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God Invented Sex
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My 9-year-old son was watching a sports news program with his daddy a few months ago. In the middle of all the discussion of RBIs and pass rushing, came a news story about the sexual impropriety of one of the players. Of course my son asked what the story meant and what the reporter was talking about. I found myself offended that a seemingly inert activity like watching sports news had “forced” a discussion we weren’t ready to have. In these times, there is no escaping the “S” word. Not even news programs are safe to watch anymore. What does the Bible say about sex?

A Good Thing
Yes, sex is a good thing! 

“God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number. . . For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Genesis 1:27-28 and 2:24).

God created sex. He created men and women to have babies. He created sex to be a beautiful and enjoyable expression of love, but only between a man and wife. Why? Because with sex comes responsibilities, and it sometimes takes two people who are in a committed relationship in Christ to handle these responsibilities.

Feeling Good
Our world is lax about sex before marriage. The media tells us that because sex “feels good” it is OK to have premarital sex. The Bible does not agree. 

 “But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.  The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband” (1 Corinthians 7:2-3).

“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral” (Hebrews 13:4).

No matter what the world is teaching, God calls us to control our passions and wait for marriage.

Is it too late?
Already had sex outside of marriage? Everyone falls to sin in some area or another. If your area happens to be sex, there is still hope.

“Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses” (Acts 13:38-39).

Temptation
As a Christian you fight off temptation every day. The sin is not being tempted, but giving into the sin.

“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

In sex, as in all things, God is faithful.

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