Romans 2:16 (NKJV) “… in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.”
We all assume that our secrets are safe. That no one will find out what we’ve done in secret. It’s in the hidden places that we find safety and security. That no one really knows who we are and what we’ve done.
The false sense of security that many professed believers have is that if we sin, we could quickly ask the Lord for forgiveness and it’s like we’ve achieved a free pass to cross into darkness, and then cross back into getting right with God in less than a second.
But if we really look at it, we’re abusing the grace of God.
What is it like before God?
Before the Lord, it looks like we could slap Him in the face and not get slapped back. We plea the blood of Jesus before His judgment gets a good head of steam to smack us.
Paul mentioned this about those that take communion.
1 Corinthians 11:27-32 (NKJV)
“Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.”
How many times have I taken communion in an unworthy manner?
Thousands of times.
I remember the instruction of the Lord that was given to the man healed at the pool of Bethesda. The Lord Jesus instructed him, “Go, and sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”
Is it possible to sin no more?
Absolutely. We can stop sinning anytime we want. Well, look at it like this. To sin, you have to stop being righteous.
Porn and self gratification, commonly called masturbation is a stronghold that need to be completely demolished.
Many people struggle with porn and masturbation because it’s an intense pleasure with instant gratification without involving yourself with a person. But look carefully at what the Lord Jesus said about the thoughts of adultery in the hearts of people.
Matthew 5:27-28 (NKJV)
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, You shall not commit adultery.’ 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 15:18-20 (NKJV)
“But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man…”
You see, what the heart does is that we look to do things in secret and then it manifests outwardly.
Remember what James 1:14-15 (NKJV) says?
“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”
The place where we can’t see is where desire and enticement is conceived. It then takes us to the next level. It gives birth to sin. And deep inside, where it’s not seen, death takes place. A severance from life. But even worse.
The trap door of departure of this life. Go back to communion. One of the things that Paul said is that those that take communion. “Fall asleep.” This is the physical judgment of a sin not crucified or brought to the place of mortification.
Our secret lives will be brought out by Jesus and judged.
At the time of committing the sin, we’re not concerned about the Lord Jesus judging us. We’re concerned about fulfilling the desires of the flesh and mind. The pleasure it brings. But it’s a false pleasure. What we’ve done is that we’ve suppressed any sense of judgment because we’re looking forward to that pleasure of secret sexual sin.
But this happens all of the time.
After the climax, a sense of guilt hits us like a ton of bricks.
It’s our conscience informing us that we’ve sinned. No one escapes the conscience because the Lord placed this in us to let us know that we’ve sinned against Him. Just because you ignore it or even suppress it, doesn’t mean that it won’t tell on you.
1 John 3:20-22 (NKJV)
“For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”
“If our heart condemns us” is your conscience. The word science means knowledge.
Look at the etymological origin of the word.
“Middle English (also in the sense ‘inner thoughts or knowledge’): via Old French from Latin conscientia, from conscient- ‘being privy to’, from the verb conscire, from con- ‘with’ + scire ‘know’.”
So con (with) science (knowledge).
God placed this in you because you are with knowledge about right and wrong. As soon as you do something, your conscience will let you know whether it’s right or wrong.
So with porn and masturbation, you can argue to pursue it with some of the best arguments in the world, but your conscience will not agree with an argument that is wrong. Why? Because God created you with a conscience. Even if you didn’t know the Scriptures, the conscience will immediately inform you of what’s right or wrong.
Now Romans 3:20 we see that “…by the law is the knowledge of sin.”
But you already know that lying is wrong. You already know that murder is wrong. You already know that stealing is wrong. You already know that when you look at a man or woman with lust in your heart, it is wrong. You already know that when you’re hostile towards your father and mother, you’re wrong. You already know that when you’re on the witness stand and you bear false witness, you’re wrong. You know that when you use the name of the Lord in vain, you’re wrong. You already know that when you want what a person has and you’re willing to do anything wrong to take it, it’s wrong.
So it is with porn and masturbation.
The only reason why people watch porn is to pretend to have sex with that person or persons, to release sexual tension through masturbation.
You’re struggling with this because it’s so much apart of your life that everything revolves around it.
Everything suffers in order for you to achieve the pleasure with a false sense of impunity. You don’t think it will harm anyone because you’re doing it in secret to release sexual tension. But deep within you, your conscience is telling you that you’re wrong.
“Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.“
Could you honestly say that you have complete 100% confidence towards God?
To masturbate, you don’t need an image of another person. All you need is the ability to pretend to have sex.
2 Timothy 3:4-5 (NKJV)
“…lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.”
The world of fantasy is the world of being selfish.
It takes a complete willingness to do without this pleasure.
The Lord Jesus gives the solution. Radical amputation. Plucking out the eye(s), cutting off the hand(s) (see Matthew 5:29-30 and Hebrews 12:4). What are we willing to do to stop sinning sexually? To what lengths are we willing to avoid being cast into hell, soul and body?
