Paul Washer: „The Sexually Immoral Will Go to Hell”

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You must understand that, it’s like when I work with drug addicts in Peru, and even here in the United States when I was younger, as a Christian. They would always say, „Your entire life as a drug addict is chasing that first high.That first high is so good and you spend the rest of your life chasing it again. Because, no matter how much more you increase, it’s not enough and you just keep chasing and chasing, and going deeper until you’re lost.

Another point that I want to make, and it is very important that we understand it. Believers are not to associate with any person who professes Christ, but habitually practices sexual immorality of any type. That sounds very, very hard. But, listen to 1 Corinthians 5:11 – But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. Now, this is a reference to church discipline. And, it is not teaching that any person who is struggling with sexual immorality  that they must be disciplined, that’s not what it is saying. It is referring to someone, who in this struggle, has given themselves over to this struggle, they are not repentant, they don’t care, and they just keep going on with it even to the point of flaunting it- that that person would be brought into discipline. 

And yes, if a person in the body, who is not disciplined, because they truly show signs and fruit of conversion, but are struggling in a certain area, this area of sexual immorality, then, here’s a few things I think we need to look at.

  1. First of all, as we’ve seen in the Book of Acts, no matter what else they know, they’re immature. No matter what else they think they know, they’ve not even reached the first rung of a Christian ethic being applied to their life. They should never be given a ministry in the church while they are struggling with this matter. They should never be set over any aspect  of ministry within the church, while they are struggling with this for the same reason that a man should not be made an elder, who does not qualify according to Titus 1 or 1 Timothy chapter 3.
  2. Second, it is not recommended that this person who practices these things should counsel anyone, regarding the simplest matters of the Christian faith. I know, again, that sounds hard. But look at what we’re dealing with here. Would I tell a new believer to go out and counsel other believers? Absolutely not. Would I tell someone [who is] struggling with this particular sin, whatever aspect of it it is, „Yes, go out freely, counsel people, give your wisdom?” NO! No, you should not give your wisdom. You should heal yourself, physician. You should take counsel, not give it. You should grow, you should take this thing and wrestle it til it is conquered and conquered for awhile.
  3. Now, another point, those who habitually practice sexual immorality of any type will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. This is what you need to understand. We don’t say these things anymore, do we? But the Bible most certainly does. I’m gonna read you texts. Now again, we’re not talking about a genuine believer struggling against this sin, learning to overcome and eventually overcoming. But, we’re talking about someone who never gives way, who never gives headway, who never makes progress in this area, who is always enslaved to this the rest of their lives and who finally gives themselves up to it. This is what the Bible says, 1 Corinthians 6:9 – Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

They are called these things because they habitually practice them. They habitually practice them. Galatians 5:21 – I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. – immorality, sensuality, – will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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