Not much is stated in Scripture as to where Eve and Adam got their at-least kindergarten, grade-school-equivalent, or more verbal word-communication knowledge. One of the first references of God speaking words to Adam and Adam himself speaking words for the first time is recorded in the second chapter of Genesis of The HOLY BIBLE, then Eve speaking for the first time (to Satan) in Genesis chapter three.
The words: "And the LORD God commanded the man, saying...." obviously implies use of spoken, or verbal, words....rather than silent communication by direct thought transfer only. That further necessitates Adam being able to understand those verbal words spoken by the LORD and him of course relating those words to physical-environment objects and actions. Whether God taught Eve directly what He taught Adam, or instead taught Eve indirectly through Adam her husband, is not known. We do have record of God Himself fingering the Hebrew words in Sinai mountain stone for His people, and corresponding associative verbal elaboration later on:
Exodus 31:18 And He gave to Moses, when He had made an end of speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, the two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written with The Finger of God.
Numbers 7:89 And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with the LORD, he heard The Voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and It spoke to him.
Deuteronomy 9:10 And the LORD gave me the two tables of stone written with The Finger of God; and on them were all the words which the LORD had spoken with you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly.
Nowadays, most of us wear glasses to read words, and from a worldly and godless perspective, bigoted prejudices and misunderstandings about genuine Christianity and the Christians espousing such, abound.
It is not unusual for those immoral majority destined for damnation to describe Scriptural facts exactly the opposite of authentic Christian descriptions. For instance, the wicked see the wearing of very-modest fundamentalist-islamic shawl-and-robe burkas and hijab costumes as "degrading against women" and anyone disregarding warm-weather immodest women as impolite and disrespectful.....whereas true Christians pseudo-rudely and of-necessity turn away from and ignore warm-weather immodest women, and consider women being degraded when persuaded, incited, or coerced by pervert-peer-pressure enslavement to immodest insanity involving subtle or blatant exhibition or flaunting of loose-long-haired mopheadedness, or warm-weather naked-armed sleeveslessness, nude-legged slackslessness or shortened-skirtedness, and shameful soxlessness (particularly while striking the soles of their bare feet against flip-flop sandals while walking).
Many times, particularly during warm weather, human males can avoid sexual-harassing partial-nakedness sights of somewhat-indecently-exposed human females by merely not being around where those females temporarily are located:
Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the wrath is past.
Even if one or more decently-dressed women are with one immodest one in a group, a virgin-minded man typically cannot approach and converse with any of them because of the one or more who are indecently mis-attired - which immodest one has spoiled the whole group.....even if one or all of those in the group claim to be "christian":
Proverbs 13:20 He who walks with wise men (e.g. modest women) becomes wise, but the companion of [immodestly-misattired female] fools will suffer harm.
First Corinthians 3:1 But I, brethren, could not address you as spiritual men (e.g. human females), but as men of the [warm-weather mopheaded/bare-armed/legged/footed] flesh, as [despicably-immature-and-idiot non-approachable] babies.....
Honest people will agree that years ago, in a puritan pilgrim society (and listen up, Hugh Hefner!) where our not-so-distant, large-families-producing, controlled-nudity-with-laser-like-precision ancestors wore the equivalent of amish, fundamentalist-islamic, or old-order catholic-nun costumes (and how were such clothed or not while so producing large families?), men were at lot friendlier and more at ease to general-public-view women, compared to the present body-parts-bared dispersed-partial-nudity-in-the-general-public-view-gutters lewditynow prevalent:
Matthew 24:12 And because [female-immodesty] wickedness is multiplied, most men's love will grow cold.
Speaking of previously-mentioned glasses, lenses, and eyesight, both the weakness of fuzzy-view-at-a-distance near-sightedness or simply closing one's eyelids safely and temporarily can be a saving strength to avoid observing obnoxiously-immodest mopheaded, bare-armed/legged/footed sexual harassment and lewd conduct which many women impose against human males at large, particularly during warm weather. When the lascivious partial nudity of those women is accidentally seen through near-sightedness, those exposed female body parts look like decomposing fish dead on a beach or belly up floating in the water, thus detracting from their sensuously-enticing potential:
Isaiah 42:19 Who is blind but my servant, or deaf as my messenger whom I send? Who is blind as my dedicated one, or blind as the servant of the LORD?
Second Corinthians 12:10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am [near-sighted or eyelids-closed] weak, then I am [moral-chastity] strong.
Revelation 22:11 Let the [mentally-sick exhibitionist-female] evildoer still do evil, and the [warm-weather immodest] filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy."
Biblical answers to: Who is to blame for incitement to fornication and adultery: the near-sighted man who does not take off his corrective lenses but views sharply-focused sights of indecently-exposed women imposing their bared-body-parts insanity at a distance....or the women who are shoving the non-asked-for feces of their mopheaded and/or sleevesless/slacksless/soxless violation against chaste and sensible anti-indecent-conduct statutes at victimized men, is found in:
First Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
9 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel....
Matthew 18:9 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.
Mark 9:47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell.
Luke 11:34 Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness.
Romans 14:21 it is right not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything [like a female human displaying whatever mopheaded or bare-armed/legged/footed immodesty she wants to general public view] that makes your brother stumble.
