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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.
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
…That his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and said, Lie with me.
Lasciviousness -Feeling morbid sexual desire or propensity to lewdness.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness.
Who being past feeling unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
Inordinate Affection: Unrestrained, unregulated affection, lust.
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.
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).
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?
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?
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