Does God Want Me To be a Prostitute?

Prostitution is known as the worlds oldest profession. However, in many areas of the world prostitution proves itself popular and vital to this day.  Such a popular and enduring profession has not gone without controversy.  Presently prostitution is illegal  in many areas of the United States. But, as we all know, the United States was not founded on the Bible, so we cannot trust our laws for moral guidance (even though we should obey them).  Thus we should examine prostitution using his Holy Word, and see what God would have us do.

After a thorough examination of his holy Word, I believe the answer is clear. God approves of you offering yourself for sex in exchange for money.  But that is my interpretation, so let us open up the Good Book and you can make your own decision.

First let me state that nowhere does the Bible expressly prohibit or encourage prostitution.  So this is a bit of a gray area, where we need to examine closely the prostitutes that are in the Bible, and how the Bible addresses them.  Thankfully there are many prostitutes within the Bible and we have many points of interest to look at.

The Old Testament

Genesis 38 15-17
15 When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face. 16 Not realizing that she was his daughter-in-law, he went over to her by the roadside and said, “Come now, let me sleep with you.”, “And what will you give me to sleep with you?” she asked. 17 “I’ll send you a young goat from my flock,” he said.

Judah is the father of the Tribe of Judah, one of the twelve Tribes of Israel. As shown in Genesis 49 he is clearly a blessed man by both God and Jacob. This holy man named Judah obviously had no problem hiring a prostitute. But I want to examine something here. As shown in verse 21, he actually thought Tamar (his daughter in law) was a shrine prostitute. It was the practice at the time that having sex with a shrine prostitute (either male or female) would bring blessings from God. I do not know if this practice continues today. The possibility is there! Try going to a church and offering yourself up as a temple prostitute. Perhaps others will receive blessings from God because of your faithful act.

As a young child Sampson was my favourite hero from the Bible. God blessed Sampson with the strength of many men. Sampson was faithful to God, and for that God did bless Sampson. Truly he was a man to be looked up to. So let us look at the example that a Godly hero like Sampson sets for us all.

Judges 16:1 One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute. He went in to spend the night with her.

And if such a man of God as Sampson is visiting prostitutes. Surely this profession is something God would approve for anyone.

One of the most beloved persons from the Bible is the prostitute Rahab. We know her story, she saves the spies in Jericho and then Joshua spares her life.

James 2:25
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?

Hebrews 11:31
By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.

Hebrews 11 is known for is praise of some of the most faithful men and women in the Bible. It is sort of the Hall of Fame of the Bible. It reflects back on such persons as Abraham, Moses, Joseph, and Isaac. Mentioned in Hebrews 11 is Jephthah. Jephthah comes as a highly regarded warrior in the Bible.

Hebrews 11:32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets

Aside from noting additional praise for the great Sampson who slept with prostitutes, we see praise for Jephthah. These names are right inline with other hero’s such as David, Gideon, and Samuel. What an honor! Yet without his father Gilead sleeping with a prostitute we would not have this man.

Judges 11:1 Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior. His father was Gilead; his mother was a prostitute.

So far we have seen that holy men of God will pay for and visit prostitutes. We see how possibly prostitution might bestow blessings on others. We see how a prostitute can earn praise in the Bible as a righteous person! I think this has show that God and Godly men have a love for prostitutes. And men, do not be afraid to pay for and sleep with prostitutes! Judah and Sampson have set the example.

But look I have found one last benefit of prostitution. You do not have to pay tithes! What a benefit that you get to save up a bit more money to provide for your family. Perhaps this is incentive to get more young women to join this field? God knew people would be nervous about it, and thus is blessing them by letting them keep from tithing.

Deuteronomy 23:18 You must not bring the earnings of a female prostitute or of a male prostitute into the house of the LORD your God to pay any vow, because the LORD your God detests them both.

Jesus

But now lets look at Jesus. He obviously had a special relationship with a few prostitutes. Jesus has the following interaction with a prostitute.

Luke 7:44-50
44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”
48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

That is a very loving statement towards that prostitute. She’s now going to heaven! And by no means does she have to change her profession, for her faith has saved her! She can continue to earn an income for herself as a prostitute.