Ephesians 5:3 But fornication and all impurity (e.g. warm-weather immodesty) or covetousness must not even be named (e.g. suggested during webchat or whatever) among you, as is fitting among saints.
Christians (C) have their Be-Attitudes, while Accursed (A) have their Bad-Attitudes:
C: Matthew 5:3 = "Blessed are the humble, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
A: Alternative = Blessed are the proudly boisterous, for theirs is prompt and obvious wealth and fame.
C:Mt 5:4 = "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
A: Alternative = Blessed are they who are arrogantly stoic, then laugh it off, for no one can make them sad; Cursed are the depressed and forlorn, for they are headed toward anti-social introversion and suicide.
C:Mt 5:5 = "Blessed are the compliantly accommodating, for they shall inherit the earth."
A: Alternative = Blessed are the self-assertive and pushy, for they shall connive and conquer for themselves what others have.
C:Mt 5:6 = Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."
A: Alternative = Blessed are those who learn to manipulate all the tricky angles of devious weaselword semantics, for they persuade the simplistic with shrewd cunning.
C:Mt 5:7 = "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."
A: Alternative = Blessed are those who revile and hit back when insulted or cheated, so they get cherished revenge; Cursed are the merciful, for they will get slapped silly into the ground without defensively retaliating.
C:Mt 5:8 = "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."
A: Alternative = Blessed are those who seek porn and display their warm-weather bodies for jealous admiration by others, for they shall see even more sensuous pleasures; Cursed are the prudes, who think all sex is dirty.
C:Mt 5:9 = "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
A: Alternative = Blessed are the no-wimp brawlers, crowd agitators, and trouble-makers, for they shall be called non-pussy tough guys.
C:Mt 5:10 = "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
A: Alternative = Blessed are those who get away with all types of criminal acts, for they rule the courts and the neighborhood communities.
C:Mt 5:11 = "Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account."
A: Alternative = Cursed are you when you are so goody-goody that people think you're some kind of religious-nutcase holy saint.
Recently, a conservative philosophical talk-show host asked his radio audience the question: "Are there any good people around?"
After all, most everyone [obediently?] dresses modestly in subzero frigid temperatures outdoors during a severe winter blizzard. Most everyone [obediently?] drives on the right side of the road on a two-lane highway. Most everyone [obediently?] breathes air and relieves themselves now and then in lavatories, plus admitting that they neither see the invisible Almighty God the Creater nor gravity nor microwaves nor radioactivity while they assert existence of the dark side of Pluto.
Are they all thus obediently good people?
NO! is the answer. Definitely not!
The righteous have the following mentality:
Romans 7:15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
17 So then it is no longer I who do it, but sin which resides within me.
18 For I know that nothing good resides within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it.
19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.
20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin which resides within me.
21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.
22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inmost self,
23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin which resides in my members.
24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I of myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
The wicked (in stark contrast) have the following immentality:
Alternative 15 I do not understand my own actions, for I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
Alternative 17 So then it is no longer I who do it, but good which resides around me.
Alternative 18 For I know that to be my own boss and do my own thing resides within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is illegal, but I cannot do it.
Alternative 19 For I do not do the crimes I want, but the good I do not want is what I do.
Alternative 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but godliness which resides around me.
Alternative 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do wrong, good lies close at hand.
Alternative 22 For I delight in breaking the law, in my inmost self,
Alternative 23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of good which resides in my members.
Alternative 24 Oppressed man that I am! Who will deliver me from the influences of being lawfully obedient?
Alternative 25 Thanks be to my wayward buddies through Satan my Master! So then, I of myself serve being bad to the bone with my mind, but with my flesh I reluctantly obey the goody-goody laws to not get arrested which would prevent me from cutting my diabolical shenanigans short of hurting as many victims as possible in my defiant selfishness.
As you can readily perceive, there are two types of "good" people:
(1) Those who are artificially good (and there are many many of them around).
(2) Those who are intrinsically good (and there are a very few of them around).
Most [selfishly-motivated] drivers angrily stop quickly at a red stoplight in irritation and impatience because it disrupted their hurried rushy schedules and by forced requirement keep them from colliding with cross-traffic which mandate keeps them from getting themselves injured and/or their own vehicle damaged by a serious inconvenient and expensive and time-consuming and police-reported accident......while a few stop at a red stoplight in benevolent understandable kindness and thoughtfulness to politely allow patiently-waiting cross-traffic to get their chance to move forward.
In other words, some love to be good because they are internally good themselves (because of their voluntary and willing complete submission to God and His Word, who have claimed Christ's perfect righteousness as the source of their own, which perfection in the Lord is then indeed imputed to them)......while most hate to be good because they are internally evil themselves:
Second Corinthians 9:7 Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Philemon 1:14 but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will.
Psalm 32:9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, else it will not keep with you.
Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.
To distinguish in sacred discrimination who is artificially good apart from who is intrinsically good requires Spirit-led discretion and discernment:
First Corinthians 12:7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.
20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations,
First Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
Temporal judgment, even in view of "Judge not, lest you be judged," is not only possible, but commanded:
Luke 12:57 And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
First Corinthians 3:13 each man's work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.
First Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to sensible men; judge for yourselves what I say.
Second Corinthians 2:9 For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything.
2Cor 8:2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of liberality on their part.
2Cor 9:13 Under the test of this service, you will glorify God by your obedience in acknowledging the gospel of Christ, and by the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others;
2Cor 13:5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are holding to your faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? --unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
2Cor 13:7 But we pray God that you may not do wrong -- not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed.
Galatians 6:4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.
First Thessalonians 5:21 but test everything; hold fast what is good,
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.
First John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
You might recall the story of the prodigal son and the awaiting father which Jesus told. At first the deviant son departed to descend to a pigpen lifestyle, but eventually repented, similar to not only the penitent dying thief on a cross, but also:
Matthew 21:28 "What do you think? A man had two sons; and he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard today.'
29 And he answered, 'I will not'; but afterward he repented and went.
30 And he went to the second and said the same; and he answered, 'I go, sir,' but did not go.
31 Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him; and even when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.
Romans 14:13 Then let us no more pass judgment on one another, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.
First Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
First Corinthians 4:5 Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation [or condamnation?] from God.
How can we correctly decide who is actually on the Lord's side vs. who is really on the Devil's side? Who are temporarily or permanently the allegorically-compared seeds on the street, seeds in the rocky soil, seeds among the thorns, and seeds in the good soil? Are such seeds bad in themselves internally, or does the soil-less hard-street road, rocky soil, and thorny-soil environment they are thrown into make them bad? Who in their right mind would want to throw helpless poor seeds into soil they could not thrive in, and keep them in those non-productive conditions? Is God to blame for hardening Pharaoh's heart....or instead Pharaoh to blame for first hardening his own heart?
How can we decide who should be exempt from government taxes and even should be given grants....compared to who should be taxed and fined into virtual poverty? How can we covertly or overtly, secretly or openly, legitimately and discreetly discriminate....supplying certain ones with all sorts and amounts of benefits -- while depriving certain others....with impunity and without demonic lawsuits? Even within religious denominations, how can we separate the orthodox "men" from the heretic "boys" -- all of whom exhibit various types and degrees of on-then-off-then-on good and bad behavior?
Matthew 7:16 You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?
20 Thus you will know them by their fruits.
Mass obedience to traffic signs and regulations by most everyone is not enough to tell. Devils quoting parts of Bible verses out of context inside and outside of synagogues and churches and mosques or in the desert to a lonely hungry son of God is not enough. "Charitable" donations (but to subversive individuals and groups?) clearly is a deceptive ruse for the self-righteous, but is not telling enough by itself.
Are there comments by the artificially holy who despise Jerry Falwell? Is there quiet or loud ranting against the religious right and mocking Christian fundamentalists, while or while not pompously and irreligiously puffing on coffin-nail cigarettes or cigars or pipes? Is there big-shot filthy-talk drunkenness? Adversarial comments and retorts of non-compliant contradiction against clearly-Biblical postulations?
Is there a genuinely-saintlike marked and noticeable lack of agreement with the premises and postulations of homogay effeminate sodomites and their so-called same-gender "marriages?" How about absence of contributing gifts to those committing (and not "performing") child-murder abortion-homicide choice with satanspeak weaselwords of "reproductive freedom" and "women's health?" Refusing to call homosexual effeminate/sodomites: "gay" and English-Only advocates: "anti-immigrant?"
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 10:1 Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression....
Is there miscalling anti-young-earth-creationist evolutionary mythology: "science?"
Zephaniah 3:9 Yes, at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him with one accord.
Can the discerning detect any cowardly or belligerently caving in to feminist-sexist chauvinism as supposed and declared "equality" in divisive, non-domestic, and confusion-causing competition against men? Senselessly enticing men at large with loose-long-haired mopheadedness, shorts-exposed or miniskirted bare legs and arms with or without additionally-obscene soxlessness under sandals, particularly during warm weather and for sports activities?
Is there instead a vibrant and consistent, non-ashamed and reverent testimony for Christ specifically using the name of Jesus as Redeemer and Savior and Lord? Is there respect for and appropriate use of the King James Version type Bibles of the New Testament and the Revised Standard Version, New Revised Standard Version, New American Standard Version, etc. Old Testament?
Do those evaluated love good and good people who perform good, while hating evil and evil people who commit evil? Are those tested continuing in Christ's Word as revealed in the entirely of the non-apocryphal Sacred-66-books Holy Bible, and exercising fruits of the Spirit (e.g. love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, self-control)?
Should anyone "cast the first stone" -- whether they are worthy, never have committing that particular sin, and so deserve to discriminate in view of their other sins?
Judgmentally accuse when those who judge are not perfect in every way themselves (which.....by the way......works both ways!)?
Judging others, even in view of "Judge not, lest you be judged," is not only possible, but commanded:
Luke 12:57 And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
First Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to sensible men; judge for yourselves what I say.
First Corinthians 11:13 Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
Acts 13:46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life - hey, we turn to the Gentiles."
First Corinthians 5:3 For though absent in body I am present in spirit, and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment
4 in the name of the Lord Jesus on the man who has done such a thing.
Psalm 119:157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from Your testimonies.
Proverbs 4:27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.
