Preying Peds #1
Gen. James Green
A LTHOUGH THE BIBLE does not specifically speak about “pedophilia” or “pedophiles,” it certainly does speak LOUD and CLEAR about offending little children. Jesus says in Matthew 18:6-7, “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in and acknowledges and clings to Me to stumble and sin—that is, who entice” (v. 6, Amp. Bible).
The King James Version (KJV) uses the word “offend,” “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones…” Of course Jesus was not pinpointing pedophilia or a pedophile, but the spiritual principle certainly is there: He abhors those who offend little children.
From the very beginning, God expected parents to instruct their children in the way of God (see Deut. 6:1-9; Lk. 1:17; Eph. 6:4; 1 Tim. 4:16). Well, we all are aware of this battle—to teach children—from the Bible. It has been OUTLAWED from pubic (oops, I mean public) schools. Children are ridiculed even if they come from a Christian home. Who sets the stage for such an ungodly act? The GOVERNMENT itself, which is loaded with sex-perverts of every kind, especially “peds!” These sickos have been preying on your children—little John and little Mary—for years and years. There are dozens of agencies that are involved.
It is a (now) known fact that these “peds” target Christian children—they are the prize, especially those Satanists who molest and murder children in their satanic rituals. This is openly declared in (certain) circles, even within the Roman Catholic Church, where the pope is involved up to his…!!
(Greek: Paederastia/paiderostia) a “paiderastes” is a lover of boys; sodomy practiced by a man with a boy (Webster’s Dictionary).
A “PED” is a person with an abnormal condition in which an adult has a sexual desire for children (Webster’s Dict.).
WOE to the Man (or Woman)!
JESUS USES the word WOE in Mt. 18:7. We could rightly justify using the word “pedophile” here in this discourse. Christ WARNS that those who are instrumental in placing sinful things (to entice the children away, i.e., gifts of sorts). It goes deep here. The peds “entice” or “tempt” little children in order to get their confidence. This could take many forms of course.
It is reported that millions—with a big “M”—of American children are missing every year. We assume, rightly so, that “ped” rings operate coast-to-coast. This is reported by the FBI (sadly, it is also reported that many in the FBI are involved in child trafficking).
This “WOE” could be, should be, directed against the education/educators of today. Under (nugatory) Obama’s administration, children have been victims of the homosexual agenda—teaching little ones the way of sexual perversions. They will pay for this! While denying godliness and promoting (perverted) worldliness, sick and sinister things are put into children’s minds by these sickos. Pubic (public) education has become satanic entertainment—showing little children how to put condoms on and instructing them to “play” with each other.
All this satanic/humanistic (Political Correct) BS should be expelled! This BS has gone from the pre-school age all the way up into the college age. It is any wonder that America is SEX-CRAZED?
Porn literature/films are available in the school systems, yet a Bible is considered DANGEROUS. These perverts are threatening to sue private schools/colleges unless THEIR FILTH is taught. But the Bible is clear on these matters—WE’RE TO OBEY GOD AND NOT MEN (e.g., demons!). Churches have been under attack now for years for the same reason; these perverts want to invade and indoctrinate the believers…the alternative is to be sued, or have their 501c3 revoked.
Old Testament Passages
SKEPTICS POINT OUT that the Bible has no mention of pedophilia. They point out certain texts that seem to approve it. Well, for the record, God had whole pagan nations destroyed for homosexuality and other related sex-sins (see my many articles in our Gay Way series. I challenge anyone to prove that God promotes or honors such sex-sins, be they homo or hetero. I challenge anyone to prove that God promotes pedophilia or honors pederasty in any form).
Leviticus 18 (where the Holiness Code is found) tells us, after the prohibition against same-sex sex that, “Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants” (Lev. 18:24, 25). The warning was repeated again in verse 28: “That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people” (vv. 28, 29).
You can’t tell me that pedophilia was not practiced by these pagan nations. They practiced the abomination of passing their children through the fire the cult of Molech where children were burnt (Ez. 23:37-39)! There are ample texts on this Molech cult. Even the Israelites did this, as 2 Kgs. 16:3 tells us: “But he (Ahaz) walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the pagan, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel.”
Within this “cult,” passing a son through the fire could mean burning them in the belly of the fire God Molech, or consecrating them to Molech as a disciple. Either way, God’s Word calls it an “abomination.”
SINCE THERE is no direct statement against the SIN of pedophilia, as already stated, there are principles that DEFINITELY apply to this abomination, this perverted/abusive SIN. There are those that know, as I do, that “fornication” means more than pre-marital sex.
The word translated “fornication” has the same idea in both the Hebrew and the Greek. The Greek word is porneia, from which we get the English words porno and pornography. The word in Scripture refers to any illicit sexual activity, and this would have to include the abhorrent acts of a pedophile-including the gathering and trading of obscene or indecent pictures of young children. People who use this type of pornography usually graduate from looking to actually doing, bringing great harm to children. Fornication is among the “lusts of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16-21) and among the evil things that come from the heart of a man apart from God (Mark 7:21-23).
Pedophiles share the characteristic of being “without natural affection” (Romans 1:31; 2 Timothy 3:2). The phrase “without natural affection” is translated from one Greek word, which means “inhuman, unloving, and unsociable.” One without natural affection acts in ways that are against the social norm. This would certainly describe a pedophile.
Since we’ve already looked at Matt. 18, about “offending” little children, we need to see what the word “offend” means again:
“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6, KJV). The word offend in the Greek means “to cause one to stumble, to put a stumbling block or impediment in the way, upon which another may trip and fall, to entice to sin, or to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey.”
