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To Save Our Church From Its Peril
Posted By Adminstrator On June 21, 2009 @ 4:24 am In Columns | No Comments
Number our Internet groups are echoing with this topic for some time. Don’t we realize yet that we are like the Apostles who had a sound sleep in the garden of Gethsemane after the Last Supper. Our last supper is a seven square meal of seven vices during this Apocalyptic age. It is a good aspiration for many to save our church from its peril, but it is only a dream as we are living in a fool’s paradise. Look at the degeneration of the church and the society stage by stage as portrayed in the prophesies of old. Let us start the vicious seeds that were sown from the beginning of the church as foretold by St. John( Rev.6 and later chapters and other other prophets of ancient times, particularly Daniel. The depravity of this degradation is given in order.
Persecution for the first 3 centuries> The age of heresy and the birth of Islam that led to the era of a number of Crusades. Feudal lordship and the sale of Indulgences and the birth of Protestantism> Renaissance and materialism>colonization of the world> industrialization mass migration due to world wars that uprooted the ethnic Christian communities to the four corners of the world>the age of advanced scientific inventions that led to the fossil energy and the age of the unfit test for the accumulation of money for humanizing all our religious and moral values, inviting the Beast from the nether world (Rev.13)>the age of cold war and the eventual demise of Daniel’s Iron Empire-Soviet Union- ( the last one out of the four)> the age of single super power that dragged into globalization of everything> the age of human bombs and the use of nuclear weapons and the establishment of a global kingdom of Antichrist> trials and tribulations for all religious communities that involves the era of imprinting the devil’s seal of No.666 on all their cronies and execution of all others who defy the Beast >Armageddon war that kills the Antichrist and the second coming of Jesus for taking the believers to Paradise. The global rule of Antichrist, though unimaginable now, is likely to trigger at any time, even within a couple of years. The sex culture that evolved drastically and perniciously together with the social and moral degradation dawned the age of the delusions of falsehood and unrighteousness (2.Thess.2.3-12). Now we have come to the zenith of the age of moral turpitude.
Good luck to Charley and his well wishers in their mission of saving the church from its ruin. Charley’s genuine cultural shock and his anguish in saving the church by speaking openly will have to be applauded and encouraged. The question is, can we do what God can’t do? (Lk.18: 8). This is the time when the Bride, delineated as false prophet-Rev.16: 13; 19: 20- rides on the Beast( Rev.17: 1-7). It is our duty to fight against the Beast and his evil trinity till the coming of the Lord. This furor started by the topic of dating and moral decadence of our generation, as per the posting of Charley in number of our websites. As it is a very delicate and subtle private matters, the church or the family hasn’t the taught the topic of sex morality explicitly. The article, basing on the Bible and scriptures, called ‘sex morality’ that I posted may be useful for the young and old for practicing and learning on the burning topic.
In this democratic age when sexism, feminism, dating, defacto relationship, divorce, sex therapy and many other similar deviant tendencies have become the birth rights of people, preaching of biblical morality is only an anachronism, a thing of the past that is just will be laughed off. Thinking that ruminating over the antique morality may make some nostalgic tickling to few of my readers, I am very much delighted in giving a reply to this burning issue to the zealous young youth who is unaware of the teaching of sex morality enshrined by the church. Seemingly it may become the butt of sentimental jokes, while global sex trade, sex slavery, pornography, pedophile and Internet trading of sex and so many other sex-related mafia industries are on the rampage of harvesting billions and billions of dollars.
