Blog Thirty-Eight After Salvation How shall I live? Part Eight of this series
"Satan always tries to turn upside down and destroy the things God made to be beautiful."
As we have studied; God created sex to be beautiful between one man and one woman to draw them close enough to become one in spirit, soul and body.
What God makes beautiful is for the good of mankind.
The first institution that God made was the “family”; the second was the church. Having both mother and father in the home should first give both the husband and wife security in love and help to each other, while they build a solid foundation for their children.
Satan always tries to turn upside down and destroy the things God made to be beautiful. Satan uses the lust of sex outside of marriage and makes it turn out filthy and obscene (we will discuss in later lessons). It has brought many venereal diseases, and perverted sexual acts have destroyed lives; as rape and murder.
God said to both Adam and Eve, replenish the earth. God never intended for babies to be born outside of marriage, with no father in the home to help provide for as well as help the mother raise (guide and direct)the children .
Without both parents making a living, the children are more likely to end up in poverty. Statistics show:
1) 1 in 5 children is in poverty and 1 in 6 adults are in poverty. Could this be a direct result of lack of families with both mother and daddy in the home?
2)70% Black children are born out of wedlock to single moms. 56% of Hispanic children are born out of wedlock.
Without a feeling of family, or church family, these kids especially boys are more drawn to gang families.
Could this breakdown of American families be a result of our Churches being a sleep; failing to teach the WORD of God and His Laws and Commandments?
We are still talking about God’s Laws for mankind. If there weren’t acts of fornication; sex outside of marriage, would there be as many fatherless children, or millions of aborted unwanted innocent lives who didn’t get to experience their “free will” and God’s purpose and gifts in their lives? Absolutely not; it is hard to believe that this society could get so mentally callused that they would accept murdering a little live human being for the cause of birth-control.
I place most of the blame on the abortion clinics and the Government that is giving them millions of tax dollars for aborting the babies. At the huge cost of the emotional, mental and physical pain of these young mothers, what is the deal? What is the Government’s real motive?
Are these children the Government won’t have to write checks for and give food stamps to? Is this why most of the Planned Parenthood Clients are set up in the minority neighborhoods? (There are more black babies aborted in New York than are born. There is something very wrong with this picture!)
I say once conceived, every life matters. The counseling; of sexual abstinence until marriage, needs to be taught before teen years.
This generation has been brain washed and mislead by evil greedy money hungry people. My heart cries for them.
God wants to help match up Christian young people who are compatible and make healthy families who will raise little evangelist for their generation.
From a child I was taught the Word of God from Christian parents, who took me to church and there I was taught from the Pastor, Sunday school teachers, evangelist, teachers and counselors at summer Church Youth camps. They taught us what the Bible says about sexual sins and how to have healthy dating years before marriage. We were taught to save ourselves for the special one someday whom we would marry for life.
You just say “no” and abstain; RUN FROM youthful lust. You fight it, which is love and respect for the person you are dating as well as holding respect for yourself. At the end of the date you will be more respected and honored, than if you had given in to lust.
It is true, there is NO new sin known to man, but you have to admit it is flaunted before our eyes and made as available as the T. V. in the bedroom, the computer in the home, at the office and as close as the internet on the cell phone in everyone’s pocket.
I am thankful for our technology today, I use it so much in writing and research, but because of its unlimited evils, we need to caution our children, youth, and young and older men as well steering them away from the very destroying addiction of pornography, which is “lust gone wrong.”
Pornography is as REAL an addiction as drugs and alcohol.
According to statistics, one poll showed nearly 70% of Christian men are hooked on pornography, and another poll showed one half of the church- attending men and 20% of Women responding said they are addicted to porno and sexual misconduct. It is believed that far more than half of all men are bound by this addiction at some time in their lives.
Joel Hesch Ltd, a law professor at Liberty University, set free from this destroying addiction has founded a ministry called, Proven Men Ministries which has now been launched as a worldwide ministry with a goal to reach 1 million men with a program which equips churches to help set Christian men free from suffering in silence with their sexual addictions; which has caused many divorces and lost jobs.
The following was taken from an article which titled: Breaking the Silence of Pornography in the church dated September 26, 2013.
Hesch says “Churches need to respond to the reality that most Christian men need help attaining sexual integrity. Without that support, men may leave the church in droves because they may see it as irrelevant to their real problems, or those that remain will be saddled with living double lives. They will continue to be benchwarmer Christians because they feel spiritually disqualified to be leaders.”
You can read Joel Hesch’s story of victory over a 20-year battle with sexual addiction on his website, www.ProvenMen.org, and in his new book named, A Proven Path to Sexual Integrity: Help with Pornography, Masturbation or Sex Addiction from a Biblical Perspective.
Parents can mold little lives. It is so very important to teach right from Wrong at a young age. It is also the job of a parent to block the internet from receiving evil pornography.
One day on Oprah Winfrey’s show she was interviewing some prisoners who were convicted of rape and murder. All of them admitted their involvement with pornography as a young teen.
Lust gone wrong is the fruit of Satan, the destroyer. Pornography is adultery in the soul and spirit. Scripture says when you look upon someone and lust after them; you have committed adultery with them already.
What did Jesus say?
Mat 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, (Ten Commandments) Thou shalt not commit adultery:
Mat 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Do you see that addiction to porno can cause huge havoc in the lives of people?
First of all, for the individual with the problem:
Over a period of years, they have committed adultery with the hundreds of women making money selling their photos. Have the women sinned too, absolutely. It is just as much their sin. They lose self-respect as a prostitute does and their lives are ruined until they repent and are made new through Jesus Christ. Only then can they have a beautiful life with a loving and trusting husband and raise a wonderful family.
These men and women will need their (mental) soul ties broken and inter healing along with cleansing from sin. The mind is like a computer, recording whatever the eyes see.
Porno drives the soul to a lust that can be unsatisfiable, causing people to be drawn into fornication, which includes adultery and the unnatural sex, as lasciviousness, bisexual, homosexuality and lesbianism. There is no scientific evidence that humans are born with these sexual preferences. All people male and female are a little feminine or masculine. Like some girls are sports gifted while others are scared of the baseball afraid of getting hit, like me and like ruffles and bows. The world would be a dull place to be if we were all alike. I believe most of the time, it is other people around this individual who have influenced and tempts them, before their own lust goes wrong. Mankind is tempted by evil but is drawn away by his own lust.
Jas 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Jas 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
Jas 1:16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
Next week we will see Scriptures that teach and direct away from these harmful unnatural sexual preferences. After all it isn’t my opinion or yours that matters most; it is only the pure Scriptures.