Charlie Sheen has announced that he is HIV positive. He has a reputation of being a womanizer and bad-boy. Allegedly he has had sexual relations with hundreds of women. I feel a little bit saddened by the news and I will explain.
The secular world goes merrily on its way as if there is no God. Almighty God has warned us again and again in His word about the consequences of sin, but we humans tend to be hardheaded and stubborn. Why do we usually have to learn the hard way? The fact of the matter is, we all have a sin nature, and we are inclined to do evil. Only the Almighty can give us the power to bring this fallen nature under control.
First Corinthians 6:18, “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body, but he that commits fornication sins against his own body.”
The Holy Spirit did not inspire this passage to stop us from having fun. He inspired this passage, because He loves us and wants us to avoid horrible consequences. Almighty God is the One who invented sex; therefore, it is not an evil dirty thing. The Almighty’s design is for sex to be between one man and one woman. It is intended to be within the safety of marriage. It is an incredibly wonderful phenomena and it is difficult to explain the wonder of it all in words. When the Almighty created sex, He knew that there could be dire consequences to the human, who exceeded the boundaries that He placed upon it: A person could receive disease and death into their body by sinning against their body through sexual immorality.
I believe too, that the Almighty has made many wonderful things with another facet to it all: Will man trust Him and obey, or will man selfishly and rebelliously go beyond the Almighty’s revealed boundaries and be punished? Most of us have a ghost of some sort or another in our closet from the past, that we would rather no one found out about. All of us have sinned and fallen short of Almighty God’s glory. We must be careful not to carelessly throw stones at Charlie Sheen, seeing that we too have sinned.
Having said that, the Holy Bible reveals to us, that whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap. Notice the phrase in the above verse “sins against his own body”. Whoever engages in sexually immorality is running a huge risk, that Almighty God wants us to avoid. If you are promiscuous, you could very easily pick up a venereal disease or worse. Some have even died from certain venereal diseases.
When we violate Almighty God’s commandments, we have taken ourselves right out from under His protective umbrella, and it is our own fault. Proverbs 7:2, “Keep my commandments and live, and my law as the apple of your eye.” Obedience tends toward life and disobedience tends toward death. Will we learn from Charlie Sheen’s carelessness? I hope so. We will learn if we choose to, but most people will not learn a thing from it.
I hope that Charlie Sheen will repent of being wild and sinful. If he will confess his sins to Almighty God and turn from them, he will be forgiven and can have eternal life. All of us have sinned and the Almighty has provided us a remedy: His name is Yahshua Jesus the Messiah.