Proverbs 14:7 Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
John 8:31 Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples....
Romans 16:17 I appeal to you, brothers, to take note of those who create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine which you have been taught; avoid them.
Colossians 1:23 provided that you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
First Timothy 4:16 Be responsible about yourself and your teaching; hold to that, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.
First Timothy 6:20 Oh Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge.....
Second Timothy 3:5 .....holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people.
Second Timothy 3:14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it.
I Peter 3:1-4 =
1 Likewise you wives, be submissive to your husbands, so that some, though they do not obey the word, may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,
2 when they see your reverent and chaste behavior.
3 Let not yours be the outward adorning with braiding of hair, decoration of gold, and wearing of fine clothing,
4 but let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
Ephesians 5:5 Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure man, or one who is covetous, that is, an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
7 Therefore do not associate with them,
8 for once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light
9 for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true,
10 and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
11 Take no part in the non-fruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of the things that they do in secret;
13 but when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light.
First Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
First Timothy 2:9 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel, not with broided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire
First Timothy 2:10 but by good works, as befits women who profess religion.
Hebrews 4:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be non-defiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.
Some say that prostitution is [allegedly] "the world's oldest profession."
Actually, it is neither a "profession" nor is it the first perversion to ever occur.
That instead was murder (no thanks to Cain who spitefully and illegitimately killed Abel).
Fascinating it is that the LORD throughout the entirety of His HOLY BIBLE did not have His Holy Spirit inspire his generally-godly human authors to call multiple-wife/concubine harem-type polygamy either a crime or a sin.
I would guess that most men . . . and women, for that matter - be they saints or sinners overall - have indulged in and committed various types and degrees of illicit heterosexual contact (and some even have experienced woman-replacement effeminate-sodomite exhibitionism).
Scripture itself does contain rather specific accounts of the fornication or adultery wickedness (note that I did not use the word: "affairs") of messianic patriarchs Judah, David, etc. -- for whatever purpose was and is served by such limited-explicitness Holy-Writ accounts.
One wonders whether publicly confessing what sexual errors one has done in their past is of any value.
Does it edify listeners or readers? Could such lurid exposee get the confessor in trouble with civil law(s) - especially those with no Statute of Limitations? Would revealing such sordidity actually turn out to be a promotional advertisement for others to imitate and similarly engage in sensually-but-extramaritally consorting with cute teen or slightly-older young-adult whores (under the illusion that their questionably-regretted 'tares' will simply be burned up - courtesy of the faith-not-works "grace of God" - and thus discounted on Judgment Day . . . leaving the admittedly-good 'wheat' to be eternally rewarded in Heaven)?
ARE we all truly sorry - for whatever porn we have lusted over, whatever immodest attire we have mis-dressed with during summertime and so have incited lewd recourse with . . . sorry - for whatever purportedly "harmless" and "normal" premarital erotic hand-holding, first-date cheek-or-lip kissing, hugging, gymnastic arms/legs/feet-baring, heterosexual swimsuit suntan-oil massaging, and other actions engaged in?
WOULD we all commit (and NOT perform) the same lustful thoughts and misbehavior all over again if we did not know what we know now in retrospect?
The biological-passion-incepted sexual desires of teens and especially young adults in their 20s cannot and must not be ignored, sublimated, nor denied. To not prepare for marriage during the teens, and to postpone marriage by substitutionary self-aggrandizement in academia, is a recipe for deprived recourse into the sexual wasteland of delusionary and deviant mirage. When the Creator gave humankind their first command to "Multiply and fill the earth," (Genesis 1:28, Genesis 9:1,7) that command to mutually-genitalize and procreate was not merely a prediction but ingraining an immutable instinct to have sex - no matter what:
Genesis 38:14 . . . [Tamar] put off her widow's garments, and put on a [prostitute's] veil, wrapping herself up, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she had not been given to him in marriage.
Ruth 1:12 Turn back, my daughters, go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, even if I should have a husband this night and should bear sons,
Ruth 1:13 would you therefore wait till they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters, for it is exceedingly bitter to me for your sake that the hand of the LORD has gone forth against me."
Song 8:6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, jealousy is cruel as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame of the LORD.
We "walk by faith, not by sight" - or at least should.
And a non-realistic presumption of perpetual perfect abstinence should be thoroughly and obviously be totally abolished by the presence of the sexually-oriented Song of Solomon in the Old Testament, to be taken both figuratively and literally in typical Hebrew-interpretation style.
Song 1:7 Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who wanders beside the flocks of your companions?
The accumulated and residual erotic effects of luridity - like overdoses of radioactivity - eventually result in moral collapse followed by rebooted renewal on the grounds of what Christ did for us on His cross.
But, the incessant, relentless and never-ending assaultive influx and imposition of senselessly-and-needlessly-flaunted loose long hair, naked sleevesless arms, nude legs in shortened skirts and shorts, bare or soxless feet under flipflop sandals, and worse, is repeated over and over and over until that filthy depository of ever-compounding demonic aggression and dire effects conclude with termination and repose of mercilessly-attacked and murderously-destroyed bodies in local cemeteries.
Song 2:15 Catch us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom."
First Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
9 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel, not with broided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire
10 but by good works, as befits women who profess religion.
11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.
12 I allow no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;
14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
15 Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with sobriety.
Oh, to see the future and correspondingly adjust proposed plans ahead of time! But, "what's done is done" and there is no erasing nor deleting nor escaping back into the past to change it. Time machines are an absurd, anti-Biblical, and impossible figment of insane wishful hallucination, being that the only time we can change is the present and the only time we can prepare for is the future.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no prophecy the people throw off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
At least, in view of God's Bible, we Christians commendably do regret our non-asked-for sins of ignorance and faithlessness we did under pressure from the demented. Those who despise the authority and sovereignty of the Holy Father do not have such remorse, in their despicable arrogant defiance and impudent impenitence.
The sexually-oriented failures and shortcomings of genuine Christians - in reality - come about as a result of sinful outside duress from the original-sin environment, Satan, demons, and devilish humans surrounding him or her, comprised of godlessly non-scriptural anti-Scriptural heretics, immodest and porno enticers inciting others to sin, and more.
Proverbs13:20 He who walks with wise men becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Underneath it all, authentic "born-anew" Christians do not have a maliciously-disobedient mindset to dress immodestly (especially during warm days) to thoughtlessly and selfishly cause hapless male victims to stumble into non-solicited premature erotic awakening and resultant deviancies outside of marriage. For a bonafide Christian, he (or she) wants to do things God's way . . . it's "no water off their back" to so comply.
Habakkuk 1:4 So the law is slacked and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous, so justice goes forth perverted.
It is noteworthy that pro-life-judges-pledge-signer Gingrich did not take the same route as yet-irreligiously-corrupt Hugh Hefner, Bob Guccione, and Larry Flynt - although (like many Hollywood actors and actresses) he took the multi-divorces route instead of acquiring and retaining multiple wives and concubines as happened in Old-Testament times (and yet presently happens legally among theocratic-government arab sheiks and african chiefs).
Genesis 4:23 Lamech said to his wives: "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; you wives of Lamech, hearken to what I say: I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me."
Genesis 31:17 So Jacob arose, and set his sons and his wives on camels;
Genesis 36:2 Esau took his wives from the Canaanites: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah the daughter of Anah the son of Zibeon the Hivite,
First Samuel 25:43 David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and both of them became his wives.
First Kings 11:3 [Solomon] had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.
First Kings 11:4 For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
First Chronicles 8:8 And Shaharaim had sons in the country of Moab after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives.
Second Chronicles 11:21 Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and concubines (he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and had twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters).
Ironic, isn't it? Romney is technically the Mormon with a church reputation of deep involvement with polygamy throughout American history . . while thrice-married Gingrich is the one who seems to have, in effect, taken the multi-wife [NOT multi-masseuse/escort-harlot] harem path.
Ecclesiastes 2:8 I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces; I got singers, both men and women, and many concubines, man's delight.
When it comes right down to it, advocacy for marriage has to be extremely strong and honored . . .and not pooh-poohed by bastards and bitches who disdain a bachelor or bachelorette "finally tying the knot" and thus "getting stuck into permanent boring slavery with the same old soon-ugly person."
Such a damnable anti-marriage attitude is even (and especially!) reflected in apostate pseudo-"bible" [mis]-translations such as the NIV and others . . . mis-stating that: "it is good for a man to not marry" [or: . . . remain celibate . . . or . . .have nothing to do with women . . .] in their mis-rendering of First Corinthians 7:1 and even their accursed context-takes-precedence-over-actual-Greek-word substituting the wrong words: 'younger widows' in place of the correct words: 'younger women' in their misrepresentation of First Timothy 5:14 -- no matter what doctrines-of-demons irrationalizations they satanically concoct and try to self-justify their heretical wrongheadedness with.
First Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning what you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
2 But, to avoid fornication, let each have his own wife, and let each have her own husband.
3 Let the husband give to the wife proper affection, and likewise the wife also to the husband.
4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband. And likewise also the husband does not have power over his own body, but the wife.
5 Do not deprive one another, unless it is with consent for a time, so that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer. And come together again so that Satan does not tempt you for your lack of self-control.
6 But I speak this by permission, not of commandment.
7 For I would that all men were even as I myself am. But each has his proper gift from God, one of one type and one of another.
8 I say therefore to the unmarried and the widows, It is good for them if they remain even as I.
9 But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.
First Timothy 5:14 So I would have younger women [Gr. ne(o)teras] (NOT "widows," Gr. ch(e)ras) marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the enemy no cause to revile us.
First Timothy 5:15 For some have already strayed after Satan.
Hebrews 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be non-defiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.
WHY does support to get and stay married have to be so forcefully strong and persistent?
Because prostitution is so DARN close to being "the name of the game" IF marriage is NOT promoted and funded with insistence, vigor, and generosity.
Admittedly and understandably, even pragmatic humanists realize that when homosexuality, abortion, porn, evolution, and even fornication and adultery are carried out and continued to their final outcome, extinction against the human species is the inevitable consequence.
Romans 6:21 But then what return did you get from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end of those things is death.