Matthew 21:31-32
31 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.

If a prostitute believes, he or she can enter the Kingdom of God! Nowhere does it state that these people must change how they earn a living. Be a prostitute and believe and you can go to Heaven! This is what God is telling us!

So this is the word God has for us from his Bible on prostitution. Men follow the example of those in the Bible and visit prostitutes. Women, if you wish to, become prostitutes. God will not withhold his blessing from you. It can be a blessed thing to do, and can let you provide food and shelter for you and those you love.

The Bible clearly approves of prostitution, so feel a sense of pride in your hard work as men pay you to have sex with them.

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22 Responses to “Does God Want Me To be a Prostitute?”

  1. John Cox Says:

    1. Judah was prior to the 10 Commandments and the Mosaic Law. Even though he obviously sinned, you will see several examples (ie Joesph running from Potiphar’s wife since he would not dare sin against God) of faithful servants doing the right thing void of any particular law – but serving God from their hearts.

    2. Did not Samson pay with his life for his involvement with these sorts of women? Do you think God would have allowed Samson to fall had the Philistines found out about his hair any other way? Samson died for his actions, yet it appears he repented in an approved state based upon his repentance. This is a story of a man who had a special relationship with God, lost that relationship due to his lifestyle, and then repentant do to Gods will before his death. He reaped what he sowed and paid with his life.

    3. Jephthah’s mother was nothing special – yes, prostitutes were around.

    4. Jesus always told sinners to repeat to achieve salvation. Yes, didnt matter what you did – but you could not be in an approved state continuing to sin.

  2. happydog1960 Says:

    I think there should be more temple prostitutes, because I want to feel closer to God. Like, squishy closer. I want to squeeze God’s boobs and lick Her twat. Wait, was that a little over the top? Sorry.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Is this article a joke? Read 1 Corinthians 6:12-20. In v.15 it says, “Should I take what belongs to Christ and join it to a prostitute? Never!” that alone makes it pretty clear that Christians should stay away from using and being prostitutes.

    • Anonymous Says:

      This site is weird…. So if u murder and Continue its km as long as u believe j god!

    • Justified By God Says:

      These are not articles my, friend. I have provided these sermons here for you and others to use in your churches. Preachers such as myself often need source material to build our sermons from. It’s a common practice among us preachers to share materials and assist each other in growing in Christ and teaching his word!

  4. Anthony Says:

    Why do you think The lord God detest the earnings of a female prostitute or of a male prostitute,i think it should tell us something is wrong with it,and brothers and sisters let us not forget the very beginning of the verse that this blog cote, that is the verse number 17 which strongly warn us that No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine prostitute. 18 You must not bring the earnings of a female prostitute or of a male prostitute into the house of the Lord your God to pay any vow, because the Lord your God detests them both.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Brothers and sisters in Christ, please avoid following what this article has published. The author is obviously a wolf in sheep’s clothing deceiving the people and encouraging them to sin. This The ^^^above ^^^ comments clearly show you how The Lord “detests” prostitution. Please look into the Word of God itself and you will see for yourself. After all, it is the truth and the way to salvation. God bless!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Fuck the author of this article your clearly making a joke of the bible.

  7. Paul Says:

    The author has a lot of valid points.. To me it is interesting that the spirit of The Lord did not depart from Sampson until his hair was cut.. Not when he slept with a prostitute..I’m on the fence with this issue..

  8. PleaseForgiveMeMyLordGod Says:

    1 Corinthians 6:9
    Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders

  9. mary Says:

    Yes, I received a message about this. Prostitution is something god wants. He wants that message to start spreading. Or you can call it sacred sex. It will emerge in society. I keep receiving messages in the third eye, dreams and readings on it. I was shocked at first. Sex will be casual is what I heard in the future. It will be recreational along with cannabis.
    It’s hard to believe. I keep saying no. I keep doing the reading and that is part of the change that is coming to the planet. All these changes can take years to manifest. Its starts small and then grows. Orgies is what I’m hearing. Multiples husbands or wives. Or Single with a lot lovers. The energy of god is sexual energy. The most powerful energy in the universe is sex.
    The churches covered it up but the secrets will burst. For example, a website like this will pop up and so will many more. I keep getting the reading.
    I said I want to see if any of this has manifested on earth yet. My inner voice said Google it and here you are. Not bad, we will see how this unfolds. Oral sex is godly rite and being good at it will earn you praise by god. All that was in the reading wow. So denying is the world of the evil ones. They rewrote the books. They forgot to leave some out as you pointed out. Corrupt Demurige is what it called.

