Whoremonger Definition and Meaning in the Bible
The word whoremonger sounds as bad as it is. But, what exactly is the whoremonger definition and meaning in the Bible? Here is your quick reference guide for a fast study on the word “whoremonger”.
In this quick reference guide to the word “whoremonger” you will discover:
- The origin of the word whoremonger
- The definition of the word whoremonger
- The Bible verses and scriptures that contain the word whoremonger.
Origin of the word whoremonger:
When learning the definition of any word, the whoremonger definition or any other, it is important to make a quick study of the word’s origins in other languages.
In this case, the word whoremonger in the Bible originated from the Greek word “pornos”.
Gk: pornos /por·nos/]
The definition of the word whoremonger is: Someone who regularly engages in sexual immorality. A fornicator, a prostitute, an adulterer. A person who indulges in sexual lewdness.
(For additional information, the word whore [porne] appears 14 times in the Bible.)
Bible verses that contain the word whoremonger:
Ephesians 5:3–5 “But fornication (porneia), and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger (pornos), nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”
Regarding Ephesians 5:5, Matthew Henry said – “They knew it, being informed of it by the Christian religion. By a covetous man some understand a lewd lascivious libertine, who indulges himself in those vile lusts which were accounted the certain marks of a heathen and an idolater. Others understand it in the common acceptation of the word; and such a man is an idolater because there is spiritual idolatry in the love of this world. As the epicure makes a god of his belly, so the covetous man makes a god of his money, sets those affectations upon it, and places that hope, confidence, and delight, in worldly good, which should be reserved for God only. He serves mammon instead of God. Of these persons it is said that they have no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God; that is, the kingdom of Christ, who is God, or the kingdom which is God’s by nature, and Christ’s as he is Mediator, the kingdom which Christ has purchased and which God bestows. Heaven is here described as a kingdom (as frequently elsewhere) with respect to its eminency and glory, its fulness and sufficiency, etc. In this kingdom the saints and servants of God have an inheritance; for it is the inheritance of the saints in light. But those who are impenitent, and allow themselves either in the lusts of the flesh or the love of the world, are not Christians indeed, and so belong not to the kingdom of grace, nor shall they ever come to the kingdom of glory. Let us then be excited to be on our guard against those sins which would exclude and shut us out of heaven. (2.) These sins bring the wrath of God upon those who are guilty of them: “Let no man deceive you with vain words, etc.,” – Matthew Henry’s commentary on the whole Bible: complete and unabridged in one volume
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