Is it a sin to lust in the bible ? It is interesting to find that the whole christian world believes that lust is a sin, when in fact lust is just appetite . It is like saying do you feel hungry ? Yes look at this amazing food, do you really want to eat ? Are you lusting over this food ? Yes but you cannot eat because you are lusting . God would be a tyrant to do such a thing. Apart from all my other arguments on the topic that sex outside marriage is not a sin .
This is the base argument that no one can answer . Is lust a sin according to the bible ? Why would Christians make God to be a tyrant ? No wonder people do not want to come in the church . As this does not make sense, God gives very strong desires and God would say do not touch ? It is crazy . That would be an evil God . And people do not want to serve an evil God . Where does the bible say lust is a sin ?
This is the original meaning of the word lust . When you want to look up the meaning of a word, do not go to the modern dictionary as it will give you the modern meaning of the word. Look up etymology, which means the original meaning of the world when it was given .
Old English lust "desire, appetite; inclination, pleasure; sensuous appetite," from Proto-Germanic *lustuz (source also of Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch lust, German Lust, Old Norse lyst, Gothic lustus "pleasure, desire, lust"), abstract noun from PIE *las- "to be eager, wanton, or unruly" (source also of Latin lascivus "wanton, playful, lustful;"
In Middle English, "any source of pleasure or delight," also "an appetite," also "a liking for a person," also "fertility" (of soil). Specific and pejorative sense of "sinful sexual desire, degrading animal passion" (now the main meaning) developed in late Old English from the word's use in Bible translations (such as lusts of the flesh to render Latin concupiscentia carnis in I John ii:16); the cognate words in other Germanic languages tend to mean simply "pleasure." Masculine in Old English, feminine in modern German.
Let us examine a few bible verses about lust to find out if Is it a sin to lust in the bible
NU 11 4 'And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?' 34 'And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted. ' Like we just said lust can be used for many things. In this bible verse we can answer Is lust a sin according to the bible ?
That lust can be desire to eat meat . Why was it lust i this case ? It is always bad to eat meat ? In this case it becomes lust when we already have what we need, in this case the manna . And the people were not satisfied and they did not trust God that manna was more healthy for them than meat which causes many diseases . Where does the bible say lust is a sin ? Lust can be a sin and can be holy. Let us study further
NU 12 15 'Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart. ' In this verse God says anything you lust for you can have . So we see lust is not always a bad thing . Is it a sin to lust in the bible ? Lust is not always evil . Lust in fact is desires . Desires become evil when they are inordinate
Ordinate desires good
Inordinate desires bad
Is lust a sin according to the bible ? Not always for example ordinate desires, is wanting to eat food, wanting to help others, wanting to evangelize, these are good desires good lusts .
Where does the bible say lust is a sin ? Inordinate desires are wanting to commit adultery, wanting to smoke, wanting to be the first, abusing others to elevate yourself, being proud and thinking you are better than others. These are bad lusts .
DE 14 26 'And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household, '
PS 78 18 'And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.'
Here wanting or lusting for meta was a sin because they already had food, plenty of it and of good quality and they wanted something unhealthy for them.
PR 6 25 'Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.' Why is sex a sin in this verse ? Is lust a sin according to the bible ? Because it is desire to commit adultery . Why is it bad ? Adultery is not bad because of the sex act. The sex act was created by God and is good . But adultery is bad because we are taking something that belongs to another person . It is not the sex act that is bad, it is taking and stealing what belongs to another person . Where does the bible say lust is a sin ? In this case lust is a sin . It is an evil lust, a desire not according to the bible ?
MT 5 28 'But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. ' this is the main verse people quote to say sex outside mariage is a sin . Note that nowhere does it say looking at single people is a sin . Taking the context is about marriage . Adultery the word is always only used to break the marriage covenant . Modern meaning of the word change, but let us stick to the truth and the original meaning of the word .
Is it a sin to lust in the bible ? It if was bad to sexually desire single people then nobody could get married . As all people looking for a partner have to sexually desire the person and decide in their heart Yes i like her or him . Unless one decides and lusts in their hearts for the other person they cannot get married .
Modern Christianity is a scam and Babylon . It has fallen from the truth . And most Christians arr hypocrites . They say do not look, yet they did lust before they got married . They had to as no one can get married unless they lust for the other person and decide i their hearts if they will want to have sex with that person . Where does the bible say lust is a sin ? It is a sin when it is inordinate .
MK 4 19 'And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. ' Here the bible says the lusts of other things . If lust was only sexual how can the bible talk about it as things ? Are men and women things ? No then lust can mean many things apart from inordinate sexual desires . Is it a sin to lust in the bible ? It is a sin when lust is against the teachings of the bible .
