Dealing with Fallen Sexuality: Teaching in the New Testament

Henry and Pamela Reyenga

Sexual Immorality Is A Sin Against Your Body

1 Corinthians 6:18     Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.


Sexual Immorality

Assumes most of the Old Testament condemnations and many of the pagan practices.


1 Corinthians 5:1    It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that does not occur even among pagans: A man has his father’s wife.


This brings up a good issue about culturally agreed upon sexual issues.

Age of consent and marriage are self-evident in some cultures but are different in other cultures.



Male and Female Homosexuality

Romans 1:26-27     Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

1 Corinthians 6:9     Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders…



Swinging Sex is Condemned

Revelation 2:12   “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write…

Revelation 2:14    Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality. Likewise you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.


What about Polygamy?

In the Old Testament – Allowed.

In the New Testament –Frowned upon. No for ministers.

1 Timothy 3:2    Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 3:12     A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.

Titus 1:6   An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient.



Becoming Renewed in Sexual Intimacy and Our Sexual Desires

Henry Reyenga


When a person becomes a believer, he or she is now born again into a redemptive relationship with Jesus Christ. The past sins and sinful struggles are covered. They have a way to stand in confidence with God and become renewed in the image of their creator.


Colossians 3:10    and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.


Sexual Identity and Practice Is Something to Renew

1 Corinthians 6:18     Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.

1 Corinthians 10:14    Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.


1 Timothy 5:6   But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she is still living.



Become Honest About Sexual Struggle


1 John 1:8     If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.


1 John 1:9    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


Keep Your Fallen Sexual Appetites from Harming Yourself and Others

Embark on a path of sanctification.


Wherever you have been, start on a sanctification path as you go forward in Christ.


Colossians 3:5-8     Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.  Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these.



Keep Your Fallen Sexual Appetites from Harming Yourself and Others


Ephesians 2:1-6    As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,




Putting Sanctification Boundaries in Place

If married, serve each other to meet each other’s sexual appetites.  This is an adventuresome journey of physical, spiritual, and emotional oneness. 

Sometimes, it is more about what you want or obey than how you may feel.

1 Corinthians 7:5   Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

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