 00:13:10.160 --> 00:13:13.130
  • YOU SEE THE POWER OF A TEMPTATION LIES IN THE
  • 00:13:14.050 --> 00:13:18.010
  • PLEASURE OF THE TEMPTATION.
  • 00:13:18.020 --> 00:13:20.130
  • THE REASON SOLOMON IS SO STRIDENTLY IN THE BOOK
  • 00:13:20.140 --> 00:13:23.090
  • OF PROVERBS WARNING AGAINST SEXUAL
  • 00:13:23.100 --> 00:13:25.130
  • IMMORALITY IS NOT BECAUSE IT DOESN'T TASTE GOOD -
  • 00:13:25.140 --> 00:13:29.100
  • IT'S BECAUSE IT TASTES GREAT.
  • 00:13:29.110 --> 00:13:31.260
  • THAT'S WHY HE WARNS US ABOUT IT.
  • 00:13:32.020 --> 00:13:34.110
  • AS SOMEBODY ONCE SAID, IF STOLEN WATERS WEREN'T
  • 00:13:34.120 --> 00:13:36.140
  • SWEET, NOBODY WOULD STEAL THE WATERS.
  • 00:13:36.150 --> 00:13:38.290
  • SOLOMON UNDERSTOOD THAT.
  • 00:13:40.040 --> 00:13:41.250
  • NOW I THINK ONE OF THE GREAT ERRORS THOSE OF US
  • 00:13:41.260 --> 00:13:43.200
  • WHO ARE PASTORS AND TEACHERS OF
  • 00:13:43.210 --> 00:13:45.000
  • THE WORD OF GOD IS WE DON'T TELL PEOPLE THE TRUTH ABOUT SIN.
  • 00:13:45.010 --> 00:13:48.190
  • YOU KNOW WE'RE UP HERE ALL THE TIME TELLING
  • 00:13:49.010 --> 00:13:50.090
  • PEOPLE HOW HORRIBLE SIN IS,
  • 00:13:50.100 --> 00:13:52.030
  • HOW TERRIBLE IT IS, HOW DEPRESSING IT IS AND SO
  • 00:13:52.040 --> 00:13:54.210
  • FORTH - AND WHAT HAPPENS?
  • 00:13:54.220 --> 00:13:56.000
  • OUR PEOPLE GO OUT AND BEGIN TO SIN,
  • 00:13:56.010 --> 00:13:57.280
  • ESPECIALLY IN THIS AREA OF SEXUAL IMMORALITY AND
  • 00:13:57.290 --> 00:14:00.030
  • GUESS WHAT THEY DISCOVER?
  • 00:14:00.040 --> 00:14:02.020
  • IT'S NOT LIKE A PREACHER SAID IT WAS.
  • 00:14:02.030 --> 00:14:04.190
  • IT'S A LOT OF FUN.
  • 00:14:04.200 --> 00:14:06.190
  • IT'S EXHILARATING THEY FIND OUT.
  • 00:14:06.200 --> 00:14:09.210
  • AND THEN THEY START TO WONDER: WELL,
  • 00:14:09.220 --> 00:14:11.010
  • IF THE PREACHER WAS LYING TO US ABOUT THAT,
  • 00:14:11.020 --> 00:14:12.200
  • WHAT ELSE HAS HE LIED TO US ABOUT?
  • 00:14:12.210 --> 00:14:15.130
  • NO IT'S TIME TO START TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT
  • 00:14:15.140 --> 00:14:17.090
  • SIN, ESPECIALLY THE TRUTH ABOUT SEXUAL
  • 00:14:17.100 --> 00:14:19.190
  • IMMORALITY - SEXUAL IMMORALITY IS FUN.
  • 00:14:19.200 --> 00:14:23.280
  • IT'S STIMULATING.
  • 00:14:23.290 --> 00:14:25.290
  • IT'S EXHILARATING
  • 00:14:26.000 --> 00:14:27.200
  • - FOR A SEASON.
  • 00:14:28.170 --> 00:14:30.010
  • FOR A SEASON.
