Presently so propagated action that appears to meet us in every area of our lives is often considered to be intrinsically evil by so many Christians. The lust and desires that are now shown to be outlived to extreme measure not only in private spheres, but more and more publicly out, e.g. on television in Big Brother, Paradise Hotel or other reality shows. We might think that Bible does not really say much about sex and when it does then it is in a negative manner – only prohibiting, limiting, condemning sex in a prudish way. But is that really true?
Some Christians present themselves just as these pure and clean holy people without any desires or lustful thoughts. I am afraid I must quickly say that this is simply not true. I believe that we are fully sexual beings, that God created us as man and woman with a sharp distinction, that God had sex in mind when he created us and it is good.
Sex is truly a huge thing in a life of every person and it is important that we see it as it really is; that we understand it and we delight in it correctly. So shall we take a look at what Bible really says about sex altogether? The first step I would encourage you to take is that when searching for some answers in connection to this, stop searching for the word “sex” and type in “all things” as “sex” is after all a subset of “all things“…
- Sex is created by God (“by him all things were created”—Col. 1:16).
- Sex continues to exist by the will of Christ (“in him all things hold together”—Col. 1:17)
- Sex is caused by God (he “works all things according to the counsel of his will”—Eph. 1:11).
- Sex is subject to Christ (“he put all things under his feet”— Eph. 1:22).
- Christ is making sex new (“Behold, I am making all things new”—Rev. 21:5).
- Sex is good (“everything created by God is good”—1 Tim. 4:4).
- Sex is lawful in the context of marriage (“all things are lawful”—1 Cor. 10:23).
- When we have sex, we are to do it for the glory of God (“whatever you do, do all to the glory of God”—1 Cor. 10:31).
- Sex works together for the good of God’s children (“for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose”—Rom. 8:28).
- We are to thank God for sex (“nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving”—1 Tim. 4:4).
- Sex is to be sanctified by the Word of God and prayer (“every-thing . . . is made holy by the word of God and prayer”— 1 Tim. 4:4-5).
- We must be on guard not to be enslaved by sex (“I will not be enslaved by anything”—1 Cor. 6:12).
- We are not to grumble about sex (“do all things without grumbling”—Phil. 2:14).
- We are to rejoice in the Lord during sex (“rejoice in the Lord always”—Phil. 4:4).
- We are to be content in sex (“having all contentment in all things at all times”—2 Cor. 9:8 mg.).
- We are to practice and pursue sexual relations in holiness and honor (“each one of you [is to] know how to control his own body [KJV: “possess his vessel”; RSV: “take a wife for himself”] in holiness and honor”—1 Thess. 4:4).
- Spouses are not to “deprive one another [sexually], except perhaps by agreement for a limited time,” that they might devote themselves to prayer (1 Cor. 7:5).
- But then they are commanded to “come together again [sexually], so that Satan may not tempt [them] because of [their] lack of self-control” (1 Cor. 7:5).
- In this fallen age, sex is both pure and impure—“To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled” (Titus 1:15).
Inspired by “Sex and the supremacy of Christ” by Piper J. & J. T., Taylor