In episode 7, Noah catches up with high school classmate Matthew Thornton, who is following Jesus after living a life of (in Matthew’s words) “sex, drugs, and rock & roll” that began at age ten and led to full blown alcoholism and accompanying depression at age 21.
Here are two contrasting cultural beliefs for you to consider: Sex is the best thing on the planet…Heaven is full of the best things we can imagine…So if both of these things are true, why does the Bible tell us there won’t be any sex in heaven?
It’s a line often heard in well-intentioned lessons on sexual purity:God created sex. It’s His. Pornography and premarital sex are just distortions of what God made that is good: sex within marriage. Those sexual desires you feel are good, you just need to channel them into marriage. (Or as often said, “toward your wife.”) All of the above is true and I have taught most of it myself in bits and pieces. But there are some major shortfalls to this type of teaching and mindset.
Listen below at podcasts.com or listen/subscribe on iTunes or Google Play. Episode 10 brings a special guest interview with Damon Seacott, who has chosen to live a life of singleness and celibacy. This is a great episode for singles to have someone to relate to, and great for married folks to learn how to be […]
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God didn’t randomly create sex and then add a bunch of rules to make it as difficult as possible for us to enjoy. He created it with great intentionality. And the part of that intentionality we so often overlook is that sex is about much more than what happens between the sheets. God-honoring sex produces […]