  • 00:14:30.290 --> 00:14:32.160
  • LISTEN TO WHAT SOLOMON SAID IN PROVERBS 5:3-4,
  • 00:14:32.170 --> 00:14:36.150
  • "FOR THE LIPS OF AN ADULTERESS DRIP HONEY AND
  • 00:14:36.160 --> 00:14:39.270
  • SMOOTHER THAN OIL IS HER SPEECH;
  • 00:14:39.280 --> 00:14:42.050
  • BUT IN THE END SHE IS BITTER AS WORMWOOD,
  • 00:14:42.060 --> 00:14:46.240
  • SHARP AS A TWO-EDGED SWORD."
  • 00:14:46.250 --> 00:14:49.290
  • SOLOMON IS SAYING: THAT BAIT THAT LOOKS SO
  • 00:14:50.000 --> 00:14:52.140
  • APPEALING AND SO ATTRACTIVE - DON'T FORGET
  • 00:14:52.150 --> 00:14:56.190
  • - THERE IS A HOOK IN THE MIDDLE OF IT
  • 00:14:56.200 --> 00:14:58.210
  • THAT WILL COST YOU YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:14:58.220 --> 00:15:01.280
  • FALLACY NUMBER FOUR LEADS PEOPLE INTO SEXUAL
  • 00:15:01.290 --> 00:15:05.040
  • IMMORALITY: IT'S A WRONG THOUGHT THAT,
  • 00:15:05.050 --> 00:15:07.110
  • WELL, I CAN STOP ANY TIME I WANT.
  • 00:15:07.120 --> 00:15:11.100
  • I CAN STOP ANY TIME I WANT.
  • 00:15:11.110 --> 00:15:13.240
  • YOU SEE THE PROBLEM WITH SEXUAL IMMORALITY,
  • 00:15:13.250 --> 00:15:15.190
  • AND ANY KIND OF SIN, IS NOT ONLY IS IT
  • 00:15:15.200 --> 00:15:18.170
  • PLEASURABLE IT IS ALSO ADDICTIVE.
  • 00:15:18.180 --> 00:15:22.210
  • THE FACT IS YOU CANNOT SIN JUST A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:15:22.220 --> 00:15:24.290
  • AND STOP.
  • 00:15:25.000 --> 00:15:26.240
  • WHEN YOU SIN ONCE, YOU SIN AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.
  • 00:15:26.250 --> 00:15:31.110
  • PETER SAID IT THIS WAY IN 2 PETER 2:19,
  • 00:15:31.120 --> 00:15:34.220
  • "BY WHAT A MAN IS OVERCOME,
  • 00:15:34.230 --> 00:15:38.010
  • BY THIS HE IS ENSLAVED."
  • 00:15:38.020 --> 00:15:40.220
  • THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN YOU ENGAGE IN SEXUAL
  • 00:15:41.030 --> 00:15:43.150
  • IMMORALITY, THE FIRST TIME YOU DO IT LEADS TO
  • 00:15:43.160 --> 00:15:46.140
  • SECOND TIME, THE SECOND TIME LEADS TO THE THIRD
  • 00:15:46.150 --> 00:15:48.210
  • TIME, AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT -
  • 00:15:48.220 --> 00:15:50.080
  • YOU'RE ENSLAVED.
  • 00:15:50.090 --> 00:15:51.120
  • THERE ARE SOME OF YOU RIGHT NOW WHO ARE
  • 00:15:52.020 --> 00:15:53.040
  • ENGAGED IN PORNOGRAPHY,
  • 00:15:53.050 --> 00:15:54.230
  • YOU'RE ENGAGED IN PREMARITAL SEX,
  • 00:15:55.260 --> 00:15:58.070
  • YOU'RE ENGAGED IN AN ADULTEROUS
  • 00:15:59.060 --> 00:16:00.290
  • RELATIONSHIP AND YOU SAY: WELL,
  • 00:16:01.000 --> 00:16:02.190
  • I CAN STOP ANY TIME I WANT.
  • 00:16:02.200 --> 00:16:05.090
  • REALLY?
  • 00:16:06.040 --> 00:16:07.140
  • THEN WHY AREN'T YOU STOPPING NOW?
  • 00:16:08.260 --> 00:16:11.010
  • THE FACT IS SIN NEVER LEADS TO FREEDOM.
