2 Steps to Sexual Sin

Posted: 05 Jul 2017 04:24 PM PDT
Sexual Sin is a Two Step Process - It's No Accident
People who sin sexually often say they were caught off guard and overwhelmed in a moment of passion.

But that’s never the case. There are at least two steps:

Step 1. Immoral desire:
Extramarital sex begins in the mind with lustful thoughts. Thoughts can be sinful even if they are never acted upon (Matthew 5:28). But thoughts often lead to actions.

“For out of the heart come evil thoughts--murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.” Matthew 15:19

"Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin…” James 1:15

Step 2. Refusing God’s "exit plan":
God promises to give us a way out of any temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13). But we must take it.

Sexual sin isn’t an overpowering passion, an accident, or a mistake. It’s a premeditated, sinful choice. Don't make it!

See also: What the Bible Says About Sex Outside of Marriage
Sexual Sin is a Two Step Process - It's No Accident