When you have reached this place, porn and masturbation becomes a thing of the past because you don’t want to harbor secrets that the Lord will judge us for. We don’t want to assume that we’re saved and be found in hell because we were in sin all of the time.
Those that have a form of godliness are pretenders. Masquerading around as believers when all the time, we faked our way. Fooling others but never fooling the Lord.
Pretending ended for me when the Lord showed me the trap door. At anytime, I could have slipped through into hell because I loved sinning sexual sins in secret. Pretending to ask God for forgiveness but returning to sin again.
My request for forgiveness was a figment of my imagination. Pretending to be godly, but it was without power.
The trap door would have opened, I would have descended into hell, and I would have deserved it.
“The soul that sins it shall die.”
God doesn’t lie and He is deadly serious.
As Jesus was a young man, a few years before He reached the age of 30, Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Jerusalem for the Feast. After the feast concluded, Jesus remained in the Temple with the scholars and scribes asking questions and also giving profound answers to difficult aspects about the Law.
Joseph and Mary determined that Jesus was missing and searched. Then they went back to Jerusalem.
They found Jesus in the Temple and no doubt wondered why Jesus had done what He did.
His profound answer.
“Can’t you see that I must be about My Father’s business.”
Mary kept this in her heart. Regarding Mary, she probably went back in time to remember what the angel Gabriel said.
For us in the NT, what would the business of the Father be to us?
The book of Matthew is the answer.
“All power has been given to Me in heaven and in earth. Go and make disciples of all nations. Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things I commanded you, and lo, I am with you, even to the end of the ages.”
This is the business of the Father. Make disciples and teaching them to observe all things He commanded them.
Evangelizing is a big part of the Father’s business but notice also that we are to teach them to observe all things that Jesus commanded His disciples. Therefore, Biblical discipleship is just as important so true disciples bring forth good fruit.
The entire NT is what Jesus wants us to observe because Jesus is the Word of God as stated in John 1:1.
Does this include the OT?
Absolutely because in the 4 gospels, we see Jesus refer to the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets.
That’s why we have 66 Books. 39 Old, 27 New.
The Bible is the Book we must choose to live by because Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
What separates the false believers from the true believers is in how well we live by the Word of God.
James 1:22 tells us, “But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
Many professed believers just hear the Word but never do the Word.
The number one reason why some carnal believers struggle with doing the things the Lord Jesus commanded is because of a love for sin our lives.
The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone that says to Me ‘Lord Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven. In that day they shall say to Me, ‘Have we not prophesied in your Name, cast out devils in your Name, and did many wonders in Your Name. Then I will say to them ‘Depart from Me, you that practice lawlessness.”
Doing the Father’s business is not doing works in His name to get saved, or to appease some godless feeling while practicing lawlessness. When it comes to living a carnal life, it’s about being so self deceived that we indulge in sin and righteousness at the same time.
2 Corinthians 6:14-16 (NKJV)
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God.”
Carnal believers want to participate in both worlds and this can’t be. The world and being in Christ is not the Father’s business.
My life wanted to indulge in sexual immorality and righteousness at the same time, but it’s inconsistent and incompatible with true Biblical Christian living.
I couldn’t be clean and dirty at the same time.
I had to be one or the other. Then I had to look at what was getting into my life that would start the process of searching for sin.
Then get “clean enough” to preach to sinners and true believers.
Then start the habit, pattern, and cycle all over again.
The parable of the sower is a locator. It will tell you where you’re standing with God.
Those on the wayside are the ones that hear the Word and the devil comes immediately and takes the seed.
Those on stony ground are the ones that hear the Word, receive the Word with joy, and the Word doesn’t penetrate, it has no root, and they stay with the Word for a little while, then temptation comes, and they fall away.
Then there’s the ones on thorny ground that are choking the Word with cares, riches, and pleasures of this life, and become unfruitful.
Then there’s those that are on good ground that hear the Word, and receive the Word, and produce fruit. Some thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold with patience and persecution.
This parable will reveal where you are and who you represent.
Are you tares among wheat? Are you false among the true? Are you serious or are you playing? Genuine or fake. True or false. Real or a hypocrite?
This reveals whether you’re about your Heavenly Father’s business, or the devil’s business.
At any time before the casket closes, you can transition from the pretender to the actual true believer, observing all things the Lord commanded.
IF you’re playing, you’re one decision away from making the greatest decision of your life.
To be a true believer.
The Lord Jesus told the man that He healed at the pool of Bethesda and the woman caught in adultery in John chapter 5, and 8.
“Sin no more. Lest a worst thing come upon you.”
“Neither do I condemn you. Go. And sin no more.”
Do Christians sin? Make no mistake about it. But it brings into question whether you’ve been born of God. Because 1 John 3:9 said “Whoever is born of God cannot sin.”
In 1 John 2:1-6 (NKJV) “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”
What are signs of the abuse of this Scripture?
When you deliberately intend to sin against God, knowing full well that sin is lawlessness.
The practice of lawlessness is the lifestyle of a sinner. Are we allowed to indulge in what we used to practice?
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold, all things become new.”
Romans 6:1-2 says, “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer in it?”
