Heaven's Point of View

1 Corinthians 6: 12-20, Part 2

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Participants: J.D. Quinn (Host), Tom Shepherd


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Program Code: HPOV000035A

00:16 Welcome to Heaven's Point of View.
00:18 My name is J.D. Quinn
00:20 and we are following the series Love, Marriage, Sex and Divorce
00:24 according to the New Testament.
00:26 My special guest, our host is Dr. Tom Sheperd.
00:31 And Tom, this is I think one of your favorite parts
00:34 of this particular series.
00:37 Yeah.
00:38 And I know that we studied, excuse me,
00:40 I know that we studied the first,
00:41 now we're gonna catch
00:43 the last half of 1 Corinthians 6.
00:46 1 Corinthians 6 is, of all the passages
00:49 that I studied with the students
00:50 in this course that I teach,
00:53 I'm just deeply struck by the amazing theology
00:59 that Paul brings to bear in this particular passage.
01:02 So I enjoyed a lot talking to the students about it
01:06 and just walking through it
01:08 and trying to explain what Paul means.
01:11 So I think what we should do is read the whole passage.
01:14 I think it's always good to read the scripture.
01:16 When I teach Sabbath school, I tell my Sabbath school class,
01:21 when you know we don't have any time for anything else,
01:23 let's read the Bible.
01:25 Amen. We read the scripture.
01:27 And actually in Sabbath school class
01:28 that helps a lot because some people,
01:30 well, may be they haven't read every,
01:32 they haven't studied the whole lesson.
01:34 And this gives them a context.
01:35 And then we talk about what the Bible says.
01:37 Focus our attention on what the Bible says,
01:39 so that's what we'll do here.
01:40 1 Corinthians 6:12-20.
01:43 Why don't you read it for us?
01:45 "All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful.
01:48 All things are lawful for me,
01:50 but I will not be brought unto the power of any.
01:53 Foods for the stomach and foods and the stomach for foods
01:56 but God will destroy both it and them.
01:59 Now the body is not for sexual immorality,
02:02 but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
02:05 And God raised both the Lord
02:07 and will also raise us up by His power.
02:10 Do you not know
02:12 that your bodies are members of Christ?
02:14 Shall I then take the members of Christ
02:16 and make them members of a harlot?
02:18 Certainly not!
02:20 Or do you not know
02:21 that he who is joined to a harlot
02:23 is one body with her?
02:26 For, "The two," He says, "shall become one flesh."
02:30 But he who is joined to the Lord
02:32 is one spirit with Him.
02:34 Flee sexual immorality.
02:36 Every sin that a man does is outside the body,
02:39 but he who commits sexually immorality
02:41 sins against his own body.
02:43 Or do you not know
02:46 that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit
02:49 who is in you,
02:51 whom you have from God,
02:57 and you are not of your own?
02:59 For you were bought at a price,
03:02 therefore glorify God in your body
03:05 and in your spirit, which are God's."
03:08 Right.
03:10 Amen. Yeah.
03:11 Now-- Wow.
03:12 We noticed last time when we studied this
03:14 that the key to understanding this passage
03:19 is that Paul is responding to certain slogans
03:23 that were that the Corinthians used to hate.
03:28 Yeah.
03:29 Sometimes when I read this in class,
03:31 I teach my students how to read the Bible aloud.
03:34 Because well, a lot of people just don't know
03:37 how to read the Bible aloud too well.
03:39 And that was a little tough on the reader right there.
03:42 I want them when they are preachers
03:45 to encourage people to open their Bibles
03:47 and have their Bible with them.
03:49 So I tell them, when you tell them
03:51 to look up a passage or the scripture,
03:53 repeat the reference three times.
03:56 So that gives them time to open their Bible
03:57 and find it and everything.
03:59 So I said how would you read this
04:01 to really get across that Paul is using the slogans.
04:04 And so let me just give a little example
04:06 of reading verses maybe 12 and 13
04:10 so you get a little feel for that.
04:12 And see if you can tell which words are the words
04:16 that are the Corinthian slogans
04:18 and which words are Paul's words.
04:20 By the way, by the way I read it, okay.
04:22 So here we go, this is verse 12,
04:24 1 Corinthians 6:12.
04:27 "All things are lawful for me,
04:30 but not all things are helpful.
04:32 All things are lawful for me,
04:35 but I will not be enslaved by anything.
04:38 Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food
04:40 and God will destroy both of them one and the other.
