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The Christian View of Sex: A Time for Apologetics, not Apologies by JANET SMITH
"While the fact that our society is suffering greatly from sexual confusion and sexual misconduct is not a novel insight, what is needed is a better understanding and apologetic of the Christian truths about sexuality."
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Would love to hear some thoughts on this article. Thanks.
Sep 25th 2013 new
My thought is that the most basic and most overlooked aspect of sexuality was omitted in this article: the renaming of the concept sex as gender, and redefining the term sex as the marriage act. Human sexuality is sex specific. Failure to recognize this leaves the rest of what the author had to say lacking in meaning and without much foundational perspective.

Sex has to do with being man or woman, as from the very beginning of the creation of Adam and Eve, in order to beget and join as one flesh. Focusing on the marriage act, only, as sex is myopic, and in my thoughts, causes many of the ills society is experiencing today.

What did the sexual revolution really do? It defined a woman to be equal in all ways to a man, the difference between the two merely being one of sort or kind. This ruins men and women in how they see one another long before they ever consider the marriage act (sexual relations). Children are trained in the belief that a man is interchangeable for a woman and vice versa, leaving them not far from the conclusion that two men (or two women) can "marry" one another, destroying any concept of marriage in their little minds. That being the case, it's not a far leap to make that there is nothing beyond arbitrary convention reserving sexual relations for this "marriage" alone.


Sep 26th 2013 new
(quote) Chelsea-743484 said: My thought is that the most basic and most overlooked aspect of sexuality was omitted in this article: the renaming of the concept sex as gender, and redefining the term sex as the marriage act. Human sexuality is sex specific. Failure to recognize this leaves the rest of what the author had to say lacking in meaning and without much foundational perspective.

Sex has to do with being man or woman, as from the very beginning of the creation of Adam and Eve, in order to beget and join as one flesh. Focusing on the marriage act, only, as sex is myopic, and in my thoughts, causes many of the ills society is experiencing today.

What did the sexual revolution really do? It defined a woman to be equal in all ways to a man, the difference between the two merely being one of sort or kind. This ruins men and women in how they see one another long before they ever consider the marriage act (sexual relations). Children are trained in the belief that a man is interchangeable for a woman and vice versa, leaving them not far from the conclusion that two men (or two women) can "marry" one another, destroying any concept of marriage in their little minds. That being the case, it's not a far leap to make that there is nothing beyond arbitrary convention reserving sexual relations for this "marriage" alone.


Astute, as you often are, Chelsea.
Sep 26th 2013 new
Chelsea makes an excellent point.
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