Just Another Blog Post About The Church And Sex
Sex and sex and sex and sex.
Do I have your attention? I think that I could really drive the traffic to my blog if I wrote one or two about sex every week. We like to read about sex. We like to watch TV that involves sex. We like to read about sex. Don’t we all know someone who read 50 Shades of Grey sometime over the past year?
It almost as thought that we don’t see ourselves as spiritual beings having a physical experience. Instead we see ourselves as sexual beings having a Church experience. So much of the emphasis in the Church during my life has been about sex. How as a teenager I should avoid it? How as an adult I should avoid it with anyone but my wife. How sex with someone of the same-sex is wrong?
And I believe all of that.
But, what if we have it all wrong?
What if we are really the Church who get to just have sexual experiences?
What if we quit focusing on simply teaching our kids to simply avoid sexual sin?
What if we quit simply preaching about the potential dangers of adultery?
What if we quit worrying about whether or not homosexuals have rights or not?
What if we quit advocating this sexual group or another?
What would we do?
What if we simply turned our focus on Christ? What if we were so enthralled with Him that He was more important to us than any sexual experience we could have? What if we were so overcome with Him that sex paled in comparison?
I’m not saying that we should not have sex or an opinion over what is sexual sin or not.
What I am saying is that perhaps it’s time for us to be less concerned with sex than the One who gave it to us. Maybe it’s time we put sex on the back-burner and Christ in His proper place.
Do we put too much emphasis on sex within the Church?