By David J. Stewart | July 2013 | Updated May 2016
1st Peter 2:11, "Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul."
Lust is listed as one of the Seven Deadly Sins of history. The Bible, God's inspired Word, also warns mankind against the evils of lust...
1st Peter 2:11, "Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul."
The Bible teaches that fleshly lusts WAR AGAINST THE SOUL'S OF MEN. Who can argue with the Bible from listening to the news in recent years, hearing about one sexual crime after another all across America?—a land of perversion, nudity and lewdness! Oh that men and women would obey the Bible!!!
The religious Pharisees in the Bible thought they were pretty great people, because they hadn't commit the very acts of adultery or murder. They boasted publicly of their self-righteousness. This disturbed the Lord Jesus Christ, Who knew their evils hearts. So the Lord addresses these religious hypocrites in Matthew 5:27-28, teaching them that the very thought of hatred is equivalent to murder in God's eyes, and the very thought of lust is equivalent to adultery, as if they'd actually committed the sins...
Matthew 5:27-28, "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."
Clearly, lust is a horrible sin, just as sinful as the literal act of committing adultery. There are many self-righteous churchgoers these days, who live above reproach in the eyes of men; yet, God sees their wicked hearts filled with pompous pride, lustful thoughts, arrogant hubris and harboring hatred. Proverbs 24:12 teaches that God is the Keeper of men's souls and ponders our heart continually...
Proverbs 24:12, "If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?"
Lust Is Responsible For The Murder Of 58,000,000 Human Beings!
How bad is lust? It seems harmless enough, doesn't it? After all, men and women lust all the time without consequence? Or are there consequences that we don't see? Granted, most people who lust don't see any immediate threat, danger or consequences of their actions; but if we simply take a big step back from society and consider the 54,000,000 abortions in the United States since 1972 when Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion at a federal level, the answer becomes very clear. Lust was the start of every one of those sexually immoral acts (carnal knowledge) that conceived 54,000,000 human beings in the womb. Since it requires both a man and a woman to conceive a child, we can conclude that 54,000,000 abortion involved approximately double that amount of people, that is, 108,000,000 (54,000,000 x 2). Lust is such a seemingly innocent and insignificant sin, but when one considers the monstrous abortion industry (which wouldn't exist without lust), then the truth becomes self-evident and frightening. Lust has produced 54,000,000 unintended and unwanted pregnancies, children, made after the image of God. Lust causes abortion, not love.
Men and women are equally to blame for the abortion industry in America. The Godless judges on the U.S. Supreme Court (puppets) have blood on their hands, but WE THE PEOPLE are mostly to blame. The Godless Congress and crime-filled White House have blood on their hands, but WE THE PEOPLE are mostly to blame, for WE THE PEOPLE are the ones having abortions!!! Lawyers are evil monsters, and they have much blood on their hands; but WE THE PEOPLE are the ones suing each other for crossing the street or looking at each other funny. What has happened to America? What has brought us to our knees? Was it the removal of the Word of God from our schools in 1962 and prayer in 1963? No, that was just the nails-in-our-coffin as a nation.
Satanic Cults Which Control Society Are Steeped In Sexual Lust
Our nation's dilemmas go way back to the very beginnings of our nation, when the Christian people tolerated Freemasons establishing our government. We ought to run those satanists out of town! Freemasonry is of the Devil, an organization within an organization, intended to deceive their members. At the highest degrees of enlightenment within their esoteric group, they worship Baphomet (Lucifer, the Beast). Our nation was doomed from the very beginning, because God will not bless Freemasonry, a false religion that worships "The Great Architect" instead of Jesus Christ. Freemasons claim that the issue of God is so delicate that they prefer to refer to the multiple member's individual faith's collectively as "The Great Architect" (which includes unbelieving Muslims, demonic Mormons and Christ-rejecting Judaizers). The Bible warns that there is no agreement between light and dark, good and evil, God and Satan (2nd Corinthians 6:16).
Research and you will find quickly that Freemasons are behind America's evils. Freemasons are synonymous with Jewish Zionism. They control Washington D.C., the schools, the courts, the military, the newsmedia and our economy. Hollywood is the Jewish propaganda Mecca of the world, distributing sexual immorality, violence, homosexual perversion, Homeland Security brainwashing and blasphemy against the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no greater an evil perpetrator of lust, perversion, sexual lasciviousness than Hollywood and the television networks!!! SEX SELLS! Woe unto the wicked!