04:45 The body is not meant for sexual immorality,
04:48 but for the Lord,
04:50 and the Lord for the body.
04:51 And God raised the Lord
04:52 and will also raise us up by His power."
04:56 Now could you tell
04:57 which parts were the Corinthian slogans?
05:00 Yes.
05:02 Which part?
05:03 Oh, I'd say that are all things.
05:06 Yeah, when they said all things are lawful for me.
05:09 I said it, quick.
05:10 And all things are lawful for me.
05:12 I said it quick,
05:13 I said it kind of like in a sing songy voice.
05:16 And then I made a big pause.
05:18 Yes.
05:20 And then I gave Paul's answer. Yes.
05:22 And that's what we studied some the last time
05:23 which is these first verses and I sort of getting an idea
05:26 that Paul is responding to the Corinthians
05:30 and the slogans that were going around with them
05:33 and all these different ideas that they had
05:36 he responds to them.
05:38 This time actually what we're gonna look at
05:40 is besides responding to their slogans,
05:43 their slogans in verse 12, slogans in verse 13,
05:47 slogans in even in verse 18.
05:50 But this time we're gonna focus our attention on another part
05:55 of what Paul says in this passage.
05:57 And that is he uses the phrase, "Don't you know."
06:02 "Don't you know." "Do you not know."
06:05 Now those words appear,
06:08 those phrases appear three times in the passage.
06:12 In verse 15, in verse 16
06:15 and then again, in verse 19 and 20.
06:17 So we want to look at each of those passages
06:20 but first just let's get a little idea.
06:22 Why does he say do you not know?
06:25 Well, in the apostle's writings,
06:28 the apostle Paul,
06:29 fortunately we have so many different books by Paul,
06:31 so we can compare them.
06:33 In his writing, this type of argumentation
06:36 introduces doctrinal ideas
06:39 that he believes every Christian should know.
06:43 Or principles of life that all thinking people
06:47 would recognize and acknowledge.
06:49 So when he says "Don't you know,"
06:51 what he is actually doing this referring back to the class
06:56 where they learn to be a Christian.
06:58 You know, we would say the baptismal class,
07:00 you might say the Sabbath school class.
07:03 And those experiences,
07:05 he's saying, do you remember
07:07 what we studied with you in those lessons.
07:09 You know, we should prepare--
07:11 Insinuating that you ought to know.
07:12 Yeah, you ought to know.
07:14 This is something you should remember, as a Christian.
07:15 This is, this is something
07:17 that every Christian should know.
07:20 Or it's something that is a principle of life
07:25 that is so common
07:27 that everybody would agree and recognize it.
07:30 So an example is found in Romans 6:3,
07:33 for example, when Paul says, "Or do you not know
07:36 that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus
07:39 have been baptized into His death?"
07:42 Oh, when did they learn that?
07:43 Oh, they learn that when before they were baptized.
07:46 Romans 6:16, "Do you not know
07:48 that when you present yourselves
07:50 to someone as slaves for obedience,
07:52 you are slaves of the one whom you obey,
07:54 either of sin resulting in death
07:56 or of obedience, resulting in righteousness?"
07:59 So he uses an example from their Greco-Roman world.
08:02 And he says,
08:03 "Well, you know what happens when you are a slave?"
08:06 Well, of course. A slave has to obey the master.
08:08 Well, whoever you give yourself over to
08:11 that's who you're going to obey like a slave.
08:14 Romans 7:1, "Or do you not know,
08:16 brethren, for I am speaking to those who know the law,
08:19 that the law has jurisdiction
08:21 over a person as long as he lives?"
08:23 Well, of course, every Jew would agree to that.
08:25 They all knew that.
08:27 But it occurs in 1 Corinthians as well.
08:29 1 Corinthians 3:16,
08:31 "Do you not know that you are temple of God
08:33 and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?"
08:35 This is something you should know as a Christian.
08:37 1 Corinthians 6:2, "Or do you not know
08:40 that the saints will judge the world?
08:42 If the world is to be judged by you,
08:43 are you incompetent
08:44 to constitute the smallest law courts?"
08:47 So he says, "Oh, where did you find?
08:49 Well, when we did that?"
08:50 Well, we would say,
08:51 when we did that prophecy series.
08:53 We're talking about the second coming of Jesus.
08:56 Chapter 9, verse 13,
08:58 "Do you not know that those who perform
08:59 sacred services, eat the food of the temple,
09:01 those who attend regularly to the altar
09:03 have their own share from alter?"
