RELIGION

Straight Talk On Sex And Sexual Abuse

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The Reverend Clinton Chisholm in an opinion piece on rjrnewsonline.com entitled, Plain Talk on Sex & Sexual Abuse, not only waxed eruditely on the subject but also provided insightful pertinent information on the topic.

He bemoaned the fact that sexual abuse of minors is far too prevalent in the society, and the church is too sex shy to confront sexual issues.

He stated that sexual urges are not only natural and real, but the temptation to commit the act is common to all.

“If you have never felt a strong pull to sexual intercourse you are either abnormal/too old/too young or too lie. Allow me to go stronger. If you have never struggled with a temptation to sexual immorality, you are extremely rare or need to be reminded of Rev. 21.8 “…all liars have their part in the lake of fire,” the churchman declared.

He noted that the Bible extols the act of sex and also views it as part of not only the human body make-up but also that of other creatures created by God the creator.

“We must be clear in our minds that God made human beings as psycho-sexual creatures. So in the perfection of Eden Adam and Eve came from the hand of God with sex organs and with erogenous zones and with the capacity to desire or feel for sexual intercourse,” he observed.

He posited the view that the desire for sexual intercourse is natural; however, the bottom-line is how one chooses to treat with and channel this feeling or desire.

He argued that “in a fallen world we have not only males and females but people who have abnormalities re sex organs, and these persons are called intersex (once upon a time called hermaphrodites). Sin has also messed up God’s perfect plan for sexual intimacy which biblically ought to be in the context of marriage and with another of the opposite sex.”

Chisholm also pointed out that ideally sex should be acted out in love within the context of marriage where sexual intimacy can be engaged in at its best as well as where there are mutual self-expression and mutual self-emptying, psychic oneness in physical intimacy and freedom from any degree of uncertainty.

He is diametrically opposed to the liberal position which places sex on a “feel good” and an “anything goes” premise.

“Now we have all kinds of things happening in terms of sexual desires and practice. So sexual liberals tell us that the whole gamut of specific sexual acts are okay, be that act pedophilia (molesting children [minors] sexually), necrophilia (having sex with a dead body), incest (having sex with a close relative), or rape, carnal abuse, fornication or adultery.”

He argued that Bible-believing Christians part ways with sexual liberals because the Word of God pronounces against sexual immorality of all kinds.

He cited 1Thess. 4:3 which makes it clear that Christians should abstain from ‘fornication’ and also reminds one that the word translated as fornication is a broad word that covers all sexual sins, not just that happening between two unmarried persons.

He pointed to the general witness of the New Testament by citing Romans 1:26-27  which pronounces against male and female homosexuality as well as Galatians 5:22 that taboos unbridled sexual sins.

Reverend Chisolm noted that it would be difficult to advance a case from the New Testament justifying any sexual practice other than marital, consensual, heterosexual intercourse.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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