19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
1 Corinthians 6:18
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
-The word fornication in the original Greek is the word “porneia” and literally means, “surrendering of purity”. This is where the English word “pornography” originates. In the beginning, there was the pure love of God which was designed to be shared between God and the human race as well as among the human race. However, once we rebelled against God and fell, everything changed. Like light splintered through a Prism, the pure love inside of us was fractured and broken only to manifest itself in different aspects no longer resembling God’s love. All of these different aspects can be summed up with one word, fornication, and they affect each of us in different ways. Some men desire other men, women lust after women; some lust after children, while others desire anyone who can offer physical satisfaction. Psychology textbooks go on at length describing various Paraphilia and deviations but these are all just fancy ways of saying that our concept of love has been twisted and skewed. If you are struggling with one or more of these, the good news is that nothing is wrong with you that is not also wrong with the rest of us. The remedy is the same for all of us as well; God can shed His pure love abroad in our hearts and help us see that all of these other desires are not of Him and also are not worthy to be compared with the true love that can only come from Him.