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Auburn pastor advocates for ‘Red-Hot Monogamy’comment (0)

November 1, 2012

By Michael McEwen


News and information specialist, SEBTS

Pastor Al Jackson turned to Proverbs 5 for a Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary chapel message on “Red-Hot Monogamy: God’s Design for Sex.”

“I would like to submit this morning that a single act of adultery is one too many,” said Jackson, pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church, Auburn, “and no one on this side of heaven is beyond the reach of its power. In fact, the only time we are safe from matters of adultery is when we reach the boundaries of heaven.

“God’s design for sex is that a man’s wife captivate her husband and that the husband would captivate his wife,” he said.

“There are two principles worthy of our attention found in Proverbs 5: We are to be aware of the deadly danger of adultery and also to not be naïve of the fact that we are all candidates of adultery.”

Throughout Proverbs, Solomon speaks from experience to his son. Solomon teaches his son about the importance of wisdom and folly in light of sin.

“Solomon is saying, ‘Listen to the words that I speak, son. Stay on the straight and narrow.’ Likewise, Jesus echoes this teaching in the Gospels: ‘Narrow is the path for those who seek righteousness.’

“So husbands, be careful to distance yourselves from enticement and sin, and wives, continue to ‘flirt’ with and love your husbands.”

A growing fascination with a person is usually one of the first signs that an individual is on the road to physical adultery, Jackson said.

“An emotional adultery,” Jackson said, “opens the door to physical adultery. We must remember that sexual adultery and, yes, even pornography is before the all-seeing eyes of God.”

Concluding his Sept. 21 message, Jackson asked: “What does Proverbs 5 teach us about ‘red-hot monogamy’? ... Husbands and wives should keep the fire of romance burning always and ... purpose your love relationship with God with all your heart.”

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