Sexual Parameters

posted Jun 3, 2012, 7:20 PM by Hector Falcon
When we read the Bible we notice that God places a major emphasis on maintaining sexual purity for his people. There is a very good reason for this. Your sexual morality will strongly influence your relationship to God and can actually become an idol that replaces the God that created sexuality. Since God created both human beings and sexuality, he also laid down the rules by which sexual activity was to occur. The reason for fixing parameters for sexual activity is to protect us. God created sex as a "good" thing, but even good things can become idols if they are used to replace the priority of God in our lives.

The incentive for us to understand the parameters that God has established for us regarding sex is maximizing the good that we can get from sexual activity within the confines of marriage. God is a good God. He gave sex as a gift to the creatures he created. However, just as with any good father, he lays out instructions and rules for how his gift to us should be used. Sexual activity outside of the bounds of marriage will lead to destruction. God has established sex to be used as he instructs. To go beyond the boundaries he has set is irresponsible behavior. Many people will suffer as a result of the wrong use of the gift of sex. It is within our own interest to conform to God's parameters. 


Sex and Human Nature

Why the Call to Love Thy Body?  
To counter the hostility toward the human body and biological facts of life driving many of today's headline stories. Many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed moral issues without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications. Consider:
  • Transgenderism: Activists detach gender from biology. Kids down to kindergarten are being taught their body is irrelevant to their authentic self. Is this affirming--or does it demean the body?
  • Homosexuality: Advocates disconnect sexuality from being biologically male or female. Is this liberating--or does it denigrate who we really are?
  • Abortion: Supporters admit that pre-born babies are human, but deny that they are persons worthy of legal protection. Does this lead to equality for women--or does it threaten the intrinsic dignity of all humans?
  • Hookup Culture: On campus, in Hollywood, and in the boardroom, the sexual revolution was supposed to liberate us for recreational sex. But has it really led to schizoid sex and bodies without meaning?
In Love Thy Body, best-selling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to offer a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing secularist ethos that shapes critical moral and socio-political issues of our day.

Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey was hailed in The Economist as"America's preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." Fearlessly and with compassion, she makes the case that secularism denigrates the body and destroys the basis for human rights.
Throughout, Pearcey sets forth a holistic and humane alternative availableto all--one that offers reality-oriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for inalienable human rights.
Now, more than ever, we need to learn to "love thy body."