27 “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’
28 But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Matthew 5:27-28 (NLT)
We have come to the subject of lust. I am sure all of us have this experience and it can be quite stimulating and enjoyable. Some of us may even have wonder on why would Jesus classify lust as sin. In this article, we shall study in depth.
If you have attended religious churches before, you will realize that their solution is very simple – don’t do it. Religious churches can never give us real solutions in life. All they know is to use hell to threaten their people to do what they want them to do. So, when it comes to the subject of lust, the theologians’ answer is, “You must not lust.” This basically sums up the entire theology, which is garbage.
In this article, I am going to accomplish something that no theology or religious church has ever done before. I will explain in detail what is lust, why it is bad for us and how to overcome it effectively. Here we go.
In Verse 37, Jesus recited the law that says ‘You must not commit adultery.’ Jesus also said that his mission was to accomplish the law. This means that after Jesus died and rose again, the law that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ is no longer applicable for Christians. We do not have to obey the law in not committing adultery. If adultery is good for us, we should all do it. However, the truth is adultery is bad for us. Today, we do not want to commit adultery because we do not want to do things that are bad for us.
Why would God consider adultery as bad? God is the engineer who made us. He did not design us to live in adultery. When he told us, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ he was not trying to pull rank on us. He does not want us to be harmed by adultery. Please note that God will never punish us for adultery. God will never give Aids to people who commit adultery just as God will never cause smokers to have lung cancers. Aids is caused by a form of virus that comes from apes. God was not the one responsible in transferring the virus. In short, God is not the pervert that the theologians described him to be.
Let me list down some of the side effects of adultery. They are:
2. Family breakdown.
In short, it is bad. Let me repeat. God will never punish people with diseases, family breakdown and poverty for committing adultery. Adultery is culprit that causes them, not God. God does not want us to commit adultery because he wants us to be healthy, rich and have strong families. So, if you want to live healthy, rich and have strong family, you should obey God. You should be faithful to your spouse and reject adultery.
We look at lust now. Lust is spiritual adultery. What is wrong with it? After all, you will not get disease from lust. Your family will not break if you have lust in your mind. In addition, you don’t have to spend a single cent when you are lusting especially when you have good imagination. It will not make you poor. In fact, it can be quite enjoyable. So, what is wrong with it?
In order to understand further, I will need to repeat what I have written about inner and outer realities. We have a physical reality outside us and a spiritual reality inside us. The law of nature dictates that both realities must match to reach equilibrium. There are 2 ways for equilibrium to happen.
The first way is to allow the physical reality to seep into your soul and become you inner reality. For example, you are living in a poor environment. No matter where you look, you see poverty. If you allow that to seep into your soul, you will believe that you are meant to be poor. You will be convinced that you are made, designed and called by God to be poor. At this stage, you have reached a state of equilibrium where your inner and outer realities matched perfectly. Your environment will be stable and remains unchanged. In other words, you will be poor forever.
Incidentally, this is the only type of equilibrium that the theologians and carnal minded Christians believe in. In their theological minds, if you are poor now, it means God wants you to be poor. If you are sick now, it means God wants you to be sick. They think the physical reality they are in, is the perfect manifestation of God’s will for them. So, if you are poor, don’t try to get rich. If you are sick, don’t try to get healthy. Jesus did not die poor at the Cross for you to get rich. Jesus did not take all you sickness and diseases at the Cross. As long as there is one Christian who is either poor or sick, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is false. God is a liar. Only theology is true. Welcome to the world of theology.
There is a second way to achieve this equilibrium. It is for the outer reality to be changed in accordance to the inner reality. If you choose to hold on to your inner reality even if it is the opposite from what you see around you, the environment around you will have to change and be transformed in accordance to the reality inside you. In this case, the outer reality will conform to the inner reality. This happens to be the way successful people lives. How does this work?
Let us get back to the same example. You may be very poor right now. Every direction you turn tells you that you are poor. Yet the Bible tells you that:
At the Cross, Jesus died poor for you to live rich.
God’s greatest wish is for you to prosper and be in health as your soul prospers.
God will give you anything you ark for in prayer in Jesus’ name if you believe you receive.
If God can give his Son for you, what else will he not give you?
God is willing to give you exceedingly and abundantly above what you are to ask and hope for.
The blessings of the Lord makes you rich and adds no sorrow in your life
How can you ever be poor? Despite the physical reality that is telling you that you are poor, you have made up your mind that you are rich in the inside. You may be physically poor but you are spiritually rich. As long as you hold on to your spiritual riches and refuse to allow the physical reality to seep into your soul, the law of nature will demand the physical reality to change to conform to your inner reality. In other words, you will soon be physically rich. The level of physical riches you can have will be in accordance to the level of spiritual riches you have build up inside you. So, if you want to have more physical riches, build up more spiritual riches inside you.
What has this got to do with lust? The second way of achieving equilibrium is not restricted in direction. When your inner reality is better than your outer reality, your external life will get better. However, if your inner reality is worse than your outer reality, your external life will get worse. When you entertain lust in your mind, you are creating a worse inner reality. You are committing inner sin.
The same law of nature will cause your physical environment to create the same sin physically. Your inner sin will become outer sin. Your spiritual adultery will manifest itself physically. That is not all. If physical adultery can cause you to be sick, poor and break your family physically, lust can cause the spiritual equivalent. If you hold on to your lust, your physical environment will conform to the spiritual equivalent. Equilibrium will still take place but this time in a negative way. The bottom line is, lust is bad.
The next question is how to overcome it? I will write about it in the next article.