ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

what is lasciviousness

Updated on June 20, 2010

definition of lasciviousness


 I procured my CDMA telephone set some years back and it was very useful to my family at home especially because of its lower tariffs. The introduction of dial-up internet service made the phone more valuable to me as I could go online in the comfort of our home.


The phone was connected to the computer system in our bedroom. I was using the internet service late in the night one day when the unthinkable happened! Right there before my eyes were high definition photos of nude women and other clips of men and very physically endowed women having sex.


I immediately looked back to my wife on the bed wondering what she will say if she caught me watching those videos. Thank God, she was fast asleep. I felt much defiled, though a married man, my wife would have been confused if she saw her dear husband; a man of God looking at those photos.


I spoke to an IT fellow who said I needed to block those pop-ups but I was so harassed by those images and felt the only reasonable step was to suspend my subscription to the internet service.


That was very helpful but it got me thinking of what could possibly be happening at our public cyber cafes especially when our teenagers go for night browsing. Parents must begin to pay more attention to the type of materials their children have access to in order to guide them appropriately.


Lasciviousness is a word used to describe a group of words. It is translated from the Greek word ASELGEIA meaning: Licentiousness, lustfulness, unchastity and lewdness. It can be described as Promoting or Partaking of that which tends to produce lewd emotions, anything tending to foster sex and lust. It is the absence of restraint, indecency, wantonness and shameless conduct.

“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth work not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: who being past feeling have giving themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness”. Eph. 4:17-19.


The above scripture (underlining is mine) captures the cause of all the sexual sins called lasciviousness. The natural man without Jesus does not have the life of God. He therefore walks in vanity, darkened understanding, ignorance and greediness all due to the blindness of the heart.

“In whom the god or this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”. 2Cor. 4:4.


Dr. ED Murphy in his book “The Hand Book for Spiritual Warfare” said “maintaining a truely moral life in today’s sexually saturated culture is really spiritual warfare”. Sex in all forms is the fastest selling product in the world today. Sex suggestive advert campaigns are now used even in the marketing of consumer products that has nothing to do with sex.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)