Millennials And Casual Sex

As I read writer and blogger Matt Walsh's latest article about Millennials and casual sex, I immediately thought of the admonition the apostle Paul stated in 1 Corinthians 6:16-18 (ASV):

"Or know ye not that he that is joined to a harlot is one body? for, The twain, saith he, shall become one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body."

In his commentary, brother Burton Coffman comments on verse 18:

"Flee fornication ...
For further remarks on this, see my Commentary on Hebrews, p. 325. The sin of fornication is against: (a) God (Genesis 39:9), (b) one's body (as here), (c) the church, (d) the marriage institution, (e) the life of the nation, and (f) the very soul itself (Proverbs 6:32).

Against his own body ...
Although Paul doubtless had specifically in mind the impact of sin against the physical body, his words are true in the widest possible application. No matter how "body" is understood, whether the physical body, the body of the family, the body of the Lord, the body of the social order, or even any corporate body - fornication is "against" any and all of these, many a corporation having been wrecked through fornication."

Just a few verses earlier, the inspired apostle Paul provides a list of sinful people who will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Note that fornicators are among those included in that list.

Beloved, as Matt Walsh has stated in his above article, 'casual' sex is not casual. Rather, it is sinful, aberrant, immature, and selfish behavior, and those who engage in such will eventually find themselves in the horrific "lake of fire" — that "second death" (Revelation 20:14-15).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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