KN 8 44 'Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. ' Here it says that the Devil lusts ; can the Devil have sex ? No then lust can be many things apart from sexual desires . Is lust a sin according to the bible ? Let us divide the bible correctly as we cannot teach lies like many bible teacher do and not end up in Babylon.
RO 1 14 'Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:.. 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. ' In this verse we see an inordinate sexual desire, homosexuality and lesbianism . This is contrary to truth and Gods creation, thus it is a bad lust . Where does the bible say lust is a sin ? When it is against Gods will .
RO 7 7 'What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.' O so here Paul says that lust is conveting what belongs to other people . If someone covets another persons car, or house, or money, or children ect they are lusting .Is lust a sin according to the bible ? In this case it is sin as we cannot covet or lust what belongs to other people .
1 CO 10 6 'Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.' Here again the bible we can lust after evil things. Where does the bible say lust is a sin ? If we can lust after evil things, what does it mean ? It means that one can lust after good things. He word covet in the bible is the same thing . It is evil to covet what belongs to other people . But the bible says angels covet to look into the cross . And if you covet to be leader of the church you covet a good thing . Coveting and lusting can be good .
GA 5 17 'For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. ' It seems here that Paul is saying the flesh wants to be first and the spirit wants to be first ? They are lusting . Where does the bible say lust is a sin ? When it is a bad desire it is a bad lust .
2 TI 4 3 'For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; ' Lust in this verse means desire to decid ewhat truth is instead of seeking the truth of Gods word . Many people do not follow the truth because they prefer to remain in their own opinions and fables they have believed. The bible say this is lusting to refuse the truth and to keep a lie we have believed .
TI 2 12 'Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;' Interesting , here Paul says some lusts are wordy, some lust are spiritual . So far we have seen that the modern definition of lust is totally wrong and completely amis from what the bible teaches. Is it a sin to lust in the bible ?
When you meet an average christian they will say , o lust is sexual desires it is always bad. In fact when you go to youtube and find sermons form pastors. They say How to avoid lust . We have learned today the truth about lust .That rarely it is about sexual desires. Lust is sexual desires only when it is wrong or inordinate like adultery .
We also learned that lust can be good, like lusting to help people, lusting or hating a burning desire to evangelize and preach the truth . Or help the poor . Lusting is a strong desire whether good or bad .
TI 3 3 'For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. ' In this verse it is a bad lust as is pleasure always bad ? No do you have pleasure eating, do you have pleasure going to the beach ? Do you have pleasure talking to friends ? The is it sin ? No it is talking about wrong pleasure, adultery for example is an evil pleasure .
JA 4 1 'From whence come wars and fighting among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? ' Here same as the word flesh, lust is rarely about sex. Where does the bible say lust is a sin ? It is sin when it is a wrong evil desire . The flesh , the same as lust has to do with being proud, seeking the first place, abusing people, thinking you are better and treating others bad. Being unmerciful, selfish, unloving. There are so many things that are
THE FLESH and LUST
Is lust a sin according to the bible ? Remember from my teachings, most Christians think sin is outward things like sex, drugs, alcohol. Remember sin is much lore who you are than what you do . Who you are is what you will be forever. If one has adultery one time, God forgives. But when one is proud or selfish, this is much more serious sin as it is in their personality .
And unless they have the victory through Jesus power they cannot enter heaven . Your whole being is tainted with sin when you are proud and selfish . It is not a once in a while sin, it is a 24 hours a day sinning . Wow that is very very serious . Yet most Christians think of sin as outward acts only . Is it a sin to lust in the bible ? When we read the gospels, and you can check now, you will find out, Jesus rarely rebuked people who outward sins ? Most of Jesus rebukes were against the pharisees who had sin in their personality instead of outside the body sins . They were proud and selfish and dishonest. This is what is especially hatefull in the sight of God .
JA 4 2 'Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.' Here the bible says that if we want our lust to be fulfilled we need to ask God. But if we ask bad lust or inordinate lusts then God will not answer . If we ask God for good lusts, good desires , then God can answer .
1 JN 2 16 'For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. ' Here are different kinds of lusts . Where does the bible say lust is a sin ? The lust of the eyes, wanting a another men car, a man s clothing, someone s else house. Someone s husband or wife . Lust of the fresh, pride, abusing others, treating others bad. Disrespect of others which is in fact hate .
It is interesting that disrespect is very popular in our society . People think it is nothing bad . When in fact disrespect is hating people. It is very evil . There is not one instance where we have the right to disrespect people . We need to love and accept all people even if they are different from us .
Is lust a sin according to the bible ? When it is evil yes and the only time we have the right to disrespect people is to the proud as the bible says
PS 40 1 'Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. '