These definitions of the word offend can easily be applied to the actions of a pedophile. Of course, the principle of not harming a child can be applied to a wide range of child-abusive actions, and Matthew 18:10 makes the case against anyone who would bring any type of harm to a child.
What about 1 Cor. 6:9, 10?
I HAVE over the years applied these two texts as “proof” that PRACTICING OFFENDERS WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD (see my articles in the Gay Way series). But to narrow it down, we find that word “fornication” (v. 9) along with other sex-sins/sinners.
What About Hebrews 13:4?
“LET MARRIAGE be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” We should know that God only honors sex that is between a (married) man and woman (at least in the New Testament era). Any sex act that violates the natural created order is abomination.
There is NO WAY that we can justify sex-sins, especially pedophilia. The Bible is just too clear on these issues. Because of what I just said, perverts have to resort to sexual orientation (SO). The whole GLBTQ camp has to justify their (sinful) behavior based on SO. The peds are now on the sex-bandwagon justifying their SICKNESS under the guise of “God made me this way!” HA! Get real. God does not MAKE sex-offenders.
With all this SO bull, collateral damage is high. Sexual morals have reached the cesspool realm. America needs to set “Truth Orientation” against “Sexual Orientation”…and fast!
In the text found in Heb. 13:4, some translations use “whoremongers” over “fornicators.” I think “fornicators” is correct.
Following are 5 points to ponder. I’ve used these in other articles, but for the sake of this article, consider:
Believers, first and foremost, must be morally and sexually pure (cf. 2 Cor. 11:2; Tit 2:5; 1 Pet 3:2). The word “pure” or “chaste” (Gk. aopnos) means to be free from all taint of that which is lewd. It suggests refraining from all acts and thoughts that incite desire not in accordance with one’s virginity or one’s marriage vows. It stresses restraint and avoidance of all sexual actions and excitements that would defile, debase, or cheapen one’s purity before God. It includes controlling one’s own body “in sanctification and honour” (1 Thes. 4:4), and not in “lust” (4:5). This instruction of Scripture is for both those who are single and those married. With regard to the Biblical teaching concerning sexual morality, note the following:
(1) Sexual intimacy is reserved for the marriage relationship and is approved and blessed by God only in that state. Through marriage, the husband and wife become one flesh according to God’s will. The physical and emotional pleasures resulting from a faithful marriage relationship are ordained by God and held in honor by Him.(2) Adultery, fornication, homosexuality, sensuality, impure desire, and degrading passions are considered grave sins in the sight of God since they are a transgression of the law of love and a defiling of the marriage relationship. Such sins are severely condemned in Scripture and place one outside the kingdom of God (Rom. 1:24-32; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; Gal. 5:19-21).
(3) Sexual immorality and impurity include not only forbidden intercourse or consummated acts, but also involve any act of sexual gratification with another person other than one’s marriage partner, achieved by uncovering or exploring the nakedness of that person. The contemporary teaching that says any sexual intimacy among “committed” unmarried youth and adults is acceptable as long as it stops short of full sexual union is a teaching contrary to the holiness of God and the Biblical standard of purity. God explicitly prohibits the “uncovering of the nakedness” or “seeing the nakedness” of anyone who is not a lawful wife or husband (Lev. 18:6-30; 20:11,17,19-21).
(4) THE BELIEVER MUST EXERCISE SELF-CONTROL AND STEADFAST RESTRAINT WITH REFERENCE TO ALL SEXUAL MATTERS BEFORE MARRIAGE. To justify premarital intimacy in the name of Christ merely on the ground of a real or a felt “commitment” to another flagrantly compromises God’s holy standards with the world’s impure ways and, in effect, justifies immorality. After marriage, sexual intimacy must be confined to one’s marriage partner. The Bible names self-control as an aspect of the Spirit’s fruit, the positive and pure behavior that is in contrast to immoral sexual play, gratification, fornication, adultery, and impurity. ONE’S FAITH COMMITMENT TO GOD’S WILL OPENS THE WAY TO RECEIVING THIS GIFT OF SELF-CONTROL (Gal. 5:22-24).
(5) Biblical terms used for sexual immorality, describing the breadth of its evil, are as follows:
(a) Fornication (Gk. porneia) describes a wide variety of sexual activities. Any sexual activity or play outside the marriage relationship, including the touching of the intimate parts of the body or viewing the nakedness of another person, is included in this term and is clearly a transgression of God’s moral standards for His people (see Lev. 18:6-30; 20:11-12,17,19-21; 1 Cor. 6:18; 1 Thes. 4:3).
(b) Lasciviousness (Gk. aselgeia) denotes the absence of clear moral principles, specifically, disregard of sexual reserve and restraint that maintains pure and chaste behavior (see 1 Tim. 2:9, note on modesty). It includes the inclination toward indulging in or arousing sinful lust, and thus is a partaking in Biblically unjustifiable conduct (Gal. 5:19; Eph. 4:19; 1 Pet 4:3; 2 Pet. 2:2,18).
(c) Defraud (Gk. pleonekteo) means to deprive another of the moral purity and chastity that God desires for that person in order to satisfy one’s own self-centered desires. To arouse sexual desires in someone which cannot be righteously fulfilled is defrauding that person (1 Thes. 4:6; cf. Eph. 4:19).
(d) Lust (Gk. epithumia) is having an immoral desire which one would fulfill if the opportunity arose (see Mat. 5:28, note; Eph. 4:19,22; 1 Pet. 4:3; 2 Pet. 2:18).