Sex is fire, either it can consume us, or it can build a harmonious life of bliss in this world and the life yet to come, because a virgin sex life is the gateway to all other fields of chaste life. An ideal life recommended by Jesus and St. Paul is the life of a celibate/spinster, the reason for the same is, “for in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven” (Mt.22: 30; 1.Cor.7). Sex confines only to this plane of life, and the Devil uses it as a powerful weapon to fight against God and bring Him to His knees. The qualification of the 144,000 virgins thus go like this: “ It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are chaste; it is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes; these have been redeemed from mankind as first fruits for God and the lamb, and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are spotless (Rev.14: 1-5). A celibate who can be in continual communion with the celestial world and its beauty enjoys the ethereal life on earth; despite the multidimensional earthly afflictions are real tidal waves for them. One who alone can’t have the ability of glorifying God and serving man in a harmonious blend of body, mind and soul should resort to the next ideal way, the family life. There are two ways by which man can worship God, either worshipping the Almighty as a celibate or as a family man who procreate children for serving God and man. Sex, however, is a forbidden tree till the day of marriage; it should not be molested, caressed or looked with evil intentions. An exemplary family life is a missionary work for the Kingdom of God. There is nothing to equal on earth to the complementary functions and duties of a married life that reap the beauty of life in its myriad forms of achievement and pleasure. Family life is the only way of surviving in this world, while a celibate’s life is crowded with thorns and thistles always. How can we delineate the beauty and power of the Creator who formed us? This superlative charm and intrinsic love become a poisoned chalice once the delicate balance of love and relationship turns to be a sour grape. “ The greatest evil is found where the highest good has been corrupted”.
The first impact of the forbidden fruit was opening the eyes of the first parents’ sex (Gen.3: 7; 2: 25). Hence the first instinct after the fall, according to the Indian list is sex impulse ( Kama, krodha,….). Just as the nutrient of the food that we eat goes to every cell of the body, there is an imprint of sex in every body cell. This chemical action within the cells sends magnetic waves around for the attraction or repulsion of individuals of opposite sex. In our fallen state the only normal and real life is the marital life that culminates in sharing the body and mind together in a harmonious blend. The net result of that commingling life style is the product of other duplicate lives. Who can highlight the abstract ecstasy and rapture that evolves out of a suckling mother and a sucking baby? How can we exemplify the complementary functions of an ideal couple that brings up ideal offspring for giving service to the society and accomplish the work of God on earth? If these body chemicals are poisoned by wrongdoings, with particular reference to any form of sexual profligacy, the chemistry of man works in the negative directions. As the lust of the eye even can make a chemical tornado in our body, Jesus says that looking with a lustful eye is a sin (Mt.5: 28). The chemical whirlpool that creates in the body even by a lustful look can be harmful and unspiritual, what would be the unseen ripples of defacto relationship that can transmit toxins for the genetic disorders for the next generations? As in the words of St. Paul, “ Shun immorality. Every other sin a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the H. Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. In order to glorify God one should have a pure body and heart, free from all the lusts and vices that separate us from the presence of God (1.Cor.3: 16-17).
Sex power is the litmus test of our personality that determines our successes and failures in life. All the philosophers, hermits, spiritual stalwarts, warriors, religious and social celebrities have been of high sexual drive; this sex strength either is inherited or cultivated by sex restraints during the teenage life styles. Celibates or Spinsters are like living dynamos shedding magnetic light around them, and can enjoy a long healthy life if they have translated their sex potency to a chaste mental and physical lives. The quality of one’s later life depends on one’s pre-marital sex life. Conjugal or sexual pleasure costs a high amount of our energy for sexual acrobatics, as the strength of the body rely mainly on our chemical and nervous systems. Immunity of our body depends on its chemical vulnerability and the suppleness of the muscular system and the electric transmitting power of the nervous system and many other unknown variables. Man is a great inexplorable unknown. As all our body parts that run as a harmonious safety net also work together against the divine spark in us due to inherent weaknesses of the flesh, Jesus says to sever them away before they conquer and defeat us. The lust of the flesh and the passions of the world work against the upward journey of the inner man. As the success of our earthly life counts on the merits of the coming generations also, we have to flee away from all forms of voluptuous life by putting a bridle to our worldly passions. Man doesn’t live by sex alone.