  • 00:16:13.040 --> 00:16:17.290
  • IT ALWAYS LEADS TO SLAVERY.
  • 00:16:18.000 --> 00:16:20.110
  • BY WHAT A MAN IS OVERCOME,
  • 00:16:20.120 --> 00:16:23.260
  • BY THIS HE IS ENSLAVED.
  • 00:16:23.270 --> 00:16:26.050
  • FALLACY NUMBER FIVE THAT LEADS TO IMMORALITY AND
  • 00:16:26.260 --> 00:16:29.010
  • DESTRUCTION: NOBODY IS GETTING HURT.
  • 00:16:29.020 --> 00:16:33.040
  • REALLY?
  • 00:16:33.050 --> 00:16:35.010
  • OH, THERE ARE A LOT OF VICTIMS
  • 00:16:35.020 --> 00:16:36.160
  • WHEN IT COMES TO ADULTERY.
  • 00:16:36.170 --> 00:16:38.150
  • THE VICTIMS INCLUDE THE INNOCENT MATE,
  • 00:16:38.160 --> 00:16:41.090
  • THE CHILDREN, PERHAPS THE GREATEST VICTIM OF
  • 00:16:41.100 --> 00:16:44.150
  • ADULTERY IS THE ADULTERER HIMSELF.
  • 00:16:44.160 --> 00:16:48.140
  • THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS VICTIMLESS SIN.
  • 00:16:48.150 --> 00:16:50.190
  • SIN ALWAYS DESTROYS PEOPLE AROUND THE
  • 00:16:50.200 --> 00:16:54.170
  • SINNER, BUT SIN ALSO DESTROYS THE SINNER HIMSELF.
  • 00:16:54.180 --> 00:16:58.060
  • LISTEN TO WHAT SOLOMON SAID IN PROVERBS 6:32,
  • 00:16:58.070 --> 00:17:01.240
  • "THE ONE WHO COMMITS ADULTERY WITH A WOMAN IS LACKING SENSE;
  • 00:17:01.250 --> 00:17:07.040
  • HE WHO WOULD DESTROY HIMSELF DOES IT."
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:11.050
  • HOW IS IT THAT SEXUAL IMMORALITY,
  • 00:17:12.000 --> 00:17:14.210
  • ESPECIALLY ADULTERY DESTROYS A PERSON?
  • 00:17:14.220 --> 00:17:17.280
  • CONSIDER, FIRST OF ALL, THE PHYSICAL COST OF
  • 00:17:17.290 --> 00:17:21.020
  • SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
  • 00:17:21.030 --> 00:17:23.020
  • THE PHYSICAL COST.
  • 00:17:23.030 --> 00:17:24.200
  • YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE AND IN OUR
  • 00:17:24.210 --> 00:17:26.100
  • CULTURE SOMETIMES WE PORTRAY THE ADULTERER AS
  • 00:17:26.110 --> 00:17:29.040
  • THE VICTOR, BUT MOST OF THE TIME HE IS THE VICTIM.
  • 00:17:29.050 --> 00:17:33.160
  • ALL THIS TALK TODAY ABOUT SAFE SEX;
  • 00:17:34.140 --> 00:17:37.260
  • YOU CANNOT SAFELY AGAINST ALMIGHTY GOD
  • 00:17:37.270 --> 00:17:41.190
  • WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE.
  • 00:17:41.200 --> 00:17:43.170
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THE ONLY WAY TO TRULY ENGAGE IN
  • 00:17:43.180 --> 00:17:46.130
  • SAFE SEX IS TO OBEY THAT BOUNDARY THAT GOD HAS
  • 00:17:46.140 --> 00:17:49.170
  • PUT INTO EFFECT - NO SEX OUTSIDE
  • 00:17:49.180 --> 00:17:52.090
  • THE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:17:52.100 --> 00:17:53.290
  • BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY WAY SEXUAL IMMORALITY
  • 00:17:54.240 --> 00:17:56.270
  • DESTROYS OUR LIVES.
  • 00:17:56.280 --> 00:17:57.250
  • THERE'S NOT ONLY A PHYSICAL COST,
  • 00:17:57.260 --> 00:17:59.170
  • THERE IS A FINANCIAL COST.
