The Bible says the place called Hell is real. The description of the condition in Hell is enough to frighten any normal person. For instance, Matthew 25:30 says there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Da small suffering will be in Hell? The Book of Revelation calls it the Lake of Fire. Da small suffering people will go through in Hell?
In all this, what interests me most is human beings’ don’t-care attitude toward the listof things that will cause people to go to Hell. We behave as if the list containing the deeds that will take us to Hell is a play-play list. I wish to talk about one of the things on the list, that is, man-and-woman business.
Sometimes I really wonder whether God is serious when he says in his word that fornicators and adulterers will go to Hell or whether it is just a kind of joke to make us scared small – that is, not to put the man-and-woman business into our face too much.
I say this because we human beings, generally speaking, don’t pay any attention to any of the Biblical passages forbidding us to engage in fornication or adultery. In other words, we ignore God’s rules about not involving in sexual immoralities.
We read in I Corinthians 6:9 that fornicators and adulterers – those who involve in man-and-woman business just like that – will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Besides, I Corinthians 6:18 says that we should run away from sexual sins like fornication and adultery. Revelation 21:8 also forcefully indicates that fornicators and adulterers will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. Da small thing?
As if what is written in these three Biblical passages – about going to Hell for committing the physical act of fornication and adultery – were not enough to scare us like no one’s business, Jesus comes in Matthew 5:28, saying that if a man looks at a woman and swallows spit some kinda way, then he na have sex with the woman already. You see trouble? Sin connected with man-and-woman business is not a small thing in the Bible.
However, we na scared seh. We’re just all over the place having sex here and there, as if there were no I Corinthians 6:9, I Corinthians 6:18, Revelation 21:8 and Matthew 5:28. It surprises me.
We play with sex business as if it were a kind of competitive sport in which each person was trying to win the other. We are just crazy about this man-and-woman business. In fact, in most instances, it’s hard to tell the difference between a believer and a non-believer. Nearly everyone is just dancing in sexual sin.
Some religious people engage in sexual sin more than most non-believers. This is where it is interestingly funny to me – seeing pastors and deacons loving all over the place, whether secretly or openly. Most religious people, including pastors and deacons, like rude shows like nobody’s business. Many pastors and deacons watch pornographic movies day and night, and they say that they watch them in their own rooms with their partners because such things are necessary in a marriage relation.
Moreover, pastors and deacons have sex with people whom they are not married to, and they bravely say, “Da the only woman I have,” as if God likes such an excuse, or as if by saying that God would cancel I Corinthians 6:9, I Corinthians 6:18 and Revelation 21:8.
Da small loving business we on in this world?Da small man-and-woman business going in this world? Young people and old people are crazy about it. Married men cheat. Unmarried men cheat. Married women cheat. Unmarried women do the same. People are just loving to one another all over the place.
Some girls have five boyfriends. Some men have ten girlfriends. Da small loving we on? Besides, think about the number of prostitution places that are open or places that prostitutes are likely to visitin Monrovia and elsewhere each night – under the Education Ministry, Talk of the Town, Exodus, Tribunal, Destiny, 15th Street Beach, Samoa Bar, Anthony Shop, the Game, KTC, Delta Booth, 704, Kebeh Gas Station, Foot Step, Veteran Rendezvous, Facebook and other places.
If people will go to Hell for sexual sin, then Hell will be full. Hell will be overcrowded. Hell will be jam-packed. I say this because when it comes to this man-and-woman business, we are beyond rotten. We are potter-potter. Da me say so. You like it, jacko; you na like it, Jack-o’-Lantern.
Seriously, my people, aren’t these points to ponder?