Even though such vices are combined to various degrees and extents with beneficial and offspring-perpetuating counterparts, the resultant pollution irreparably and increasingly disables God-intended complete fulfilment, and instead is at least woefully disappointing and non-fulfilling and at worst diabolically lethal and insidiously devastating.
Haggai 1:6 You have sown much, and harvested little; you eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and he who earns wages earns wages to put them into a bag with holes.M
Consider the apparent and short-sighted advantages of seeking erotic pleasure in porn and masseuse or escort prostitutes.
Despite what James Dobson, Ed Young, and other 'evangelicals' have claimed, most porn photos of websites-residing teen, slightly-younger, and particularly nicely-developed slightly-older human females (with exquisitely-beautiful faces and well-proportioned slender/shapely figures) are sharp-resolution true-color masterpieces of megapixel photography . . easily sharpened even further to striking crystal clarity with simple and inexpensive freely-downloadable photo-editing software.
Proverbs 6:25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes
Second Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
The frozen-image(s) [in eventually-boring, death-like photographic motionless, and unimaginative rote-repetition of doing the exact same thing every time without any innovative variety within the videoclips] portraying naked beauties are, for the normal red-blooded man, visually sufficient enough to self-sodomizingly masturbate to because the intensive gazer and gawkers virtually place themselves in imaginary close proximity with phenomenal-pulchritude desirables who never get a headache; are never insubordinately non-submissive nor frigidly feminist-sexist; domestically stay at home (on the computer hard drive or CD or flashdrive); do not wander around anywhere where their solitary imaginary virtual husband male viewer would worry about them getting him into trouble or seducing other men; do not get sick and causes medical expenses; do not spend paycheck money or get their imaginary virtual husband into any debt; do not give their imaginary virtual husband any type of VD; cannot get inconveniently and expensively pregnant; produce no snotty shrieking kids; is not (locked into the .jpg or .mpg or .wmv files they are) unfaithful with other men pictorially; are always ready to exhibit themselves under the male viewer's whims and control and discretion, and can be quietly reserved and hidden away in relaxing and worry-free absence of harassment, legal complaints to cops and courts, in reputation-protecting storage on covert hard drives, CD ROMs, or flashdrives.
Luke 16:8 The master commended the dishonest steward for his shrewdness; for the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.
Masseuse and escort harlots (accessible from Yellow Pages or Google/Yahoo/Dogpile searchword queries) closely resemble some of the best aspects of marriage:
(1) They seem to domestically "stay at home" inside their massage parlors and by phone contact.
[ Titus 2:3 Bid the older women likewise to be reverent in behavior, not to be slanderers or slaves to drink; they are to teach what is good,
Titus 2:4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,
Titus 2:5 to be sensible, chaste, domestic, kind, and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be discredited. ]
(2) They are always available to phone or visit in person, and with the assumed [or instead is it presumed?] intention of having sex.
First Corinthians 7:3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.
4 For the wife does not rule over her own body, but the husband does; likewise the husband does not rule over his own body, but the wife does.
5 Do not refuse one another except perhaps by agreement for a while, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, lest Satan tempt you through lack of self-control.
(3) They are previously investigated and then perhaps expected to not be vice-cop decoys [as on MSNBC's "Dateline: To Catch a Predator"], but instead sincerely there to give each incoming substitute-husband male a fair deal.
(4) They might not require Driver's-License I.D. to be shown, so reputation-preserving anonymity of both male and female involved probablycan be maintained.
(5) They might not require use of inconvenient, messy/yucky, erotic-feelings-suppressing anti-sperm-implantation-inside-vagina condoms, and perhaps they themselves have been sterilized or heavy into birth-control contraceptives to avoid getting pregnant [an at-the-time and later, far-reaching disappointment after all that exhaustive extended-duration-for-hopefully-eventual-climax pulsation] -- should the exchange massage go that far.
NOTE: IF condoms are not required, nor are voluntarily used, who knows whose semen could get whoever pregnant and thus initiate the God-commanded responsibility of childbearing and childcare whoever the new parents are? For no-pregnancy is likely - though intense and extended sexual-thrusting effort is made - it's 'No Deposit, No Return' at its worst.
(6) They have passed a physical exam by the Health Department against venereal diseases and AIDS....only at the time of examination, but not thereafter. Like surfing the internet into strange website laden with new and insidious viruses, trojans, and worms against which no presently-available antivirus software can detect nor eradicate, who knows what horrendous and non-curable types of VD and AIDS contamination is deposited and retained by then-infected masseuses or escorts? Certainly it is unfair for an adulterous husband or adulterous wife who is into covert prostitution to transfer such disease to an innocent and non-suspecting spouse.
(7) They express [guilty but shameless] pseudo-eager acceptance of and when their substitute-husband male customer comes in for sex.
[ Song 5:1 I come to my [rented?] garden, my [?] sister, my [?] bride, I gather my [?] myrrh with my [?] spice, I eat my [?] honeycomb with my [?] honey, I drink my [?] wine with my [?] milk [multi-tasking during sex!]. Eat, friends, and drink: drink deeply, lovers! [cunnilingus & fellatio?]
2 I slept, but my heart was awake. Listen! my [?] beloved is knocking. "Open to me, my [?] sister, my [?] love, my [?] dove, my [?] perfect one; for my head is wet with dew, my locks with the drops of the night."
