C H U R C H R E F O R M S E R I E S
By Biblicism Institute
It is connected to marriage and must only happen within its confines. See The Biblical Marriage Blueprint.
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” Ephesians 5:31
But man in his rebellious streak seems intent on using it his own way.
SEX: GOD’S WAY
Sex is God’s idea. He has his reasons for it.
1. It is a spiritual act above all else.
“Now Adam knew Eve his wife.” Genesis 4:1
It is the act of knowing. The Hebrew word is Yada. It is used in a great variety of senses: observation, care, recognition, instruction, designation, punishment, acknowledgement, and myriad others. It thus encompasses the whole being.
Man gets to know his Bride by creating a bond. A bond that truly binds. A bond that is the fusion of man and woman. In other words, woman is reattached to man from whom she was taken.
“The rib which the Lord God had taken out of man, He made into a woman.” Genesis 2:22
Thus man becomes aligned with another part of himself.
“She is your companion and your wife by covenant.” Malachi 2:14
When a man knows his wife, it is a covenantal act. And as with all covenants blood is involved. Blood is spilled when the woman’s hymen is pierced.
That blood-drenched punctured hymen is the true seal of the marriage covenant. God crafted the hymen for that very purpose, otherwise there would be no need for it.
If the union between man and woman is in danger of being severed, one’s own Body is threatened; and God is not well pleased. See Of Fornication, Divorce and Adultery
“‘For I hate divorce,’ says the LORD.” Malachi 2:16
That very union is:
“The only institution which God loves.” Malachi 2:11
The union of man and woman is at the very center of God’s plan for humanity. It points to the Lord Jesus Himself and to the New Covenant in His blood, when His body was pierced on the cross for His spiritual Bride.
The church assembly is not a man-made religious institution. It is the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ. Jesus and His Saints form a spiritual institution which God loves. They are fused together as one through the fire of the Holy Spirit, similar to the coadunation of man and woman within the marriage covenant.
2. It is for procreation.
The reason sex is a spiritual act is because its primary purpose within the marriage covenant is to produce children.
“Now Adam knew his wife and she conceived and bore Cain.” Genesis 4:1
Man and woman become one because God is working together with them to replenish the earth with godly people.
“And why one? That He might seek a godly offspring.” Malachi 2:15
Without godliness the world would be intolerable.
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Matthew 5:13
Godliness is the only hope mankind has to restore balance in a topsy-turvy world. Therefore, godly people must produce godly offspring.
3. It is for man and wife to find pleasure in each other.
When a husband and his wife find pleasure in each other, opportunities for fight and quarrel become scarce, thereby creating a stable environment for child-rearing. See Of Nagging Women and Angry Men.
“You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.” Song of Solomon 4:12
“Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth. As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.” Proverbs 5: 18,19
Pleasure is part of knowing one’s spouse; consequently, withholding pleasure is not an act of love.
“Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” 1 Corinthians 7:5
SEX: MAN’S PERVERSION
Sex feels good because God is quite intent on having men and their wives produce children. Therefore He made sex a pleasurable experience, His way of encouraging them to copulate.
However, mankind has perverted the entire sex paradigm.
They fornicate outside the marriage parameter only to experience the selfish pleasure of it. They further debase it by having same-sex partners gratifying each other, thus moving even further away from producing children. And finally they bend sexuality itself by morphing men into women and women into men, or transgenderism.
The whole idea of this systematic perversion is to spit on God and His plan for humanity. By bastardizing sexuality, God’s enemies hope to thwart God’s command to “be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 9:7).”
In addition, by debasing it with homosexuality and transgenderism they mean to say, “Hey God, you did not create us in your image, we can find greater pleasure outside your commands.”
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
“For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.” Romans 1:26-27
What they fail to realize is that man is not god, and therefore cannot make his own rules. In the end, those who break God’s commands will pay dearly for it. See The Consequences of Sin.
“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5: 19-21
Venery needs the curb and not the spur. Immoral, unnatural, and inordinate sexual desires are to be turned off and conquered. In other words, sin can be overcome.
“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.” Colossians 3: 5,6
“Take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5
Sex is one of God’s ways of blessing man and woman. In turn, man and woman become a blessing to the world through their offspring. See The Family is God’s Plan.
“Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord.” Psalm 127:3
Everything in God’s creation has been perverted by sinful man, sex included. Therefore it is our duty as Christians to make sure that all under heaven is brought back to godly alignment, especially in our own lives as an example to all.
Preemptive Question And Answer
The following question will certainly arise: What of the covenantal blood of a non-virgin, non-divorced woman who wishes to marry?
The answer is simple.
The man she hopes to marry can a) forgive her and allow Christ’s blood to cover and replace hers, or b) opt to marry a virgin. Ultimately the decision is his, not ours to make.
We are only drafting what God intended when He designed sex within the marriage covenant. In situations that deviate from established biblical norms, it’s up to every Christian to listen to the voice of His Lord. That’s why the Holy Spirit has been given to us. Let him help.
“Each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.” Romans 14:12
To Love A Woman (PG-13) is a great movie that contrasts Sex and True Love. A courtesy of Cinetent International. Enjoy!