Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sexual sins are worse. Here's why

The UK Daily Mail has this story:
Doctors warn that antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea could be 'worse than AIDS' 
Doctors are warning that an antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea, now considered a superbug, has the potential to be as deadly as the AIDS virus. Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in North America. This particular strain of gonorrhea, known as HO41, was discovered in Japan two years ago in a 31-year-old female sex worker who had been screened in 2009. The bacteria has since been found in Hawaii, California and Norway. HO41 has so far proved resistant to current antibiotic treatment and so it has been placed in the superbug category. ‘This might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly,’ Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine told CNBC. Nearly 30 million people have died from AIDS related causes worldwide, but Christianson believes the effect of the gonorrhea bacteria is more direct.
Wow. That kind of came out of nowhere...

What kind of problem does gonorrhea usually present? The Center for Disease Control reports on their gonorrhea fact sheet,
CDC estimates that, annually, 820,000 people in the United States get new gonorrhea infections and less than half of these infections are detected and reported to CDC.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease, given or received by any sexually active person, heterosexual or homosexual.

Sexually transmitted diseases at their basic root are a judgment from God in the way that all disease is a function of the decay the people who dwell on the earth experience as a general consequence of it. Disease is a fact of the wrath of God He is allowing to be present in this age. Judgment aside, sexual diseases ARE a consequence of wanton sexual activity outside the biblical confines of marriage. There is a reason God set it up so that one man and one woman enjoy conjugal relations for a lifetime. Abandoning that opens a person up to sin, emotional decay, and physical disease. Remaining in a committed marriage with only one partner, or celibate if single, immeasurably decreases your chances of contracting such a disease.

In addition, Romans 1:18-32 describes God's wrath against sexual sin and worse perversion.

So how does one avoid God's displeasure in sexual sin, particularly when the culture is so immoral? Even insurance advertisements use adultery and lasciviousness to sell product! Well, the bible says, "Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)."

Barnes Notes explains,
Flee fornication - A solemn command of God - as explicit as any that thundered from Mount Sinai. None can disregard it with impunity - none can violate it without being exposed to the awful vengeance of the Almighty. There is force and emphasis in the word "flee" φεύγατε pheugate. Man should escape from it; he should not stay to reason about it; to debate the matter; or even to contend with his propensities, and to try the strength of his virtue. There are some sins which a man can resist; some about which he can reason without danger of pollution. But this is a sin where a man is safe only when he flies.
Remember Joseph. He is our example here.
But one day, when he went into the house to do his work and none of the men of the house was there in the house, she caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house. (Genesis 39:11-12)
The prophecies in the bible about the last days and the Tribulation indicate that disease will run rampant over the entire earth and kill a great many people. Death and Hades are given authority to kill a fourth of  of the earth's people by sword, famine, beasts, and disease. (Revelation 6:8). Jesus warned that in the last days there will be pestilences (Luke 21:11).

It is no accident, in my opinion, that the CDC and other agencies are worried about and reporting on an increase in drug resistance. Superbugs didn't exist as commonly as they do today when I was a child. There have been outbreaks, but none like the ones predicted in the Tribulation.

This website lists the five deadliest pandemics in history. Smallpox, a mystery disease, Spanish Flu and good old bubonic plague have been with us since recorded history.
  • In The Peloponnesian War Pestilence, a disease killed 30,000 Athenians and was never identified. About half of Athens perished.
  • The Anotonine Plague, thought to be smallpox, ran its course in 15 years and killed 5,000 a day and a total of 5 million people.
  • The Plague of Justinian occurred in 541-542 AD, this disease now known to be bubonic plague killed 10,000 people in Constantinople every day. With no room nor time to bury them, bodies were left stacked in the open. it is estimated that almost a quarter of the Mediterranean region was killed during this course of the disease.
  • In the 1300s, the Black Death (bubonic plague) took a heavy toll on Europe. The fatality was recorded at over 25 million people or one-fourth of the entire population.
  • The Spanish Flu of 1918-1919 affected every continent. It is perhaps the most lethal pandemic in the history of humankind: between 20 and 100 million people were killed, more the number killed in WWI itself.
And now this disease poised to be "worse than AIDS". The World Health Organization reports that 1.5-1.9 people died of AIDS related illnesses in 2011. Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, 60 million people have contracted HIV and 25 million have died of AIDS-related causes.

And this new gonorrhea bug may be worse? And rising at a time when the Lord said that pestilence will be rampant? And when the Restrainer ceases His restraining ministry after the rapture and sexual sin will explode? Good gravy, please believe on the Lord Jesus and escape all these things by being part of the Bride and rise at the rapture!

His faithfulness is such that He takes ALL sinners, no matter who confesses and repents. He is loving, just, merciful and kind. However, though He is those things, after the rapture He will unleash His wrath and anger, and render unto the unbelieving and sinning world the due consequences of their actions. The above list of 'five worst pandemics' will seem like a summer cold by the time the bodies are stacked up at the end of the Tribulation. You do not want to be here for that.

In case you missed it above, sexual sin, any sexual sin, (pre-marital sex, AKA fornication, homosexual sex, adultery, pornography, and all other perversions) is worse than other sins because...here it is in 1 Corinthians 6:18 again.