  10. aajayunlimited Says:

    Peruse these: http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Prostitution/

    Prostitution falls under the class of sins that can be referred to as sexual immorality. The only way in which a Christian–which I am–can have sex is between two “indentured” “adults “(bound by a life’s promise to each other that is both biblical[more important] and legal if under a law) of the opposite sex in a single marriage that is almost uncompromised(extremely rare to break–you know that it is Godly inspired or ultimately required, not a selfish or emotional act) by any other earthly person; distraction; or thing. If broken for any reason and the spouse has not died, I don’t believe that you are supposed to remarry or have sex with another. To my understanding, you are supposed to try to get back with your spouse perpetually and wait until he/she dies if they ultimately choose not to. I don’t think people take marriage that seriously. Being inimical to these statutes in this paragraph, I believe is sin and sexually immoral. And you may bring God’s wrath and curse down upon you for doing so. It may be a financial curse on you and your kids, a health problem curse, a death of you or one of your children, bad luck follows you and your kids(clumsy, nothing prospers or remains prosperous as long as it should be, evil people or spirits may be allowed to come after you as locusts, etc.–Mush in a “Bronx Tale” or Urkel in Family Matters for examples).

    Marriage can be very happy and pleasurable: It may be fine to watch sports or hang out with hearty friends, but not when your wife is looking to do something that is important to her or romantic. By the same token, it may be good to have your family or friends over or fine to do something that is fleeting, but not when your husband wants sex or it preempts something that he has been waiting a long time for(like relaxation from work or going fishing or something). Add to that, both should be understanding and inseparable of one another. Sex should not be for “favors” or withheld selfishly. Sex should not be a job in any sense of the word; If you are poor and desperate financially, then get converted to Christ and seek God’s help(and it may not be like what you expected, either). One should let God choose his/her spouse, so that the couple will be on the same page with their needs and desires. Otherwise, you may eventually have a mess of a marriage and eventually be at crossroads where someone is always wanting to go, vindictive, dissatisfied or angry, or eyeing another–leading you/spouse into unwarranted divorce, another sexual immorality. SORRY TO GET OFF SUBJECT AND GO INTO MARRIAGE. BUT SEX SHOULD BE APART OF A MARRIAGE AND NOT PROSTITUTION OR ANYTHING ELSE AND MARRIAGE CAN BE DONE RIGHT.

    Sure, the webpage’s scope is broad(on the whole issue of sexual immorality), but I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for if you study it with the intention of finding the utter truth. Therefore, know the truth and be without excuse. In Jesus Christ of Nazareth’s name. Amen.

  11. Prasanth Says:

    NO NEVER HE WANTS HIS CHILDREN TO SIN IN ANY WAY..THIS SITE IS MISLEADING..STOP FOLLOWING IT….

    An example of prostitute from Bible
    John 8:11
    No Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
    Jesus said GO AND SIN NO MORE…IT MEANS SHE SHOULD LEAVE PROSTITUTION ALSO
    PLEASE ASK GOD FOR WISDOM AND DO READ BIBLE
    James 1:5
    If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

    YOU SHOULD NOT DO PROSTITUTION..HERE IS A BIBLE CHAPTER..
    EPHESIANS 5

    Walk in Love

    5 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

    3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints
    . 4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.
    5 For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
    6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
    7 Therefore do not become partners with them;
    8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
    9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),
    10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord
    . 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them
    . 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.
    13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

    “Awake, O sleeper,
    and arise from the dead,
    and Christ will shine on you.”
    15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
    16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil
    . 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
    18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit
    , 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
    20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    What in the… what? Well, this is obviously satirical… or possibly just a fallacy, but I’m going to go with the former.