  • 00:17:59.180 --> 00:18:01.040
  • THE FACT IS IMMORALITY CAN BE VERY PAINFUL TO
  • 00:18:01.050 --> 00:18:04.080
  • THE POCKET BOOK.
  • 00:18:04.090 --> 00:18:05.130
  • LISTEN TO PROVERBS 6:26, "FOR ON ACCOUNT OF A
  • 00:18:05.140 --> 00:18:08.210
  • HARLOT ONE IS REDUCED TO A LOAF OF BREAD,
  • 00:18:08.220 --> 00:18:12.100
  • AND AN ADULTERESS HUNTS FOR THE PRECIOUS LIFE."
  • 00:18:12.110 --> 00:18:16.220
  • THE FACT IS SEXUAL IMMORALITY;
  • 00:18:16.230 --> 00:18:19.030
  • ESPECIALLY ADULTERY CAN BE VERY,
  • 00:18:19.040 --> 00:18:21.150
  • VERY COSTLY.
  • 00:18:21.160 --> 00:18:22.150
  • TO YOU MEN LISTENING TODAY,
  • 00:18:22.160 --> 00:18:23.280
  • I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:18:23.290 --> 00:18:26.110
  • IF YOU'RE ENGAGED IN ADULTERY,
  • 00:18:26.120 --> 00:18:27.260
  • JUST THINK ABOUT WHAT IT MIGHT COST YOU.
  • 00:18:27.270 --> 00:18:31.000
  • IF YOU'RE ENGAGED WITH A COWORKER,
  • 00:18:31.010 --> 00:18:33.220
  • AND SHE HAPPENS TO BE A SUBORDINATE,
  • 00:18:33.230 --> 00:18:35.180
  • YOU CAN EXPERIENCE A SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT;
  • 00:18:35.190 --> 00:18:39.080
  • EVEN IF THAT'S NOT THE CASE,
  • 00:18:39.090 --> 00:18:40.210
  • YOU MIGHT LOSE YOUR JOB.
  • 00:18:40.220 --> 00:18:43.010
  • HOW LONG COULD YOU GO WITHOUT A PAYCHECK?
  • 00:18:43.020 --> 00:18:46.060
  • AND EVEN IF YOU DON'T LOSE YOUR JOB,
  • 00:18:46.070 --> 00:18:47.220
  • JUST THINK ABOUT THE COST THAT IMMORALITY
  • 00:18:47.230 --> 00:18:50.260
  • WILL LEAD TO IF YOU END UP GETTING DIVORCED?
  • 00:18:50.270 --> 00:18:53.080
  • I MEAN THINK ABOUT HAVING TO SUPPORT
  • 00:18:53.090 --> 00:18:55.000
  • TWO HOUSEHOLDS, TWO RENTS, ALIMONY,
  • 00:18:55.010 --> 00:18:58.100
  • CHILD-SUPPORT PAYMENT, AND ALL THOSE OTHER
  • 00:18:58.110 --> 00:19:00.150
  • COSTS THAT GO ALONG WITH THE DISSOLUTION OF A MARRIAGE.
  • 00:19:00.160 --> 00:19:05.020
  • IT'S VERY EXPENSIVE TO DISOBEY GOD'S COMMANDS.
  • 00:19:05.030 --> 00:19:08.090
  • DIVORCE CAN BE FINANCIALLY COSTLY.
  • 00:19:08.100 --> 00:19:11.120
  • BUT THIRDLY CONSIDER THE EMOTIONAL COST
  • 00:19:11.130 --> 00:19:14.050
  • OF SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
  • 00:19:14.060 --> 00:19:15.150
  • YOU KNOW THERE'S SOME PEOPLE WHO SAY:
  • 00:19:15.160 --> 00:19:17.010
  • YOU KNOW, I KNOW IT'S DANGEROUS,
  • 00:19:17.020 --> 00:19:18.190
  • I KNOW IT CAN BE FINANCIALLY COSTLY,
  • 00:19:18.200 --> 00:19:20.270
  • BUT I AM SO DESPERATE TO LOVE SOMEBODY AND BE
  • 00:19:20.280 --> 00:19:24.020
  • LOVED BY SOMEBODY WHO UNDERSTANDS ME I'M
  • 00:19:24.030 --> 00:19:26.030
  • WILLING TO TAKE THAT RISK.