Freemasonry's official logo of a carpenter's square and compass are sexual symbols, evidenced by the way they are positioned upon each other. The Washington Monument, which stands 555.5 feet (6666 inches) tall and 55.5 feet (666 inches) wide is a sexual symbol of the male phallus. America's leaders are steeped in sexually depraved satanic cults. Bohemian Grove is infamous for homosexual male prostitutes, as evidenced by U.S. President Richard Nixon while visiting. Both George Bush Sr. and Jr. are infamous homosexuals, as was Ronald Reagan (aka, "Rainbow Ronnie"). God deliver our nation from gigolo presidents, homosexuals and child molesters at the helm of our country's White House. Criminals have hi-jacked our nation. Truthfully, God has given to America the incompetent, criminal and shameful presidents THAT WE DESERVE. Our leaders rise from the base of our society, whose most basic structural unit is THE FAMILY. That cursed television in nearly everyone's home is a propaganda device used to indoctrinate and brainwash society, and it is far more effective for Satan than America's church pulpits at influencing people's lives. Mankind always gravitates toward evil, because that's our human nature.
Satanism makes a God of sex! In his excellent eye-opening book, “Satan: Prince Of This World,” retired Navy Commander William Guy Carr (1895-1959) makes the following shocking revelation about the relationship between Satanism and immoral sex...
“Lust is sexual desire outside the Natural Law of God. Therefore Christ Himself seems to have confirmed that Satan was lustful and is father of the Synagogue of Satan as those who are Satanists teach and believe. Satanists have always used sex-bribery and the depravities and perversions of sex to obtain control of men and women they wished to use to further the secret plans of their diabolical conspiracy. Satanism makes a God of sex. They worship the human body because of its sexual abilities. When men and women prove they are unyielding to all other forms of devilish temptation, they often fall as the result of becoming involved in illicit relationships and perversions. Did not David commit abominable sexual crimes, including incest?” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Satan: Prince Of This World, by Commander William Guy Carr, p. 22.
I highly recommend that you read William Guy Carr's numerous books. Satanists teach that Satan had sex with Eve in the Garden of Eden. Satanist's entire belief system is rooted in human debasing sex-perversion. Thus, Satanism and sex are inseparable. With this disturbing truth in mind from Cmdr. Carr, it will become obvious to you just how evil and dangerous the sensual, promiscuous and sexualizing music videos of Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, and hundreds of other Satanic servants are!
The Bible warns us that THE LOVE OF MONEY is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:7-10). SEX SELLS! But it goes much further than the love of money, for the Bible also teaches that Satan is the god of this evil world, who has blinded people's eyes to hinder them from getting saved (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4). The best way to undermine a society and destroy it is through LUST. The American people are destroying themselves. I know that some of the things I am saying are deep in nature and may even seem far fetched, but I assure you they're not. Research the number "13" in heavy metal Rock music and you'll find that the number is revered and worshipped, appearing on hundreds of songs and album cover art [check out Dave Mustaine's (Megadeth) recent album titled "TH1RT3EN"]. They're satanists. The number 13 represents rebellion, likely because it's at age 13 when a teenager starts becoming rebellious. The number is symbolic of death, suicide, havoc, ruin and total destruction. Hence, the future of America! In order to build their New World Order, they must first destroy the old world order of Christianity, faith in God, loyalty to mom and dad, patriotism, the family unit and most of all, INDIVIDUALITY! The rulers of darkness of this world want your soul! Ephesians 6:12...
Ephesians 6:12, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
That's who our enemy is the Bible says. That's who we are battling against. What's the answer? Put on the whole armor of God...
Ephesians 6:10-17, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints."
Only a saved, born-again Christian, who uses the King James Bible (our Sword), has faith in God (our shield), prays continually, upholds truth, preaches the gospel and lives righteously, can fight the good fight of faith. Our nation is filled with incompetent theologians who have a butter knife (corrupt Bible like the New International Version) to fight the Devil. Good luck with that! Our churches have become entertainment centers—hosting Rock music, buying giant projection screens to show movies, hiring ministers with a degree in psychology—to draw the crowds in to hear a Rock concert, otherwise the pews would be empty and the people would watch TV at home instead. People don't want to hear the preaching of God's Word anymore. I am saddened when I hear awesome sermons on YouTube by Brother Lester Roloff and then realize that only 138 people have also listened, while Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl And Liked It" YouTube video has 43,250,963 as of July 2013. If this isn't a clear sign of the degeneracy of our nation into sin I don't know what is!!!
Commander William Guy Carr further states about the connection between sexual depravity and Satanism:
Satanism today is advanced by a multi-million dollar output of pornographic literature and obscene pictures yearly. The sales of this mind-destroying filth is increasing steadily year by year. Satanism is being promoted at parties given to delegates attending conventions in large cities, and in some private homes, where Bacchanalia is practiced today as it was in the days of pagan Rome. But members of the public inveigled into attending the sexual fringes of Satanism are not permitted to know that, AT THE TOP, directing all the many phases of this abominable section of the conspiracy is the Synagogue of Satan.
