In the midst of a culture saturated with sexual immorality, the Bible calls the church to flee sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18). The author explains the force of Paul's words, and makes clear that the various questions of the article's title cannot even be considerations for those who are in Christ. For we ought to glorify God in our bodies.
What is the Christian view of sexuality? This article explains that by creating male and female in his image, God intended our sexuality to be a vocation, and he made the two genders complementary.
It is one thing to accept that the sexual revolution is part of our culture, and another thing to know how this culture came up. This article looks at how urbanization, technology, and the weakening of family life contributed to the sexual revolution.
This article carefully raises ten points that believers should know about sex.
Sexual abuse happens to children the most. How do you as a parent protect your child from sexual abuse? This article discusses eight ways.
This article explores the discussion on whether sexual abuse committed by an authority figure in the church should be kept confidential. The author makes plain that it needs to be reported to the family, the church, and the police.
This article outlines some sobering statistics about sexual assault.
This article addresses and corrects several myths about sexual assault.
This article outlines a Christian perspective on sex. It is one of God's gifts, and should be thought of, especialy by husbands, from a biblical perspective: sex is something that goes far beyond the physical.
Are there sexual predators in the church? This article argues that there are not only sexual predators in the church but that they target the church, for six reasons.
God did not only create sex. He made it clear that sex is for marriage only. Hence it is only sex within marriage that sex becomes under grace; sex outside marriage is under law. The article explains what that means.
Christians have for the most part lived out a sexual ethic that went against the world around them. This article explains that Roman sexuality was about dominance, it accepted pedophilia, and had a low view of womanhood. The article shows how Christians addressed this challenge and how we may learn from them.
The sexual revolution is more a movement of hatred than love. It is a movement rooted in independence from God. The article explains.
The article calls the church to realize the extent of the infiltration of popular culture and hence ungodly values in the church, especially with respect to sexual morals.
God has created sex to be a beautiful thing in a marriage relationship. How is sex like a typewriter? God has designed sex and sexuality, and He is the best one to write the instruction book. Believers should seek to understand God's purpose in sex. God, who created us in the holistic unity of our bodies, souls, minds, and spirits, made our sexuality part of that wholeness. God reveals this design in the Scriptures.
God's unyielding hostility toward immorality is well known, and yet immorality threatens to overwhelm us. For what purpose did God create sex, and how can we be sexually pure? This article talks about sex as being created for procreation, partnership, pleasure, and to portray the covenant. The author also discusses why God is hostile towards sexual sin.
A claim is often made regarding the relative unimportance of sexual ethics to Jesus and his apparent silence in relation to same-sex sexual (homosexuality) activity. John Nolland examines and presents a helpful survey of the Gospels’ witness to Jesus’ teaching in this area. He explores the New Testament’s terminology in both the gospels and some of the relevant Pauline material.
What does the Bible say about sex? Our modern society has its own teaching about sex, which is often contrary to the teaching of the Bible. This article mentions ten biblical truths about sex.
This chapter is about child sexual abuse and exploitation. It explores the nature and extent of the problem.
This article discusses the views of Augustine, Aquinas, Luther and Calvin on sexuality and sexual intercourse, comparing them to the understanding of the Basotho culture in Africa. Though there are some points of agreement, this article shows that the Basotho’s understanding of sex does not place God at the centre or promote His glory.
This article looks at the relationship between sexual freedom, sexual violence, morality, and evolution. How do we decide what is right and wrong? The author shows that if we reject God's standards, we are left with only pragmatic arguments - the ethics of consequences. This article shows that true freedom is found by delighting in God's law and His gracious forgiveness.
Linking homosexuality and sexual orientation, this article shows how sexual orientation has redefined personhood. Man and woman are no longer defined in terms of being image-bearers. Instead, our being is defined by sexual orientation. This has robbed man of the opportunity to have his identity in the Triune God, and it has left him empty.
Jones argues in his article that in order to understand the contemporary sexual revolution, the “new sexuality” in its homosexual expression must be seen as an integral expression of age-old religious paganism. Jones gives an overview of the modern revival of paganism. Characteristic is the erasing of the distinction between the sexes.
How should the use of contraceptives as instruments of family planning be viewed from a theological perspective? The arrival of the Pill in 1960 caused a major shift in thinking about this topic. Hollinger considers the theological argument against contraception that has too often been missing in ethical considerations in Protestant circles.