It is lawful for Christians to fornicate, to commit adultery, and to practice homosexuality and child adult sex




David Berg (also known as Moses David, who was born in 1919 and died in 1994), founder of The Children of God (also known as The Family, and Family of Love), taught a doctrine called ‘flirty fishing’. According to this doctrine, which is still taught and practiced by his followers, it is acceptable for a Christian woman to have sexual relations with outsiders in order to lead them to the Lord Jesus Christ. Here is what David Berg taught and how he tried to justify this doctrine: ‘Do you really believe that 'to the pure all things are pure' (Titus 1:15), and that 'all things are lawful unto you'? (I Corinthians 6:12). ‘Would you do it for Jesus? -- Then why not for others? 'If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food (including sex?), and one of you say unto them, 'Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body (sex?), what doth it profit?' (James 2:15,16). ‘What better way to show them the Love of God than to do your best to supply their desperately hungry needs for love, fellowship, companionship, mental and spiritual communication, and physical needs such as food, clothing, shelter, warmth, affection, a tender loving kiss, a soft warm embrace, the healing touch of your loving hands, the comforting feeling of your body next to theirs -- and yes, even sex if need be!’ ‘What greater way could you show anyone your love than to give them your all in the bed of love? How much more can you show them the Love of God than to show them His Love to the uttermost through you? How much more love can you show them than this?’ ‘There's no amount of love that could possibly be illegitimate to try to win a soul! There's no sin in love to begin with, and there's no 'sin' so great that God would condemn you for it when it's done in love, ... because when it's love it can't be sin.’ ‘The only price that's worth it is an immortal undying soul! That's the price we'd even go to bed for!: The salvation of an eternal soul! -- And that is worth it!’ ‘The greatest need of man is love, so the greatest service to man is love! That's why FFing [Flirty Fishing] is such a service. It is the greatest, most sacrificial service that anyone can possibly give, outside of actually dying, because it is laying your life on the line. You are laying down your life or your wife for love, love of the Lord. Unselfish love! I'm not just talking about fleshly gratification, but for the love of someone, sacrificial love, even risky love, dangerous love!’ ‘Any price is not too big to pay to save a soul! ... Jesus gave His life, and we should be willing to give ours.’ (Taken from the official site of the Children of God).

‘Flirty Fishing’ is just part of the ‘Law of Love’, a peculiar doctrine taught by David Berg, which is still taught and practiced by his followers, according to which whatever is done in pure love, the Love of God, unselfish love, for God or others, is lawful. Here are some statements made by David Berg about the ‘Law of Love’: ‘When Jesus came, He abolished all other laws but Love! He gave only one law which fulfills all the laws of the Bible, both old and new, and that is Love! -- For God and fellow man!’, ‘Jesus said the Law of Love is all the law, as well as all the prophets! (Matthew 22:37-40). That's pretty broad coverage! That takes in the entire Old Testament, the law and the prophets. … [J]esus said that's the whole works, the whole Bible, that's all the law -- love.’ Among the things which are allowed according this so called law of love, are fornication, adultery, female homosexuality, sex between children and sex among teenagers and even incest and child adult sex. Here is what David Berg wrote: ‘"Is sex a sin? Well, if there's anything I've tried to preach and tried to show the world, we're one of the few, if not the only religion of the world which doesn't teach that sex is sinful! Think of that! Isn't it horrible to think that nearly every other religion -- even if it doesn't actually directly teach so -- gives the impression by their practice that sex is sinful and somehow wicked?’ ‘Adam and Eve enjoyed sex before they ever fell, and before the Fall they were commanded to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the Earth, and were created with sexual organs to do so in the very beginning! -- So how could sex be sinful, if they were commanded to do it before the Fall?’ ‘Sex was created and instituted by God in the very beginning, and [was] the subject of His first commandment: 'Be fruitful and multiply!' (Genesis 1:22)’ ‘Jesus said [in Matthew 22:37-39] this is all the law, the only law -- love! Therefore, whatever is done in pure love, the Love of God, unselfish love, sacrificial love, for God or others, is lawful, according to God's Word and Law of Love! As long, therefore, as it is in love with mutual consent and hurts no innocent one, it is lawful, according to God's Own Word and His Own Son, Jesus Christ! ‘he Apostle Paul also says, 'Against such (love) there is no law' (Galatians 5:23). Against this pure kind of love, the Love of God, the unselfish sacrificial Love of God and your fellow man, there is no law of God! According to the Scriptures there is therefore no longer any law against sex that is done in love, God's Love, and hurts no one.’ ‘So enjoy yourself and enjoy life! Enjoy the pleasures and senses and the sensual pleasures of life which God has given you to enjoy as much as you please and as much as you need. Just don't enjoy them more than Him and more than His love. Don't worship the creation more than the Creator. Be sure that you put God first, and then you can have all this and Heaven, too!’ (Taken from the official site of the Children of God)




The Holy Scripture teaches that fornication, adultery, homosexuality and child adult sex are sins in the sight of God, and thus every Christian must abhor and flee them.

Concerning fornication – that is, sex between unmarried people -, the Scripture says: “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18). Fornicators will not inherit the Kingdom of God (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9). God will judge fornicators (cf. Hebrews 13:4). The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were reduced to ashes because their inhabitants gave themselves over to fornication (cf. Jude 7). According to the law of Moses, if a man married a woman and when he came to her he found she was not a virgin, the woman had to be put to death for she played the harlot in her father’s house (cf. Deuteronomy 22:13-21). In the light of the above mentioned passages, therefore, sex between children and among teenagers is fornication, for both children and teenagers are unmarried.

Concerning adultery, that is, the act of being unfaithful to one's wife or husband by voluntarily having sexual intercourse with someone else; the Scripture says that those who commit adultery will not inherit the Kingdom of God (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9). God will judge adulterers (cf. Hebrews 13:4). According to the law of Moses, both the adulterer and the adulteress (who were caught in adultery) had to be put to death (cf. Deuteronomy 22:22).

Concerning homosexuality, that is, sexual intercourse between people of the same sex; the Scripture defines it as a sin against nature, for Paul wrote to the Romans: “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due” (Romans 1:26-27 – NKJV). As you can see, according to the Scripture, both gays and lesbians are people who give themselves over to vile passions for they have exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. They commit an abomination in the sight of God. Male and female homosexuals will not inherit the Kingdom of God (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9). The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were punished for they gave themselves over to homosexuality (cf. Jude 7). The law of Moses makes it clear that homosexuality is a sin: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination” (Leviticus 18:22 – NKJV). According to the law of Moses, homosexuals had to be put to death, as it is written: “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:13 – NKJV).

Concerning child adult sex, God condemns it just as it condemns fornication, adultery and homosexuality, for according to God sex is permissible only within the bond of marriage between a husband and wife. Incest and adult-child sex are specifically prohibited in Leviticus 18:9-17. All those men and women who have ‘a sexual orientation’ toward children and have sex with them commit an abomination in the sight of God. These people are perverted, and thus they will certainly be turned into hell. When Jesus said: “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!” (Matthew 18:6-7 – NKJV), He referred also to these perverted people who sexually abuse children to give vent to their vile and deceitful passions.

Brothers, I urge you to beware of the Children of God, for they hold and practice doctrines of demons. Let no one of them deceive you with empty words. They lie against the truth, they hate the truth, they trample the truth under their feet. Rebuke them, refute them, warn them, and urge them to turn from their evil ways to the Lord.