    First of all, there’s no way I could believe that God really does support prostitution. What you’re doing here is wrong. Yes, there is some very obvious sarcasm in your writing, but you’re still making a mockery of the Bible and of God. And you need to stop.

    It’s honestly so sad to see you writing things like this, and to see comments such as the one “happydog1960” wrote. It reminds me of the time I was at a concert, and the band threw out a Bible to be ripped up by the crowd… how horrible, and how sad. I understand, most of you are probably very bitter towards God because of things that have happened to you, and things that you’ve seen around you, and put the blame on Him. Or perhaps you feel comfort in your life, and see no reason for God, because you think you have everything you need. Or, maybe you just simply refuse to believe and give God a chance because of your own battles in life, because of fear of Hell, fear of the truth, or some other reason. But, let me tell you this–both the comforting objects or other aspects of this life and the evil, terrible ones are temporary. And running from something you fear that’s inevitable if you don’t face it won’t keep you safe from it. You’re so blinded by your own hatred and self-righteousness that you can’t even see the truth right before your own eyes, and won’t even give it a chance.

    It really, truly hurts me in my soul to see these things. It hurts me so much for all of you that are so blind. I’m grateful that at least some of the comments I read were positive towards God, and I’m happy that some see the truth and light.

    Whatever reason you all have for being so hateful and for mocking the Bible and God is not bigger than God, and can be overcome with His help and His grace. Please, don’t continue down this path. I know you’ll probably mock me too, and that’s okay. If this message gets through to even one person, and ends up saving even one from himself or herself, from the sin and desperation of God they’re in, then I’m willing to bear however much mocking it takes. Even if it gets through to no one, just the chance that it might is worth it to me.

    I know some of you are confused, blind, hateful, sad, desperate, bitter, but turn to God and He can wash it all away, and make you new. If perhaps you’ve fallen away, He’ll accept you back, as He did with the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32.

    The Parable of the Prodigal Son

    [11] And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. [12] And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. [13] Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. [14] And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. [15] So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. [16] And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.

    [17] “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! [18] I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. [19] I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ [20] And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. [21] And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ [22] But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. [23] And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. [24] For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

    [25] “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. [26] And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. [27] And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ [28] But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, [29] but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. [30] But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ [31] And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. [32] It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’ (Luke 15:11-32 ESV)

    If you haven’t found Christ, there’s still hope for you, no matter what you’ve done! God says all sins can be forgiven, aside from the unforgivable one, which, in my belief, is the only one that can’t because of people’s own stubbornness to ask for forgiveness, which carries on to the afterlife unless they repent. God says “Ask and you shall receive”!

    Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

    There is hope and forgiveness for ALL. Can’t you see that the way you’re living and viewing things is wrong? Please, don’t be deceived. Be received by God, instead. Allow Him to open up His arms to you and show you how great and amazing His love is, and how much good He can do in your life. Please, if nothing else, if NOTHING else, at LEAST give God a chance before simply scoffing, continuing in your stubborn ways, and keeping your backs turned to God.

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

    “I asked Jesus, “How much do you love me?” “This much,” he replied. And then he stretched out his arms and died.”

    All humans come from love, and God is love. The true love that you need in your life, or you’ll never truly be satisfied. Don’t waste away your days, you only get ONE life, and how sad would it be to look back once you’re on your deathbed, or even after you’ve died, and see that you had a true chance and wasted it? To see that you wasted your life on frivolous, perishable things, instead of what’s really important, what’s eternal and truly matters.

    It is never too late for ANYONE, at least not until they die. And then… then it will be too late. So don’t miss it, or you will truly, honestly regret it.

    Jesus died for everyone, including YOU. Don’t let His sacrifice go in vain in your own life and eternity.

    Pay attention, God is calling you. Will you answer?

  13. mike Says:

    The amount of misinterpretations in this article are saddening. The author has taken snippets from the Bible and twisted their purpose within a story to fit the need of the author which in this instance is to somehow make prostitution not to appear as the degrading act that it is. These are all stories of how a loving God can use imperfect humans and how he can save and use them even though they don’t always listen. It should be clear that none of them were perfect people ( except Jesus who told the prostitute that she was forgiven and then told her not to sin any more aka stop being a prostitute)

    If you are a prostitute and you read this please do not read this article and believe that God intended you to be degraded and used to fulfill the twisted intentions of strangers, or that God hates you. God sent Jesus to die for your shortcomings so that he could have a relationship with you and that you could know a life that has purpose. God has used prostitutes before and he can do it again. That does not mean that God approves of or condones prostitutes- it means that there is a God so powerful that no matter what your shortcomings are he can accept you as you are and restore you to a life of purpose.

