CARNAL SIN (PORNOGRAPHY, HETEROSEXUAL PROMISCUITY, GAY, LESBIAN OR BISEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS, ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUG ABUSE, VIOLENT ANGER

Carnal Sin (pornography, heterosexual promiscuity, gay, lesbian or bisexual relationships, alcohol and/or drug abuse, violent anger

A destructive habitual behavior becomes an idol that controls, consumes, and destroys—just the opposite of our calling to serve God with our heart, soul, and mind.

In what ways are you living in the power of the Spirit, avoiding practices that harm your body, your social interactions, your own faith, or another person’s faith?

Carnal sin and destructive habitual behavior include:

….use of illegal drugs or abuse/misuse of prescription drugs.

….intoxication or inappropriate use of alcohol.

….lustful or illicit sexual behavior, including the use of any type of pornography.

….gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender personal indulgences or relationships.

….gambling in the form of scratch off lottery tickets, powerball tickets, sports betting or participation in a casino.

Homosexuality:  “Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the degrading of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!  Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions.  Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another.

Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error.

Romans 1:24-27 (NRSV)