Christian View of Sex



Question:

Explain the Christian argument for chastity.  Explain how Christianity is pro-body and pro-sex, and argues that. 

My Reply:
Pro-body/sex: 
1) God created us as sexual beings.
2) God introduced marriage to us with the first 2 humans (He brought the woman to Adam, as a father does his daughter today, bone of my bone etc. is known as wedding vows, Adam only had 1 wife).

Sex is meant to be within the relationship of a married couple:
The Apostle Paul explains in 1 Corinthians that sex outside of marriage is actually the worst sin you can commit against yourself, for when you have sex with somebody, you actually merge yourself with that person. You've heard that analogy with the tree? A guy sleeps with this girl who's slept with 10 other guys, so technically he’s sleeping with them too...that argument originated in the context of AIDS, but similarly, because sex is not just physical, but also emotional and spiritual, you actually do merge with each person you have sex with.
One explanation of this: in the TV show or movie "Highlander", when they chopped off their enemy-immortals’ heads, they absorbed all the spirits of those whom their victim had killed. If 50 people, they absorb those 50 people's souls, or something.  Sex is kind of like that, in the merging sense.
Another example: you're blue, she's red (primary colors).  When you have sex with each other, you each become purple.  Purple is good if you’re married, but until then, you were created to remain your primary color.  Now say you’re each purple, and you each have sex with others.  You keep mixing in other shades and colors, and soon you don't know what color you are, or you look like those blobs of Play-doh (like the one above) with all the colors mixed into it...and they're so mixed in that you'll never get them back to their original colors.

So you see, Christianity isn't against sex...sex is awesome, feels great, and was created for our pleasure. Otherwise, it wouldn't feel so good (yes, I'm married). 

Christianity is FOR sex.  But if it's going to be blessed by God, and not sinful, then it needs to be in the context in that which God had intended, which is marriage.

---Pastor Andy
Play-Doh ball picture courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/piepkorn/2093606082/
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