Saturday, December 9, 2023

Thou Shalt Not Commit FORNICATION!

by Guy C LaMar

GREETINGS EVERYONE! Below are just a few Scriptures on the subject of FORNICATION.

Whether you like it or not, and no matter what sort of excuse mankind uses to try and muster up – it will not wash – when it comes to having sexual relations OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE.

Also, whether you like it or not – according to God’s living word – any man who has sexual relations outside of marriage is a “whoremonger.” And, any woman who has sexual relations outside of marriage is considered a “whore.”

It’s mankind giving into lust.

Making any excuse is just an abomination unto the LORD God. Because lying is an abomination.

Disregarding the LORD God’s living eternal word on any subject clearly makes a person – unknowingly – a servant of Satan the devil.

And, sexual relations OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE equals serving Satan the devil.

Notice the following Scriptures –

“Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge” – Hebrews 13:4.

“Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19) Or DO YOU NOT KNOW that your body [if God’s Spirit is within you] is the temple of the Holy Spirit [which] is in you, [which] you have from God, and you are not your own? 20) For YOU WERE BOUGHT AT A PRICE; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” – 1st Corinthians 6:18-20.

“Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband” – 1st Corinthians 7:2.

The LORD God does not approve of, or condone, what is known as “swapping.”

“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20) idolatry, sorcery, …”
“The common understanding of a ‘sorcerer’ aligns with our modern notion of ‘witchcraft’ or ‘magic.’ However, it is worth examining the original Greek word used in the scripture, which is pharmakeus. Surprisingly, this term is the etymological root of the English word “pharmacist”, which literally means “a druggist” by definition. Digging deeper into the meaning of ‘sorcerer’ within its historical context, we discover that it refers to someone who uses or provides drugs, herbs, or plants to induce a trance-like state. This state could be sought for religious purposes or other reasons, i.e., recreational use.” - Samuel LaMar.
Continuing – “ … hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21) envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” – Galatians 5:19-21.

’ You do the deeds of your father.’ Then they said to Him, ‘We were not born of fornication; we have one Father─God.’

42) Jesus said to them, ‘If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43) Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44) You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it’ – John 8:41-44.

’ But I say to you that WHOEVER divorces his wife [or husband] for any reason EXCEPT sexual immorality causes her [or him] to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery’ – Matthew 5:32.

“It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you [speaking to the congregation in Corinth], and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles─that a man has his father’s wife!” – 1st Corinthians 5:1.

“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral [whoremongers], sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death” – Revelation 21:8.

The apostle Paul says, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God?” – and then he gives a WARNING! “…Do not be deceived. …” – don’t deceive yourself! “…Neither fornicators [lewdness], nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [a man having or showing characteristics typical of that of a woman], nor sodomites [nor catamites], 10) nor thieves, nor covetous …” and in other places Paul said that covetousness was a form of idolatry. “…nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the Kingdom of God.” - He bunches a lot of things in there. Verse 11 – “And such were some of you. But you were washed, …” – washed by what!? The shed blood of Jesus Christ! And washed by the symbolic baptism into water. “…but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.

“All things are lawful for me, BUT ALL THINGS ARE NOT HELPFUL. All things are lawful for me, BUT I WILL NOT BE BROUGHT UNDER THE POWER OF ANY. 13) Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. …”

As noted in the Jamieson Fausset and Brown
brought under the power – The Greek words are from the same root, whence there is a play on the words: All things are in my power, but I will not be brought under the power of any of them (the “all things”). He who commits “fornication,” steps aside from his own legitimate power or liberty, and is “brought under the power” of an harlot (vs. 15; cf. ch. 7:4).” 1
Continuing – “ … Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body” – 1st Corinthians 6:12-13.

“And He said, ‘What comes out of a man, THAT defiles a man. 21) For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22) thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23) All these evil things come from within and defile a man’ – Mark 7:20-23.

“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion [the wrong kind of passion], evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry” – Colossians 3:5.

“as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them IN A SIMILAR MANNER to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and GONE AFTER STRANGE FLESH, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire [eternal death] – Jude 1:7.

And, just as our God has said,  “He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. … [casting] all our sins into the depths of the sea” (Micah 7:19), we are not to even remember or mention our past sins!

“But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; 4) neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting [telling dirty jokes], which ARE NOT FITTING, but rather giving of thanks” – Ephesians 5:3-4.

“For THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4) that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5) not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God” – 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5.

“If a man [seduces] a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, HE SHALL SURELY PAY THE BRIDE PRICE FOR HER TO BE HIS WIFE. 17) If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the bride price of virgins” – Exodus 22:16-17.

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9) If we confess our sins [confess ONLY to God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ], He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” – 1 John 1:8-9. □


1) Jamieson, R., Fausset, A.R., Brown, D., Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary of the Whole Bible, Zondervan Publishing House, 1982, pp 1199.

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