As you can see from these texts, the Scriptures are absolutely clear in their prohibition of porneia. It is called evil, improper, sinful, fleshly, earthly and against the will of God. Those who continually and unrepentantly practice it are declared guilty and unrighteous, and will be subject to judgment by God.
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body. Genesis And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out….
What does the Bible say about? Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible repeatedly stresses the fact that God designed the institution of marriage Genesis He has, from the beginning of human history, given very specific ideas about what composes a divinely approved marriage Matthewconsisting of one man and one woman. We learn from the Scriptures, however, that not every man or woman is qualified to enter into certain marital relationships. In the New Testament, we read of three, and only three, categories of people whom God approves to enter into marriage.
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It's a different world than when many of us grew up. Unfortunately, this is the real world, and the future generations of the church are growing up in this unclean and immoral soil. Let's talk about soil, or the land as the Bible talks about—nations.
Ultimately, it is a reminder that the hope of Jesus applies to the most hurtful of situations. Weddings used to be my happy place. Lovebirds making commitments to each other; beautiful surrounds, beautiful meals and beautiful fellowship, often reminding us of Christ and his beloved.
God is the creator of sex. One of his purposes in creating sex was for our pleasure. But God also set limits on the enjoyment of sex--for our protection.
But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. Where God establishes true love, Satan produces counterfeit love. It loves because the object of love is attractive, enjoyable, pleasant, satisfying, appreciative, loves in return, produces desired feelings, or is likely to repay in some way.
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