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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden ****? Well straight up, my sexual desire is for my hubby. God gave him to me and me to him. Father hand picked him for me. He did a swell job. We just celebrated 25 years together by getting married all over again. He was worth marring a second time. The first time we went to Reno.

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+?

The command is here laid down ( Math. 5 : 27 ), Thou shalt not commit adultery; which includes a prohibition of all other acts of uncleanness, and the desire of them: but the Pharisees, in their expositions of this command, made it to extend no further than the act of adultery, suggesting, that if the iniquity was only regarded in the heart, and went no further, God could not hear it , would not regard it and therefore they thought it enough to be able to say that they were no adulterers.

It is here explained in the strictness of it, in three things, which would seem new and strange to those who had been always governed by the tradition of the elders, and look all for oracular that they taught.

We are hear taught, that there is such a thing as heart- adultery, adulterous thoughts and dispositions, which never proceed to the act of adultry or fornication; and perhaps the defilement which these give to the soul, that is here so clearly asserted, was not only included in the seventh commandment, but was signified and intended in many of those cermonial pollutions under the law, for which they wash their clothes, and bathe their flesh in water. Whosoever looketh on a woman not only another man's wife, as some would have it, but any woman, to after her, has committed adultery with her in his heart, ( Math. 5:28 ). This command forbids not only the acts of fornication and adultery, but, ( 1. ) All appetites to them, all after the forbidden object; this is the beginning of the sin, conceiving; it is a bad step towards the sin; and where the is dwelt upon and approved, and the wanton desire is rolled under the tongue as a sweet morsel, it is the commission of sin, as far as the heart can do it; there wants nothing but convenient opportunity for the sin itself. The mind is debauched. is conscience baffled or biassed: biassed, if it say nothing against the sin; baffled, if it prevail not in what it says. ( 2 ). All approaches toward them; feeding the eye with the sight of the forbidden fruit; not only looking for that end, that I may ; but looking till I do , or looking to gratify the , where further satisfaction cannot be obtained. The eye is both the inlet and outlet of a great deal of wickedness of this kind, What need have we, therefore, with Holy Job, to make a covenant with our eyes, to make this bargain with them that they should have the pleasure of beholding the light of the sun and the works of God, provided they would never fasten or dwell upon anything that might occasion impure imaginations or desires; and under this penalty, that if they did, they must smart for it in penitential tears ( Job 31: 1 ) What have we the covering of the eyes for, but to restrain corrupt glances, and to keep out of their defiling impressions? This forbids also the using of any other of our senses to stir up . If ensnaring looks are forbidden fruit, These precepts are hedges about the law of heart- purity, ( Math. 5:8 ). And if looking be , they who dress and deck, and expose themselves, with design to be looked at and lusted after are no less guilty. Men sin, but the Devil tempt to sin.

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+?

1. Sexual desire is good between a married man and woman for the ultimate purpose of producing children. ******* after someone that isn't your husband or wife can result in more problems than some people can handle. A pure heart can keep you from desiring forbidden things.

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden ****.

This is quite simple. If we are in His will, He will provide the right spouse for us. If we are not, our human depravity takes over and we give in to our human desires. To do this, a Christian should stay in prayer and God will provide. The laws have been set down for us in the Old Testament . The New Testament provides repeated confirmation of the Law. The problem is we do not want to listen to God

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+?

I like the way Apostel Paul wrote about how to distinguish between that God given sexual desire and forbidden **** when he was talking to the Corinthians about sexual immorality in 1 Corinthains 16:18-19 and in Proverbs 6:25 Solomon warns us about the **** thats in our heart that can hold us captivate. I also like the way Paul wrote to the Corinthians about that God-given sexual desire on marriage in 1 Corinthians 7:2.

1 Corinthians Paul wrote about

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+?

The God given desire will only come when we are joined to a partner in marriage as God has intented. **** come when we let imagination of another go to extremes and sin grows. **** leads us from God, and sex in marriage fulfills His instruction to us to reproduce.

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God gave us sexual drives for two purposes...to show love between husband and wife and to have children. When we stray from these facts there can trouble for all concerned. In our world today there are so many temptations it takes a strong person to resist straying. MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES!

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The good and natural sex desire is fulfilled between a husband and wife and there is also deep love and commitment involved. The forbidden **** desire is just a person gratifying a want to satisfy something he/she knows is not right. There is no commitment and often no love either - simply a physical act that often causes much pain and heartache.

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+?

God-given sexual desire is intended by God to be within he bounds of marriage and to be a beautiful union between man and wife. Any sexual desire outside of marriage, to a married or a single person, is forbidden lus+.

