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|NASB||1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.|
|1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world--the lust and sensual craving of the flesh and the lust and longing of the eyes and the boastful pride of life [pretentious confidence in one's resources or in the stability of earthly things]--these do not come from the Father, but are from the world.|
I have a question... If the 'lust of the flesh' (1 John 2:16) pertains to 'craving for sensual gratification', then is it wrong to have a sex-drive? How about in marraige; can a married person have a sexual craving for his/her spouse?
Also within this line of thought; the notion of 'beauty' as far as it being a pleasurable thing; I noticed that God made things that were 'pleasant to the eyes' (Genesis); is it wrong to then find pleasure in things that are 'physically beautiful'? Can you crave for them (like craving to see your spouse keep in shape)?
Bible Answer: Maybe the new book by Rob Bell Jr. would be helpful. It is entitled "Sex God" and no, it is not an autobiography. I have not read it all yet, but I have heard several audio messages about the topic and I think it would do you well to read or get from the Library.