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whether it's about desiring sex with someone who is not one's spouse, or whether it's about sexually objectifying any person of the opposite gender (or the same gender if that's one's sexual orientation), attitudes behind that is sin. appreciation of sexual beauty need not be this objectification. desiring to have sexual fulfillment need not be this ...


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Holiness, as it relates to God, is the ultimate "set apart": He is set apart from our flesh, since He is spirit, and thus is not motivated by the desires of the flesh that afflict us. He is not of nationalistic spirit, since He was not born in any country, and is not beholden to any nation's laws or customs. He is outside of creation and of time, so He is ...


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Catholic perspective: always wrong/bad, not always sinful. Self-control Sirach 18:30-31 (RSVCE) 30 Do not follow your base desires, but restrain your appetites. 31 If you allow your soul to take pleasure in base desire, it will make you the laughingstock of your enemies. Pertinent numbers in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: ...


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The Christian meaning is not different than the meaning in normal language use. Simply it means Set apart for God hence: 1 Peter 2:9-10 (RSVCE) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were ...


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The true definition of lust is to have such an intense or strong desire that it causes one to violate the rights of others. Lack of self control and reason. It is never a sin to have a strong desire to do good things in life, like making the world a better place. Or having desires to serve others in God's name. It is when one places their desires in a ...



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