The most enduring attribute God gave to mankind is freewill. You can make your decisions with or without God. Ultimately, you are responsible for choices and those you allowed others to make on your behalf. There is no short cut to heaven. You may not like the Bible now but it will be used to judge you on the Day of the Lord.
What people enjoy doing in real life is what they will continue to do in eternity. God has no problem in allowing people to enjoy what they want in this life. Neither heaven nor hell is a school where people go to learn new ways of doing things. You acquire your afterlife idiosyncrasies in this life.
When able-bodied men and women talk about enjoying life most often they are thinking of indulgence in sexual immorality. It is popular. It is pleasurable. Outrageous behavior sometimes yields heavy purchasing power. Lewdness guarantees popularity. The fan base is unlimited. But, it has a heavy price tag.
Unorthodox sexual preferences are becoming even more popular among pleasure-seekers than strict orthodox lifestyle. They will argue that conjugal sex can be boring. ‘Variety is the spice of life’ is their mantra. Even ‘Christians’ will say that the statement “stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant” is in the Bible. Of course, it is in the Bible – Proverbs 9:17. Verse 18 of that chapter of Proverbs is also in the Bible: “But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of hell.” (NKJV)
In the beginning when God created man sexual intimacy as we know it today was not part of his make-up. God made man male and female in one entity called Adam a living being created in His image and likeness. The male and female components of man were present in Adam. Eve was inside Adam. It is a mystery that Adam did not know his wife before the tempter came in the form of a serpent.
Thus, it was lack of conjugal sex between Adam and Eve that brought horrendous problem to God and the posterity of the first Adam. Adam and Eve were gods and if Adam had known Eve soon after God handed her to him and returned to heaven, their offspring would have been gods. It would have been more difficult for the tempter to deceive Eve and her offspring. With his victory Satan corrupted sex. In this end-time period it is unmitigated involvement in perverse sex that will bring this dispensation to a disastrous end.
1 Cor 6:
15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not!
16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”
17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. (NKJV)
Unbiblical sex is expensive. God has given us all things richly to enjoy, but unlawful sex is not one of them. The foolishness of God is wiser than both men and the wisdom of the world.
Have you ever imagined what the world would have been like without the female birth carnal? When it was embedded inside Adam there was peace and tranquility in the world. Adam had unlimited fellowship with God. Adam wanted to SEE his female counterpart. God who knew the power of visualization apparently hesitated. As he persisted God obliged him with inbuilt mechanism for avoiding abuse: conjugal sex. He made it beautiful and attractive to focus him away from imagination in order to concentrate on his divine mandate.
Initially Adam ignored God’s provision. He was engrossed in visualizing Eve until the tempter came, not to him but to her because of her vulnerable state. When the tempter came, he saw the divided house and conquered.
Now, as the God of this world the tempter has turned God’s provision right round by converting the whole world into a market place for sexual gratification. Men crave to live long even when their stay on earth has become irrelevant to God and man. They need plenty of money for wasteful living. To get money you need power divine or demonic. The major motive for seeking power is to have limitless supply of money which is the assured way to have unbridled pleasure of which sexual gratification is the greatest exponent.
There are few people in the world today who do not owe something to Satan by reason of involvement in unbiblical coition. “I wish all men were as I am” said the wise Apostle. Single state is the most assured way of making it to heaven for those with the gift of celibacy. Otherwise, “let every man have his own wife and every woman her own husband.” Flee sexual immorality is the command. Avoid every appearance of evil is good counsel.
One man and one woman for life is the divine order. Thus, for those who cannot exercise self-control it is not something to be ashamed about. Marriage is still honorable subject to divine rules. Having sex with a second man or woman is the beginning of the journey back to hell for a Christian person.
Unbelievers and laisser-faire backslidden Christians who delight in sexual exploit with a wide variety of partners are already in the pit below. Our duty is to preach the gospel of grace of God to them and exhort by “pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh” (Jude 23).
Satanic enticement to sin is the building block of captivity and the battleground is the mind. Therefore, guard your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life.
23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you.
26 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.
Choosing to be rich and famous the wrong way has a high price. It is like piercing the heart with a red-hot iron with no time bar.
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