In other words, you’ve reached a point in your relationship with the Lord that you want to please Him more than yourself. Paul said in Ephesians 4:27, “…give no place to the devil.”
This means that 1 John 3:8 is a reality.
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifest that He destroy the works of the devil.”
It’s when we’ve learned that sin only leads to one place. Death.
If we believe that the Word is the absolute Word of God and is final authority, we employ everything to fight the very thing that God hates. Sin.
We do what Hebrews 12:4 says. “You have not resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.”
What does this mean?
What RADICAL THING (“radical amputation”), are you willing to do to stop yourself from sinning? Please do not commit suicide. That’s self murder.
You have not cut the part of you that commits sin, to stop sinning.
This ties in with Matthew 5:27-30.
This isn’t accomplished without God’s grace, and you can’t do it alone. The work of grace helps you to “abstain from all forms of evil.“
Cutting off the TV, discontinuing subscriptions like HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Directv Playboy Hustler Channels, Sex Chat Rooms on FB, Instagram, or other social media entry points. What radical thing are you willing to do to abstain from all forms of evil?
Ephesians 2:8-10 (NKJV) “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
We’re saved by grace through faith. Doing the Father’s business or His works comes as a result of being born again, not to get born again.
The Holy Spirit will give you help to escape the temptation (see 1 Corinthians 10:13).
And when you enter trials and testings, count it all joy (see James 1:2-7), and go to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (see Hebrews 4:16).
Every believer struggles in their flesh to subdue the passions, sinful desires, and cravings of sexual wickedness. However, if we play with this, one day, we’ll give an account of it before the Lord.
When the fear of the Lord is absent, it’s very easy to sin, but sin always comes with a penalty.
“Everyone is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires, and enticed. And when lust is conceived, it brings forth sin, and sin when it is finished, brings forth death.”
James 1:14-15 (NKJV Strong’s)
“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.“
Adultery and fornication happens in the houses of worship because believers walk away from the Lord, remove their armor, and suppress the truth in unrighteousness.
This cuts to the chase.
A variety of reasons are contemplated.
When I was in the world of porn, I used a number of excuses to justify it.
Sometimes, a person doesn’t know how wounded they are. Or, they just love the pleasures associated with sexual immorality. You don’t have to have something wrong with you to engage in sexual immorality.
The results is death as explained in the Scripture mentioned above.
Sexual sins could be used as medicinal properties to make a person feel good.
Dr. Archibald Hart shared that sex is used as a “pick me up,” or to “reward” themselves for a job well done.
Just because sexual immorality is used as a pick me up when you’re depressed, it doesn’t excuse it. Sin will be judged unless repented of. Also, it doesn’t prevent the consequential reactions.
Two lives have been joined outside of holy matrimony between one man and one woman. As an example to the world, believers are held to the standard of the Word of God.
When we deliberately fail the standard, the world will accuse the Lord and place the blame on the Lord and the Word as the problem. The Lord holds us all accountable and our death seals our fate.
But when you’re single, divorced, or you’re a widow or widower, loneliness sets in and a person looks for companionship. Some look for one night stands with multiple partners. Others look for established or experienced males or females (established meaning married).
Predation takes place with males and females.
But the place where it all begins is lust.
The eyes and the minds of people.
At anytime, the person could be aroused and then engage in targeting the person.
Attraction through seductive means.
They’ll continue to put themselves in the right place for the attraction to work. It’s like fishing. If the fish isn’t biting, they’ll go elsewhere.
But according to, I believe H.B. London, or another man of God, HALT.
When you’re HUNGRY ANGRY LONELY OR TIRED, you need to stop before you cross the line.
Usually, when males are looking for sexual connections, they’re aroused by who comes through the door. When women are looking for sexual connections, they dress provocatively, or they’re very flirty.
But lurking underneath these things is the ones that are hungry, angry, lonely, and tired.
When the target is acquired, all of the normal connections that usually happen in marriage happens in sin. It’s natural for courting, that leads to engagement or contemplation of marriage (without sex), and then marriage, and then sex.
But as believers, we must refrain from turning ourselves into a house of prostitution.
Finally, Paul gave us the solution regarding sexual immorality in 1 Corinthians 7.
When it comes to selection of males and females, 2 Corinthians 6:14 is the standard for believers.
But if a believer finds and unbeliever, Paul gives his personal advice that could be considered.
1 Corinthians 7:12-16 (NKJV Strong’s)
“But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him.
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.
But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?”
Please note that the hypothetical that Paul shares gives no indication that a believing person sought an unbeliever. I won’t get into the line by line teaching of this passage, but it appears that they were already together.
I would err on the fact that it’s best to find believers that are compatible spiritually, and mentally. The sex part is common. It’s the spiritual and mental compatibility that will always be the issue.
As Amos 3:3 tells us “How can two walk together except they be agreed.”
So folks, adultery and fornication could be avoided by living for the Lord first, never surrender to satan by falling into temptation, keeping your heart with all diligence, keeping the armor of God on, and filling your heart with God’s Word.
