Sunday, July 13, 2014

What Does God's Word Say About Fornication?

What Does God Say About the Sin of Fornication

July 5, 2014 at 3:40pm

What does God say about the sin of fornication? 
(Sex outside the covenant of marriage

                   God ALWAYS says NO to fornication and all                    
                                   sexual immorality!

Sexual sin is extremely serious to God

The Bible declares that :

No fornicator has any inheritance 
in the kingdom of God. 
Ephesians 5:5

Fornicators … God will judge. 
Hebrews 13:4

the sexually immoral ...
their part will be in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone ...
~ Revelation 21:8


Do not be foolish and presume that God will forgive you 
for the sin of fornication! 

Even if you are not a professing Christian, 
your God-given conscience tells you that sex outside marriage is wrong.
The Bible says that lust and impure thoughts come from an evil, sinful heart.

 Jesus asks: “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?”

”For out of the heart come evil thoughts … sexual immorality”

”Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived ..."
I Corinthians 6:9,10

Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord … 
Flee sexual immorality. 
Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit … 
and you are not your own? … therefore glorify God in your body 
I Corinthians 6:18-20

The Bible describes fornication as a work of the sinful flesh;

The works of the flesh … fornication. (Galatians 5:19)

Listen to God speak to you through His moral Law. Jesus didn’t come to do away with the 10 commandments. 
In fact, the Savior RAISED the bar of holy requirements from God. 
While the 7th commandment says: You shall not commit adultery, Jesus upped the ante. The Master assures us that it is a sin even to lust (dwell on sexual thoughts and fantasize) 
after another person in your mind

But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart
Matthew 5:27-28

Jesus goes on to say that it would be better for you to pluck out your eye than sin with lust!!! Sexual sin is that serious!

When you actually go through with sexual sin and consummate your lustful sin of adultery with another person, you are condemned by your conscience, which always affirms God’s perfect moral teachings. 

How do you know what God commands?
How do you know what sin is? 
Romans 3:20 explains:

“For by the Law comes the knowledge of sin.” 

Know this … the Law is made for … whoremongers. 
I Timothy 9,10  

You may not consider your boyfriend or girlfriend a whore or whoremonger, but by the Bible’s definition that is someone who has sex with a person they are not married to. 

What does God require of you?

This is the will of God, your holiness:
That you refrain from sexual immorality.
I Thessalonians 4:3-8

Holiness and sexual purity are NOT an option. 
They are commanded of you. 

“ … but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written; Be holy as I am holy.”
I Peter 1:15, 16 (Lev 11:44,45; 19:2; 20:7)

The Christian standard of, and motivation for, holiness is the absolute moral perfection of God Himself. (see Matt 5:48; Eph 5:1)

Therefore … let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
II Cornithians 7:1

Jesus assures you that His standard for you is perfect holiness

Therefore you shall be perfect 
just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 5:48

Without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Hebrews 12:14

If you say that God will forgive your sexual sin, you are deceived. 
The Bible says otherwise. At the judgment Jesus will look at you and say;

'I don't know you or where you come from. 
Away from Me, all you evildoers!'

On that Great and Terrible day of the Lord…

“…those who have done good will rise to live, 
and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.

…those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
There will be trouble and distress 
for every human being who does evil

Be afraid!

“If we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment …”
Hebrews 10: 26,27

Do not be foolish! and fear your circumstances. 
Losing your girlfriend or boyfriend, or having to do without sex 
is nothing compared with having to face God.

 Friend, Be wise … Fear the Lord
Be afraid to give yourself over to sexual sin!

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom …  Psalm 111:10

Fear God …”   I Peter 2:17

God is kind enough to give you advance notice, 
warning you to:

Avoid every kind of evil.

You can’t blame God. It is your responsibility to obey Him while you live. If you refuse to flee sexual immorality, 
you will die in your sins. You will be like those who …

… perish because they refused to love the truth 
and so be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:10

The unholy alliance of the world, your sinful flesh and the devil are conspiring against the knowledge and admission of the truth.

You think that you are free, but you are deceived. It is obvious that your evil desires enslave you. Jesus says;

Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.

Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’sslaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

… but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.

Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

Do you say you are a Christian and yet you continue in sexual immorality? 
The Bible says that you are under the control of the devil and are deceived!

How dare you defend the sin of fornication by the comfort of GOD in Jesus Christ and the grace of His divine forgiveness!  
Be warned! Do NOT promote the lie that the GRACE of Jesus makes it EASIER for you to sin. 
The power of sin comes from within YOU, not from God. 
Be afraid! You are blaspheming the Holy Spirit when you ascribe the justification for sexual immorality to the knowledge that you will be forgiven
The apostle Paul addresses this same sin Roman 6:15, 21,23: 
“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly NOT! 
... for the end of those things is DEATH ... For the wages of sin is DEATH.’

The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the Name of Christdepart from iniquity.”
They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
Listen to the voice of the Savior:
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord ...' and I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness." (Matthew 7:21-23)

Jesus will say, ‘I do not know you … Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.”(Luke 13:27)

The Bible assures us that God does not even hear the prayer of a person who harbors sin and excuses sin. 
In fact, God calls the prayer of a fornicator an abomination!

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.
 Psalm 66:18

One who turns his ear away from hearing the Law, even his prayer is an abomination. Proverbs 28:9

We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin …
We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; 
1 John 5:18

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. 
Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

Know this. You will not get away with any of your sin. 
If you continue in your quest to satisfy your sexual desires and fornicate, things will not go well for you. 

…while evil men and impostors will 
go from bad to worse
deceiving and being deceived.

God sees you as His enemy. He opposes you because you are; 

…alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer, 
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

You are under the judgment of God!

I will utter My judgments against them concerning all their wickedness

God requires you to turn from your sexual immorality and flee to Him for forgiveness 
and for the power to live in fear of Him and walk in holiness!

He must turn from evil and do good

As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
Peter 4:2

Repent that you may … 

 .. escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

You must truly repent if you have been involved in sexual sin. Genuine repentance involves more than saying you are sorry for your sin to God. You are not forgiven by merely feeling or saying that you are sorry. 
To receive forgiveness and cleansing from God 
you are required to TURN from and forsake sin
Go to God in wholehearted sorrow and repent now.

 Jesus didn’t come simply to keep us from going to hell. Christ’s perfect sinless life and sacrifice on the Cross and triumph over death at the resurrection is a double cure. Jesus rescues the penitent sinner from both:
The penalty of sin
The power of sin

  Why choose God’s wrath?
                  Repent and sin no more today!

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