• Driving desire for things (power, lovers, money, wealth, goods, etc.) is the root of all evil. Think about all man's inhumanities and evil. It's driven by the lust for something.
  • Because supposedly in gods view sex is a great gift and the ability to reproduce, and the idea of lust is having sex for just the fun of it and not something important.
  • The primary ingredient to lust is sex addiction. Lust is sin (Matthew 5:28) and sin is death (Romans 6:23). The Bible also says "You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor's house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor (Deut 5:21)." That includes his daughters, too. "Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes (Prov. 6:25)." Paul warned us in 1 Thessalonians 4:5 to not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God (NIV)."
  • Because what you are lusting after isn't yours. That is called coveting. One of the big ten.
  • in the bible it says when you lust, in gods eye you are doing the act. it also says god judges us not only by our actions but what is in our heart..
    • Thinker
      lusting is not the act it is the desire. Lust that leads to covetousness is the sin.
  • Because lust creates a sense of pleasure, and if you have not noticed, pretty much everything that brings a great sense of pleasure, in the eyes of christian religion, is a sin.
  • Cause God said so.
  • Cause everything fun is.
  • Lust Is a sin because It separates us from God as the Bible says... Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
    • Thinker
      Lust is not the sin but covetousness is. If you look at a beautiful woman walking down the street and think it would be fun to be with her this is a normal thing. If however you not only look at with lust but indeed take her away and make her yours is where adultery can take place. If you divorce your wife to marry another it is a sin. If a woman leaves her husband to be with you without the husbands permission it is adultery. When Jesus made this statement only a woman could commit adultery the man could be charged with covetousness. The biggest problem today is people do not understand the words as they were originally used but put them into today's terms, speech, and culture not from when it was written, this has caused too many problems in today's understanding of the Bible.
  • 'Cause it is. The verses in my comment section might help you understand, but they might not. I'm not promising anything.
  • Its not.
  • You give in to your fleshly desires. That can vary from sex addiction to obsessing with money. It's destructive. Lust is unrestrained and full of greed. A Christian is to urge for holy living and be more Christ-like. These links explain it very well.
  • Because God can read our heart and knows the only thing missing is we lack opportunity. He knows`our heart isn't right and we really don't love our neighbor.
  • Man i cant tell you.Is it love that leads to lust or lust that leaves to love?.All iknow is that love and lust are both four letter words.
  • Because god prefers you to "pine away" for Him.
  • lust is a sin if love is as well...:P
  • its not a sin if you believe it isnt....
  • I assume you're referring to sexual lust. According to my understanding, it's because imagining sexual acts with someone who may or may not be interested in you is like a lesser form of rape. You're having sexual thoughts about them without their consent. Note, this is not what I personally believe, but I think that's why the Bible condemns it.
  • Because the church fathers were misogynists who couldn't control their penises.
  • Lust with a capital letter is different than just lust in a regular sense. Lust the sin is being obessessed with sex and sexual desire to the point of causing yourself or others harm. It is extreme, an addiction, an unhealthy state in any sense. It is sinful because the sex/sexual desire is your life, instead of God and your fellow humans. The word lust, meaning sexual desire, isn't necessarily a sin. If humans did not desire each other sexually, then there wouldn't be any babies or sex at all. Sexual desire is a normal function and part of being human, you're just supposed to exercise some self-control.
    • Thinker
      Your answer is basically correct. Not all lust involves sex. You can lust to have a car, money, or any number of material things. You are correct when you say without lust there would be no desire to seek out someone to date and marry. If you do not lust you would never ask a woman on a date and she would never accept. There is good as well as bad lust. Lust that leads to covetousness is bad lust.
  • Sin does not exist, and lust is only a negative word because the church made it so. It's part of the whole demonization of sex thing. I use the word freely, am a Wiccan (a religion which *cherishes* sex), and find the word very, very sexy.
    • Molden Molt
      Thank you for this comment. It's not just Wiccans who find lust to be a positive thing. Other spiritualities and religions find it to be a natural, beautiful, and even sacred part of existence.
  • Not a sin to me but it can be carried too far which isn't a good thing.
  • are you thinking the 7 deadly sins? or religious sins? i think religion speaks for itself, but with the 7 deadly sins, loyality and knowing when to stop is important.
  • Isn't.
  • If you look at the serman on the mount which is located in Matthew Ch 5 vrs 27 you will see that Jesus said the following, "You heard it was said, You must not commit adultery. But if I say to you that everyone that keeps on looking at a women so as to have a passion for her has already commited adultery with his or her heart." That is why lust is a sin! It is as simple as that!
    • Thinker
      Can you define "adultery" as it was when Jesus made this statement?
  • Cause it makes you feel good.
  • Because Jesus said so, DONT QUESTION HIM! You should be thankful he told us how to avoid hell and obey. This is serious stuff, you will suffer eternal punishment for something as seemingly minor as looking at a girl's butt. That's why 99% of people will sadly go to hell when they die.
  • I have no idea... It's such a... Good feeling... +5
  • It's only a sin to tards who never get any.
  • It's not. The powers that be merely say it is.
  • The Bible answer in James 1:13-17 Basically temptation comes first, then lust. Then sin, then death (separation from God) .. God knows if we are holy then, and only then will we be truly happy.
  • cause youre not nnarried to the person
  • Not all lust is a sin, there is good lust and bad lust. When Jesus sent his disciples out to minister and was away from the it is stated He (Jesus) lusted for his disciples return. This is good lust. Bad lust is when it proceeds from lust to covetousness. Covetousness is the taking of something from the owner for yourself thereby depriving the owner of its use. Exodus 21:17 explains this.
  • It's only said in a certain set of words. Read the relevant verses. "But I tell you that if you look at another woman and want her, you are already unfaithful in your thoughts."

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