If you do not already know, this is a post that helps you the reader to become more acquainted with where I – the author of this site – stand on various topics and theological points. Keep reading to see where I stand on today’s topic.
There is much ground that could be covered on such a topic as sex so I will attempt to be as succinct as possible as I lay out my positions on this topic. The following come in no particular order.
- Sexual intimacy is the reward of commitment and is therefore only between a husband and wife (marriage).
- Sex is part of the creation ordinance to “be fruitful and multiply.” (Genesis 1:22)
- Sex also refers to the two reproductive sexes, male and female.
- Gender and sex are not equivalent words; however, Scripture does assume a sexually male person is also masculine in gender and, therefore, the same for women.
- With that said, I do see gender as largely cultural so it can show variance from one group of people to another. The real question is whether or not those gender expressions are contradictory with Scripture or not.
- Sexuality does not factor in before God.
- Today, there are understandings that have come about from faulty thinking about sex and sexual desire.
- Heterosexual, homosexual, bestial, incest, et cetera activities and lust are all contrary to God’s design for sex. There is only one proper way to express sexual intimacy. Whatever preference you may think you have, it does not reign supreme (only God does).
- I realize some may be confused by my addition of heterosexual here. To be clear, I’m talking about ungodly behavior. Fornication (sex outside of marriage) and adultery (sex with someone else’s spouse) are sins which make such actions no better than any of the others listed.
- God’s formula is one man, one woman in the bonds of matrimony. Multiple men and one woman or multiple women and one man are both polygamy and not God’s intention for humans.
- Some will undoubtedly bring up the polygamy that occurred in the Scriptures. God did not condone these actions. He made the correct formula clear from the beginning via Adam and Eve. God did bless the other women involved with His chosen but they were blessed because of His preceding covenant, not because He condoned the unions. What’s more, these other lines (ex. Hagar) became the source of later troubles for Israel.
- Love is a verb as defined in Scripture (1 Corinthians 13:1-8). It does not include actions that fail to bring God glory nor would it disgrace the spouse. This includes all sexual intimacy.
Note: I do these posts not because I think I’m somehow superior in my views or anything absurd like that but out of a desire to be up-front and honest with my readers as to where I stand. Otherwise, you’d be left to figure things out by reading between the lines, guessing, or similar activities which so easily leads to misunderstandings.