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“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness…”



“Uncleanness” is moral defilement, whether in the form of lust or profligate living. It is a state of moral impurity related to thought, action, or speech, and can be sexual. (Romans 1:24).


“Lewdness” is licentiousness or lasciviousness. This word denotes excess or absence of restraint. Lewd people have unbridled lusts and little sense of shame. They are outrageous in their shamelessness and give themselves to debauchery in a brazen way (Ephesians 4:19; 1 Peter 4:3).

“Lewdness” is reckless sinning. It does not care what God or people think. It shocks public civility. This sin has no regard for society or self-respect. It lacks moral restraint. 

“Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy” (Romans 13:13).

“…lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced” (2 Corinthians 12:21).


Some people reach a stage of utter shamelessness.


People do what “comes naturally.” We can squirt religious perfume on people, but it will not change their hearts. Immorality appeals to people in every walk of life.

The media encourages us to accept perversion as normal. However, God views perversion as a subject for judgment. When people reach a place where they do not respect themselves and lose their sense of shame, they are ready for judgment.