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Fornication (Porneia, Por-ni’-ah):

Greek word for fornication which means harlotry (including adultery and incest).
All kinds of illicit or unnatural sexual indulgences.
1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication.

Ephesians 5:3
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be named among you, as becometh saints.

Hebrew, from the root word ‘shakab’, meaning a (sexual) lying with.

Shkobeth found in Scripture
Genesis 39:7
…That his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and said, Lie with me.

Lasciviousness -Feeling morbid sexual desire or propensity to lewdness.

Galatians 5:19
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness.

Ephesians 4:19
Who being past feeling unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Inordinate Affection: Unrestrained, unregulated affection, lust.

Colossians 3:5
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Effeminate (malakos): Greek word for effeminate which means womanly behavior, demeanor, and appearance displayed by a man. Refers to homosexual men who allow themselves to be used unnaturally and to active homosexuals.

1 Corinthians 6:9
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind…

Lust (epithumia, ep-ee-thoo-mee’-ah):Is a desire, coveting, earnestly, impulses for anything that is not yours and is forbidden by God.

Galatians 5:16,17
This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the spirit against the flesh…

1 Peter 2:11
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.

Sodomite (qadesh,kaw-dashe’): Hebrew word for an act of ‘unnatural’ sexual intercourse as referring to both oral sex and intercourse as well as bestiality.

Incest- Sexual activity between closely related persons (often within the immediate family).

Leviticus 18:6-18
None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord. The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother; thou shalt not uncover.

Verses 6 -18 Explain not to lie (shakab) with your mother, father, sister, brother.

1 What should we do if we ‘find’ ourselves in a position to fornicate?
1Corinthians 6:18 (Example of appropriate action in Genesis 39:7)

2 Do you know there’s more than a physical connection when having sex?
1 Corinthians 6:15 – 17

3 Do you now understand how God feels about sex outside of His definition of marriage?
Ephesians 5:3
Galatians 5:9
1 Corinthians 6:9

4 How are we to act around people we know that fornicate?
1 Corinthians 5:9,11

5 What happens when we fulfill the lust of the flesh?
James 1:14,15

6 So when is sex acceptable?
1 Corinthians 7:1,2

7 How should we present our bodies?Romans 12:1
1 Corinthians 6:13
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