Many times in the church we are so quick to point out where the world is falling short of God’s standards in relation to sex, but do not want to confront and deal with the sexual sin that is present among us.
Sexual sin among us? Yes among us. Among the Believers, the Saints, the People of God, The Kingdom Citizens, among us.
The Apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit confronted the issue of sexual sin in the church at Corinth, admonishing them to:
“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.Therefore honor God with your body.”
(1 Corinthians 6:18-20 – NIV)
Although these words were penned hundreds of years ago to the early church, God is saying the same thing to us as the church today, we must flee from sexual immorality.
The following is a poem that depicts an all too common story involving sexual sin.
Please note that I do not know any persons by the names of “Brother George” or “Pearline” who had, or have, any kind of relationship with each other so any such occurrence is pure coincidence.
The purpose of the poem is to serve as a warning for us in the church to flee sexual immorality. It is written with quite a lot of Bahamian dialect so I hope those of you who are not from the Bahamas are able to understand.
Brother George & Pearline
Brother George got up, stretched and rubbed his eyes,
Tonight I wonder which gal ga be my prize,
Some er dem so weak dey can’t resist me,
One compliment, one dinner, an dey dish it for free.
He sat on the bed and got out his black book,
He flipped through the pages to take a quick look,
Not Sister Donna, not Sister Marsha, not Lucy, not Clem,
Man dey ain no challenge I done run tru dem.
Then Brother George remembered Pearline the new lady next door,
Low cut blouse, skin tight pants hey who could ask for more,
Oh man she sooo sexy, I just can’t wait
So he got dressed went over and asked her for a date.
“Sure” Pearline said with a smile on her face,
Then she slipped on an outfit and they left her place,
But what Brother George did not realize to his demise,
There was much more to Pearline than what met his eyes.
After having dinner and now sitting on the beach,
Brother George grinned to himself “Now my prize is in reach”,
So he gently began to stroke Pearline’s hand,
And next thing you know they were rolling in the sand.
He took Pearline home and gave her a good night kiss,
Thinking “man I didn’t expect it to be as easy as dis”,
Back in his bedroom he puffed up his chest,
and said, “Boy, George you bad now, das annuder conquest.”
Two days later Brother George’s cousin stopped by,
Brother George told him about Pearline and he started to sigh,
He said “Boy I hope you ain talkin bout dat woman next door”
“Because she gat AIDS” – Brother George fell to the floor!
When Brother George’s cousin left he could not sleep,
“But she look so healthy, man dis really run deep”,
From the outside he did not notice one thing,
And now he sorrowfully regretted having the fling.
Months later to the doctor Brother George went shaking,
When called in for his test results his knees were quaking,
The doctor looked at him and sadly shook his head,
“I’m sorry except for a miracle you’ll soon be dead”.
Brother George went and found Pearline, his heart filled with dread,
“Girl you know you had AIDS” he angrily said,
Pearline shrugged her shoulders without batting an eye,
“Well you wanted me, right?” was her reply.
Pearline died first then Brother George followed her,
Leaving their families and friends in a blur,
It’s sad to say but the truth is you see,
What happened to them is a common story.
Many, many a life have been lost this way,
Because from God’s guidelines we go astray,
No, I sit not in judgment, all pious and scorning,
But as one that’s concerned and simply issuing a warning.
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;”
(1 Thessalonians 4:3-6 – NIV)
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