  • 00:19:26.040 --> 00:19:27.280
  • HEAR ME THIS MORNING.
  • 00:19:28.140 --> 00:19:30.200
  • THAT PROMISE OF SEXUAL AND EMOTIONAL
  • 00:19:30.210 --> 00:19:32.270
  • FULFILLMENT OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE THAT IS
  • 00:19:32.280 --> 00:19:35.130
  • DANGLING IN FRONT OF YOU - THAT IS ONLY AN
  • 00:19:35.140 --> 00:19:37.240
  • ILLUSION, IT'S ONLY A MIRAGE.
  • 00:19:37.250 --> 00:19:40.220
  • YOU ARE NOT GOING TO EXPERIENCE PERMANENT
  • 00:19:40.230 --> 00:19:43.170
  • EMOTIONAL AND SEXUAL FULFILLMENT OUTSIDE OF
  • 00:19:43.180 --> 00:19:46.200
  • THE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:19:46.210 --> 00:19:48.090
  • IT'S TIME THAT WE START TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT
  • 00:19:48.210 --> 00:19:51.250
  • SEXUAL IMMORALITY OF ANY KIND.
  • 00:19:51.260 --> 00:19:54.160
  • THE TRUTH IS, IT'S APPEALING,
  • 00:19:54.280 --> 00:19:58.070
  • IT'S EXHILARATING, IT'S PLEASURABLE ONLY
  • 00:19:58.080 --> 00:20:01.150
  • FOR A SEASON.
  • 00:20:01.160 --> 00:20:03.170
  • WHAT'S THE KEY TO EXPERIENCING SEXUAL AND
  • 00:20:04.010 --> 00:20:06.190
  • EMOTIONAL FULFILLMENT IN OUR LIFE
  • 00:20:06.200 --> 00:20:08.190
  • THAT WE ALL DESIRE?
  • 00:20:08.200 --> 00:20:11.090
  • SOLOMON GAVE US THE PRESCRIPTION FOR THAT
  • 00:20:11.100 --> 00:20:13.050
  • KIND OF FULFILLMENT IN PROVERBS 5:18-21.
  • 00:20:13.060 --> 00:20:17.080
  • "LET YOUR FOUNTAIN BE BLESSED,
  • 00:20:17.150 --> 00:20:19.240
  • AND REJOICE IN THE WIFE OF YOUR YOUTH.
  • 00:20:19.250 --> 00:20:23.240
  • AS A LOVING HIND AND A GRACEFUL DOE,
  • 00:20:23.250 --> 00:20:25.290
  • LET HER BREASTS SATISFY YOU AT ALL TIMES;
  • 00:20:26.000 --> 00:20:29.110
  • BE EXHILARATED ALWAYS WITH HER LOVE.
  • 00:20:29.120 --> 00:20:33.270
  • FOR WHY SHOULD YOU, MY SON,
  • 00:20:33.280 --> 00:20:35.120
  • BE EXHILARATED WITH AN ADULTERESS AND EMBRACE
  • 00:20:35.130 --> 00:20:38.080
  • THE BOSOM OF A FOREIGNER?
  • 00:20:38.090 --> 00:20:41.080
  • FOR THE WAYS OF A MAN ARE BEFORE THE EYES OF
  • 00:20:41.090 --> 00:20:43.150
  • THE LORD, AND HE WATCHES OVER ALL HIS PATHS."
  • 00:20:43.160 --> 00:20:48.080
  • PERHAPS THAT LAST SENTENCE IS THE
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  • STRONGEST ARGUMENT FOR ABSTAINING FROM
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  • SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
  • 00:20:55.030 --> 00:20:57.050
  • THERE ARE SOME OF YOU RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:21:00.050 --> 00:21:01.130
  • SOME OF YOU WATCHING, LISTENING TO THIS MESSAGE -
  • 00:21:02.020 --> 00:21:04.190
  • YOU'RE ENGAGED IN SEXUAL IMMORALITY;
  • 00:21:05.160 --> 00:21:08.020
  • YOU THINK NOBODY KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE UP TO.