    • Hank Says:

      In ancient times most female prostitutes were slaves and had no choice. A Christian slave prostitute could refuse to actively participate in sodomy sexual perversions, oral sex, handjobs, tittyfcuking, but for her to be passive and be forced to submit to vaginal sex or anal abuse would not be sin on her part.
      Crying for help (Deuteronomy 22:24, 27) would be futile and likely incite further abuse. Nowhere in the Bible is found any command, example or inference that a woman should fight a man. In a degenerate pagan society she had no protection by authorities, so if she resisted she would be beaten into submission.
      The JWs (“Jehovah’s Witnesses”) now, and the civil authorities in past times did, demand that a woman sexually assaulted/raped resist “to the utmost” or have her rape complaint dismissed as a lie but the Bible makes no demand of a woman beyond crying out for help.
      A Christian man slave could not, like a woman, actively participate in prostitution yet at the same time might be forced to submit to anal abuse without guilt. Many early Christians had been slave prostitutes who were bought out of slavery by the church. Women who as infants had been “exposed” (abandoned) and rescued by brothels were bought from the brothels by the church quite young, as by their mid- to upper teens they were quite worn and no longer fresh. Most customers of brothels wanted girls and boys just pubescent, and after a few years of servicing dozens of customers daily could be bought rather cheaply.
      Why do you think the current fashion of shaving or waxing pubic hair is so all the rage? Because degenerate, perverted men want to have sex with young looking girls and boys, and dehaired older ones are the closest thing available without danger of prison.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Prostitution is a sin. There is no enywhere it is allowed. Sex should be only to the lawfully married and it is written you shall be faithful to your partner.

    • Hank Says:

      So do you with the obscenity you use to supposedly defend the Bible.
      With their deeds they give the unbelievers cause (excuse) to blaspheme (insult; slander) the name of the Lord. — adapted from the story of King David, Bathsheba, Uriah, Nathan and the son of David’s adultery with Bathsheba, then the wife of Uriah. 2 Samuel 12:14

  15. Kelsey Says:

    Please hear me out. I’m not trying to be rude or hateful or anything, but I would like to point out that you are twisting the words of the Bible and trying to make excuses for sin. The Bible does NOT “stand behind you no matter what”. God created this world with specific ideas in mind as to what is right and what is wrong. Obviously, nobody is perfect and nobody can live their entire life without ever doing something wrong, which is why God sent Jesus to die for our sins. However, just because God FORGIVES us does not mean that He APPROVES of sin. God hates sin. Period. God’s love and forgiveness do not equate to acceptance of whatever lifestyle we choose to live. God created the world, so He gets to make the rules. There are some things that He says are wrong and we just have to deal with it.

    And prostitution is one of those things that He says is wrong. 1 Corinthians 6:15-16: “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!” The chapter goes on to say that “All other sins a person 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 Cor 6:17-20) That’s a pretty clear message… God does not approve of prostitution, nor of any other sexual sin. Yes, Jesus talked with prostitutes, and yes, He did state that they were entering the kingdom of heaven before the religious leaders. But they were entering the kingdom of heaven because they STOPPED living in their life of sin (prostitution) and started following Jesus instead. God is willing to forgive anyone who has sinned, but it’s not all on Him. We have a responsibility too. Part of being saved and forgiven is that we stop sinning. It isn’t sincere if we tell God, “I’m really sorry for what I’ve done, please forgive me” and then we keep doing what we’ve always been doing. Romans 6:1-2 says, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” In multiple places, the New Testament talks about our “old selves” and “new selves”–our “new selves” being who we become after we accept Jesus into our hearts and do our best to STOP SINNING. When Jesus forgave the adulterous woman, He told her to “Go now and leave your life of sin.” He didn’t just say, “Go now and continue the way you’ve been living, your sins are forgiven.” He told her to LEAVE her life of sin.

