When discussing sex in the church, Christians shy away from discussing it. The silence has done more harm than good in the church. Young believers struggle with their fears; teenagers fear being judged if they share their thoughts on sex and how they perceive it, and ministers have made it unholy in the church. The saga today’s Christian face is plagued with guilt because they wonder if they are doing the right things with their partners behind closed doors.
God is very serious about sex being only within the confines of marriage. Sex in the church or among the church is considered to be sinful.
First, we’d like to highlight the apparent— sex is ordained for married couples. I’m also not ignorant that we live in a broken world where our emotions often mislead us, and we fall into temptations. However, God designed it and made it pleasurable for married people (Hebrews 13:4).
Sexual immorality is the order of the day. We are bombarded with it on Television, social media, print media, magazines, and even the radio. It’s so highly promoted that one wonders if God made a mistake in creating it. God would never make a mistake. People will always be people. There is always a justification for everything they do, and if you ask them why there is so much emphasis on premarital sex, their response is, “we are in the 21st century”. How has modern sin become?
The church has turned a blind eye to sexual immorality among its people. The body nor the church is meant for sexual immoralities but the Lord. Teenagers are drowning in sexual escapades that shouldn’t even be mentioned to a deaf ear. Dishonoring God with our bodies is now the new trend. It might surprise you that many Christians think it’s okay to have sex before marriage. The world we live in and young adults today do not honor marriage as holy, nor does it honor sex in any way. Is that God’s will? No, it isn’t.
If you understand God’s will for marriage and why He created sex, you will only grasp the value of abstinence (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:24-25) NKJV. The world and society we live in say, “if it feels good, do it.” Christians can’t afford to rely on our feelings or emotions. We must rely on God’s word and act upon it daily. God knows what’s best for us and if he tells us to wait, then let’s wait. Waiting isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it. It’s time to bring our teens back to Christ. We all have a role to play in keeping God’s church holy and upholding the teachings of the Bible.
I know it’s a long shot, but we can do anything we set our hearts on as long as we believe. Sex in the church is scandalous and not God’s will. God asking us to wait doesn’t mean he doesn’t understand the pressure or temptations we face daily. He loves us and will help and guide us if we return to him. Sex is fun and beautiful, but it brings with it hurts, pain, sorrow, and grief when done outside marriage, and God doesn’t want that for his church( his children).
God knows what’s best for us, and it’s time we trusted him with our sexual decisions.
Blessings and Love ❤️