"As a society the proficiency of the lover, has grown almost higher than the efficiency of the love. Sex has become more about individuality rather than intimacy. It's about performance and not purity."
Warning: You're about to read an unpopular opinion. This "opinion" is also absolute truth, but unpopular, nonetheless.
The definition of "fornication" is "sexual intercourse between people not married to each other."
Concerning fornication, the Bible says this in Hebrews 13:4, "Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge." (NKJV)
In the year 2020, sex is as societally commanding and culturally impacting as it's ever been. You can hardly sell clothing without it. You can barely promote films without it. It's long been a cornerstone in music sales, and it has left its mark on nearly every form of digital media known to man. Not to mention that pornography is a thriving industry that makes well over $5 billion annually.
However, money is hardly the matter. The monetary impact of sex is only a symptom of its literal one. The literal impact of sex is its change. Sex is culturally no longer what it was. It has made a significant shift from its God-appointed purpose. Today, it's hardly deemed a marriage thing. I sadly say that it's becoming even less known as a love thing. We tragically live in a world where finding an excellent lover, is prioritized higher than finding an excellent love.
"In the year 2020, sex is as societally commanding and culturally impacting as it's ever been. You can hardly sell clothing without it. You can barely promote films without it. It's long been a cornerstone in music sales, and it has left its mark on nearly every form of digital media known to man."
This is without mentioning the heightened divorce rate, the commonality of infidelity, and the break from traditional values. These factors have all made marriage as hard of a sell as a leather coat in the Sahara Desert. A decreasing number of millennials want to be married, and even fewer think they should be married for life to one spouse. However, everybody wants to have sex. With a decrease in marital desire and a cultural increase in sexual appetite, this question remains high in society:
"Did God REALLY intend for us to wait for marriage before we have sex?"
Well, the answer is simple, even if it's challenging in reception.
The answer is yes. Yes, God wants us to wait. However, to appreciate God's position, you'd have to hear His directive with thoughtful consideration. In other words, this can't be a lust conversation; instead, this has to be a logical conversation.
"The answer is yes. Yes, God wants us to wait."
Here are five reasons WHY God has ordained for us to wait:
These are only a few; however, I know that the mismanagement of God's ordained sexual bond, has far more harmful impacts than meets the eye.
Therefore, I conclude that God DOES want us to wait for marriage. Not because He's unrealistic; rather, it's because He loves us unconditionally.
Final Note: You can’t do anything about yesterday. However, you can work today, to ensure that you’re your best tomorrow.
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Kevin D. Jones, Sr.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.
I'm just an imperfect guy, serving a Perfect God, and doing my best to share Him with everyone I can.