I am reminded of the fellow who was raised in a Christian church who tried hard to keep it’s youth from entering into fornication. He said I was a little confused about the subject. They told me sex was a dirty thing that you can catch diseases and then they would turn around and say “You should save it as a special gift for the one you love...”
It is clear in the bible that God intended mankind to enjoy sex not only for procreation, but also recreation. That the pleasures of physical intimacies were intended by God to be enjoyed in a committed marriage relationship.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
The bible even goes so far as to say we have a duty to our spouse to meet their physical, sexual needs, and to not do that is to steal from them.
So we see that God was the one that designed sex, He was the one that gave it to us as a gift to be enjoyed. He even tells us that if we are married, we are forbidden to keep back ourselves from our spouses.
Sex is a good thing.
So if fire. Fire in a fireplace can warm the whole house, it can cook our food, it can light up the darkness. Fire is good...when it is in the fireplace. When fire gets outside of that fireplace, it is destructive. Now that which was intended for good, is destroying, fire outside of the fireplace burns up the house, could possibly kill the people living there.
That is the same with sex. Sex in the place where God intended it, between a man and a woman inside a marriage relationship is wonderful. Sex outside of that marriage relationship is destructive. It can burn down our whole life, it can even kill you physically, and spiritually.
And lest you think I am being over the top in my descriptions, consider this:
The stories are many. A simple google search can reveal many similar situations. So sex outside of the marriage covenant can sometimes be a death sentence physically, and will always be a death sentence spiritually.
The culture is not what defines what is right or wrong. The culture is ever changing. God’s Word is standing sure.
God’s Word is the final authority, our hearts, our emotions, our mind, can deceive us into thinking that we are right, or what we are doing isn’t so bad, this is why the scriptures tell us:
Recently in the headlines there has been a big brouhaha about restrooms and men who identify themselves as women being able to use the women’s restroom and vice versa. The inevitable outcome that we have already seen, is that there have been men arrested for using the women’s room and filming women and girls inside the restroom.
In our society, so many don’t want to be seen as a bigot, or narrow minded, that they keep quiet about things that they see that are common sense. Should grown men be allowed in the restrooms alone with little girls? NO!
So what does the bible say about homosexuality, and transgender?
The bible is very clear on the subject.
God created us different. We think different, we look different, our physiology is different. Not better or worse, just two different sexes to complement each other.
God didn’t make any mistakes.
So what does a man do that finds himself having same sex attraction? Or a woman that finds herself attracted to another woman? RESIST THE TEMPTATION! The same way that a man that finds himself wanting a drink, or attracted to a woman that is not his wife.
The scripture was so urgent that Paul wrote to the Corinthians to:
In Paul’s letter to the believers at Rome, he was very explicit about homosexuality and it’s results:
What about transgender and cross dressing?
The Florida zookeeper who was fatally mauled by a tiger last week broke protocol by entering the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said.
Tiger expert Stacey Konwiser, 38, failed to follow the zoo's policy when she entered a portion of the creature's enclosure on April 15 "after it was clearly designated as accessible by a tiger," Palm Beach Zoo president Andrew Aiken said in a statement Friday.
Why did this lady die? She got comfortable doing things that were wrong. She didn’t think it could happen to her. She thought she knew better.
That is the same thing for people that are engaging in sex outside of marriage. They get comfortable doing what is wrong, they think nothing will ever happen to them, or that God understands.
Sex promises so much that when the inevitable end comes, and it doesn’t satisfy as we thought it would, people get depressed.
One result is seen in the spiking suicide rate.
WASHINGTON — Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s.
So what is the answer then?
How does a man or a woman keep themselves pure in this sex soaked society?
Before we come to Christ, we are led by our emotions, we feed sinful desires until they become raging beasts that can not be tamed, ever demanding more.
The little tiger cub eventually becomes a 1000 pound beast that can not be denied. It will kill you!
The pornography that started with the women’s underwear in the J.C. Penney catalogs that led to an insatiable addiction to internet porn and a life lived in a make believe world.
What is the answer?
Jesus came to set the captives free.
We so often picture that as being held in captivity by the devil, but usually we are held in captivity by our own lusts, our own desires, our own greed and covetousness.
Ever desiring, never satisfied.
When we acknowledge that we have sinned, that we are held, that we can’t get free ourselves, and we look to Jesus and ask Him to forgive and set us free, He, who died for us, sets us free from the addictions, desires and habits that have plagued us for so long!
When Jesus comes in to our lives, He gives us the power to overcome.
What if you are single? Is it possible to live a clean sexually pure life? YES!