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A look at the Bible and what it says about adultery

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By C.L. Glasscock

One of the biggest sins the devil has to use on us is adultery.

As we look at five different people we see all five committing adultery, regardless of what we call it today.

King David, President Clinton, John Edwards, Rick Pitino, and Tiger Woods.

Now let’s look at what the Bible says about adultery.

Exodus 20:14 Thou shall not commit adultery, this is one of the Ten Commandments.

Proverbs 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding, he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Jesus says in Matthew 5:27 and 28 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.

As we look at Psalms 51, we will see how King David repented for this great sin.

Psalm 51:3-4 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. You see David knew who he had sinned against, he knew that every time he sinned it was against God.

Now let’s take a look one by one at Clinton, Edwards, Pitino and Woods. President Clinton, he did not commit adultery, he had an affair.

John Edwards, he did not commit adultery, he had a mistress. Rick Pitino, he did not commit adultery, he had a one night stand.

Tiger Woods, he did not commit adultery, he just had an affair with all those women.

As we look, at all the different names, we give adultery, we can call it affair, mistress, one night stand, to make it sound better but in God’s eyes it is still adultery, and God will judge it that way.

Clinton, Edwards, Pitino, and Woods got up on national television and apologized to their families and the people of America. I sure hope they did like David did and got down and cried out to God for their sin. For they sinned against God and he is the only one who will be able to forgive their sin.

A note from me, after the First Baptist Church ordained me a minister, the Sunday I left and took a church in Chaplin, I will never forget when I was going out the front door. Two deacons were standing there and I said to them, someday I would like to come back and thank them all for being so good to me. Their response was, don’t do that, thank Jesus.

This is exactly the way I feel about my articles, don’t thank me, thank Jesus because he is the one who leads me in writing them. I know people mean well when I hear all of the compliments said to me, but always remember Jesus is the head of it all.