A MOST SOMBER, SERIOUS MATTER
THE ALMIGHTY and Holy God made
everything and saw that it was "good" (Genesis 1:25), even "very good"
(1:31). This included the crowning act of His creation, mankind, who was
made male and female (1:27). After Eve was created, and presented to Adam,
we read, "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall
cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh" (2:24). God instituted
marriage, and in this relationship man and woman are to become "one flesh."
"One flesh" refers to the sexual union, and what that sexual union produces,
another human being. After the initial creation, sexual union in marriage
was God's way of producing life, and also at the same time God's way for
man and woman in this holy union to celebrate life in their love one for
another (Proverbs 5:18-20). Hebrews 13:4 reads, "Marriage is honorable
among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will
judge." Also the seventh commandment reads, "Thou shalt not commit adultery."
God has placed hetero-sex in marriage, and being there, it is tied in with
the sanctity of life. We are not amoral promiscuous animals.
However, today, every way a person turns, there seems to be a concerted
attack on the sanctity of life. The media would belittle Christian values,
as they glorify and promote promiscuous sex, sodomy, and abortion. This
actually is an attack on the family and the home. Nothing is absolute,
as the old moral standards are being discarded. Divorce and illegitimacy
are rampant. But if a person does not respect his sexuality, how can he
respect what his sexuality produces, other human beings? Consequently there
is a lot of cheap humanity today, as the quality of life degenerates.
This is a most somber, serious matter. God made male and female, heterosexual
beings, and all sexual fulfillment is assigned to the context of marriage
(a union entered into for life). We cannot change God's moral laws. They
are absolutes. God said, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." When the King
James translation of the Scriptures was printed in 1611, there was a typographical
error made by the King's printer. The word "not" was left out of the seventh
commandment, and it read, "Thou shalt commit adultery"! The King's printer
was fined 300 pounds for this mistake. Some would try to change God's moral
code for sexual conduct today (intentionally!). The fine is greater than
300 pounds. God says if we add or take away, the plagues of the book will
be added to us (Revelation 22:18,19). And those who practice adultery,
fornication, and sodomy will not go to heaven (Rev. 21:8; Heb. 13:4; I
Cor. 6:9,10; Gal. 5:19-21), but will be cast into the lake of fire. (VOL.33,
NO. 2, 1995)