By Andy Alexander
Our society is becoming increasingly hedonistic. Men and women are searching for ways to enjoy this life without any regard to eternity. One of the ways they have found to enjoy this life is by committing sexual immorality, such as homosexuality, fornication, and adultery. The wearing of immodest apparel, dancing, and viewing movies which portray all of these forms of sexual immorality are forms of lasciviousness which create lust in the minds of the viewer and if left unchecked will eventually bring death (Jas. 1:14-15).
Many have found that along with the uncontrolled fulfillment of their lusts comes some unpleasant and unwanted side effects. Various diseases (the most feared of which is AIDS), unwanted pregnancies, and divorces are some of the consequences which follow the fulfilling of these desires. Man’s answer to all of these diseases is to educate everyone, especially children, as to how they can commit these acts of immorality in a safe way. They have coined the phrase 4 ‘safe sex” and promoted this all over the country as the answer to all of the problems and consequences that come from the uncontrolled fulfillment of the lusts of the flesh.
God has provided for the lawful fulfillment of the desires that exist in men and women. Hebrews 13:4 states, “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” 1 Corinthians 7:23 says, “But because of immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.” This is the only form of safe sex because it is the only form with God’s approval. Any sex outside the marriage relationship is not safe because it is sin and sin will keep one out of the kingdom of heaven (Gal. 5:19-21).
Children as well as most adults need teaching from God’s word on the subject of safe sex. Parents need to sit with their children and open God’s word and teach them the sanctity of marriage and the need for them to wait until they are married before engaging in the sexual relationship. Instead of feeding upon God’s word, most children are feeding from the trough of Hollywood via the television set and movies which openly advocate sexual immorality of every kind.
Following God’s law will end the problems that come from sexual immorality. Unwanted pregnancies, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, divorce and all the other ills that accompany these sins will cease if all will just simply obey God.
Guardian of Truth XXXIV: 16, p. 487
August 16, 1990