God, Sex and Marriage

I subscribe to marriage devotionals always. That’s because I always do not like a day to end without reading something on marriage…just anything, as long as it’s related to marriage. I find Christian devotionals on marriage the best choice. 

This is what I’m currently subscribed to; and today’s reading was quite interesting that I felt I should share. 

So here it goes:

Title: God Has An Opinion About Sex

Everyone has an opinion about sex. But did you know that God also has an opinion… a definite, distinct perspective? Unfortunately, many Christians have confused the voice of Christian leaders for the opinion of God. When it comes to sex, Christian leaders throughout the ages have had differing opinions on the topic. Here’s a brief sample…

Nothing is so much to be shunned as sexual relations. ~~St. Augustine.

The Holy Spirit leaves the room when a married couple has sex, even if they do it without passion. ~~Peter Lombard, respected 12th century theologian.

Intercourse is never without sin. ~~Martin Luther.

If anyone says that sex itself is bad, Christianity contradicts him at once. ~~C.S. Lewis.

A married couple gives a severe blow to the head of that ancient serpent when they aim to give as much sexual satisfaction to each other as possible. ~~John Piper.

No wonder Christians are confused. Who speaks for God? 

Ultimately, God speaks for Himself through His inspired Word. If you want to know God’s opinion, look no further than the Bible. It may surprise you that the Bible has quite a bit to say on the topic. Some of it you’ll love and some of it is difficult to accept. 

When a person like you or me has an opinion, it’s just that – an opinion. When God has an opinion, we call it something else – the truth. Truth is the one opinion against which every other opinion is measured. 

We all have thoughts and beliefs about sex that are not based on truth. Perhaps your misinformation about sex even came from Christian sources. However, if you truly want to see the gift of sexuality as it was created to be experienced, you must be willing to expose the lies you’ve believed as measured by the truth of God’s Word. 

Questions to Ponder: What are the primary sources that formed your opinion on sex? Can you identify any lies you believe about sex?

The End

(PS: Hope you found it interesting too? Let me know what you think. Share your thoughts with us)  
© Mark Gadogbe (McApple), 2017

Marriage & Personal Development Author

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3 thoughts on “God, Sex and Marriage

  1. Hmm interesting blog.
    Fornication and lust is a sin but I always wonder, like I’m not married and I am a man of God.
    Now if have sex tonight at 8pm with my gf then 10 minutes later I die in my sleep, will I go to hell since I didn’t ask God for forgiveness of my sin at that time even know I am man of God and dedicated to Jesus Christ?
    I always think about that

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    1. Thanks dear.
      I appreciate your comment.
      Sexual sin is one of a man’s biggest temptation and struggle.
      But God requires of us to strive to live a life of purity and flee from temptations of that kind, especially unmarried sex. It is never easy but with a strong conviction in the truth of God’s word and the resolve to exercise self-control (which is one of the fruits of the spirit we need to continuously work out), I believe the Spirit of God will grant the strength to overcome.
      Better still it will be great to move to union a step further into marriage so you can fulfill all righteousness. Like Paul admonished, if we cannot control ourselves and keep falling back into sexual sin, it will be best to marry so we can enjoy that liberty without guilt…also because if we die in our sins, we miss Heaven.
      Plus it’s not a good practice to keep asking forgiveness for the same sin a million times. God expects us to be able to overcome the sins for which we ask for His forgiveness. I understand it’s a continuous struggle for all of us but God will grant the strength as long as we surrender to His leading.
      God bless!

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