How important is sex?

Jan 12, 2018 by

by Peter Jensen, Gafcon.

It has become quite common for Christians to take the line that our business is to talk about Jesus and not about sex and sexual morality. Our obsession with sex is creating a barrier to gospel presentation.

I have to say I am pretty sympathetic to this argument. I never imagined when I began preaching the word of God that our sexual lives would play a big part in the presentation, nor that we would be engulfed in a crisis over the integrity of churches on this issue.

Well, should we stop talking about it and get on with talking about Jesus?

The trouble is, that if we take that line, it will not be the real gospel of Jesus we will be preaching.

It’s interesting isn’t it that the most extended and coherent presentation of the gospel in the New Testament, the Epistle to the Romans, starts with sex, linking sexual sin with the suppression of the knowledge of God and hence idolatry.

To say that we need to stop talking about sex and start talking about Jesus makes two big errors.

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See also: Christianity, sexual morality and the public square, by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

It’s not Tim Farron who’s obsessed with gay sex, by Laura Perrins, The Conservative Woman

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