Heidelcast 88: God’s Holy Law (11)—The Seventh Commandment

In this episode we consider the 7th commandment: “You shall not commit adultery.” Warning: since this episode discusses sexual ethics, it may not be suitable for younger listeners. In the seventh commandment the Lord asserts his authority over our sex life. What is forbidden is sexual immorality or impurity of every sort. What is commanded is, to use an old-fashioned word, chastity. It’s a Latin noun, cantatas, taken over into English that refers to purity and purity refers to single-mindedness. In marriage two people, male and female, have stood before God and man. They’ve sworn vows to love and to cherish, to honor and obey, in sickness and health, til death do us part. Over the years they begin, in important and even mysterious ways, to become one person. Genesis 2:24 says that husband and wife become “one flesh.” That union is an illustration and outgrowth of that spiritual, emotional, and psychological union. It is grounded in nature and yet it also testifies to a great spiritual truth.

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The series on the moral law begins with episode 77.

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  1. Concerning divorce, it’s frequent occurrence and the belief/teaching of some has made me think that prenuptial agreements may be a reasonable and appropriate thing. I would have never thought of it before, but the more expansive definitions of abandonment and infidelity have made rethink the appropriateness of prenuptial agreements. It seems reasonable to not be too confident in expecting a marriage to last for life; the surrounding culture and even some Christians support more acceptance of divorce, so there isn’t the same societal pressure to remain together as there once was.

    And in light of the stronger pressure for Christians to conform to the present evil age (at least in the US), we should not be surprised to see fellow Christians fall away in order to conform, including spouses.

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