PRIDE: the Root of All Sexual Sin

🎯 Pride is the Root of All Sexual sin.

“Why do I deserve to sin against God?”

“Why do I deserve to sin against my own body?”

“Why do I deserve to sin against someone else’s body and spirit and soul?”

“Why do I deserve to sin against the next generation of children?”

It takes an EXTREME amount of pride to answer those 4 questions and still choose to please yourself selfishly!

1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth AGAINST HIS OWN BODY.
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN?
20 For YOU ARE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE: therefore glorify God in YOUR BODY, and in YOUR SPIRIT, WHICH ARE GOD’S.

“The MOST POWERFUL WEAPON AGAINST SEXUAL IMPURITY is HUMILITY. Patterns of sinful thought and behavior are fruits of a deeper root. If we want to stop bearing bad fruit, we must aim our primary attack against the root. And the root of sexual sin is not our sex drive; it’s pride.” – John Bloom

“So just as GLUTTONY or ANOREXIA IS PRIDE infecting and manipulating the self’s orientation toward food, or GREED IS PRIDE infecting and manipulating the self’s orientation toward money, SEXUAL IMMORALITY and PERVERSIONS ARE PRIDE infecting and manipulating the self’s orientation toward sex. SEXUAL SIN IS UNHINGED HUMAN PRIDE rejecting the Creator in order to SEXUALLY CONSUME OTHERS FOR the benefit of the SELF.” – John Bloom

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-real-root-of-sexual-sin