Talk and pray with your strong saints and avoid places and things with sexual content.
1 Corinthians 7:1-2 (NKJV Strong’s)
“Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me:
It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.”
In many of our houses of worship, the flames are rising. We all know that single, divorced, and widowed people are flocking to the church. But many of them are burning with sexual passion.
1 Corinthians 7:8-9 (NKJV Strong’s)
“But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.”
But many don’t cross the line of marriage. They settle with having a one night stand. Men engage prostitutes, pornography and self gratification, commonly called masturbation. The same is true with women.
If we try to list some reasons why this is, we will miss some things however, as believers, we must refrain from the traps of the world and maintain our relationship with the Lord.
We must do things His way because the Lord has our best interests in mind.
To “remain” as Paul in being celibate, isn’t the route of most people so men and women have to cross the line and get married.
Sin carries a consequential judgment. The child of God breaks fellowship with God to engage with one moment of pleasure, and it’s not worth it.
David, though he had five wives, still engaged in adultery. In 2nd Samuel chapters 11 and 12, David was supposed to be overseeing the battle but remain in the City of Jerusalem. We all know the story. He committed adultery, fathered a child, David had Uriah killed in battle to cover his sin, and the Lord exposed him.
The child died because to let him live, it would have been seen as the Lord giving an endorsement to David’s depraved actions, and the child would have been heir to the throne of David.
According to Leviticus 20:10 (NKJV Strong’s)
“The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.”
David and Bathsheba should have been judged, but the Lord in 2nd Samuel 12:13, spared David of death. Many will argue that the Lord violated His own law. No. The Lord shows mercy to whomever He wants to show mercy.
Adultery and fornication is a major problem in the houses of worship.
The easy solution is what Paul recommended.
When you can’t hold out, get married.
One male. One female.
Lust is more powerful than pornography?
James 1:14-16 (NKJV Strong’s) “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.”
Pornography is an accelerant. It’s just a tool to tempt you to fulfill the lust in your mind and flesh.
Romans 13:13-14 (NKJV Strong’s) “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
Ephesians 2:1-3 (NKJV Strong’s) “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.”
Lust originates in the mind and fulfilled in the flesh.
Matthew 15:18-19 (NKJV Strong’s) “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
Making provision is no different than Dr. Carnes’ addiction cycle.
3. Acting out.
It’s in the heart and mind of man where arousal begins.
Mental sexual arousal then searches out.
Whether it would be walking in the grocery store, movies, TV shows, the Internet, Walmart, Shopping Malls, beaches, the subway, riding around in your car, in church services, and other places.
Anything that looks beautiful to a lust hearted man, or any man that turns their head to look at you.
The venue doesn’t matter.
It’s the heart of men and women where the search for sexual fulfillment begins.
Pornography is an accelerant.
It’s the place where, in secret, and all alone, a male or a female uses sex tools or other fetishes to sexually satisfy themselves in masturbation.
The screen where the images become a tool to reach orgasm is idolatry.
These victims are Secret Sexual Sins victims.
Used over and over again in a vain attempt to feel loved, or sexually fulfilled or both.
Last count, there’s well over 289 million Internet porn sites, and growing.
Our iPhones and other devices is the place where men and women view porn or hook up for a sexual encounter. Texting locations such as homes, hotels, motels, and other places to rendezvous for sexual immorality.
Then there’s the criminal element in prostitution/human trafficking for the sex trade. There’s been an unending quest to engage in sexual immorality.
Professed believers are caught in the middle.
Some have given in to this world to attempt to feel sexually satisfied or loved.
There’s no satisfaction in sin.
But the rewards are never received.
Sin never rewards.
Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
When self sex (masturbation) is fulfilled, the conviction of sin hits the heart.
Arriving back at the bottom of the sexual addiction cycle, remorse, not repentance, sets in.
After recovering from the conviction of sin through remorse, the mind and body experiences a reset. The sexual urges and impulses return. The cycle starts all over again. We’ve learned how to suppress the conviction. We’ve learned how to overcome the voice of the Holy Spirit to seek the Lord in the time of temptation.
But people and even professed believers don’t care.
We walk into Walmart, the Mall, the movie place, and the look of and for lust returns. Or the wardrobe to turn heads is put on.
We rush right by the Holy Spirit to chase after a fantasy that will never be fulfilled. We go back to that image or that feeling of feeling loved, and start the process all over again.
All the while, we deliberately suppress the Word that the Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts and minds.
“Come to Me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me. For I am meek and lowly in heart. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”
There’s only one purpose of pornography.
To engage in Secret Sex with that person or persons (whether homosexual, bisexual, or monogamous sex) on the screen in the fulfillment of self pleasure (masturbation), without dealing with the person in a relationship in marriage.
All in a pursuit to fulfill lust or to be loved, or both.
But what is it that males and females are really after?
John 4:1-42, in particular, verse 24, gives us all the answer.
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Part of the delusion is that people in the world want you to believe that there’s more than two genders.
Last we checked, either a male or a female comes out of the womb from birth.
