And what happens to those Christians who decide not to live in obedience in this area? This verse makes a chilling accusation, "Therefore, he who rejects this instruction [about sexual immorality] does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit". Dear Christian, would you be so bold as to stand up and openly defy the Lord God? I have a hard time believing that anyone who loves God would do such a thing. Yet when you choose to live in sexual immorality, that is exactly what the Scriptures teach you are doing! You have chosen to reject God. We think that the sexual aspects of our lives are personal and private, and that no one has any say in the matter. We forget that God designed sex, and he protected it and exalted it within marriage. The choice to live obediently in regards to sex, is to make a choice to honor God.
Rev. Nathan Dick is pastor of Panton Community Baptist Church. He lives in Addison County with his wife Stephanie and three children. He is a graduate of Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Mo., where he majored in pastoral studies and advanced biblical studies. He and Stephanie serve with Village Missions, a Christian ministry that places full-time pastors in rural churches.