3 I had taken off my clothes, how could I put them on? I had bathed my feet, how could I dirty them?
4 My [?] beloved put his hand to the latch, and my heart was thrilled within me.
5 I arose to open to my [?] beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, upon the handles of the bolt.
6 I opened to my [?] beloved, but my [?] beloved had turned and gone. [Scardy cat?] My soul failed me when he spoke. I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer.
7 The watchmen [Cops? Accusatory legalistic prudes?] found me, as they went about in the city; they beat me, they wounded me, they took away my mantle, those watchmen of the walls.
8 I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my [?] beloved, that you tell him I am sick with love. ]
(8) They are sometimes somewhat attractive young women (facially and figurewise) in their early 20s.
[ Song 2:14 Oh my dove, in the clefts of the rock ["Get a room!"], in the covert of the cliff ["Take it home!"], let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is attractive. ]
(9) They are not only in it for money to pay their living expenses and monthly bills, but for sometimes-retaliatory erotic affection they have perhaps lost by divorce from whatever innocent or self-inflicted cause(s).
[ First Timothy 5:8 If any one does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is worse than a disbeliever. ]
(10) Although sometimes managed by male instead of female [pimp] administrators and supervisors, encounters usually begin and continue and end as one-woman-for-one-man-only episodes [but who knows who is secretly photographing who?].
(11) Like with any fast-food restaurant, pre-payment comes before [hopefully-actually-done] service. They expect, like is to be expected from any good substitute husband, to be provided (with anywhere from a financially-depleting $75 on up to $300) for each fornication or adultery sex session.
(12) Like any conscientious substitute wife, they want the body of their substitute husband to be showered clean before sex.
Hebrews 10:22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. ]
(13) They are submissively willing to do exotic-to-kinky forms of sexual connection (depending upon the amount of money required and given) such as oral-sex fellatio, rectal insertion, bondage, etc. - although there are some things harlots simply will not do (such as too-painful-memories gentle affectionate tongueing and tender lips-kissing).
[ Song 4:16 Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow upon my garden, let its fragrance be wafted abroad. Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits. ["My garden? Whose garden? ]
Ephesians 5:24 As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands. ]
(14) They do not complain about headaches, are never unavailable because of menstrual periods, and are never ill [when on duty].
(15) There are no inlaws to be questioned nor harassed by.
[ Matthew 19:5 . . . For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.
Mark 10:7 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife
First Corinthians 6:16 Do you not know that he who joins himself to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, "The two shall become one flesh."
Ephesians 5:31 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." ]
(16) They (like in any for-monetary-profit business dealings) express bitter-sweet desire for the substitute husband to come back for more.
Unfortunately (in one sense), there are downsides to "engagement" with above-mentioned licentiousness and lascivious immorality.
For one thing, neither the masseuse or escort - nor her male customer - can have that inner confidence, peace, and pleasure that they both truly belong to and can be fully devoted to each other, thus not able to give and get the best pleasure for and from each other with or without tediously-laborious extended-duration excessively-wearisome penis-in-vagina thrusting devoid of quick-enough female response and climax, then perhaps culminating in both embarrassing and messy squirting of semen outside the body (and elsewhere on whatever cannot easily be washed), instead of nested deep instead the vagina where it should be:
Genesis 38:9 But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother's wife he spilled the semen on the ground, lest he should give offspring to his brother.
Genesis 38:10 And what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD, and he slew him also.
Ezekiel 4:14 Then I said, "Ah Lord GOD! Hey, I have never defiled myself; from my youth up till now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has foul flesh come into my mouth."
Ezekiel 4:15 Then He said to me, "See, I will let you have cow's dung instead of human dung, on which you may prepare your bread."
. . . frequently done abnormally at last by the male manipulatively self-sodomizing himself to climactic ejaculation to avoid sperm-inside-of-vagina pregnancy possibility or to show off his virility.
Deuteronomy 25:11 When men fight with one another, and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts,
Deuteronomy 25:12 then you shall cut off her hand; your eye shall have no pity.
. . . knowing that the type of situation they are in involves many partners [not to mention children, parents, pastors or priests, other family relatives (and more) who would seriously object if they knew the immorality which was secretly going on] . . . with Divine-like, possibly-fatal jealousy [relating to defiling one who is owned but then used by another] looming as a terrifying retributional punishment.
Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge.
Proverbs 6:35 He will accept no compensation, nor be appeased though you multiply gifts.
Song 8:12 My vineyard, my very own, is for myself; you, Solomon, may have the thousand, and the keepers of the fruit two hundred.
First Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification, for you to abstain from fornication,
4 each one of you to know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor
5 not in the passion of lust, even as the nations who do not know God,
6 that no man transgress, and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we solemnly forewarned you and testified.
Ezekiel 16:32 Adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband!
Ezekiel 16:40 They shall bring up a host against you, and they shall stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords.
Ezekiel 23:17 And [her customers] came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their lust; and after she was polluted by them, she turned from them in disgust.
18 When she carried on her harlotry so openly and flaunted her nakedness, I turned in disgust from her, as I had turned from [other whores]
19 Yet she increased her harlotry, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the harlot [elsewhere]
20 and doted upon her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses.
