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Let's take a look at one of God's rules to see if He gives them to us for our own good.

One of God's commandments is "Thou shall not commit adultery." What could possibly happen to a person's family that has disobeyed this commandment? Let's take a look:
Mike is a married business man. He is the father of an adorable five year old son and another baby on the way. Mike begins laying eyes on Tammy, an attractive blonde that has just started as his secretary. Mike does care for His wife and is very excited about his unborn baby, but he just can't seem to take his eyes off of Tammy. He begins to wonder what it would be like to be with someone else just for one time. Mike knows that the Bible says its not the right thing to do, but Satan keeps whispering in his ear "no one will ever know, you have a right to do what you want". Mike quickly gives way to his lustful feelings towards Tammy as he listens to Satan's lies and chooses to ignore the Bible. Mike calls his pregnant wife and lies to her, telling her he will be home late that night. Immediately after work Mike and Tammy go to a nearby motel to spend the evening together. Mike does not know Tammy has contently forgotten to tell him that she is infected with the aids virus. Tammy believes that she has a right to do whatever she pleases. Tammy knows she's going to die anyway, so why can't she live the rest of her life to the fullest? What was the result of Mike rejecting God's command;"Thou shall not commit adultery?" This one short fantasy, which only lasted a short evening, ended up destroying Mike's entire future. This lustful act caused death and separation to his family. Unknowingly, Mike carried the aids virus home to his pregnant wife who gave it to the unborn child. After being diagnosed with aids, Mike's secret came out and his wife, horribly devastated, decided to separate from him. Separation and death happened in Mike and his family's life because he chose to ignore the Bible and go his own way. Not only did Mike suffer for his sin, but his innocent wife and unborn child also will suffer. His five year old son will eventually become an orphan.

What is Adultery?
Adultery There was a double standard in the definition of adultery in Patriarchal Israel for men, adultery meant sex with another married woman for women, adultery meant sex with any other man

Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse. Any means of engaging in sexual acts outside the context of marriage

Offenses: 1. Pre-marital sex o Is sexual intercourse engaged in by persons who are unmarried. It is generally used in reference to individuals who are presumed not yet of marriageable age, or between adults who will presumably marry eventually, but who are engaging in sexual activity prior to marriage According to statistics 8 out of 10 engage in pre-marital sex 6 out of 8 are teenagers 5 out of 10 brought about by broken family Common reasons why people engage in P.M.S.: o for adventure o seeks attention o ignorance o revenge to ex-boyfriend/girlfriend and parents 2. Extra-marital sex o A sexual relationship with others but there is still an existing bond between the married couple; technically known as CONCUBINAGE Exemption: - When a partner dies - Null and void marriages 3. Null and Void Marriages/Annulment o is a canonical procedure according to the Church's Canon Law whereby an ecclesial tribunal judges whether the bond of matrimony in a particular case was entered into validly - if the husband and wife are together even if marriage is not true 4. Divorce o is the final termination of a marital union, cancelling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage and dissolving the bonds of matrimony between the parties Grounds for Annulment 1. Consanguinity o refers to the degree of relationship o vertical line of consanguinity is not allowed (any degree, cannot be) o horizontal line of consanguinity is allowed by the church from the church from 4th (with special dispensation) & 5th is allowed 2. Fraud o intentional falsification of truth in order to create another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right (lokohan) 3. Impotence o is also known as erectile dysfunction and is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection for sexual activity to take place

Genesis 2:21-25 creation account; talks about the 4 fundamentals about human sexuality 1. Men & women are equally in personal dignity 2. Men & women are both different and complementary 3. Men & women are mutual gift to a reciprocity 4. Sexuality is for love Values Protected 1. Chastity o is the virtue which excludes or moderates the indulgence of the sexual appetite o a form of the virtue of temperance, which controls according to right reason the desire for and use of those things which afford the greatest sensual pleasures 2. Equality o is the goal of the equality of the genders or the sexes, stemming from a belief in the injustice of countless forms of gender inequality Related Benedictine Values 1. Stewardship 2. Conversatio Morum 3. Stability 4. UIOG Related Beatitude Blessed are the pure in hearts, for they shall see God. = Having purified our souls and hearts, refraining from evil desires, and wanting only to give love and do good things, we are ready to be very close friends with God. This verse, to me, is dualistic. It means that those who have become pure in heart will live this life and then shall behold the face of God stand in his presence, and feel fully confidence and faith that they belong with Him. It also means that those who have pure hearts (virtuous feelings and intentions coupled with childlike faith) will perceive God's presence and influence over everything they see in this life God is everywhere for the pure in heart, and, though still alive, they are already in heaven.

The 6 Commandment
You shall not commit adultery


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