09:05 So he says, you know,
09:06 this is common knowledge kind of stuff
09:08 that everybody that's a Christian or a Jew
09:11 would know about these things.
09:12 So when he says in 1 Corinthians 6:15.
09:15 "Do you not know
09:17 that your bodies are members of Christ?"
09:20 That is something--
09:22 That he is emphasizing that we should know.
09:24 We should already know that as a Christian.
09:27 So the first one is there, we just read it in verse 15.
09:30 "Do you not know
09:31 that your bodies are members of Christ?
09:33 Shall I then take the members of Christ
09:35 and make them members of a prostitute?
09:38 Never."
09:39 He says.
09:41 Now in verse 15, Paul states that the Corinthians bodies,
09:46 their own bodies are members of Christ.
09:50 Now the problem is
09:52 we use the word member in several ways.
09:55 You know, we use the member,
09:56 like you're a member of the church.
09:58 He's the member of the church.
09:59 But when we speak of a member of our bodies,
10:03 usually it's a limb or an organ of our bodies.
10:05 Okay.
10:07 That's what we're talking about.
10:08 So he's talking about bodies so he says
10:11 may be he sort of mixing his member,
10:14 his concepts a little bit
10:16 but he says do you not know that our bodies,
10:21 "Do you not know that your bodies
10:23 are members of Christ?"
10:25 So your bodies are members of Christ.
10:27 Now he's already taught
10:29 and Paul teaches we've seen it in Ephesians,
10:31 Paul teaches that our bodies
10:35 that Christ is the-- what of the church?
10:37 Head. He is the head of the church.
10:39 And then the church is His--
10:41 Body. His body. Okay.
10:43 So we as individual members are as Paul is suggesting here,
10:48 we are so closely identified with Jesus,
10:52 so closely identified we are His people
10:55 that we are described as His limbs and His organs.
11:00 So this leads Paul to a rhetorical question
11:03 that's a shocking question.
11:05 He says, so then
11:07 dare I take the limbs or the organs of Christ
11:11 and make them the limbs or the organs of a prostitute.
11:16 Now it doesn't take much imagination
11:19 to think about what he's talking about here.
11:21 He said, okay to go and have sex with a prostitute
11:25 then you're taking,
11:26 now you are a member of the church.
11:27 And now you are taking the "body of Christ"
11:32 to that pagan temple to sleep with that prostitute.
11:36 Do you suppose that Jesus would go there?
11:39 See that's the kind of thing he's saying.
11:42 Is that really okay to take Jesus to a prostitute?
11:48 Well-- He says, certainly not.
11:50 You know, of course not,
11:51 it's the term in Greek as me genoito
11:54 which is a very strong negative.
11:57 It's like perish the thought,
12:00 don't even think that, God forbidden,
12:02 now the word God is not in the phrase
12:04 but it's just kind of strong--
12:06 Heaven forbid. Yeah, heaven forbid.
12:08 It's like this strong negation.
12:11 He does not say actually, he does not say join.
12:16 He does not say join,
12:18 shall I take the members of Christ
12:19 and join them to a prostitute actually?
12:24 He says, but rather shall I make them
12:29 members of a prostitute?
12:31 Stressing all the stronger, the concept of union.
12:35 You know the two become one flesh, right?
12:39 And so it's a horrible idea.
12:42 And so he rejects this horrible idea
12:45 by saying no, that's impossible.
12:50 That's verse 15. That's verse 15.
12:51 Now we go the second "Don't you know."
12:54 Yeah, the second "Don't you know"
12:56 is in verse 16 and in verse 17.
13:00 So why don't you read those two verses for us again?
13:02 Okay. Verse 16 and 17.
13:07 "Or do you not know
13:09 that he who is joined to a harlot
13:12 is one body with her?
13:14 'For the two,' he says, 'shall become one flesh.'
13:17 But he who is joined to the Lord
13:20 is one spirit with him."
13:22 Okay.
13:23 So the second "Don't you know" section
13:26 is in these verses, verses 16 and 17.
13:29 It explains or it gives a reason why
13:32 the question in verse 15
13:37 gets that negative answer.
13:42 So the question was,
13:43 "Shall I then take the members of Christ
13:45 and make them members of a prostitute?"
13:47 That was the question that he asked.
13:49 He explains and gives you a reason why
13:51 he gave the answers he did in verse 15.
13:54 Why is it true, Paul that that should never happen?