  • 00:21:09.040 --> 00:21:12.070
  • THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE TRUTH.
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  • BUT GOD KNOWS.
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  • HE'S WATCHING, HE'S JUDGING,
  • 00:21:18.120 --> 00:21:21.010
  • AND EVENTUALLY HE WILL ACT.
  • 00:21:21.020 --> 00:21:23.160
  • WHAT I WOULD SAY TO SOME OF YOU THIS MORNING WHO
  • 00:21:24.080 --> 00:21:25.290
  • ARE ENGAGED IN SEXUAL IMMORALITY,
  • 00:21:26.000 --> 00:21:27.260
  • WHETHER IT'S: FORNICATION,
  • 00:21:27.270 --> 00:21:29.130
  • ADULTERY, HOMOSEXUALITY, PORNOGRAPHY
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  • - DON'T CONFUSE GOD'S PATIENCE
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  • WITH GOD'S TOLERANCE FOR YOUR SIN.
  • 00:21:37.170 --> 00:21:40.030
  • THAT'S THE MISTAKE THAT KING DAVID MADE.
  • 00:21:40.230 --> 00:21:43.060
  • HE WAS ENGAGED IN THIS OPEN RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:21:43.070 --> 00:21:45.260
  • WITH BATHSHEBA.
  • 00:21:45.270 --> 00:21:47.050
  • DAY AFTER DAY WENT, NO CONSEQUENCE.
  • 00:21:47.060 --> 00:21:50.130
  • MONTH AFTER MONTH PASSED.
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  • NO CONSEQUENCE.
  • 00:21:52.180 --> 00:21:54.210
  • AND DAVID BEGAN TO THINK TO HIMSELF:
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  • WELL MAYBE I'M SPECIAL,
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  • MAYBE I OPERATE UNDER A DIFFERENT SET OF LAWS
  • 00:21:59.040 --> 00:22:01.240
  • BECAUSE, AFTER ALL, I'M A FRIEND OF GOD;
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  • I'M THE KING.
  • 00:22:03.150 --> 00:22:04.220
  • MAYBE GOD DOESN'T CARE ABOUT MY
  • 00:22:05.220 --> 00:22:08.010
  • SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
  • 00:22:08.020 --> 00:22:09.160
  • MAYBE GOD DOESN'T EVEN REALLY EXIST.
  • 00:22:09.170 --> 00:22:13.080
  • BUT ON A DAY THAT BEGAN LIKE ANY OTHER DAY,
  • 00:22:14.100 --> 00:22:16.260
  • THE PROPHET NATHAN CAME INTO THE COURT OF DAVID;
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  • HE POINTED HIS FINGER IN FRONT OF DAVID AND SAID:
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  • THOU ART THE MAN.
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  • AND THAT WAS THE DAY OF JUDGMENT FOR DAVID.
  • 00:22:26.200 --> 00:22:30.060
  • THAT DAY'S COMING FOR YOU AS WELL.
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  • DON'T CONFUSE GOD'S PATIENCE WITH GOD'S TOLERANCE.
  • 00:22:33.120 --> 00:22:36.240
  • THE ONLY REASON HE HASN'T INTERVENED YET IN
  • 00:22:36.250 --> 00:22:40.010
  • YOUR LIFE IS, PERHAPS, BECAUSE HE'S GIVEN YOU
  • 00:22:40.020 --> 00:22:43.070
  • ONE LAST CHANCE TO REPENT.
  • 00:22:43.080 --> 00:22:45.280
  • FOR THE WAYS OF A MAN ARE BEFORE THE EYES OF
  • 00:22:47.040 --> 00:22:51.170
  • THE LORD AND HE WATCHES OVER ALL OF HIS PATHS.
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  • 00:23:04.100 --> 00:23:08.240
  • IN THE CONTEXT OF HIS PLAN FOR MARRIAGE.
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  • BUT IT'S JUST AS RELEVANT TODAY AS IT WAS BACK THEN.
  • 00:25:01.290 --> 00:25:06.070
  • COMPROMISE IN MARRIAGE ALWAYS LEADS TO THE SAME RESULT:
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