Lust and The Seven Deadly Sins

Lust and The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins are alive and well in our modern day society and this article takes a wander into the world of the Deadly Sin of Lust. This carnal desire is one of the base human instincts that is difficult to control and goes back to our caveman days. It is still there in our primitive brain and subconsciously works behind the scenes in our lives. If you are not careful, it has the potential to take over our lives and the final result is the ultimate destruction of the victim concerned.

The definition of Lust in dictionary terms is the intense desire of money, food, fame or power, but we will focus on the three letter S word because that is what Lust is mainly about in Biblical terms.

Vid: The Deadly Sin of Lust in Modern Society

Just like the other deadly sins this one displays the same relentless cycle of Buzz, Euphoria and Bliss, then Guilt and Shame then Depression and a Low, then the whole process is repeated again to come out of this low. The problem with all these Deadly Sins is the "Buzz" phase never lasts so this becomes a never ending cycle that is hard to break, even with the strongest willpower in the world, you may prolong the period between cycles, but eventually things will catch up with you and you will fall into the same trap again and the process repeats.

Examples of Lust in our Modern Times
Lust in our Modern Day Society can include Incest, Rape, Prostitution, Homosexuality, Bestiality, Paedophiles to name just a few. All these will start off welcoming you with open arms and satisfy those desires in the short term but in the longer term you realise those desires never get satisfied for long and you keep coming back for more and maybe the more extreme or stronger version to get the same kick you used to get. This can lead you down a dark road which eventually can lead to all sorts of problems including health problems, relationship problems, loss of your job, mental issues and even imprisonment or again in it´s final stages death. This process can take months, years, decades or a lifetime but the result will always be the same.

Another example that is more creeping in nature and more socially acceptable in our modern times is Pornography. This works in exactly the same way as the other deadly sins and gives you that Buzz, Euphoria and Bliss, then the Guilt and Shame kicks in, then Depression and a low and then the whole process is repeated to relieve this low point and you will crave stronger and stronger versions to get that same kick. This behaviour is classed as an addictive behaviour, just like smoking or drugs or alcohol and is a difficult habit to break. This can ultimately lead to the same results as the previous mentioned forms of Lust.

Adultery again is another obvious one which is basically fornication as in having affairs and relations outside of your marriage. Again just like the other forms of Lust you may get away with it for a short while or even a considerable period of time but it will eventually catch up with you and the marriage will inevitably suffer as a result. Lust is not the same as Love. Lust is short term and Love is a longer term bond.

This is where the expression "becoming a slave to sin" comes from and describes this process which is like a merry-go-round going faster and faster, you want ot get off...but you can´t. All these Deadly Sins show the same qualities in that you want more and more, they become obsessions and they eventually take over your life. Lust is one of the more powerful and is one that tends to be hidden in society and tends to be kept quiet and hidden underground.

The thing is, people who are caught in this trap, know what they are doing is wrong but they just can´t break out of it. They may seek professional help and this may get them out of the situation for a certain period of time but it´s normally a temporary state of affairs and many eventually return to re-offend and continue in their old ways.

The Modern Day Lust Society
The problem with our Modern Day Lust Society, is this attitude "Everybody is doing it..... so it must be OK" and "Lust and Sin are Victorian concepts and don´t apply in these Modern Times" or "It´s only natural". Unfortunately both these attitudes do not change the fact that the Deadly Sins are still there and it doesn´t matter how society changes or how many other people are doing it, the Deadly Sin will still work in the same way and lead in the end to your destruction in some shape or form. The recent high profile celebrity cases (no names mentioned) reveal the deadly and destructive nature of the Deadly Sin of Lust and show no matter how famous or how much money you have, it can lead to devastating consequences in your life.

What´s the solution?

What´s the answer and escape from this relentless Deadly Sin cycle? From my experience and believe me, I was right in the thick of it, the only way is to be Born Again and Saved, that way you will control the flesh rather than the other way round.. You will not beat this thing on your own, there are just too many things in this world today that will lead you astray and back to square one because we live in a fallen world!

Bible Quotes

Matthew 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.

Galatians 5:16 - This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

1 Corinthians 6:18 - Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

Colossians 3:5 - Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

1 John 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.

2 Timothy 2:22 - Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Romans 8:6 - For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
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