And a word of caution to us all before the blessed event of the rapture takes place: FLEE from sexual sin, and that includes thoughts as well as actions. "Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous." (Hebrews 13:4)

Jesus is GREAT and faithful to help us. You do not have to be a slave to sexual sin.  "He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit." (Titus 3:5)

Amen!!

8 comments :

  1. The state that the has the seat of evil, Californication is Hollywood. What has given birth to more sexual perverse ideas than it has?
    Is leading the way with this new infection.
    You cannot go anywhere in the world and escape it except in the wilderness.

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  2. Re sexual immorality (From Drudge):

    http://news.radio.com/2013/05/01/danny-brown-x-rated-show/ One of the links in the article leads to a picture of the actual event- this is what we've come to, in front of an audience no less.

    Also-- H1N1 is rearing it's head again and there's another- H7N0 - http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-05/02/c_132354473.htm

    Things are lining up...

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    1. I *believe* I know what Drudge 'event' you refer to and I DO NOT recommend anyone click on the link. I was sickened by the headline alone and just as I wonder how low we can go, we go a lot lower. I shudder to think what the Tribulation will be like.

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  3. Wow is right. It's truly sad how many people have placed their "faith" in drugs thinking they can continue in their sexual sins against God. God will not be mocked what we sow is what we reap.

    I work around all unbelievers and the other day 3 ladies were talking and one of them was talking blithely about herpes as if it were no big deal and her answer was, they have medicine for it. I walked off when I heard their perverted language. There's really nothing in the convo I wanted to be a part of. The woman saying these things, I've shared the truth with and God's word, but she doesn't even respond. She doesn't mock me or anything and she knows I'm sincere and genuine... All I know to do is PRAY. God help these people who have relied on these "quick fixes" and have ignored the long term consequences.. Be sure your sins will find you out.-"The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out."-Proverbs 10:9

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  4. I struggle with seeing if a sin is worse than another. I understand that different sins can have different impacts on one's life, body, mind but in the end a sin is a sin, no more no less. We, as Christians, are forgiven from any sin the moment we ask for forgiveness and God throws them away as far as the east is from the west, to the deepest part of the oceans.

    I think the headline of this blog post can be misleading. I agree, sexual sins could be worse for yourself, but in God's eyes, I would tend to believe sexual sins are just like any other sin.

    One good analogy I heard was this: If everyone in the world got a quarter for every sin they committed, everyone would have more or less than the next person. I might have a lot, Mother Teresa not as much and so on (just for examples sake). Everyone would then take the quarters and stack them on top of each other. When God views our quarters (Sins), His viewpoint would be from above, looking down and only seeing sin.

    Personally, I believe in God's eyes, sin is sin, however, different sins can affect people in various ways, one maybe more than another.

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    1. Hi Matt,

      Thanks so much for your comment. I also researched the bible for a long time in the process of delving into whether one sin was worse than another. And I believe the bible shows us that there ARE worse sins than others, and that there are clear indications of worse punishments. And after all, believers receive different amounts of rewards and different tasks to perform in the kingdom...

      Here is a GotQuestions essay noting the difference in sins... the Question is,"Are all sins equal to God?"
      Answer: In Matthew 5:21-28, Jesus equates committing adultery with having *** in your heart and committing murder with having hatred in your heart. However, this does not mean the sins are equal. What Jesus was trying to get across to the Pharisees is that sin is still sin even if you only want to do the act, without actually carrying it out. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day taught that it was okay to think about anything you wanted to, as long as you did not act on those desires. Jesus is forcing them to realize that God judges a person’s thoughts as well as his actions. Jesus proclaimed that our actions are the result of what is in our hearts (Matthew 12:34).

      So, although Jesus said that *** and adultery are both sins, that does not mean they are equal. It is much worse to actually murder a person than it is to simply hate a person, even though they are both sins in God’s sight. There are degrees to sin. Some sins are worse than others.

      At the same time, in regard to both eternal consequences and salvation, all sins are the same. Every sin will lead to eternal condemnation (Romans 6:23). All sin, no matter how “small,” is against an infinite and eternal God, and is therefore worthy of an infinite and eternal penalty. Further, there is no sin too “big” that God cannot forgive it. Jesus died to pay the penalty for sin (1 John 2:2). Jesus died for all of our sins (2 Corinthians 5:21). Are all sins equal to God? Yes and no. In severity? No. In penalty? Yes. In forgivability? Yes.

      Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/sins-equal.html#ixzz2SASMUUwo

      As far as different punishments go, these scriptures provide the basis for my thought on that-

      Luke 10:12
      I tell you, on the judgment day it will be worse for the people of that town than for the people of Sodom.

      James 3:1
      Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

      Matt as far as Mother Teresa goes, she is in hell right now, enduring the worst sin of all and the only one Jesus will not forgive (Mark 3:28-29), being Catholic, she was not born again. It is ultimate danger to compare one's self to others in gauging benchmarks of sin. We can only compare ourselves to Jesus, and in doing that, we always come up far short of His one and only standard: perfect holiness

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  5. I was watching a movie on TV with 2 ten year olds :Are we There Yet - on BET - and an ad for condoms came on. The girls were grossed out. I was grossed out.

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