13:57 He utilizes the concept of Genesis 2:24, 25
14:02 which we've already seen before in these studies.
14:05 To indicate that sexual union turns two--
14:08 Into one. Into one flesh.
14:10 If they are one, then they are no longer two.
14:15 All right. Yes.
14:16 The two become one.
14:18 This is what led him--
14:19 So in his eyes they never separate.
14:21 Well, yeah, when you come and join to that
14:24 you become one flesh with that prostitute.
14:26 Yes. Yes. Yeah.
14:27 So they are not separate, they are joined together.
14:30 That is what led him in verse 15 to say
14:32 that a Christian consorting with a prostitute
14:35 was equal to making the limbs or organs of Christ
14:38 into those of a prostitute.
14:40 All right.
14:41 So that's underlining the idea
14:43 that the Christian becomes a part of the prostitute,
14:45 it's the theological concept of the unity of marriage
14:49 that is referred to back in Genesis 2.
14:52 Depicted and symbolized by sexual intercourse.
14:56 If you use it wrongly you become united with that
14:59 which is immoral and you become immoral.
15:03 All right.
15:04 So you see when Paul speaks of this
15:08 and when the Bible speaks of this,
15:09 they say that when you have these relations
15:12 you become one flesh.
15:15 Now that obviously has sexual connotation
15:19 of what happens in sexual intercourse,
15:22 the two joined together.
15:24 But the Bible's sense of this is actually deeper
15:27 than just a concept of physical union.
15:31 There's a psycho social union as well.
15:37 You could say even a spiritual union
15:39 that takes place between people.
15:41 And I like to explain to young people that you know,
15:47 there's some things you can do with anybody.
15:50 I could go on a bicycle ride with you,
15:53 I could go on a bicycle ride with Shelley
15:55 or with anybody, you know.
15:57 We could have a nice meal together at a restaurant,
15:59 we can do a program like this together.
16:02 There is one thing and one thing only
16:06 that I only do with my wife.
16:07 And that's sexual relations.
16:09 So if you take that and use it in a different way,
16:14 you break its symbolism.
16:16 It no longer has that picture of just you and her.
16:20 Now you have made out the problem of,
16:23 you know, linking it with somebody else.
16:25 And you never can forget or go away from that.
16:30 The idea of "casual sex" is an oxymoron.
16:36 Yeah. It's a misnomer.
16:38 There's not such thing as casual sex.
16:42 Sex is this union, this united kind of experience.
16:46 So the Bible says
16:47 it should be reserved for marriage.
16:49 Yes.
16:50 Because it symbolizes that commitment
16:53 that you have made to one another.
16:54 And it's beautiful in that sense
16:56 because actually in sexual intercourse
16:59 you both are having fun.
17:01 You both are having joy,
17:02 you're giving joy and you're receiving joy.
17:04 And you're experiencing it together
17:06 so it's a pretty powerful uniting kind of an experience,
17:11 one that God has specially designed
17:14 for husband and wife alone to experience.
17:18 So Paul says
17:21 that you mustn't do that
17:25 but interestingly he doesn't end
17:27 on that negative note as he talks about.
17:30 Instead he turns towards the positive concept
17:33 of being joined to Christ.
17:34 Amen.
17:35 So in contrast to the one flesh
17:37 that would happen if you went to the prostitute,
17:40 he talks about becoming one spirit with Christ.
17:45 Now some people might get the idea
17:47 that this is sort of dualistic that you have a body,
17:49 you have a spirit, something like that.
17:53 Instead, actually it's a union of the human with the Lord,
17:56 similar in nature of the union between a husband and wife.
18:00 Why is it not dualism?
18:02 Because the body part of the equation
18:04 isn't earthly body
18:05 that is not suppose to be joined to a prostitute.
18:09 Now if Paul were actually talking about dualism,
18:12 this Greek idea that you have an eternal soul,
18:15 eternal spirit and your body is like the prison
18:18 that you're encapsulated in,
18:21 that you get free from when you die.
18:23 If Paul were teaching that,
18:25 he would say as the Corinthians did
18:27 that it does not matter what you do with the body
18:31 as long as the spirit is joined to the Lord.
18:34 And of course, he rejected that idea already.
18:37 Because for Paul,
18:39 resurrection is an important concept.
18:42 As we said before that you dare not sleep around
18:46 because of the resurrection.
18:48 Now when I tell this to students in class
18:50 that great reason for not sleeping around
18:53 as a resurrection,
18:55 they have never heard anything like that before.
