A BIBLICAL LOOK AT SEX

24 Sep

A BIBLICAL LOOK AT SEX

We live in a culture today in which sexual sin is both rampant and accepted.  The best way to respond to the cultural attitudes about sex is to remember what the Bible has to say about sex and to make that instruction a part of your marital life and family teaching.

Here is the truth about sex:

God created sex.  Not Hugh Hefner, not Dr. Phil or Dr. Ruth.  Genesis 1:27 tells us, “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  “The creator of the universe stamped and embedded His image within us in a way that is somehow mysteriously tied to our sexuality.

Christians often get portrayed as backward, narrow-minded prudes.  But sexual intercourse in marriage glorifies God.  God felt no embarrassment when Adam and Eve had intercourse in the garden.  He didn’t put His hand over his eyes and shame them with a curt, “Now, cut it out!  I didn’t create you to do that!”  No, God designed the equipment and He blessed the union.  When God made them male and female, He called it “very good” (Gen.1:31).

Sex is for procreation in marriage. God created sex so that we can reproduce after our own kind. Genesis 1:28 tells us that God blessed the man and the woman and commanded them to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

Sex is for intimacy in marriage. Genesis 4:1 says, “Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived a son and bore Cain. “When it says that Adam “knew” Eve, it doesn’t mean he shook her hand. He had sexual relations with his wife, and she conceived. God intended us to become one flesh to draw us together. It’s a wonderful aspect of sex.

Sex is for pleasure in marriage. God approves of appropriate gestures of love, romance, and pleasure within marriage. Consider Proverbs 5:19: “As a loving hind and a graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times; be exhilarated with her love.” God said it. He also wrote an entire book of the Bible about sexual love in marriage, the Song of Solomon.

Obviously, God is not down on sexual pleasure in marriage. On the contrary, that is the only kind of sexual pleasure He sees as good and blesses!

NOTE:  This article is from the book: Family Life and Marriage Bible by Dennis and Barbara Rainy

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