I almost wanted to add the word “Batman” to the topic title, but that’s just my quirky sense of humor. It’s fitting that this should be my first blog topic, because I’ve been saying for years that the Church has committed a great sin by remaining silent on the subject. In so doing, they have blithely handed the entire realm of sex and sexuality over to Satan. The messed up world we live in is the result.
Let’s get right to the point. Do you think of sex and sexuality as holy? I don’t think most people nowadays do. They see it as sinful; something to either be indulged, suppressed, or denied.
But in Genesis 2:24, we can see that sex and sexuality were actually a holy gift from God given to man BEFORE the fall. This was a command! Something cannot be both a sin and a command from God at the same time. Ancient pagans recognized their innate sexuality to the point they indulged it even in their worship practices. Christians, almost since the beginning, have gone to the other extreme by equating sex with sin. If it were a sin, would God have spent so much effort giving laws governing it’s practice? Wouldn’t he just have said, “Don’t do it!”
In ancient times there was no wedding ceremony as we know it today. The sex act was the wedding ceremony. But it had to be a public act, a “taking” of a wife, not something shameful done in secret. Until this century, maybe even to today, a marriage was not considered legal until it was consummated. Sex is not supposed to equal sin. It is supposed to equal marriage, a holy estate. That’s why the Bible sees any sexual activity outside of marriage as adultery, either against your future, your present, or even your ex-husband. Marriage is the foundation of society. Because we have so abused this holy gift, our society is crumbling right before our eyes.
I was married for forty years. For forty years, I greatly enjoyed a healthy, active sex life. Believe me when I say I greatly miss it. I’m not divorced by my choice. But I am committed to being faithful to Jesus.
I want to thank Sydney Avey for contributing this topic, and I welcome any suggestions for future topics. What do you want to talk about? Let’s keep up the conversation.
TABOO TUESDAY QUESTION OF THE DAY: How do you see sex? How would a change of attitude about sex affect us?