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The 7th Commandment: Abstain So the Lord May Reign
Confession: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 41, QA 108-109
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:22-23 (Read from ESV)
Preacher: Rev. Gary Findley
I. Shameful Acts
II. Shameful Affections
III. Shameful Attractions
The Heidelberg Catechism:
Lord’s Day 41
Q.108 What is God’s will for us in the seventh commandment?
A. That God condemns all unchastity, and that we should therefore detest it wholeheartedly and live decent and chaste lives, within or outside of the holy state of marriage.
Q.109 Does God, in this commandment, forbid only such scandalous sins as adultery?
A. We are temples of the Holy Spirit, body and soul, and God wants both to be kept clean and holy. That is why God forbids all unchaste actions, looks, talk, thoughts, or desires, and whatever may incite someone to them.
1 Thessalonians 5:22-23 King James Version (KJV)
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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