A comprehensively written and gospel-centered article about marriage, singleness and sex. I like how it addresses the predominant views about sex and how the biblical understanding of sex is different. When we look at society through godly lenses, we can identify the idolatrous nature of many commonly held cultural attitudes and bring forth a more credible, orthodox witness to the non-believing world.
“Sex is sacred because it is the analogy of the joyous self-giving and pleasure of love within the life of the Trinity.”
“In his (Paul’s) worldview, the purpose of sex is not personal self-expression (in order to be happy) but personal self-donation (in order to imitate God) as a witness to the gospel of the kingdom.”
“Christians are to choose between marriage and singleness not for the basic contemporary motive of personal fulfillment, nor for the traditional motive of propagating family legacy. Rather, we are to marry or to remain single on the basis of which state best makes us a sign of the kingdom. Hauerwas says that single Christian adults were a startling witness to the coming kingdom in that ancient world by showing that their hope and significance was not in family or heirs but in the kingdom.”
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