Sex, Singleness, Marriage & God’s Glory

1. God designed sex.

2. God designed sex to occur between one man and one woman. 

3. God designed sex to occur between one man and one woman that are married to each other. 

4. God designed sex to occur between one man and one woman that are married to each other to point to the intimacy and commitment Christ has with and toward His church. 

Primarily, sex was meant to glorify God. 

Sex outside of His parameters is sin because it misrepresents Him and His love for the church.

The 60’s were a pivotal time in American history on many fronts.  Perhaps none more revolutionary was its drug/sexual revolution.  This decade marked the manifestation of drastic change regarding gender roles and behavior and sexual behavior.  These manifested in the forms of the advent of the FDA approval of the birth control pill (which wouldn’t be available to single women until 1972), recreational dating and sex, the feminist movement and the infant stages of the gay rights movement.  Not only were these new attitudes being expressed in the politico-social arena, but also in music arena of pop culture through artists such as The Beatles, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experiment, Deep Purple, Sly & The Family Stone, The Miracles, The Marvelettes, and The Supremes. Ponder the quote by Jim Morrison, deceased lead singer of The Doors.

Sex is full of lies.  The body tries to tell us the truth, but it’s usually too battered with rules to be heard.  We cripple ourselves with lies. Most people have no idea what they’re missing. Our society places a supreme value on control, on hiding what you feel.  It mocks primitive culture and prides itself on the suppression of natural instincts and impulses. 

In a nutshell, Morrison is saying that sex should be uninhibited. This is nothing more than evidence of God’s wrath spoken in Romans 1:18-32. These are ideas we once held when our minds were darkened.

As believers, how are we to view sex? As singles? As married? How are to we view our singleness? Our matrimony status? If one struggles being single, how does God address that?

Currently, we’re going through 1 Corinthians 7 at church and today’s sermon was very encouraging as it challenged us to think about the typological and the temporariness of singleness, earthly marriage, sex and the consumation of our salvation where we will be with our Bridegroom for all eternity.

As soon as the sermon is available, I will post it here for your listening and encouragement.

Update : Here is the link to the archive of the 1 Corinthian series. It is the message from 9/27/09.

 Soli Deo Gloria!

 d.

P.S. Suggested Reading – Sex & The Supremacy of Christ by John Piper & Justin Taylor

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