Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A thought about Christians and sex before marriage.

I wonder if the view commonly promoted by Christians - that there is a lot more sex before marriage than there used to be - is due to people getting married later than in previous generations? Rather than being entirely the result of the permissive sixties it would seem that house prices and the need to have both partners working is the reason people delay marriage to their late 20's or early 30's.

In the days when people got married at 18 or 19 it was more possible to control those urges for the short period of time, but delaying for 10 years or so is a much harder proposition.

If the church wants to discourage sex before marriage then they need to encourage early marriage and endorse social policies, like increased social housing, that make this possible. I would guess that evangelicals would rather continue to condemn sexual activity than have to endorse progressive political agendas, or would they?

1 comment:

  1. I think you should know the truth about sex before marriage. It is not supported biblically and I would be very impressed if you researched the word to prove me wrong.

    Transgression of the Mosaic law, defines what things are sins and what things are not. As Christians we should know the law, because part of being set free, means knowing the truth and being set free from restrictions.

    The impurity laws, in Leviticus 15 tell us that it is a sin for a man to emit semen or ejaculate. It also says that it is a sin for a woman to have her monthly menstrual flow. If these 2 things make a person impure, then it stands to reason that even if a man or woman marries, these sins still continue.

    The scripture says, a man will leave his mother and father and be united with his wife and the two will become one flesh. It says nothing of marriage, only of taking a wife. In Leviticus 15 we are told that if a man has sex with a woman and there is an emission of semen, then the sin is impurity.

    There is NOTHING said in the word about the wrongness of premarital sex. That lie needs to be exposed so that christians can have sex without guilt and enjoy what has been given a blessing by God.