The age old question is………..which came first?
The chicken or the egg?
The Lord Jesus quoted from the OT regarding the divine order of God regarding male and female.
Matthew 19:4-6 (NKJV Strong’s) “And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Go to the hospital and visit the maternity ward.
Ask for permission to watch a few births.
Every child that came out of the womb of their mother was either a male or a female.
So far, we’ve never seen a baby come out a male and the parents didn’t like the sex of the child. Put the child back in the womb, and presto!!!!
Out comes a female.
OR we’ve never seen a baby born a female and comes back out a male.
Or a baby comes out of the womb without the equipment the child was born with.
In extremely rare incidents, people are born with both male and female organs.
But to be born either male or female, and the parent puts on the birth certificate “non gender conforming,” is an alarming occurrence.
But in this incident, a student was challenged by a professor.
This professor, citing government policy, that the student’s believe was contrary to government authority.
The student declared unapologetically that there’s two gender.
The Bible is clear but just in case you don’t believe the Word of God, go to the maternity ward and look at each child that comes out of the womb.
The child will be either male or female.
Man cannot absolutely control which gender will arrive.
Gender assignment comes from the Lord Who is the giver of life.
Ethnic assignment comes from God.
You and I have no control over God or the parents that the Lord knew would come together to conceive us.
But this is the delusion that the world is under. And when it comes to delusion, when you bring truth to bear to kick down the illusion delusion, their law and their authority will challenge Absolute Authority.
The Bible and the Lord is Absolute Authority.
You say,,,, “NO!!!” They’re not Absolute Authority.
Fine………Who said that we have to die?
Any way, just ignore people that fight the truth and try to enforce the lie with government authority.
Romans 13 tells us that authority comes from God.
But when authority violates the Word of God, they’re not to be obeyed.
We submit to righteous authority that lines up with the Word of God.
When government tells you that you can’t worship God, I do just the opposite.
I worship God.
Government doesn’t have a hell to put me in.
So let’s not be delusional as the people in the world are.
There’s TWO GENDERS.
One more thing.
Surgical reassignment is counter the Word of God according to Isaiah 5:20 and 1 Corinthians 14:33.
God isn’t the author of confusion.
I was a male trapped in a female body (my mother) until she gave birth and I remained a male ever since.
It’s not by my preference but by God’s will and design.
You could see the discussion from YouTube here
The saying goes,
Never judge a book by its cover.”
The flirty dirty cover.
But when it comes to porn and lusting after the flesh, the only concern is the cover.
The cover is what attracts the eyes.
It’s the deception that within the beauty of a body, there’s nothing wrong.
The beauty is PERFECT!!!
That’s the world of porn.
But it’s may also be true for marriage.
Men get attracted to a beautiful woman. They both play nice to a degree, and as soon as the marriage ceremony seals the deal, the book is open and the real story is read.
Porn operates the same way.
The cover lured you and you become a part of her book.
The bad part.
Granted. Not all books are bad.
Both the man and the woman did their due diligence in opening up the book to read what’s in it. Granted, the book of people’s lives is on going. We may never read it all. Sometimes, life does happen, but if you could get to the intent of the book as much as you can, the bad things that can and will happen could be mitigated.
But every now and then, the cover obscures the trap.
They don’t call it the Venus fly trap for nothing.
In marriage, after consummation, the story comes out.
All the things you thought you knew begin to unfold.
The wedding wasn’t the issue. You may have had a little spat, or many spats, but you were able to suppress it and compromise. But sometimes, people do go overboard. It gets ugly. In some cases, so ugly that you call off the wedding.
You’ve tried desperately to compromise but the anger and fierceness of the moment or moments was just too much to bear.
What does this have to do with porn?
Men are driven into the bosom of another woman over such things.
Men rarely investigate past the cover. Men rarely see something and say something about it. But on the other hand, some do. They see tendencies, habits, and other issues that could make or break a relationship.
The one thing that chase some men away from some women is the controlling and manipulation.
Don’t think for one moment that men don’t control or manipulate.
In some cases, men may be worse than women.
Each one want something and in order to get it, they will use control and manipulation to get it.
In a pre wedding situation, certain tests should take place.
Boundaries, territories, pro’s, con’s, likes, dislikes, attitudes, mind sets, religious beliefs, foods, drinks, child raising, living habits, hygiene, education, jobs, finances, attire, recreational habits, and other areas.
They all get tested.
The key is time.
Few people are willing to take their time and examine carefully a person.
Some go as far as private investigations, background checks, family visitations, friend visitation, employment visitations, etc.
You want to know what you’re getting into.
But the cover masks all these areas until the test comes.
The sex (whether moral or immoral) is what you wanted and got but you didn’t count on the story. The drama. The hidden agenda. The controlling. The manipulating. The anger. The frustration. The constant bickering. The boisterous mouth. The lying. The cheating. The put downs. The smile as the blade pierces your back.
The one place where men are driven to when they’re hurt is porn and masturbation. Pretending to have sex with that woman on the screen.
Deeply fantasizing having sex and not dealing with the relationship.