21 Thus you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when [your customers] massaged your young breasts because of your nipples.
22 Therefore, [harlot], thus says the Lord God: "Hey, I will rouse against you your lovers from whom you turned in disgust, and I will bring them against you from every side:
24 And they shall come against you from [suddenly out of nowhere, it seems]; they shall set themselves against you on every side with [fines, court adjudication, and jailtime], and I will commit the judgment to them, and they shall judge you according to their judgments.
25 And I will direct my indignation against you, that they may deal with you in fury. They shall [non-abusively] cut off your nose and your ears, and your survivors shall fall by the sword. They shall seize your sons and your daughters, and your survivors shall be devoured by [non-arsonist] fire.
26 They shall also strip you of your clothes and take away your fine jewels.
27 Thus I will put an end to your lewdness and your harlotry brought from the land of [wherever]; so that you shall not lift up your eyes to [your customers] nor remember them any more."
28 For thus says the Lord God: "Hey, I will deliver you into the hands of those whom you hate, into the hands of those from whom you turned in disgust;
29 and they shall deal with you in hatred, and take away all the fruit of your labor, and leave you naked and bare, and the nakedness of your harlotry shall be uncovered. Your lewdness and your harlotry
30 have brought this upon you, because you played the harlot with the nations, and polluted yourself with their [media-advertising idols].
32 Thus says the Lord God: "You shall . . . be laughed at and held in derision, for it contains much;
33 you will be filled with [narcotics-addicted] drunkenness and sorrow. A cup of horror and desolation, is the cup of your [harlot associates]
34 you shall drink it and drain it out, and pluck out your hair, and tear your breasts; for I have spoken," says the Lord God.
35 Therefore thus says the Lord God: Because you have forgotten me and thrown me behind your back, therefore bear the consequences of your lewdness and harlotry."
36 The Lord said to me: "Son of man, will you judge . . . ? Then declare to them their abominable works.
40 They even sent for men to come from far, to whom a [media-publicity] messenger was sent, and wow, they came. For them you bathed yourself, adorned your eyes, and decked yourself with ornaments;
41 you sat upon a stately couch, with a table spread before it on which you had placed my incense and my oil.
42 The sound of a carefree crowd was with her; and with men of the common sort drunkards were brought from the desert; and they put bracelets upon the hands of the women, and beautiful crowns upon their heads.
43 Then I said, "Do not men now commit adultery when they practice harlotry with her?
44 For they have gone in to her, as men go in to a harlot. Thus they went in to . . . to commit lewdness.
45 But righteous men shall pass judgment on them with the sentence of adulteresses, and with the sentence of women that shed [abortion-homicide] blood; because they are adulteresses, and [abortion-murder] blood is upon their hands."
46 For thus says the Lord God: "Bring up a host against them, and make them an object of terror and a spoil.
47 And the host shall stone them and rip them apart them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses.
48 Thus will I put an end to lewdness in the land, that all women may take warning and not commit lewdness as you have done.
49 And your lewdness shall be requited upon you, and you shall bear the penalty for your sinful [media-advertising] idolatry; and you shall know that I am the Lord God."
Second, prostitution is illegal in most states, and resulting arrest, financially-depleting fines, court appearances, adverse media publicity, plus occupational and other reputational damage amongst friends, employers and employees, relatives, etc. can be excruciatingly devastating.
Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a prostitute of the sons of Israel.
Third, Scripture is quite clear that - whether done only one time or done repeatedly - fornicators and adulterers will go to Hell . . whatever the self-justifying "gospel" and "saving grace" excuses fabricated for self-absolved pseudo-atonement. Even if the penitent "get away with it" (as David did with Bathsheba), embarrassing and crippling consequences can be significant and extensive in more ways than one.
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?
First Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the non-righteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicator, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,
First Corinthians 6:10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.
First Corinthians 10:8 Nor let us commit fornication, as some of them fornicated, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day.
Ephesians 5:5 Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure man [or woman], or one who is covetous (that is, a [porno] idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
It thus behooves all of us who respect the Lord's Word and will, including those of us who have often missed the mark and fallen short, to become motivationally renewed with such reminders and admonitions as:
Job 31:1 I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look upon a virgin?
2 What would be my portion from God above, and my heritage from the Almighty on high?
3 Does not calamity befall the unrighteous, and disaster the workers of iniquity?
4 Does not He see my ways, and number all my steps?
5 If I have walked with falsehood, and my foot has sped toward deceit;
6 (Let me be weighed in a just balance, and let God know my integrity!)
7 if my step has turned aside from the way, and my heart has gone after my eyes, and if any spot has cleaved to my hands;
8 then let me plant, and another eat; and let what grows for me be rooted out.
9 If my heart has been enticed to a woman, and I have lain in wait at my neighbor's door;
10 then let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down upon her.
11 For that would be a heinous crime; that would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges;
12 for that would be a fire which consumes unto Abaddon, and it would burn to the root all my increase.
Psalm 101:3 I will not set before my eyes anything that is base. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cleave to me.
Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Revelation 22:15 Outside are the [homogay/effeminate & sodomite] dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and every one who loves and practices falsehood.