BY MARIA IN CHRISTIAN NEWS · MAY 22, 2014
by Brian Skyz
The spirit of sëxual immorality has tormented so many that they do not even realize they are in bondage. It is such a sorry state to know that some men of God allow themselves to be the workshop of the devil and let the temple of the Lord get soiled with sins of sëxual lust. It is God’s will that He dwells in us and for us to be vessels of honor to Him alone. God, through Paul, in the book of 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 says that it is his will that we stay holy and away from sëxual sin. Each and every person should control himself and live in holiness and honor and not in lustful passions like pagans who do not know God and His ways.
Should anyone get caught in a situation where his or her pastor wants him to indulge in sëxual sin, he or she should not condemn him as he is also human and thus subject to temptation. The victim should not give in but firmly stand to his or her Christian values. The victim should without any fear whatsoever let the pastor know that he or she fears the wrath of God as his/her body is the Lord’s temple and defiling it with sëxual sin is too great a sin to commit.
Should the advances continue even after several attempts of warnings, the victim should not go straight ahead to air the pastor’s misconducts since he is neither without blemish. Instead, the victim should try and keep the matter very discreet and try to get the pastor help from the proper source by reporting the matter to the highest authority in church.
We should not let the desires of the flesh overwhelm us as Galatians 5: 19 warn us that when you follow the desires of your sinful nature the results are sëxual immorality, uncleanliness, and impurity which draw us away from God.