But even if there’s no drama, over time, the cover loses its attractiveness.
When a couple get passed a certain safe zone, their physical attraction is less important. After the wedding ceremony, you got what you wanted. For the man, sex. For the woman, marriage. Then there’s no need to “upkeep” especially after having children.
For the most part, the cover lost it’s beauty, and for the male, he loses his strength. But he never lost the ability to look and be stimulated sexually.
But over time, eventually, his ability to perform in the bedroom slows down.
As you age, you adjust.
It’s called settling down.
However, the gym can do wonders for both the male and female.
Maintaining the cover is a life long pursuit.
This one act of maintaining the cover of the book could save many marriages.
Vitality will be lost one day, but you could slow down its affect.
The winds of destroying marriages are around.
Many believe that when you age in marriage, it doesn’t matter about the cover.
You have a right to that thought, but just imagine if you did your part to maintain the cover for as long as you could?
It may save the marriage relationship.
So, the cover to attract is there as well as what’s in the book.
According to the Scriptures, fornication is a clear violation of the Word of God.
Equally appalling in this show is when people profess to be believers in Christ and deliberately engage in what Christ and others in the Bible prohibits.
Jesus said in Matthew 15:19 (NKJV Strong’s) “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
In this show, the temptation for sexual immorality is very high.
The seductress and the lust-mongers are prepared to engage in sex before marriage.
This is nothing new.
People engage in premarital sex every day.
But when you see a professed believer on the show make a decision to no longer engage in fornication, and then share that belief with a person prepared to engage in fornication, according to the world, it’s a very unacceptable position.
In fact. You are judging them.
The rule of the world, when you watch this show and other like it, is to see two people engage in sex before marriage.
To refuse to follow the story line, expecting two persons to engage in premarital sex, is a violation of their progressive sexual liberality.
Fornication is the world’s gauge for marriage. They deceptively believe………good sex equal good marriage.
Sex before marriage is no guarantee that the marriage will be good.
They deceptively believe that love for each other is determined in the bedroom, before vows are exchanged.
It’s punishable by their law of sin and death if you don’t have sex before marriage, and they have a hell to put you in.
But it’s not just sexual immorality with one person.
We’re talking about multiple partners in this show.
I have to admit that I’ve never seen the show (and I won’t), but just the fact that in reading other articles about this show, it’s easy to conclude that multiple sexual partners is the standard.
But look at the harm fornication has caused.
Abortions. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
We’ll never know the stories of some of these people that may have engaged in fornication. Whether or not a child may have been aborted. Or the sexually transmitted diseases acquired.
It’s quite possible that none of these things took place, but we’ll never know.
To take a stand against premarital sex reminds me of the peer pressure experienced when the question is asked whether you’re a virgin or not.
If you were a virgin, you were ridiculed.
Today, no matter your beliefs, no matter what the settled forever Scriptures declare, sexual immorality is covered by grace.
This is false.
Grace is not permission. 1 John 1:8-9 & 2:1-2 is not a revolving credit line of forgiveness.
Jesus didn’t die for our sins so that we could continue in sin (see Romans 6:1).
God is not demanding perfection. God demands obedience to Him and His Word.
His grace is sufficient and we’re to count in all joy when we fall into various trials and testings (see James 1:3 and 2 Corinthians 12:9).
The power and guilt of sin was removed by the Lord. As long as we walk in the Spirit, and according to the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, we’re not condemned (see Romans 8:1-2).
Paul also said in Corinthians 11:31-32 (NKJV Strong’s) “If we judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.”
Sin enters our lives by our permission to sin, but before sin enters, we decide to discontinue obeying Him and His Word. That’s why 1 Corinthians 10:13 is there. The Lord gives us a way of escape and will not allow temptation be beyond what you’re able….so that we’re able to bear it.
Grace is God forgiving us even though we deserve His wrath. His mercy prevents what we rightfully deserve. God is swift in mercy, gracious and kind, but when we provoke Him, and falsely assume that He would forgive us, we run the risk of abusing His patience and long-suffering.
It seriously brings into question our repentance and status as adherents of Christ. Are we crucified? Are we saved? Are we true believers? Are we truly delivered and set free? Are we practitioners of righteousness or practitioners of sin? Do we have dual citizenship, a citizen of His kingdom while being a citizen of satan’s kingdom?
Could light fellowship with darkness? (see 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
Is there sin in heaven? Is there holy people in hell?
And this is where this bachelorette that profess to believe that Jesus doesn’t mind is wrong.
The Scriptures gives us guidance and we have the power of choice to accept or reject the Scriptures. However, professed believers do not have the right to alter the Scriptures to fit their sinning lifestyle. This encourages other young believers that engage in fornication to do the same.
The Scriptures doesn’t give us license to sin and then gives anyone permission to violate the Scriptures.
Proverbs 30:5-6 (NKJV Strong’s) “Every word of God is pure;
He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
Do not add to His words,
Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”
We don’t get to alter the Word.
The Word when obeyed is given to change us. We don’t change the Word.
