Today, the death of Jesus Christ upon the cross is shown also to condemn fornication and sexual sins. Mature Christian believers are to accept that, through operations of the Holy Spirit, blood, correction, and truth from the cross are flowing to here and now. Upon the earth interdependent, intimate and personal relationships all are vulnerable to human error. Sin is no material thing having physical form and measurable dimensions; and sin operates among the living through ignorance, lack of sensitivity, and subtlety (i.e., barely visible differences; hidden shifts in meaning and value). Because sexual pleasure may disguise deceit, and mask the destructiveness of sin, the extent of contradiction against divinity by sin must be made to appear in flesh (we say, made Incarnate) unadorned, and destroyed by the wrath of the Father as a corrupt material thing embodied through the person of Jesus, the Son of GOD. One of the fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information shown) posted the following:
Why do many christians think homosexuality is a worse sin than others?
I thought all sins are equal in the eyes of God, and that sinners can still go to heaven if they believe and ask for forgiveness. Why do people bash gays and tell them they are going to hell? Isn't it a sin to get a divorce? To curse? I just don't understand. Why is this the worst sin?
THE GOLDEN ARROW: This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5: 16-26, KJV)
THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Gender, Sex and Christian Beliefs? (05/18/2016); On Controlling Lust (01/05/2016); All Sin Is Willful? (10/20/2015); The Judgment Against Sodom? (04/10/2015); Condemned by the Church? (08/19/2014); Principles of Correct Belief? (08/20/2014)
“Anonymous”, the operations of sin are in agreement with awareness and self-will among disbelievers and underdeveloped Christians (we say, those “born again” who are simple, not yet “grown up” again and mature). Sin that opposes the continued existence of sacred law, the Law Giver, and all divine order can not influence the divine will, yet, sin may dominate awareness and self-will in created beings and living creatures. Sin appears to be a residue from the chaos and flux described as “preexistence”. Where the living submit to sin, they are directed to confusion, decay, destruction, and nonexistence.
Sexual pleasure is one of the most deceptive and powerful aspects of human experience, and can result in spiritual overthrow that will continue even for hundreds of years after the death of the individual sinner who transgressed divine law. Many do not grasp that every sex act is emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual all at the same time. “Fornication” is the joining of spirits through sexual contact (the two become one flesh) that may be simply holding hands, kissing (oral sex), or full intercourse. Every previous partner is present and active, even for married couples. Thus, the pair infuse their own “influence” into one another along with the character and personality of unseen persons. Where a male has had 8 previous partners, the female is joined to 9; and where she has had 3 partners, he is joined to 4. Where the 9 each had 9, and the 3 each had 3...do the math. These different “influences” may conflict, and dominate ones inborn spirit—and their victim will have no idea who they are, or even that they are present.
Apart from the provisions of GOD, sin appears as natural, normal, pleasing, and routine. Even that divinity would appear Incarnate, become a manifestation of all sin, and be destroyed upon the cross is not sufficient to reveal the heinous character and nature of sin. The “exceeding sinfulness of sin,” requires atoning blood, and that the living be granted fresh endowments of spirit substance from the makeup of GOD. So to speak, the basic platform for the existence of mankind must be reconfigured. “The flesh” must be replaced as the primary source of meaning and value generated through appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, sexual cravings), sensation (e.g., hearing, seeing, taste, touch), and emotion/mental functions (e.g., anger, dreams, fantasy, fear, imagination, recall), and depending heavily upon the frameworks of space and time to promote a sense of control, duration, and order.
There is far more that could be said, must be carefully examined, and spiritually understood. (For example, because sin is no ordinary physical object that may be instantly destroyed, eliminated or totally removed, multiple devices and works are being provided by divinity that allow the living to correctly recognize and resist sin. Included are admonition, covenant, death, forgiveness, inheritance, judgment, promise, prophecy, rebirth, repentance, sacrifice, sanctification, scripture, testimony, and the Lord’s Supper.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.
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