Some say it’s the oldest profession in the world. There may be some truth to that as it is even said to be a Law of Moses. Be it the oldest or not, one thing is sure: it is against God’s law and it is prohibited to be one, engaged in the practice of or procure the service of one. At the very least, prostitution is immoral, and nothing good will come out of engaging in such an immoral act. Prostitution destroys marriages, families and lives. More importantly, it harms the spirit and will leads to eternal death.
What is prostitution anyway and what law does it break. In its simplest definition prostitution is engaging in promiscuous sexual relations, most often for money or favor. Prostitution is illegal in most countries and even in countries where it is permitted it is highly regulated. More than just legally wrong, prostitution is against God’s law. There are many bible verses which clearly shows that prostitution is against God’s law and it is something that makes God really angry.
Sex per se is not wrong or bad or immoral. Sex is a basic human need that has to be filled, thus the creation of the woman and marriage. Marriage was created by God and is therefore true and good and holy. And sex within the bounds of marriage is therefore also good and holy. Don’t believe that fable coming from the Catholic church, specially Augustine of Hippo who claim that sex is equal to lust and is an original sin and passed from father to son. Sex only becomes a sin when it is engaged in by people who are not married or people of the same sex.
Lust is not sex, and sex is not lust. For one, lust is not limited to sex alone. Lust could be for money, success or even life itself. Lust is intense desire specially for pleasure and delight. And when the desire for sex is so intense that it is engaged with whomever, then that false into a sin of either fornication or adultery or sodomy. When the practice of engaging in sex outside the bounds of marriage is done in exchanged of money or favor, that is then it becomes prostitution.
But is it the end of the road for prostitutes? Is there hope for someone who engages in the practice of prostitution in particular or sin in general? Absolutely not. But there is something they can do: STOP, and “sin no more”. That is basically the doctrine that Jesus Christ left for his true disciples to follow. Anyone practicing such as evil deed should immediately stop, and from there “sin no more”. Couple this with another doctrine: if one stops committing sin, joins the brotherhood inside the church but afterward commits the same sin and refused to stop, then that person is to be expelled for being wicked! This is the biblical teachings. For a detailed explanation, please visit the nearest Iglesia ni Cristo chapel and talk to the minister.
This doctrine based on the bible is totally different for the teachings of the self-proclaimed Apostolic church, the Catholic church. Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas both defended and legalized the practice of prostitution. Augustine recognized and accepted prostitution within his flock. Aquinas agreed with this acceptance. This is in total contradiction and disregard of Jesus Christ and the Apostles teachings to STOP from sinning. In fact, Augustine allowed it to be practiced and even legalized it! He rationalized it saying something like it’s instead of men seducing and even raping respectable women, let it be they practice sex with prostitutes. Augustine basically threw away the commandment to stay away from sin but instead to commit sin with other sinners! Talk about anti-Christians.
Catholic church “fathers” are men who came after the death of the apostles and started preaching doctrines utterly opposite the teachings of Christ and the Apostles. They were made” saints” by Catholics, idols and icons are made of them and they are prayed to and worshiped. They were exactly the men the true Apostles forewarned before they died: “that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils”.