So if you’ve seen this episode, if you’re a true believer, you see the self deception. But also you see a twisting of the Scriptures.
When you’re involved in sexual immorality, and the Scriptures are brought to bear on them and others, some of you will say, “No harm, no foul.”
And there are others that agree with them.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Hebrews 13:4, and Revelation 21:8 stands against you.
You could read the article from Christian Post here
Kawanna Shannon (center), director of surgical services at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, is embraced by a supporter after an emotional speech at an abortion rights rally downtown on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Photo by Robert Cohen, email@example.com.
For those of you reading, this is called “The Seamless Fabric.”
Homosexuality, sex trafficking, bisexuality, it’s all connected.
What we’ve done for years is keep the issues separated, not realizing that they’re all woven together into one fabric called “Sexual Immorality.”
I used think that when I was watching porn, it’s unrelated.
All of a sudden, in your lust, you’re watching threesomes. Three people having sex. Two women and a male. Watching bisexuality. Or two men and one female. Bisexuality. Flashes of porn commercials with women kissing. All of these things lure you into accepting homosexuality.
Once you’ve accepted this, when the world demands Christians to accept homosexuality, those involved in porn are quick to suppress the truth of the Word of God and defend homosexuality. Porn inoculates us with a reasoning that will adamantly defend all sexual immorality. And vilify anyone that preaches the Word of God with the convicting power of the Holy Spirit.
“Who are YOU to judge ME!!!” says the person caught in sin.
The Lord is the One judging you.
We give in to anything because we’re involved in the pleasure of the flesh and mind. The pleasures of this life are vigorously licensed and defended. Until all that drop spiritual and mental discipline, they find themselves heavily involved and sown into the Seamless Fabric.
NYC, with a major homelessness problem that makes homelessness in the 70’s look like a cake walk, has snuck into their budget a way to fund murdering children for low income people.
Well, low income people is almost assuredly Black and Hispanic people. Although Hispanics abort far less children than Black people.
Think about it.
Your city tax dollars used to kill more Black & Hispanic babies.
And NYC wants to be the “roll model” for other cities within states that passed the “heartbeat bill.”
In a concerted effort to fool women into thinking that anti abortionists are declaring war on women’s right to choose to kill their baby. The real war is within the womb. To snuff out the life of a child, sacrificing them for the sin of fornication or adultery.
Pulling out a baby, limb by limb.
In pain and agony, the child suffers the most horrific death by the hands of man. Piece by piece until all baby body parts are accounted for. Baby organs harvested. And sold for stem cell research.
The word “abortion” is no where to be found in the Constitution of the United States. There isn’t even a hint of the word abortion located anywhere in the Constitution of the United States. So how can it be a right to murder a child, declared as a Constitutional right?
If murdering a child is a right, then what’s to stop a person from murdering anyone outside the womb?
We’re appalled at mass murders while mass murder takes place every day to the tune of 3500 a day in the United States. We get mad, and rightfully so, when 4 or more persons are murdered at the hand of a person with a firearm. We should be equally as mad when an abortionist takes the life of a human being in the womb.
IF an abortionist can’t be charged with murder in the womb, then why try a murderer for murdering a woman, and if she is pregnant, it’s counted as murdering two persons?
The nation has had enough of abortion and there’s an undeniable trend of displeasure because “agitation” pictures of what abortion looks like is having a major impact.
Millions of people are oblivious to what is done in the death room.
The famed Center For Medical Progress made several undercover videos of catching abortion personnel talking and negotiating the costs of aborted baby parts.
Their reporting and other means is having a significant effect on people’s attitude toward killing a baby.
But not enough. Other states are countering the definitive anti abortion trend.
If that’s not enough, just imagine how many prostitutes receive abortion services throughout the city. Especially around sports and music venues.
Seems to me that low income people may be involved in sex trafficking and will get NYC to pay for free abortion services. But that’s just a small problem.
Just imagine being mayor of the most famous city in the world, offering free abortion services for some that potentially is involved in prostitution.
But in watching Frontline, White American women are heavily involved in sex trafficking. So there’s no doubt that it’s not a Black only thing. And sadly, Black dudes are heavily involved in recruiting Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics.
This is polarizing America for the 2020 elections.
Using known tactics to draw battle lines.
Democrats are desperate but Republicans don’t even bat an eye.
So far, it hasn’t worked (political polarization) but other divisive issues will be used to keep America pitted against one another.
Far worse, more cities will offer free abortion services so that men could continue to abuse women in the bedroom, the women and their babies get abused in the abortion room, and the babies that would have been born as future Americans, are destroyed.
You could read the story from ABC News here
Holding men and pastors accountable for the abortion of a child conceived in fornication and or adultery.
We all know that it takes two to tango (have sex).
But when things heat up like fire, all of the prohibitions are deliberately bypassed.
From a nice kiss, to necking, to full body contact, & touching areas to sexually arouse a person, and then straight to full sex before marriage.
These days, social media is the meeting place to establish a rendezvous for fornication or adultery. They don’t go out on a first date to “test the waters.”