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden ****?

God made man to have sex after marriage not outside marriage. Sex outside marriage always hurts someone. It hurts God because it shows that we prefer to satisfy our desires our own way instead of waiting to God

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+?

We can distinguish between the God-given sexual desire, which is between a man or a woman that are husband and wife in marriage versus a forbidden **** that feeds (the desire to feel, touch, want what does not legally belong to us) leading to the sin against the flesh which is forbidden in the Law of God because it is a crime of the heart and a crime against the flesh when it is not sealed with the bond of marriage between a man and a woman.

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden ****?

Sexual desire is a physical desire from God, just like any other God-given physical desire and can be quite liberating to those who are heaping condemnation upon themselves for those desires. So let me say it again: There is nothing wrong with you if you have sexual desire. Jesus plainly stated that only to certain men is given the obviously rare gift of celibacy (see Matt. 19:10-12). For all the rest of us, as Paul wrote, "It is better to marry than to burn with passion" (1 Cor. 7:9). God certainly understands sexual desire. It was His idea

Although **** is not the same as sexual desire, its basis is sexual desire. But it is more than just that. It is the first step of undisciplined sexual desire. It is also important to understand that sexual temptation is not the same as ****. Sexual temptation is a temptation like any other temptation, and to be tempted to sin is not a sin. Jesus was tempted in every way that we are tempted, but He never sinned (see Heb. 4:15). That proves that being tempted to sin is not a sin.

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**** is about the moment - you know that it will be fleeting and immediate satisfaction. It is isolated in that it about what makes you feel good - it is isolated. Sexual Desire is about a deeper communication, about expression of a deep emotion and about producing children.

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+?

1) Any sexual desire outside the bounds of marriage is forbidden ****. He made it so simple...no ifs, ands or buts. The marriage bed is God's gift and is the only place to experience God-given sexual pleasure which Has His blessing.

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+?

We are sexual beings so it is natural and good to have sexual desires , How ever like any other pleasure/desire ,it only becomes legitimate when used unselfishly for the higher goal of becoming a Loving person.marriage is a sacrament that allows us to experience this desire legitimately ,however if indulged in selfishly even in marraige it is **** and would not achieve the purpose for which God gave it to us .

In conclusion : Sexual desires should lead us beyond sexual intimacy to Love if not it would degenerate to base physical pleasures enslaving us rather than liberating us :rolleyes:

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Simply stated, the environment for God's gift of sexual intimacy is the marriage bed with the marriage partner. All other arenas are in the domain of darkness and not in God's plan. How do we distinguish the two...? Easy -- who are you having sex with? The rest will become clear.

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+?

God-given sexual desire is sexual desire of men or women for the opposite sex that is fulfilled within marriage.

Whereas forbidden **** is sexual desire of men or women for the opposite sex that is fulfilled outside of marriage, or sexual desire of men or women for the same sex.

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+?

God has provided us with a very pleasant way to enjoy one another as husband and wife. The difference between what God has provided and what is forbidden is the guilt, shame, worry, discovery, or regret of the act of making love.

Darrell

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+?

Any **** or longing outside of the marriage relationship that is allowed to persist is a dangerous place to be. God has promised us the Holy Spirit as guide and counsel and this would not be a place that He would lead the Believer into.

The Believer has some responsibilty in this 1.) to pray and give the feeling over to God - make him the desire of your heart 2.) Like Joseph get yourself away from the object of ****. Don't even go back to get your coat.

2 Corinthians 10:4 (for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds),

5 casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;

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Q2. God purposely created us with a good and natural sexual desire. How do we distinguish between that God-given sexual desire and forbidden lus+t?

Lus+t is the desire for what is forbidden, it can lead to an obsessive sexual craving of the flesh, this obsessive desire brings one out of the will of God. Sex becomes obsessive, only fulfilling the flesh.

Good sexual desire is a wonderful gift from God to mankind. It brings great pleasure. God set up the marriage unit, making two people into one, with the sexual union as the bond of true sexual fulfillment between them. It is a good thing, it is honorable; So important is this desire that God made it clear, we are to be sexually available to each other, so lus+t does not set in.

As we study God's word we can see clearly the problems lus+t brings to mankind. I know the flesh is weak, however, for the Christian, we have the Holy Spirit's power to help us to overcome the flesh.

Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. -- We ARE TO DO THIS, we are to crucify the flesh. Thank you God for the Holy Spirit, for He gives us the power to do this, the choice is ours; And sometimes it takes lots of power to overcome the flesh.

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