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 The other day I overheard a young lady ask another what  ‘fornication' meant? It is true that this word, like many, is not used much today. Perhaps because our culture has such a relaxed view of sexual relations. The idea of having sexual relations between people who are not married (fornication) is common. It is rarely frowned on and even encouraged some.


 Colossians 3: 5-8 says... "Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you once walked, when you lived in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander and foul talk from your mouth."

 Galatians 5:19-21 says... "Now the works of the flesh are plain; fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."

 Fornication is called earthly or of the flesh. Fornication is in a group of really bad sins. Fornication will keep you out of the kingdom of God. Fornication must face the wrath of God.

 These passages warn us that fornication is serious. Those who practice fornication should repent (stop). The words used are "Put to death". To put it simply, God made us as sexual beings. He intended for us to fulfill these needs in marriage. Nowhere else.