They simply say when and where, hook up, and then hook up (lips and hips).
Even ignoring STDs.
It’s very dangerous out there and generally, people don’t care.
Paul said to “Flee fornication.”
Men are aggressive, but the woman is equally aggressive, but more so passively like a Venus fly trap. But also, some women don’t want to appear “loose,” but when the man insists and smooth talks her, we’re taken back to the Garden of Eden (pleasure).
satan engaged in a smooth talking conversation with Eve, all based on her discussion about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil with Adam.
She had an interest in that tree and not the tree of life, planted by the Lord right next to each other.
satan knew that she had a conflict with her husband and wanted to have that tree. She was interested in its power called “good and evil.”
She insisted and needed a reason to partake of that specific tree, AFTER God told Adam that he could eat of all the trees in the Garden, EXCEPT that tree.
After being misled by satan, that she would be like God, knowing good and evil, the adversary lied to her and told her that she wouldn’t die and she believed it.
The lust in her mind had received another word that would counter the Word of God. She established in her mind enough reason to get to be like God, knowing good and evil, break the commandment, and not be held accountable for it.
When she was told that, in outright defiance, she walked right up to that tree with eyes of lust and lust in her mind, took of that tree, and ate.
But nothing consequential happened to her…yet.
It’s like you ran the stop sign but you didn’t get caught.
If something consequential didn’t happen to one person, it emboldens the others to do it.
Adam was right there with her, she gave him the fruit, and he ate.
That’s when their eyes were opened. They knew that they were naked, and in shame, made figs to cover themselves.
Sin brought forth death.
The same sequence in one way or another happens in the bed of fornicators and adulterers. They lie to each other that nothing will happen.
For men, condoms are a pain. You have to stop to put it on. For women, there’s so many contraceptives but each one has risks.
Even though abortion is known to be decreasing, and that’s because of other methods employed to “fix” what the world says is “the problem.”
But abortion still is, perhaps, the most common way to kill a life to pretend that it’s ending a pregnancy, deceiving ourselves into thinking that the abortion/murder affects only the body of the woman.
In fact, it’s clearly documented that when an abortionist/murderer goes into the womb to snuff out that child’s life, the child pushes itself up into the deepest part of the womb to avoid the pain.
Remarkably, doctors are able to operate on a child in the womb, and the child understands the difference.
This false narrative of “It’s MY Body!!!” is used to deceive people into thinking that the baby, conceived in sin, isn’t affected at all. Also by not calling what’s conceived, “a child,” and call it an unfounded word fetus, is a critical delusion, bought by most people.
The drum beat of “It’s my body” is another grave false narrative to get us detracted from the brutal murder of the body inside the mother’s body.
But the abortionist is pulling out a child, limb by limb. Heads are crushed by forceps, the back of their necks are cut open, their body parts are harvested, and the rest of this babies is placed in red biohazard bags, boxed up, and then sent to facilities to be cremated.
While in the Old Testament, babies were murdered outside the womb, burned at the altar of Molech as a sacrifice to this god. However, babies today, are murdered in the womb but pulled out, each part accounted for, and cremated.
That’s the only difference.
God knows each child’s name.
So what happens is that the male goes free, having enjoyed his sex, while the woman enjoyed the sex too, but is given the task to get rid of the child, and they call it “stopping the pregnancy.”
So the cowardly male gets to walk away. Some of them insist that the woman he impregnated get an abortion. He can’t afford child support but he could afford fornication.
A few years ago, 400 male pastors were found on a list soliciting sex from a site sponsoring adultery. They would anonymously enter these sites, use their credit card, establish a rendezvous, commit adultery, all without their wives not knowing what they were doing.
It’s common knowledge that porn stars are prostitutes. And it’s common knowledge that prostitutes, when they get pregnant, they arrive at the death house to end the life of a baby.
We all know that there’s more than 400 pastors that do this.
Their names were discovered in a hacking incident.
Pretty much, the Lord that they claimed to be living and preaching about, exposed them.
So far, we know of one pastor that committed suicide, leaving a wife and three children to fend for themselves because he couldn’t handle his exposure.
Even sadder is the fact that some of them were responsible for the deaths of children because of lust in their hearts.
Just as Adam failed to protect Eve from satan, males fail to protect the woman and their child conceived in sin.
This is not to be taken as advocating or giving license to commit sexual immorality. However, we all know that sexual immorality will continue because males and females refuse to sexually control themselves.
And make no mistake about it, they will be judged by God according to Hebrews 13:4 and Revelation 21:8.
If there were a law that would make the male responsible for impregnating the woman before she would get the abortion, I don’t know if it would make a dent in curbing sexual immorality, but one thing’s for sure.
Already, in the court of Almighty God, every sexually immoral man will give an account of his sin.
Both the male and the female are equally charged as a co-conspirators.
Complicit and guilty of fornication/adultery, and guilty of murder.
However, before their deaths, if they repent, the Lord promised to forgive them (see Isaiah 55:6-7).
But they have to be born again, never to sin sexually again.
You could read the article here