Archive for October, 2016

The Bible seems to be clear that sex is more than just a physical act, it has a spiritual side that is much more important than the physical. The ideal is one man and one woman in one relationship for life. Like in the garden they are naked and unashamed, not just physical but completely open and vulnerable to the other person with complete trust that their mate will always treat them with love, respect, and grace. They act as one, supporting each other in everything, protecting each other and sacrificing for each other in every situation. 

So, what does sexual sin do?  Paul talks of “joining” yourself to a prostitute, so there must be a spiritual consequence to sex outside of the ideal. Could it be that treating sex as purely physical is anti-spiritual and causes all sexual unions even those in a subsequent marriage to be purely physical also, by comparison with with past unions, devoid of the spiritual union we need. 

How do we (the fornicaters amount us) get back to the ideal?  We have faith in our spouse. Hebrews 11:1 By Faith: Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 

Our Hope is for a partner who will love and cherish us in sickness and in health, in bad times and good, who won’t hold our mistakes against us. These things are in the future so assurance can only come from conviction and trust, and that is faith. 

We are to be the bride of Christ. But we have whored around in this life with other gods and that “anti-spiritual” thingy has us pretty screwed up.  The solution is the same, faith, the assurance of things hoped for in a future we cannot see.  In this way we become the Body of Christ, sharing in His life, fully us but also fully knowing Him. Naked and unashamed.