HIDDEN CONSEQUENCES OF SEXUAL IMMORALITY
“Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.” (1 Cor 6:18).
Sexual immorality is a sin but there are other sins hidden within its ambit. It is a matter for deep sorrow that many Christians who fall into sexual sin find it difficult to retrace their steps back to prior status with God. This is so even in cases of open admission of guilt, confession to God and man and assurance of forgiveness.
There are at least eight sins involved in every act of sexual intimacy with the opposite sex. Take the case of a Christian man who sleeps with a woman who is not his wife for the first time as our example. This is not rape but by mutual consent. The whole process takes about ten minutes more or less. This is what the man gets in exchange for physical satisfaction.
- Sin against God. The Bible says “do not commit fornication.”
- Sin against the head of the woman. Everybody has a head. It could be father or husband depending on circumstances. The avenger of blood spirit is released.
- Sin against the woman: her spirit, soul and body are altered in an ungodly manner.
- Sin against self. Alterations in the man’s anatomy.
- Sin against the land. The land “spews” out inhabitants dwelling on it in different unpleasant ways.
- Sin against relatives, neighbors, colleagues and friends who were aware of or connived at or facilitated the act before during or after the event. They are all partakers in the infraction.
- Sin against the Body of Christ. The Body of Christ is one. Sin causes distortion in the mystical Body of Christ.
- Acquired evil luggage. This can prevent a believer from entering heaven if not dealt with before death or rapture.
Sexual pleasure is real. It is second only to being in the presence of the Lord. But this kind of ungodly pleasure that lasts just a few minutes is it worth the punishment? The command of the Scriptures is “flee sexual immorality.”
God is aware that some people lack the discipline to be celibate. That is why the Bible says: “It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband” (1 Co 7:1-2).
For those who cannot contain the pressure of libido it is better to marry than remain single and commit sexual immorality and miss heaven. If you are married with unreasonable restrictions on sexual relationship with your partner there are biblical ways of dealing with the matter.
There is no excuse for marital infidelity. You cannot blame your partner for being left out of church rapture because of abnormalities in your marriage or lack of knowledge of what the Bible says or both.
To say that a person cannot remarry while his or her ex-spouse is alive is a corrosive misinterpretation of the Scriptures. Wisdom is profitable to direct.