Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll by Randolph Jason for Gospel News Network

With each passing day there is more and more revealed about how we handled our Fourth Step. The Fourth Step leads immediately into Steps 5,6,7 and it seems we got ahead of ourselves in attempting to move forward with this project.

We were about leave out the “other side of the coin” in one of the biggest reasons we turn our back to God. It is a situation as old as time and will never be resolved. It is an issue that Jesus Christ discussed on a number of occasions and the Disciples most certainly discussed on many, many occasions.

We already know that “being sober minded” is a requirement to maintain our connection with Jesus Christ, but the other side of the coin is…lust. Our flesh, sin, our lust in the flesh is one of the biggest issues we suffer.

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: but I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. ~ Matthew 5:27-28 KJB

This sets the stage for the Disciples to discuss time and again. There are somewhere close to two dozen times, in the New Covenant, where one of the Disciples talks about lust.

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; ~ 1 Peter 2:11 KJB

having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; ~2 Peter 2:14-15 KJB

We could continue but the point is, we have to take account of our lustful past when we do our “searching, fearless and moral inventory” It matters, it counts.

We reviewed our own conduct over the years past. Where had we been selfish, dishonest, or inconsiderate? Whom had we hurt? Did we unjustifiably arouse jealousy, suspicion or bitterness? Where were we at fault, what should we have done instead? We got this all down on paper and looked at it.

In this way we tried to shape a sane and sound ideal for our future sex life. We subjected each relation to this test -was it selfish or not? We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them. We remembered always that our sex powers were God-given and therefore good, neither to be used lightly or selfishly nor to be despised and loathed. Source

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