18:56 Well, share it in case those people,
18:59 in 25 words or less.
19:00 Can you do that?
19:01 The idea? Okay. Yeah.
19:03 Well, Paul says that you cannot,
19:07 you cannot, you should not just--
19:10 the Corinthians were saying
19:11 it doesn't matter what you do with the body
19:14 because it's all gonna be destroyed.
19:16 And so it's a eschatology of destruction.
19:20 Okay.
19:21 Paul says, no, no, no, no, no.
19:24 God raised up Jesus Christ from the dead
19:26 and that's what he's gonna do with our bodies as well.
19:28 He raised Him up, He's gonna raise us up.
19:30 That's an eschatology of resurrection.
19:33 So because you're gonna be raised
19:35 and that the resurrection is one of the great proofs
19:38 in the New Testament
19:40 that Paul is not a dualist, he's holistic.
19:43 You don't have a soul, you are a soul.
19:45 And it's important that this body
19:47 is the body that Christ will raise
19:49 when He comes again.
19:50 So it's important what you do with it now.
19:53 So you mustn't use it the wrong way,
19:55 you must use it in the right way.
19:57 The reason you should not sleep around
19:59 is because of the resurrection.
20:01 Yes.
20:03 It's really interesting to see in the New Testament
20:04 where the teaching
20:06 about the resurrection shows up.
20:07 This is one of the most surprising ones
20:09 that most people never think of,
20:11 they've never heard of.
20:13 Well, we better press on here.
20:14 We're running short on time.
20:15 So it's not dualism that he's talking about.
20:18 The joining to the Lord in one spirit,
20:21 read the Holy Spirit is not some allowance
20:24 for joining to a prostitute
20:26 instead it's the opposition to it.
20:28 It is not an emphasis on division but on union.
20:31 We are-- you are either united to a prostitute,
20:33 if you do that you can't be united to the Lord.
20:36 So this is illustrated by the steps in his argument.
20:39 In verse 15, he says,
20:40 "Your bodies are members of Christ.
20:42 Shall I link them to a prostitute?
20:43 No."
20:44 Verse 16, "One joined to a prostitute is one body,
20:47 one joined to the Lord is one spirit."
20:49 Paul begins and ends his argument
20:51 with union with Christ.
20:53 In between is the wrongness of linking up to a prostitute.
20:58 Okay.
20:59 But we have to pause here
21:00 and look at how Paul uses the term perinea
21:03 which is used in our passage in verse 18.
21:06 The term perinea, the sexual immorality,
21:08 is used 25 times in the New Testament.
21:11 Of which 10 appear in Paul's writings.
21:14 He uses the term to refer to incest
21:17 to visiting a prostitute to sex outside of marriage.
21:21 So he's against this kind of sexual immorality.
21:25 Right.
21:27 Yes.
21:28 So let's look at the third "Don't you know"
21:32 Yeah, the third "Don't you know"
21:34 is in verse 18 and 19.
21:35 So why don't you read verse 18 and 19.
21:37 Verses 18 and 19.
21:40 "Flee sexual immorality.
21:42 Every sin that a man does is outside the body,
21:45 but he who commits sexually immorality
21:48 sins against his own body.
21:50 Or do you not know
21:52 that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit
21:55 who is with you, whom you have from God?
21:59 And you are not your own--"
22:01 Right. Yeah, go ahead.
22:03 "For you were bought at a price.
22:07 Therefore glorify God in your body
22:09 and in your spirit which are God's."
22:12 Okay. Which belong to God. All right.
22:15 So it's in verse 18 and 19 that he responds
22:20 and he gives his third "Don't you know".
22:22 As verse 16 supports the argument of verse 15.
22:27 So verse 19 and 20
22:29 support the argument of verse 18.
22:31 Yes.
22:32 In verse 18 the apostle compared the idea of dualism
22:35 where sinning with your body could be argued
22:38 to be separate from your spiritual life.
22:40 Every sin is outside the body, that's their slogan.
22:42 Every sin is outside the body.
22:44 Paul insists, no,
22:46 the one who practices sexual immortality
22:48 sins against their own body.
22:49 Why is that?
22:51 Because in verse 19, the Christian's body
22:54 has two outstanding characteristics
22:56 that are incompatible with sexual immorality.
23:00 These two characteristics
23:02 are the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
23:07 And you don't belong to yourselves
23:10 because you were redeemed at a price.
23:14 Both of these ideas link our life to something
23:18 that is outside of ourselves.