They are not permitted to even suspect that the Synagogue of Satan is itself controlled AT THE TOP by the High Priests of the Luciferian Creed. At first those who proselytize for Satanism get their intended victims to witness sexual performances out of curiosity. Then they get them to practice Satanism by convincing them there is nothing wrong in nature. So their victims sin because they like to sin. Progress along these lines at first deadens and then kills the victims conscience. When properly hog-tied the victim is used to serve Satanism’s diabolical purposes.
The effect of Satanism is to be seen and heard at so-called parties everywhere. Dirty stories are now told to, and by, members of both sexes at every opportunity. Language which connects the name of Jesus Christ with unprintable four letter words is in common use. Juvenile delinquency is encouraged by Satanists and Satanism. Satan doesn’t bother men and women who serve him well. Usually he rewards internationally minded totalitarians with wealth and power enough to satisfy their selfish materialistic ambitions. The point to remember is this. EVERY form of internationalism, EVERY totalitarian idea, EVERY racket, EVERY negative organization and movement, serves to further the secret plans of those who direct the Luciferian conspiracy AT THE VERY TOP.
SOURCE: Satan: Prince Of This World, by Commander William Guy Carr, p. 46.
Mormonism is steeped in Masonic rituals and symbols, and to no surprise because its founder Joseph Smith was a 33rd degree Freemason himself. Mormonism is rooted in Jewish Kaballah, mysticism and ancient pagan religions. Sexual perversion is at the core of Mormonism, Freemasonry, Judaism and Kabbalah. The Jewish Talmud permits priests having 3-year-old brides! According to the Talmud, Jesus was conceived after Mary was brutally raped by a Roman soldier. This is what "God's chosen people" think about the Lord Jesus Christ, completely denying His virgin birth. If you understand this and realize that Talmud worshipping Jews own Hollywood, then it becomes clear why the precious name of Jesus is blasphemed continually in Hollywood films. Obviously they are not "God's chosen people." Most people have been deceived concerning the Jews and the Bible. The promises of God ALWAYS followed a line of faith, and never the biological line. Proof of this is that God chose Isaac, not Ishmael. Also, God accepted Jacob, not Esau. Although all of these men were biological Jews, the promises of God followed a line of faith. Isaac and Jacob had faith in the coming messiah, Jesus. Ishmael and Esau were unbelievers. Albeit, this is a different topic not covered here. I explain this subject in detail here.
Lust is a killer, literally, murdering 1,700,000,000 human beings worldwide in the womb by abortion over the past 40-years! Search the internet and you will be shocked as I was! Those are the statistics! 1.7 billion people, dead! Are these not worse days than the time of Noah? God doesn't have to destroy us, we're destroying ourselves! Lust is the start of every rape, every adultery and every love triangle homicide. Lust, innocent, not a chance? God will not be mocked. The Lord sees what we cannot see. God sees the big picture. Many people commit sin, thinking that they're getting away with it (and many people do during this lifetime), but judgment day is coming in eternity (Hebrews 4:13; 9:29; Ecclesiastes 12:14; James 4:12; 5:19; 1st Thessalonians 4:6; Romans 12:19; 14:10-12; 2nd Corinthians 5:9-11; Isaiah 13:11).
The Bible Teaches That Lust Brings God's Wrath
Here are some more stern warnings from the Bible about the dangers of sexual lust and immorality...
Colossians 3:5-6, "Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience."
Lust brings God's wrath! It was lust that caused king David's eye to roam, beholding Bathsheba bathing naked upon her rooftop. David ordered her to come to his palace and commit adultery with her, impregnated her. David got her husband drunk and tried to get him to lay with his own wife, deceiving him that the child was his. But Uriah refused, not being as drunk as David hoped. So David murdered her husband in cold blood, ordering him to be sent into the hottest part of the battle, knowing assuredly that he would die there (and he did). David was a monster, a low-life, a butcher! Yet, God forgave David when he repented. Oh, but sin always has consequences! David's family turned against each other, even him. The sword never departed from David's home or kingdom. David suffered reproach, affliction and unbearable loss for the duration of his life. Actually, David got a pretty good deal, because many men have been killed in vengeance or executed by the courts for such crimes. You can't put a price on freedom.
God wiped Sodom and Gomorrah off the map because of sin, including lust...