Any form of sexual enjoyments what so ever outside wedlock is a forbidden fruit that is detrimental for our mental and body health which controls our mind and all other inner senses. Any deviant sex pleasure is a health risk because it vandalizes with the chemistry of the body unnaturally and hinders the natural development on account of inner guilt. Sex control blooms all other inner senses to maturity, the silent witness to our personality. Every word and action in our body bears an indelible mark in our system that ignites spontaneously in our everyday life activities knowingly or unknowingly. The inner guilt that bears an indelible mark in our system will betray us at every moment of our life. “ An innocent youth is a priceless possession”, writes Mahatma Gandhi. Our pre-marital life should condition our whole being for gaining mind over matter development. The temperamental and mood conditioning is the precursor of mental equanimity, the faithful guardian to propel the life that should be conducive to the spouse who owns a different personality and comes from a different family background and set up. Sex control is the nucleus of all other passions that tame our inner being. Though ‘Kamasutra’ is a piece of Indian sex literature, the hermits have recommended that one should be a ‘Brahmachari’ (celibate) till the door that opens for the first nuptial night after the marriage. It is a science that became a part of the religion because the underlying principle of all commandments and directions are for nurturing a harmonious life in our family, private and social intercourse. In short, sex is a forbidden tree except in marital life with number of limitations.
Unity of mind and thought between the couple at the time of sexual union gives a high performance success and physical satisfaction, whereas the element of conflicts or infidelity or any other thought waves that culminating any mutual apathy or aversion is a disaster in achieving the goal, and if conceived at the disliking moments, the offspring becomes a product of multiple forms of mental and physical catastrophes. Despite the medical science is advanced at an enviable level, the increase of chronic maladies are due to congenital problems. In order to avoid such maladies, the couples in the olden days used to come for sexual feat at the auspicious astrological times after spending so much of time in prayer, fasting and alms giving. Taking the consequences in such contexts, dating, fornication and any other sexual obscenities that tell upon future generation are despicable crimes, the punishments of such an abortive life style is a recipe for the devastation of our earthly life and even a detriment to our salvation. The devil who is following us at every moment of life also uses any momentary weakness in our life to be magnified and exhibited in front of the society and also as a website record to be presented after one’s death for damnation. The unripe sex (pre-marital) is a lethal explosive that shatters our life here on earth and beyond. Violation of any law, whether spiritual or natural, that make a rupture in the system invites the interference of a penal code of justice is beyond our comprehension.
All religions prescribe for cultivating all types of moral and religious sensibilities because they are the founding stones upon which our transitory life is built upon. Sound mind in a sound body is the aim of our life that helps us to have a healthy normal co-existence with our fellow beings. Just as the secular rulers abide by the rules that they made, The Righteous Judge also abides by an ethical and religious code that he had set before our creation. Commandments, statutes and covenants are the answers for such things. Retribution for adultery was stoning by death (Mt.5: 28-32), because it affects the whole family and the next generations that depend of that person. Anything that adversely affects one’s brethren is a sin. As our body is a sensor of God, anything that tell
upon the Glory and His purity is a crime that will have tidal wave effect thereafter. “ Neither the immoral, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts…will inherit the Kingdom of God” (1.Cor.6: 9-10; 1.Pet. 4: 1-6; Mk.7: 22-23). All forms of sexual deviations will be punished severely (Rom.1: 26-27). The wages of sin is death. Any extra- marital sex is even punishable by death. The 7th and 10th commandments of the Mosaic Law prohibit all forms of sex outside wedlock. The net result of such voluptuousness is given in the following part of the just previously quoted verses.
“ For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from unchastity; that each one of you know how to take a wife for himself in holiness and honor not in the passion of lust; that no man transgress, and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things. For god has not called for uncleanness, but in holiness. Whoever disregards this, disregards God, who gives his H. Spirit to You” (1.thess.4: 1-8). Procreation is a work of God entrusted to the agents to lead an ideal life for propagation of the species. Despite the nervous pleasure embedded in the process is only a bonus, not for a daily hobby, given to the couple, the main business is to bring up children for continuing the earthly work of God. “ Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and adulterous” Heb.13: 4). Since it used to be a delicate and private matter, the bedroom ethics is not delineated in the scriptural literature. There is no night in Heaven because there is no sex there. There is night here for the sake of procreation work of God. There is darkness here for the cover up of conjugal performance; in other words, no room for nudity in family life. Besides, the genital organs are located at the arse end of the main frame, so that they shouldn’t be seen exposed at the time of union. Once exposed to such things will bring in shame, derision and dishonor to have a pure social and family life, also comes punishments from God.
