An anonymous person calling themselves “American Project” recently stated that Christians tend to “bring up some type of sex-related fear, and get all preachy about gay sex and teen sex and controlling women’s bodies, since it is all about the sex and controlling sex and who has it and when and how their precious taxes must not pay for anything sexual, as if they are the only ones paying taxes.” The underlying issue with them seems to be that they hate it when Christians preach against their sexual sins, making them feel guilty about it when they wish to have unfettered access to it for themselves and for society as a whole.
True Christianity, according to the Bible, is concerned about the harm any sex outside of marriage tends to bring to a society which ultimately degrades the moral qualities of a society. Here are some examples of what I mean from the Bible and what goes on in the world in our times.
Non-marital sex dishonors the human body. In Romans 1:24 we find these words, “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves.” People who participate in non-marital (non-husband/wife) sex tend to see themselves and others as just play things whose purpose is to use and be used as objects for cheap, uncommitted pleasure. Essentially, they make themselves whores, cheapening themselves and the sex act instead of treasuring themselves as sacred. They have surrendered to vile affections (Romans 1:26) which can lead to more vile affections.
Dishonoring one’s own body leads to dishonoring other things. The first step toward acceptance of homosexuality, bestiality, prostitution, pedophilia and other sexual sins is always the false idea that heterosexual sex outside of marriage is okay because it feels good. A person who would dishonor their own body is more prone to dishonor anything that God would deem good, whether it’s God’s church, lawful authorities, children, unborn babies, other people in general, or animals. Those who sow vile affections reap the “recompence [reward] of their error which was meet [suitable, deserving],” Romans 1:27. This is why we see the rate of STDs, including drug resistant ones, growing out of control among young people and homosexuals.
This is how Sodom declined and why it was destroyed as stated in Ezekiel 16:49-50, “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.” They dishonored food, time, and the less fortunate as they committed sexual abominations. Paul sums it up well, “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure [sacred]; but even their mind and conscience is defiled,” Titus 1:15. This is why people such as “American Project” above feel the way they do.
When honorable things are dishonored, the weakest in society tend to suffer the most. We are now witnessing how this is playing out in both the abortion and porn industries. Children are being trafficked for sex like never before and/or are the victims of sexual assaults at the hands of adults. Grown men who get underage girls pregnant are finding an ally in Planned Parenthood who has been covering for pedophiles when they take the girls in for abortions. The porn industry influences men to rape helpless women, kidnap them, and traffic them with Planned Parenthood on standby in case the women they traffic get pregnant. Furthermore, when women dishonor their unborn and kill them, it substantially ups their likelihood of getting breast cancer.
The reality is that we Christians aren’t obsessed with controlling sex as much as we are concerned for the well-being of those around us, the well-being of the family unit, and the well-being of the societies we live in, out of the love we have for everyone involved. We know the proper view of sex will strengthen all those things while the improper view of sex destroys them.
Harry A. Gaylord