Jude 1:7, "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
Job was a good man, and a good man is a godly man. Job didn't make a promise to God that he wasn't sure he could keep; but rather, he had made an agreement with himself that he would be careful where his eyes looked. Job was a wealthy man prior to his calamities (which you can read in Job chapter one). As such Job had many servants. Job decided to refrain from lusting upon his young maid...
Job 31:1, "I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?"
The Biblical way for a young man (or any person for that matter) to cleanse his way is by taking heed and obeying God's Word...
Psalms 119:9, "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word."
The Lord cleansed our sins away with His precious blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). Then, after we are saved, God tells us to "desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby" (1st Peter 2:2). The Bible is the Christian's sword, life support pack and encyclopedia of truth!!! The unsaved and reprobate world fails to recognize the Bible as the inspired Words of God. Since I became a born-again Christian at age 13 by faith in the gospel, I have viewed the Bible as God's inspired Words! I believe that every word, even every jot and tittle (the smallest grammatical marks), were put there by God for a reason...
Matthew 5:18, "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
I long for the day that God shuts down SIN CITY Las Vegas. The Bible warns that the victory of the wicked is short. The joy of the internet hypocrites and manure-spreading newsmedia who attack, gossip and destroy good people's names is only for a moment in comparison to eternity...
Job 20:5, "That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?"
My friend, God's opinion is the ONLY opinion that matters. In eternity there will be no juries, no public consensus, no democracy, no voting, no politics; but rather, God's will is supreme! On judgment day you won't be able to call your lawyer, nor buy your way out of trouble, nor deceive God with excuses, nor threaten God... you will be totally helpless and at the mercy of an angry God (Hebrews 10:31). Judgment will be met!
Jesus Suffered For Us And We Ought To Suffer For Him
Here is a wonderful passage of Scripture, where God pleads with us to forsake sinful living. Just as the Lord suffered bodily for us, the Bible says we ought to be likeminded and depart from sin. The Lord could have enjoyed his life to the fullest, forsaking the cross and reproach which He endured FOR US. Jesus could have dropped that cross and walked away. The Lord gave all FOR US, allowing evil men to crucify Him...
1st Peter 4:1-3, "Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries."
I love that statement...
"That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God."
This is God's sincere appeal to every believer to depart from sin and to do the will of God instead. The Lord spent His life thinking about OTHERS, and we are admonished to do the same (Philippians 2:4-5). Caring about OTHERS, praying for them (Ephesians 6:18), and getting out of the SELF life are not optional choices or friendly suggestions; but rather, commands from a holy God. It is a sin to live selfishly, thinking only about ourselves. Lust goes against everything that the Bible teaches about caring and living for God. Lust is selfish, rooted in pleasure and the carnal nature. The only permissible lust is between a married man and woman. Sadly, America has become a devil's playground. It is now normal to view commercials on TV advertising cosmetic surgery, adult toys, erection pumps, sex enhancement products, phone sex and dating websites galore. In 2011 there were 307,000 breast enhancement surgeries in the United States. We've become a lust-driven society of sex, sex, sex!
Youth today are surrounded by sex, bombarded with injurious propaganda from Godless lesbians and homosexuals, who seek to indoctrinate our children with perversion and create an intolerant society toward anyone refusing to join the homosexual movement. Actors, singers and famous people are all running scared, afraid of committing career suicide by showing any lack of 100% support for the homosexual gay-rights agenda. It's man's will verses God's Will.
Lust Is Only Temporary And Will Pass Away With The World Forever
The word "lust" is mentioned 41 times in the King James Bible New Testament. The Bible teaches that in the last days, critics and scoffers would follow their OWN LUSTS instead of the Word of God...
2nd Peter 3:3, "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts."
America is saturated with selfish pleasure-seekers, whose god is their belly, who mind earthly things. We are admonished in the Bible NOT to love the lusts of the flesh, eyes or pride of life...
1st John 2:16-17, "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
Lust will pass away with this sinful world. All of the beautiful people alive 150 years ago are dead today. There were millions and millions of beautiful women and handsome men living in the 1800's, who are all dead today. There are claimed to be 7,038,044,500 people alive upon the earth in 2013. Each and every single one of them will be dead in 150 years! Think about that! That averages out to about 250,000 deaths per day! Did you ever stop to realize how many people die every day in the world? Are you ready to meet your Maker?
Why live your life for lust, which can only last for the duration of this earthly life; but then you must face God's judgment? Wouldn't it be better to live for the things of God, serving Jesus Christ, laying up treasures in Heaven that will last for all eternity! Yes, of course! John 3:20 warns that the love of sin hinders people from coming to Christ, lest their evil deeds be reproved. Sexual lust causes many people to go to Hell, not because Christ won't save them but because they refuse to come to the Lord to be forgiven and saved.
John 5:40, "And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life."