Sex. It is one of the best gifts that God has given mankind. After creating the world and all that is in it, He created male and female and said, “For this cause, a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.” Then he told the couple to multiply and fill the earth. How? Through that wonderful gift of sex.
While sex is a gift from God, it came with parameters to keep it safe and special. That parameter is called “marriage.” Outside of marriage, this wonderful gift can be abused, misused and perverted. The Bible calls this sin.
Think of sex like a fire. If you have a fireplace, you can start a fire and safely enjoy the warmth and comfort that fire brings. But if you start a fire in the middle of your living room with nothing to contain it, that fire can be disastrous. Marriage is the fireplace that makes sex safe and special.
Most Christians believe in the absolute truth of the Bible. It’s what shapes our worldview. However, we live in a time where a more popular worldview is based on feelings, emotions, upbringing, fairness, public opinion and political correctness. So what are Christians to do when two worldviews collide? Should we abandon our belief in Biblical truth to be politically correct?
As Christians, if we believe what we say we do, we don’t have the luxury of changing with the times. We don’t dislike people, and we don’t want to make their lives miserable, but the very basis of our belief is the absolute truth of the Bible. If we change our beliefs based on popular opinion instead of the Bible, our faith has no foundation.
Does this mean it’s okay to hate people who use sex outside God’s given parameters? No. Jesus commanded us to love one another. Jesus told us we are not to judge others. Jesus also said marriage is between a man and a woman.
As Christians, we should never judge other people. That is God’s job. We should love others as Jesus loves them. But while we are commanded to love sinners, we are also commanded to hate sin. That is the position that Christians stand on and believe as a conviction. Christians who believe in the truth of the Bible cannot believe anything other than the Biblical view on sex and marriage.
Those who aren’t Christians hold a different worldview than I do. We will never come to an agreement on right and wrong because the basis for our understanding of right and wrong is different. My hope is simply that Christians and non-Christians can agree to disagree on what marriage is, stop the slurs and name calling, and recognize the real debate is on worldviews.