God, Sex and Your Marriage

Devotional
God Has an Opinion About Sex

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Everyone has an opinion about sex. But did you know that God also has an opinion… a definite, distinct perspective? Unfortunately, many Christians have confused the voice of Christian leaders for the opinion of God. When it comes to sex, Christian leaders throughout the ages have had differing opinions on the topic. Here’s a brief sample…

"Nothing is so much to be shunned as sexual relations." St. Augustine.

"The Holy Spirit leaves the room when a married couple has sex, even if they do it without passion." Peter Lombard, respected 12th century theologian.

"Intercourse is never without sin." Martin Luther.

"If anyone says that sex itself is bad, Christianity contradicts him at once." C.S. Lewis.

"A married couple gives a severe blow to the head of that ancient serpent when they aim to give as much sexual satisfaction to each other as possible." John Piper.

No wonder Christians are confused. Who speaks for God? Ultimately, God speaks for Himself through His inspired Word. If you want to know God’s opinion, look no further than the Bible. It may surprise you that the Bible has quite a bit to say on the topic. Some of it you’ll love and some of it is difficult to accept.

When a person like you or me has an opinion, it’s just that – an opinion. When God has an opinion, we call it something else – the truth. Truth is the one opinion against which every other opinion is measured.

We all have thoughts and beliefs about sex that are not based on truth. Perhaps your misinformation about sex even came from Christian sources. However, if you truly want to see the gift of sexuality as it was created to be experienced, you must be willing to expose the lies you’ve believed as measured by the truth of God’s Word.

Questions to Ponder: What are the primary sources that formed your opinion on sex? Can you identify any lies you believe about sex?