God's Intelligent Design for Sex
Posted on Tuesday, June 05th 2012 at 09:52 am
Thirty years ago the homosexual community pushed for “tolerance”, now thirty years later they want us to embrace homosexual marriage. If you don’t embrace same sex marriage you are labeled a bigot and equated to the KKK. What we have lost in this debate is God’s intelligent design for human sexuality. God established marriage in Genesis 2 saying that “a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife and the two shall become one flesh”. This established marriage between a man and a woman. But, it is also the first passage of scripture that prescribes marital sex. A husband and wife literally become one flesh when we have sex. God designed it that way and he made sex pleasurable so that we would “go ye therefore and multiply”. This unique design is meant for a man and a woman; it is mutually exclusive and will not work as designed in same sex relationships. Also God’s design for the ultimate outcome of becoming one flesh (multiplying) cannot happen in a same sex act.
It is often argued that marriage between a man and a woman doesn’t have a great success rate, with nearly half of marriages ending in divorce. The failure of marriage doesn’t discredit the original intent and purpose of God for marriage. I believe the failure is directly tied to the sexual revolution. I was in the first sex education class in our high school in 1970. The wave of the sexual revolution had swept through the colleges in the late sixties and now was drilling down into high schools. The teacher in my sex education class held up a pill on the first day of class and announced that we no longer had to follow the “puritanical values” of our parents. We could now have sex without consequence due to this tiny pill. Most of the boys in the class were excited about this and felt freed from the taboo of premarital sex because we wouldn’t get our girlfriends pregnant. This of course was a direct assault against God’s purpose for sex, that it be between and husband and wife and that we would produce “godly offspring” (as it says in Malachi 2). But it also led to unforeseen consequences including the failure of marriage. I believe this failure is directly tied to the “free love” movement. In 1 Corinthians 6 it says “do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one with her in body. For it is said “that the two shall become one flesh”.
In the early 1900’s the divorce rate was 1 in 1,000. Most people married their childhood sweethearts and experience sex in marriage only. When we have sex outside of marriage we become “one” with the other person. There is something that happens beyond the physical act that goes deep into our souls. Those that have had multiple sexual “partners” before marriage have literally left pieces of themselves with other people and have taken deep into their souls a piece of someone else. These fractured human beings that then embark on marriage fail to fully commit, because they have unfinished partial commitments. The only hope for those of us that have not followed God’s design is to be forgiven and restored by Him. The only reason there is a debate about same sex marriage is that we have lost our way as a culture and drifted from God’s intelligent design.