The Dangers of Sex Talk

4 thoughts on “The Dangers of Sex Talk”

  1. Thessaly

    There is a lot to give concern in your essay.Seems to me you are substituting the standards of present-day man-centered humanism,for the standards of the unchangeable,unchanging Word of God.

    Please note the following:

    1 If evangelicals defend the purity and sanctity of God’s Word,what is wrong with that? The Bible is unequivocal in its stand on same-sex physical liaisons,for example. We cannot presume to change the standards of God’s Word. Sex was made for Man to enjoy,to procreate etc,within the boundaries of heterosexual marital relationships.

    2 The statistics quoted simply mean that most American ypung adults engage in pre-marital sex.That does not invalidate the sanctity of God’s standards of behavior.Bot then,you may wish to check the statistics of pre-marital sex in America’s Amish communities,for example.

    3 The Church is THE place for the sexually,materially,financially,emotionally broken and disenfranchised ‘Come onto me all who are weary and heavy laden…’.

    4 It seems absolutely right to me to appraise political candidates on the basis of how their views on human sexuality stand up in the light of God’s Word.

    5 I wouldn’t refer to the evangelical concern with sexuality as an ‘obsession’. Afterall,evangelicals are also vitally concerned with prayer in public schools,the propriety oif using public funds to bail out mismanaged banks etc.We cannot be in the world without adding Scriptural flavor to it,or shining Godly light on the goings-on in the world.

    Tunji

  2. I agree completely. The church’s emphasis on sex has always bothered me. Why are we so obsessed by what goes on behind bedroom doors? Is this another example of the total control of our selves that the church wishes to enforce?

  3. Pamela

    1 I don’t think the Church aims at achieving total control,of the type that produces unthinking,unreflective zombies.But God does want to see willing agreement by believers with His Word,with faith acted out behind bedroom doors,and outside the bedroom.

    2 The Bible,and the Church,emphasise sex because human sexuality and sexual expression are a large,integral part of who and what we are in our relationships with one another,and in our relationship with God.But then the Bible also stresses other things as honesty,faith,love etc.
    Same-sex liaisons are prohibited in both the New and the Old Testaments.Paul indeed maintains that all other types of sin are outside our bodies,but sexual sins vitally involve our bodies.

  4. It’s ironic how your provided statistic should give way to conversation about the reality of people’s sexual activity within the church, instead of suppressing it and limiting it to sermons on abstinence until marriage. I agree, the very Gospel message (if even really preached in churches), should provide comfort and safety for those who seek healing and transformation (i.e. Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well–Jesus recognizes her sin, but forgives her on the condition that she leave that life of sin). A church should be a haven and a place of restoration; not a place where you gather a list of things to not do and do.

    Mark Driscoll is a good resource for Christian “sex talk.” Just FYI.

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