Prostitution involves the selling and buying of sex. It involves an exchange of money for sex between a man and a woman who have no legal, moral or emotional attachment to each other. Prostitution is often referred to as the oldest profession in the world. Indeed, it has always been a common way for women to make money. The Holy book tells us that prostitution is immoral. Proverbs Chapter 23, verses 27 and 28 says, “For a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well. Like a bandit she lies in wait, and multiplies the unfaithful among men.”
God forbids the involvement with prostitutes because He knows that such involvement is detrimental to both men and women. “For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as wormwood and sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death, her steps lay hold of hell.” (Proverbs Chapter 5, verses 3 to 5). Prostitution not only destroys marriages, families, and lives, but it also destroys the spirit and soul in a way that leads to physical and spiritual death. God’s desire is that we stay pure and use our bodies as tools for His use and glory. (Romans Chapter 6, verse 13). First Corinthians Chapter 6, verse 13 says, “The body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.”
Prostitution activities take place on the terrace of many buildings. Despite filing several oral and written complaints the police have failed to raid the places. I totally oppose the recommendation raised by the government of India for the legalisation of prostitution in the country. It is completely against the sacred tradition of our country where numerous festivals are celebrated in honour of different gods and goddesses. If a woman in the form of a deity can be venerated, worshiped and carried in a gorgeous procession, why shouldn’t one give the same respect and honour when the same woman comes in real form? This has always been a contradiction and people continue to behave in the same manner. Here is the need for women to become stronger in their efforts to re-establish their position in a male dominated society rather than bowing their heads to a degrading condition.
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