Marraige for Robots in Dallas

From the Dallas News:  Dallas Area Pastor Issues Sex Challenge (link provided below). 

God may have rested on the seventh day, but the Rev. Ed Young wants married couples to have sex all week long.  Once a day. Beginning this Sunday.

I cannot think of a better example of what happens when a depraved, weak human mind tries to do God’s work without God’s words.  Scripture does not minimize the holy marriage relationship down to mechanical prescriptions such as “have sex some number of days.”

 What are we?  Robots?

In fact, nothing could be more harmful to a marriage than to substitute animal desires for sacrificial commitment. 

This pastor goes on to say: 

…the embracing of sex is about nurturing and strengthening marriages.  Sex is like Super Glue. It’s a spiritual thing, an emotional thing.

If sex is a spiritual thing, I guess we should start spending our Sundays in Las Vegas.  Of course, people who know their Bibles and some religious history will immediately recognize in this the philosophy of pagan religions with their groves where one could achieve contact with the spirit world through the ecstasies of bodily pleasures aided by the temple prostitutes.  This is nothing more than Baal worship in the name of Jesus.

But wait!  “Pastor Young is not promoting prostitution or anything like that but is promoting monogamous relationships.”  Okay, fine, he is not outrightly promoting such things as mentioned, but how is he “promoting” monogamous relationships when he equates the health of a given relationship with a strong sex drive?  Isn’t it more likely that a hyper-active sex drive will result in adultery or variant behaviours that may destroy the relationship?  Isn’t adultery the leading cause of divorce?  Shouldn’t we be learning restraint rather than fueling the flame of the disastrous fire that already burns in nature?

I, like many others, wonder what the motivation of this absurd “pastor” can be.  My gut reaction to such nonsense amounts to “stupid, stupid, stupid!”  But maybe it’s not stupidity at all, but on the contrary, a very clever maneuver by a brilliant manipulator, as Jim Dale has it figured:

Jim Dale of Coppell said he figures the pastor is trying to create more buzz for his five-church mega-ministry. “Draw ’em in, no matter what or how,” wrote the Coppell resident in a posting on “Sex? You betcha. That’ll pack the pews (or theater seats).” Mr. Dale, author of a book about individual relationships with God, said he has attended Fellowship Church a few times. And he offered some praise: “I’ve got to hand it to them, they are brilliant marketers.”

In view of the continuing desire of “church” to get along with the depraved world, I predict that divorces within churches will not decrease, but will plateau at the current level, as they have in the wider society due to couples simply living together without getting married.

As long as people think that sex satisfies their spiritual needs, they have no hope for a deep abiding relationship with either God or mankind.  

Marriage is the perfect institute whereby sexual desires are not only expressed, but they are also controlled.  The Bible says that married couples are to “render due benevolence” within the context of mutual love and patience.  A normal couple will have sex thousands of times over the course of a lifetime together without ever being commanded to “do it” by some self-important preacher.  But what today’s sex-obsessed religious leaders don’t seem to understand is that sex does NOT satisfy man’s deepest needs and desires, and that it is possible for couples to be completely happy in a relationship that minimizes sex.

But hay, who am I?  I don’t pastor a MEGA-CHURCH, and have a MEGA-EGO.  All I have is the unmerited grace of God, who has chosen to give me a wife of almost 32 years, and a relationship that has endured every temptation that Satan can dish out.  Who am I to say how a relationship works?

There are two things the old folks never talked about:  1) divorce, and 2) sex.  Do you think that’s a coincidence?  No, it’s not a coincidence, because in their day, divorce was the unspeakable destruction of a family and was to be avoided at every possible cost; and relationships were to never be reduced to the animal sex act.  And in spite of that, if you’ll notice, the old folks had no problem making babies and staying committed to each other.  We ought to think about that.  We ought to think about that.  Really, we ought to think about that.



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