Monday, May 18, 2009

Free Love or Free Fall?

The following was written in response to the recent sex-carnival called Sexpo, which came to town hocking its wares and plying the mantra of “free love”. The media reports praised Sexpo, while the event’s organizers glamorized Sexpo’s licentious creed. Local letter-page pundits took aim at any Christian group that criticized the event using the standard pejoratives like “fundamentalists” and “narrow minded”.

Oddly no one took aim at Islam. The local Muslims take a vow of silence on such issues. I think primarily for two primary reasons: First, they really don’t care and speaking out would prevent them from being invited to the postmodern table of dialogue. Secondly, Islam knows that lewd and licentious behavior will be the ruin of the west to include South Africa. Thus, they are content to let this postmodern culture self-destruct, so they can then advance their agenda when the moment is ripe.

Below is the letter I fired off to the local papers in response to Sexpo:

Dear Editor;

Is God a cosmic prude who disapproves of sex? Listening to the media, the organizers of Sexpo, and letter-page pundits could easily lead one to such a conclusion. But nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, in Proverbs 5:17-18 husbands are admonished to “…rejoice in the wife of your youth … Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.” As the sovereign designer of sex, God reserves the right to establish the boundaries of sexuality, which is heterosexual monogamous marriage. Inside of God’s prescribed framework sex is not only encouraged it is commanded. These boundaries are for our own benefit and the good of society at large.

The organizers and promoters of Sexpo paint a facade that encourages sex without limits, sex without norms, sex without accountability, sex without goals, sex without love and commitment, harmless sex, and sex without unintended consequences. But as British sociologist, J.D. Unwin, discovered 90 years ago, free love isn’t so free.

Unwin set out to test Sigmund Freud’s theory about sexual repression harming societies and culture the world over. In response, Unwin analyzed 86 civilizations large and small over a 5000 year period to determine the effects monogamous matrimony on society. In every instance all 86 societies were at their peak morally, economically, militarily, and socially when sex was confined to marriage!

Then, Unwin observed as each society “…extended its sexual opportunity [lowered standards]; its energy decreased, and faded away. The one outstanding feature of the whole story is its unrelieved monotony.”

Unwin concluded that a society is free to build, innovate, and grow or to enjoy sexual emancipation, but it cannot do both for more than a generation. Restricting sex to marriage makes a nation strong, while removing sexual borders weakens a nation as it incrementally progresses to collapse. What does this say about South Africa?

Though a microcosm of Unwin’s findings, my own counseling experience underscores the pain and trauma produced by the creed of free love : illegitimate births, abortions, single parent homes that struggle in every way, fragmented families, depression, and the increased incidence of drug and alcohol abuse. These all testify that Unwin, like the Bible before him, was right.

Going to Sexpo to learn about sex and relationships is a lot like trying to find a gourmet meal in the rubbish bin. One is free to do as one wants, but today’s liberated pansexuals are not free to choose the terminus of all things sexual. As the sage of Proverbs (5:22) warns us, the price tag of free love results in each one being “held with the cords of their own sin.” Is this really a price tag South Africa can afford?

Pastor Mark Christopher

Note: It is of extreme interest that end time’s prophecy mentions that one of the defining characteristics of the Great Tribulation to come is that of sexual immorality—among a whole range of immoralities:

Revelation 14:8 “And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, ‘Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality.’"

The perversion of God-ordained sexuality is so entrenched within the psyche of the one world system that they even coerce compliance with those who do not follow suit. While the term “immorality” stands for a host of other sins as well, it most certainly includes the promotion of the sexual revolution during the tribulation period, as the verse below again indicates,

Revelation 17:2 “…with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality."

The result of this politically inspired and propagated perversion will target those who disagree. The Christians during that time will receive more than a few verbal attacks, many will lose their lives as they stand as a righteous indictment against all that Anti-Christ stands for:

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And when I saw her, I wondered greatly.

Revelation 18:24 "And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on the earth."

The prelude to all this is the sexual apostasy of the church of Jesus Christ, which is well underway as I pen these words. 2 Peter 2:1-22 and Jude 6-8 stand as a warning to all who would abandon God’s holy standards for sex and sexuality. One of the over-arching features of an apostate church is that God’s sexual standards for the same are deconstructed and reconstructed to more closely resemble the culture of the world around us. It usually begins with churches that refuse address the sexual sins in both the pew and the pulpit. Any shepherd that can wink at sin in the front row is well on the road to apostasy, because he (or she) has to ignore the clear commands of Scripture. Ignoring eventually leads to deconstructing, and then assimilating the world’s omni-sexual creed into the life-blood of the church.

Therefore, it should not surprise us to see such blatant and brazen promotions of pornographic perversion as main-stream. The mandate of the true Bible-believing church is to boldly proclaim God’s truth on the subject and then practice God’s truth on the subject. In this may we not grow weary in the well doing as we simultaneously seek to guard our own hearts!

To God Be The Glory!

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