“For the wages of sin is death…”(Rom6:23)
For yet another piece of evidence for the violence of sexual perversion I must return to the Bible, 1Corinthians 6:18: “
“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the
body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against
his own body.” -KJV
What was the Holy Spirit’s intent by inspiring the phrase: “sin against his own body”? The obvious answer from the context of 1Corinthians 6:18 is because the “wages of sin is death,” there will be consequences in a human being’s physical body because of the act/sin of fornication. In other words, like all sin, the sin of fornication, defined as sex prior to marriage, can cause sickness up to and including death!
Strong’s Concordance defines “fornication” using the Greek word: pŏrnĕia, por-ni-ah; from 4203; harlotry (includ. adultery and incest); fig. idolatry:—fornication; which means both fornication and adultery are included in this word. In short, the word porneia is simply sexual perversion which is sexual behavior outside of God’s definition of marriage.
First, what is God’s definition of marriage? One man and one woman joined together in a covenant relationship for life (Gen2:24; Eph5:21-33).
Second, what is that sickness/death that occurs because of sexual perversion, or sex outside of God’s definition of marriage? Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).
What is most intriguing about sexual perversion is that the physical act of sex is the same for a couple who is married and a couple who is not. In other words, the only difference between those who obtain a sexual disease and those who do not is God’s marriage covenant which requires monogamy between one man and one woman---not the sex act itself! If a man and woman remain sexually faithful to one another in marriage which is God’s definition of marriage--no disease comes between them. However, if a man and woman abandon monogamy, and invite others into their sexual bed—STDs appear---and I repeat—even though the physical act of sex remains the same. What’s my point? The sex act is one of the greatest, if not the greatest demonstration of God’s word that “the wages of sin is death!”
What is an STD? Following are some: Syphilis; Gonorrhea; Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; Genital Herpes; Genital Warts; Non-Specific Urethritis; Trichomoniasis; Chlamydia; Mucopurulent Cervicitis; Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID); Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 60 different types existed in early 90’s; Cytomegalovirus – CMV; Human immunodeficiency virus – HIV- the cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome- AIDS.
These diseases are transmitted during sexual intercourse ONLY to those outside of the marriage covenant! What this does not tell us is the origin of these diseases. For example, if a man goes to a doctor, he will describe his symptoms. Subsequently, the doctor will ask the man questions about his lifestyle and do tests in order to derive the reason for the pain. If the patient complains of pain in the chest, and the doctor does tests and finds lung cancer, he will normally find out that the patient smokes cigarettes which is the cause of cancer. Doctors must press down to the cause of sickness in order to offer a remedy to help the patient with his/her health!
Tragically, this science does not always apply to STDs. Why? Because STDs fall under the category of political correctness! I asked two different geneticists, who were not Christians, the following two questions: 1.If it is true that STDs are sexually transmitted, where did the first one begin? 2.What is the origin of an STD?
Without exception, they both simply answered that STDs are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. They explained it like anyone could possess these diseases. I responded, why then are they called sexually TRANSMITTED diseases? Both were offended and acted like I had attacked their doctoral training…and ended the conversation!
Do STDs have no origin? Yes…they do!!! Their origin is sin! The physical sin of sexual perversion conceives its consequence from the spiritual realm! In other words, when a man or a woman commits the sin of sexual perversion, the result of that physical sin comes down from the spiritual realm!!! Sin is disobedience to God in the spiritual, soul, or physical realms, and has consequences in any of those three realms.
I’m fully cognizant that my opponents will respond that people who are not married often have sex, and no STD appears. The problem with this reasoning is that it explains neither the origin nor the existence of the STD…it simply ignores it! Or, better yet, they simply justify themselves because they can’t---or don’t want to control their sexual drive! In other words, those who have sex out of wedlock and do not possess an STD…are simply playing Russian Roulette!
What the sexually promiscuous have to deal with is that given enough time---one day they will have to give account for their promiscuity in the natural realm with either: 1.a pregnancy; 2.an STD!! If there is no repentance---in the spiritual realm (eternity) they will have to face a holy God!
In conclusion, because sexual perversion is a sin against God, it commits violence against the bodies of those who indulge! Why? “For the wages of sin is death…”(Rom6:23)
In our world of normalized perversion, erotic love is severed from sexual differentiation, marriage is severed from sexual differentiation, sex is severed from marriage, sex is severed from procreation, procreation is severed from marriage, and people are severed from their bodies.