It starts with lust, which Jesus calls heart-adultery, which he said we must overcome at all costs. Matthew 5:27-30:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY’; but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. “If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. “If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell.
Even short, tight frontal hugs are sexual. I’ve seen pastors in Anchorage do full frontal, lingering hugs in front of everyone! Their wives and/or daughters wear low-cut tops, and post the photos on Facebook! Most pastors are biblically disqualified for many reasons, and need to repent so real Christianity will happen “that the world will know” (Jesus’ prayer and promise in John 17):
My transcriptions of E. Michael Jones’ words in this audio interview, below:
3:25 “During the 1920s, when Hollywood films became more and more a part of our culture, everyone was upset at the sexualization of the culture they were promoting. … There was a lot of nudity in the films, … promotion of homosexuality…, and also ridicule of the clergy, blasphemy…. … The Catholics stepped up to the plate and created the Legion of Decency [National Legion of Decency]. …
The Jews in Hollywood caved in [to the boycott]. They instituted the production code, and for 31 years there was no nudity in films, no obscenity, no promotion of homosexuality, no ridicule of the clergy…. The Jews sensed their moment of opportunity [in 1965], and they floated a Holocaust film, which had become their sacred cause in the meantime — a huge difference between 1933 and 1965. The Jews now had the upper hand because of the Holocaust. So they floated a Holocaust film called ‘The Pawnbroker,’ which starred Rod Steiger. The whole point of this is to use the Holocaust as a front, as a way of smuggling in what they’re really interested in, which is bare breasts. So there’s a black prostitute who bares her breasts in the middle of this film. That breaks the code. … They broke whatever restraints were on them. …
The Pawnbroker … was initially rejected because of two scenes in which the actresses Linda Geiser and Thelma Oliver fully expose their breasts; and a sex scene between Oliver and Jaime Sánchez, which it described as “unacceptably sex suggestive and lustful.” (source)
Many struggle to overcome lustful desire/porn/masturbation/adultery/fornication/homosexuality/lustful fantasies…..This is all because when you allow a LITTLE of it into you and do a LITTLE, look a LITTLE, fantasies a LITTLE, then you FEED your problem a little at a time and HELP IT GET STRONGER. So of corse you go downhill all the time with it. You never surface and find a foothold to get out of it…..Are you on a DOWNHILL slide with nothing to hold onto to pull yourself up and up and out?
This is because you are FEEDING your sin and it is getting BIGGER, and STRONGER in your life….In time, this sin will reap death for you….
But when you reach out and repent and FORCEFULLY TURN from it and walk with Christ in his light, then in freedom you will begin the walk of enduring these temptations and the power of Christ will be with you, and since you are no longer feeding the sin, it’s power greatly diminishes in your life (strength of temptation and desire and hold in your life) until there is nothing left of it leaving you free to easily put it down and keep under control in self-control….
But KEEP SHARP for people will fall when they least expect it if they do not stay alert and watchful and victory will quickly be wiped out. So stay alert and watchful so nothing will take your crown. Endure and remain faithful, for in freedom you will find the way light and easy to bear…..
If we allow a LITTLE, we allow the lust demons to come in and drive lust, so it becomes an addiction seemingly impossible to break. If we FORCEFULLY TURN from it, not giving the demons a place, we can be free.
The false Grace gospel that is being preached in churches has led to a situation where Christians believe that it is acceptable to sin. Many of them say that they are all sinners. They think that it is acceptable to keep on stumbling, to keep on going back to the same sin. Jesus made it very clear that it is not acceptable for any of His followers to stumble.
We read in Matthew 5:27 Jesus said: “You have heard that it was said, you shall not commit adultery, but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you, for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off, and throw it from you, for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell.” If you keep on stumbling, you will end up in hell.
Jesus does not call us to stumble He calls us to repent and stop sinning, and live in holiness or else we will end up in hell. The writer of Hebrews writes in Hebrews 10:26 “For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses, dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think He will deserve who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the Covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of Grace. For we know Him who said:”Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” and again, the Lord will judge His people. It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the Living God.” He is talking here about believers. It is not acceptable to go back to sin. If you go back to sin there is no more grace. It is not acceptable to go back to sin. The wrath of God will come on you and if you do not repent, you will perish.
Many believe that God will only punish them, but they will still be saved. That is a lie. If you bear bad fruit you will get cut off and burned. If you bear no fruit for the kingdom of God you will get cut off and burned. If you sin, you will burn. The Apostle John wrote in 1st John chapter 5 verse 18:”We know that anyone born of God does not keep on sinning.” If a person keeps on sinning he is not a child of God. He was not born again or if he was born again, like the hog he has gone back to roll in the mire, like the dog he has gone back to his own vomit.
We read in 1st John chapter 3 verse 4 “Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. You know that He (Jesus), appeared in order to take away sins and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins. No one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. Little children, make sure that no one deceives you. The one who practices righteousness is righteous just as He is righteous. The one who practices sin is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because his seed abides in him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious, anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother”
There are so many Christian believers that study the Bible and that quote you Bible verses about the grace of God, but they don’t know Jesus. They are not born again, they do not abide in Jesus. As the Apostle said:”no one who abides in Him sins. No one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.” If you sin you are of the devil, you’re not a child of God, you’re only deceiving yourself. It is not acceptable even to stumble. Do not tolerate any sin in your life if you are serious about following Jesus. We have to be holy and sin no more. “Without holiness no man shall see God.” Believers that keep on stumbling are on their way to hell. They must repent and stop stumbling, and they must start following Jesus every step of the way, and then they will sin no more, and they will not stumble, because He will guide them He will keep them.