God destroyed Sodom because homosexuality process is contrary to the theory of the dissemination of the race, and as a result it is a serious sin severely punishable from God. It is a perverted unnatural enjoyment that is not even common among animals. There are stringent limitations to the sensual pleasures; say gluttony even is a sin. Same-sex relationship, the mother of lethal Aids plague is a veritable hell for the modern man, mainly due to anal and oral sex as allegedly proven by medical science. There are no provisions for such perverted enjoyments definitely in married life or at any time. Besides, the fasting seasons and Holy days are set apart for a pious life exempted from sexual enjoyments. We are not allowed to look or do that which whet our sex appetite. This includes, vulgar advertisements, and any pornographic materials. The marriage bed should be kept undefiled from such unnatural and amorous revelries. Every action will have equal and opposite reactions. The older generations used to instruct that one should not look at one’s own body parts, owing to the fact that it will arouse sexual excitement leading to the unholy destinations. There is subtlety, delicateness and opaqueness in all such matters related to sex, as every cell carries the imprint of sex. “ Too many kiss of the child is for nurse’s sake”. No deviant methods to be adopted other than ticking the warming up sessions before the main menu. Respecting God and each other is the main guideline of the wedded life. Consequently, divorce, defacto relationship, dating, flirting and wooing are all blacklisted in the spiritual websites.
Birth Control Techniques
A safe sex and birth control method to curtail the population explosions is a transgression that trespasses the Divine law, other than by the infliction of the technique of self-control. God is the giver and sustainer of everything, hence not allowed to encroach into His territory. We may be able to control the population by artificial methods, but what we will do if God fiddles with the oxygen level of the air. In order to neutralize the toxin level that is enhanced by sexual excesses and food, fasting seasons are prescribed by every religion, so that during the fasting time the toxin will be consumed as food. Fasting and prayers are meant for the cleansing of the body by reducing the toxin level by the abstinence of food and shedding tears that contain body impurities. Anything excess is bad, notably the sexual excesses that can weaken our body metabolism by losing the vital forces, despite it can exchange mutual benefits if engaged to a minimum. The Indian yogi’s prescription is this. “ Twice a day, twice a month, twice a year”. Cleaning the bowel twice daily, enjoying the conjugal pleasures twice a month and shaving twice a year prescription is in tatters in these days of sex culture. Apparently, Onanism (Gen.38: 9), a natural process, cannot ession anymore because God wanted to have more of His children in those days. The birth control methods are the ones by which we despise the authority of God. One who gave us mouth knows how to feed us also.
Flesh and Blood, A Bar For Heavenly Entry
The weaknesses of the flesh propels the blood to boil. “ Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God” (1.Cor.15: 50). These theoretical conjectures cannot help us because none born of woman is sinless due to the weaknesses of the flesh, the spirit of which is the spirit of this world. Repentance and penitence help us for a backward journey along the path of salvation just before pushing for a forward journey. Salvation to man is impossible in accordance with natural justice, but it is not impossible to God, the unending ocean of mercy. Mary Magdalene and St. Augustine are the classical examples to this line of reference. Despite there were numberless profligates during their times only two people of their brand could come to the cross of salvation, so also only one robber was transported to paradise, in spite the other one on the other side and many others reached to their doom. No one should wait for such a chance, as we don’t know what the next moment would come to be. One can lead a chaste and harmonious life and produce the fruits of the H. Spirit (Gal.5: 23) provided one bridles the destructive and wanton pleasures for the sake of the Lord who conquered everything at the expense of His life.
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