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“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness…”
fornication,
 
Fornication is any form of sexual immorality including adultery. We get our English word “pornography” from this Greek word. The Greeks used “fornication” for “prostitution.” It is a love that is bought and sold and sex without involvement with the person. It also includes illicit sex sins whether homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, or incest.
Principle:
People will go to any extent in violating norms when it comes to sex sins.
Application:
The only answer to this sin is Jesus Christ. Laws and legislation will not do it. Legislation only keeps things down to a minimum. Only a change of heart that comes from Christ will change this kind of pattern. Jesus will take sinful people and change them. He will give each new life and a new heart. We do not get this by joining a church or by baptism.
The operating principle for dealing with sexual sins is “flee.” This is not something we debate or dabble with. We must deal with them decisively. Don’t put yourself in a place where you will be tempted.
“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 Corinthians 6:18).
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