Is pedophilia wrong?

Yes, pedophilia is wrong. Pedophilia is the sexual actual act or sexual fantasy that an adult has with and/or regarding a child or children. Such acts are sinful. First of all, the sexual union is only properly had between a husband and wife. It is never to be had between anyone else. Therefore, pedophilia is a sin.

  • 1 Cor. 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
  • Heb. 13:4, "Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge."

Clearly, this sin is forbidden by God since it violates the natural created order of sexual union between a husband and wife.

In addition, adults are supposed to protect children and not harm them. Unfortunately, in our world where self-centeredness and personal pleasure are sought as ends in themselves, adults often fail to uphold the responsibility to guard children and protect them.  children are a gift from God and they need to be nurtured. But we all know that sexual abuse can damage people for the rest of their lives as statistics clearly show.

Sexual Orientation

Unfortunately, many pedophiles are beginning to justify their behavior based on sexual orientation. They are using the same arguments the homosexual community has been using by stating that they have a sexual orientation where they are attracted to minors.  This, of course, is sin.