This book is written for those who have received the Lord Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. It is not written for unbelievers, i.e., those who have not yet been “born anew” by the Spirit of God.
Normally, such a book written for believers would be absolutely unnecessary, for the Apostle clearly teaches that, “Every one who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who does right is righteous, as he is righteous. He who commits sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God commits sin; for God’s nature abides in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of God” (1 John 3:4-9).
However, we know that a member of the church in Corinth did commit adultery and was disciplined. We also know that David, who was a man after God’s heart, fell into this same sin. The many warnings of the Apostle Paul to believers against adultery and fornication would leave the reader of the epistles in no doubt that he was warning believers about something that could happen in their lives. He wrote as one who knew that a converted person could fall into the sin of adultery and fornication.
It is common knowledge that in our generation, some of God’s servants who, without doubt, have truly believed in the Lord Jesus, have fallen into adultery and fornication. The Lord has decided to expose the sins of some while also deciding not to expose those of others. So, a believer can be tempted, yield to temptation and commit adultery or fornication or both. If you want to be honest, you will acknowledge that you have come close to falling into adultery in either thought, word or deed, or have actually fallen, in either thought, word or deed. You may even want to acknowledge that, but for the grace of God, you could fall into these sins any moment from now. That makes this book relevant to you. You may be ten or sixty years old; you should still read it prayerfully, if not for your own needs, at least, for the purpose of helping others.
There are many who can say, “Thanks be to God, I have never committed adultery in act since I believed in the Lord Jesus.” We thank the Lord for all such. That is only to be expected. However, the Lord Jesus is looking for those of whom He cay say, “This one has never committed adultery in thought since he believed.” I do hope He can say that of you.
Maybe, He cannot say that of you yet. Our prayer is that in the course of reading this book, you should know the deliverance of the Lord from the sin of adultery and fornication, and
that this deliverance should be in thought, word and deed. We pray that you should enter into that deliverance as a crisis, and maintain it through the process of abiding in Him moment by moment.
Because no adulterer or fornicator will spend eternity outside hell, we beseech you to take this message seriously and act upon it, for your eternal benefit.
The Lord Jesus, the unchanging Deliverer, is near to deliver you and to enable you to walk in that deliverance for the rest of your life, until He comes.
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