    You gave the example about Rahab the prostitute being considered righteous because of how she helped the spies. The way the passages about Rahab are written, they say that she was righteous DESPITE being a prostitute, not because of it. God approved of the fact that she helped the spies. That doesn’t mean that He approved of her prostitution. People are not all good or all bad. People who do mainly bad things can have redeeming qualities, and people who do mainly good things can have bad qualities. You gave other examples, about men who were considered godly but who slept with prostitutes. Nowhere does it say that God approved of them sleeping with prostitutes. As I said before, nobody is perfect. We all sin, even the most godly people among us. It’s because we’re human. Samson and Judah had other redeeming characteristics, and in some ways walked with God. But that does not mean God approved of them uniting themselves with prostitutes. And then the example of Jephthah—that’s totally irrelevant. His mother was the prostitute, not him. A serial killer could have a child who grows up to be the most amazing, wonderful person you’ve ever known. Their genetic relation does not make the child a serial killer any more than it makes the serial killer a wonderful person.

    You also cited Deuteronomy 23:18: “You must not bring the earnings of a female prostitute or of a male prostitute into the house of the LORD your God to pay any vow, because the LORD your God detests them both.” Pay close attention to the end of that verse. “The Lord your God detests them both.” He DETESTS the earnings of female prostitutes and male prostitutes. He detests prostitution. God created sex as a beautiful expression of love between a married man and woman—not as a way to earn money.
    Let’s go back to 1 Corinthians for some more information: “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Cor 6:9-11) These verses explain that people who live in sin will not enter the kingdom of God. But, people who turn away from their sin and become sanctified by Jesus will enter the kingdom of God. It is important to note that the author says, “that is what some of you WERE”, not “that is what some of you ARE.” “Were” makes it clear that they used to behave that way, but don’t anymore now that they have been justified and sanctified by Jesus. Once we have been washed of our sins by Jesus, we must not go back to sinning. If we go back to sinning, we are just as bad off as we were before we were forgiven.

    A final note to the author of “Does God Want Me To Be A Prostitute?”: To me, the tone of your article sounded sarcastic, even mocking. It didn’t sound like you truly believe what you’re writing, but rather that you’re making fun of God, the Bible, and Christians. In which case, why? What is your motive for doing that? What will you gain by drawing people away from Christianity?

    Maybe I’m wrong—maybe this is genuinely what you believe. But either way, I would advise that you really give the New Testament a thorough read-through. Remember that you are not the one who created the world and got to decide the way things should go. Remember that there is Someone higher than you, who has the power both to judge and to forgive. God gave the Bible to us as a way to connect with him, a way that we can figure out how He wants us to live. When we twist and manipulate the words of the Bible to fit our own desires, we are cheating ourselves out of the abundant life God wants to be able to give us.

    And a final note to anyone reading this who may be a prostitute: I am not writing this to condemn you. As I said before, we ALL sin. Yes, prostitution is wrong. But you’re not doomed. If you leave your life of prostitution, and begin a relationship with Jesus Christ, believing and confessing that He is your Lord and Savior who died so that you could be forgiven, then you will be saved. And once you know you’re saved, the next step is to find a Bible-believing church (one that relies heavily on the Word of God and does not try to twist or manipulate it to make people feel good), and connect with other believers. Please don’t listen to the lies that say we can make up our own rules. Please don’t listen to the lies that say it’s okay to exchange your body for money. You’re worth so much more than that.

    And a final note to everyone: Prostitution is not always willful. Sex trafficking is a real thing all around the world—even in the United States. People of both genders, usually children and teenagers, are kidnapped and forced to become prostitutes (If you want to learn more, visit http://www.invisibleslaves.org/info.html or http://www.camerongallant.com/combat-trafficking.html). It’s not funny and it’s not something to joke about. When people encourage prostitution, they encourage sex trafficking.

    If you or someone you know is being forced into prostitution, call this number: 1-888-373-7888. Or text “HELP” or “INFO” to 233733. These numbers are national, toll-free hotlines against human trafficking, and contacting them is the first step toward getting you out of your current situation and into freedom.

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