Basic Scripture:
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)


The idea of inheriting God’s kingdom or eternal life was derived from the Jewish culture of that era. The inheritance of a kingdom is not acquired, it is rather passed to the king’s children.

Paul’s list in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 admonishes believers that their lives should differ from those of the world. According to this passage, those who engage in certain behaviors will not inherit the kingdom of God. These behaviors include:

Fornicators: Those who engage in any sexual activity outside the bounds of marriage, including all forms of sexual immorality and pornography.

Idolaters: Those who worship idols or put any other gods or objects above the true God.

Adulterers: Those who engage in sexual activity with someone other than their spouse while still married.

Homosexuals & Sodomites: The root of Greek words refer to all sexual conduct that would occur between two people of the same gender. Thus, either lesbianism or homosexuality.

Thieves: Those who steal or take possessions that do not belong to them.

Covetous: Those who are excessively eager for wealth, power, or possessions, often at the expense of others.

Drunkards: Those who habitually engage in excessive drinking and get drunk.

Revilers: Those who make false or damaging statements about others, damaging their reputation.

Extortioners: Those who deceive, cheat or defraud others for personal gain.

It is important to note that while these verses clearly state that these actions are not in alignment with the kingdom of God, they also highlight the transformative power of Jesus Christ and the opportunity for individuals to repent, receive forgiveness, and experience a renewed life.

Food For Thought:

Those who walk in the flesh are not heirs of the kingdom of God.


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