We live in a generation of fornicators. Some children indulge in it, and many adults won’t cease from it. Fornication may be pleasurable, but it has its consequences. Let us examine some facts about fornication and how it will effect your soul’s destiny.
Fornication is a sin that originates in the heart. Jesus said, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications … These are the things which defile a man” (Matt. 15:1.8-19).
Fornication is a sin against one’s own body. The Holy Spirit said, “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body” (1 Cor. 6:18).
Fornication is a sin against our Creator. Joseph in the O.T. knew this, and answered the seductress, “how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Gen. 39:9).
Fornication is the only sin permitting divorce and remarriage. Jesus condemned all divorce and remarriage, except it be for fornication (Matt. 19:9).
Fornication is a sin that will keep those guilty of it out of the joys of heaven. “Let marriage be had in honor among all. and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (Heb. 13:4).
Fornication is a work of the flesh (Gal. 5:19-21), and those guilty of it must face the wrath of God (Eph. 5:3-6).
Fornication is a sin specifically mentioned in teaching on church discipline 1 Cor. 5:9-11). The sin of fornication may have its appeal to the lust of the flesh, yet when viewed in the light of God’s word it is seen as an act of iniquity that will drag those stained by it into the depths of hell. Flee it, reject it, abstain from it and your soul will thank you for it!