23:20 Thank you, Jesus.
23:22 Now it first tells us
23:23 where the Godhead condescends to dwell
23:27 making that place holy.
23:29 Surprisingly, that's within our own lives,
23:33 the Holy Spirit comes to dwell.
23:35 Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit,
23:37 there's some things you don't do in church.
23:42 You don't play basketball in there, you know.
23:44 And you don't bring certain kind of music in there.
23:46 There are some other things you don't do in there
23:48 because it's holy, because it belongs to God.
23:51 Our bodies are like that.
23:53 The second idea describes what Christ did for us
23:57 to bring us to God indicating our great worth
24:01 and the inappropriate nature
24:03 of using someone else's property
24:05 in the way that they don't approve of.
24:09 So this leads Paul to the conclusion
24:11 that you should glorify God in your body,
24:14 should honor Him by obedience
24:15 to His will concerning sexual life.
24:18 Now in conclusion, in conclusion,
24:22 we should notice several things about this passage.
24:26 This passage is filled, it's filled with theology.
24:31 Consider the theological arguments
24:33 that Paul marshals in a mere nine verses
24:37 to deal with the problem of promiscuity.
24:40 First of all, the trinity is opposed
24:43 to sexual immorality.
24:46 The trinity is opposed to sexual immorality,
24:48 God the Father raised Christ and He will raise us.
24:53 So this active resurrection initiates the process
24:57 whereby we can be clean.
24:59 Amen. Right.
25:00 So that's Christ's resurrection.
25:02 God the Father raised Him from the dead,
25:03 there's the Father.
25:05 Christ is the one we are united to
25:08 and who paid the price for our salvation.
25:10 Right.
25:12 And the Holy Spirit dwells in us
25:14 as a temple for the Lord.
25:15 So you have the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
25:19 Now I tell you what,
25:20 if you look through the New Testament,
25:21 any place you find the trinity is an important place.
25:26 Where the trinity is,
25:27 there's something important going on.
25:29 And the apostle Paul is saying here
25:31 to trinity opposes sexual immorality.
25:35 Paul dismantles the libertine ideas
25:38 that in actuality lead to slavery
25:40 as of the most abject type.
25:43 He counters a materialistic teleology
25:46 that is you know,
25:48 the design of hedonism with a Christological teleology
25:51 of spiritual devotion.
25:53 He replaces an eschatology of destruction
25:56 with an eschatology of resurrection.
25:59 He rejects dualism and affirms holism.
26:03 He hammers on the unity concept and sexual intimacy
26:07 that breaks the oxymoron of casual sex.
26:11 He discredits the idea that one can sin
26:15 and it not affect their spiritual life.
26:17 He presses on the argument
26:20 that we must glorify God in our bodily lives
26:22 because of the grand event of Calvary
26:25 and the consequent indwelling
26:27 of the Holy Spirit in the body temple.
26:28 So if I put it succinctly, libertinism is dismantled,
26:35 teleology is redefined, eschatology is corrected,
26:41 dualism is rejected, the oxymoron is broken,
26:45 the disconnection is discredited
26:48 and the argument is pressed.
26:52 And the thing that we think of,
26:53 you know, when we hear this kind of stuff is,
26:56 wow, why does he use so many theological arguments
27:02 to counter sexual promiscuity?
27:05 You know why?
27:06 Because promiscuity is so strong.
27:09 That he has to bring out all the big guns of theology
27:13 to shoot it down.
27:14 And my, does he put it out there?
27:16 We should be preaching this,
27:18 we should be teaching it to our young people
27:20 so that they can understand that God is serious about sex.
27:26 Yeah. Yeah.
27:27 And he wants us to be faithful and pure.
27:29 Sex is just for marriage.
27:31 And so-- Amen.
27:32 That's 1 Corinthians 6.
27:34 You can see why I already love this passage.
27:36 It's so powerful with so many great ideas.
27:40 And needless to say,
27:42 you certainly unpack it wonderfully.
27:46 Well, it's there and--
27:47 You know, this is something, this is something
27:49 that is extremely deep.
27:50 Yeah. You know.
27:51 That's the word of God.
27:53 Amen. Amen.
27:54 Well once again, we've gone through a quick 30 minutes.
27:58 We've learned a lot.
27:59 We thank Dr. Sheperd
28:01 and we look forward to our next one.
28:03 Just want you to know
28:04 how much we love you, appreciate you.
28:06 God bless you.


Revised 2016-03-10