This post is the beginning of a series about perversion. In this first post we will introduce the problem.
What is Perversion?
Here is the definition.
1 : the action of perverting : the condition of being perverted
2 : a perverted form
especially : an aberrant sexual practice or interest especially when habitualhttps://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perversion
When we use the word “pervert,” we usually think of sexual perversion. However, if we look up “perverting,” we find that is about corrupting or misusing someone or something. If someone or something is “perverted,” that someone or something is corrupted. What is corruption? To be corrupted is to lack the wisdom to choose the good over the evil. In the extreme, what does a corrupt person do? Consider a couple of verses from Isaiah.
Someone who is wise in their own eyes trusts their self more than they trust God. That is, they refuse to see the wisdom in this proverb.
When Adam and Eve sinned, what was their sin? Was it eating the forbidden fruit? No. Before Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they sinned by refusing to believe God.
How did Satan pervert Adam and Eve? He persuaded them to trust themselves more than they trusted God.
Note verse 6 in the passage above. God had told Adam and Eve the truth, but they refused to believe the truth. Because they wanted to be like God, they believed a lie. Because they did not trust God, they believed a lie.
Because Satan tempted Adam and Eve with the promise that they would “become like God, knowing good and evil,” we may say that Satan perverted them. Nevertheless, the sin was Adam’s and Eve’s. When we refuse to trust God and believe the truth, we sin. It is because we refuse to trust God and believe the truth that we speak and behave perversely.
To Be Continued
- Biblical Examples of Perversion
- Choosing Between The Truth And The Lie
- How Is The United States Being Perverted?
- Revival Begins With Discernment Of The Truth
A very appropriate subject for today’s world. Looking forward to the series.
Thanks for your link and your perfect word choice, perversion, which inspired me to write a post on another issue and link back to your post.
Regards and goodwill blogging