Getting the Right
What did Christ say of
the pure in heart?
Blessed are the
pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew
What did He declare to be
a violation of the seventh commandment?
You have heard it
said, Do not commit adultery. But I tell
you that anyone that looks at a woman
lustfully has already committed adultery with her
in his heart.
Verses 27, 28.
Ancient Lustful Inclinations
What sins brought on the
When men began to
increase in number on the earth and daughters
were born to them, the sons of God saw that the
daughters of men were beautiful, and they
married any of them they chose. Then the Lord
said, My Spirit will not contend with man
forever, for he is mortal, his days will be a
hundred and twenty years. The Nephillim were on
the earth in those days and also afterward
when the sons of God went to the daughters
of men and had children by them. They were heroes
of old, men of renown. The Lord saw how great
mans wickedness on the earth had become,
and that every inclination of the thoughts of his
heart was only evil all the time. The Lord
was grieved that he had made man on the earth,
and his heart was filled with pain. So the Lord
said, I will wipe mankind, whom I have
created, from the face of the earth men
and animals, and creatures that move along the
ground, and the birds of the air for I am
grieved that I have made them. But Noah
found favor in the eyes of the Lord. This is the
account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man,
blameless among the people of his time, and he
walked with God. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham
and Japheth. Now the earth was corrupt in Gods
sight and was full of violence. Genesis 6:1-11.
What was the character of
the inhabitants of Sodom?
Now the men of
Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly
against the Lord. Genesis 13:13. They
were haughty and did detestable things before me.
(See also verse 49.)
Note Genesis 19:1-9 and 2
Peter 2:6-8 show that they were exceedingly
corrupt in morals.
When tempted to sin, what
noble example did Joseph set?
No one is greater in
this house than I am. My master has withheld
nothing from me except you, because you are his
wife. How could I do such a wicked thing and sin
against God? Genesis 39:9.
Paul and Christ Speak
Against what are the
people of God warned?
But among you there
must not be even a hint of sexual immorality,
or any kind of impurity, or of greed, because
these are improper for Gods holy people.
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or
course joking, which are out of place, but
rather thanksgiving. Ephesians 5:3,4.
What are mentioned as
works of the flesh?
The acts of the sinful
nature are obvious: sexual immorality,
impurity and debauchery: idolatry and witchcraft,
hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish
ambitions, dissentions, factions, and envy;
drunkenness, orgies, and the like.
What is said of those who
do such things?
I warn you, as I did before,
that those who live like this will not inherit
the kingdom of God. Verse 21.
What did Christ say would
be the condition of the world at His second
Just as it was in
the days of Noah, so also will it be in the
days of the Son of Man. People were eating;
drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up
to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood
came and destroyed them all. It was the same
in the days of Lot. People were eating and
drinking, buying and selling, planting and
building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and
sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them
all. It will be lust like this on the day the Son
of Man is revealed.
We are warned against
keeping company with whom?
But now I am writing
you that you must nor associate with anyone who
calls himself a brother but is sexually
immoral or greedy, an idolater or a
slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a
man do not even eat. 1 Corinthians 5:11.
What are evil associations to
Dont be mislead:
Bad company corrupts good character.
1 Corinthians 15:33.
What inexorable law is
laid down in the Scriptures?
Do not be deceived:
God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
The one who sows to please his sinful nature,
from the nature will reap destruction; the one
who sows to please the Spirit. From the Spirit
will reap eternal life. Galatians 6:7,8.
Instead of sanctioning
evil, what should we do?
Have nothing to do
with the fruitless deeds of darkness. But
rather expose them. Ephesians 5:11.
What exhortations did the
Apostle Paul give Timothy?
Flee the evil
desires of the youth, and pursue righteousness.
2 Timothy 2:22. Keep yourself pure. 1
How should we guard our
Do not let any
unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but
only what is helpful for building others up
according to their needs, that it may benefit
those who listen.
The High Call to
To whom are all things
To be pure, all
things are pure, but to those who are
corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In
fact, both their minds and consciences are
corrupted. Titus 1:15.
What does the Lord
call upon the wicked man to do?
Let the wicked forsake
his way and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy
on him, and to our God, for he will freely
pardon. Isaiah 55:7.
What are the proper
things to engage ones mind?
whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is
right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable if anything is
excellent or praiseworthy think about such
things. Philippians 4:8.
Note The greatest
foes to social purity are immoral associates,
impure literature, improper dress, idleness,
intemperance, theatergoing, and viewing
questionable TV shows. For this reason, parents
should look well to their childrens home
life; their companions; the books, papers, and
magazines they read, how their time is occupied;
what they eat, drink and wear; where they spend
their nights; and the character of their
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