Why Did God Create Sex?

The subject of sex has become as common in our society as the subject of food or football. The problem is that it is usually about sex outside of marriage. This has led to disastrous results in our society. We need to get back to the Biblical understanding of sex.

Just a few years ago, I would not have dared to even bring up the subject, let alone discuss it openly. However, everyone, even small children, are exposed to the subject now. Thus, we really need to understand it better. What does the Bible say about it?

Sex is God’s Gift to the Human Race

The most important point to remember is that God created sex. And secondly, He created it as a very enjoyable act. Why did He do this? The answer is simply that God loves us. God made sex for us to enjoy. Many will rebel at this statement because they think that sex is simply a necessary act only for the procreation of children.

However, why did God make sure that the Song of Solomon (Song of Songs) was included in our Bible? I know that many teach that the book, Song of Solomon, is simply a spiritual teaching on how we are to relate to and love God. There is nothing wrong with understanding this book in this way. It can help you to understand how to relate to God.

However, the real reason that God included this book in our Bible is to help us to understand how we are to relate to our spouse and to Him. Study the Old Testament. Many times, God refers to our relationship with Him by illustrating the relationship using marriage and sexual terms.

We live in a physical world. God knew that if we are to truly understand how to relate to Him, we needed to understand it in physical terms. Thus, as we learn to relate to our spouse in the most intimate terms, we will get a better understanding of how we need to relate to God. Remember, God planned it this way.

Sex is the romantic and physical magnetism that we feel toward the opposite sex. It comes naturally. It is built into us and is a powerful force within us. This is why God writes about it so often in our Bible.

Yes, sex is God’s wonderful gift to his creation, the human race. However, because it is such a powerful force in our lives, God also told us how and in what circumstances it is to be used.

God Created Sex For Our Enjoyment

Why is the Song of Solomon in our Bible? As I have noted, there has been an attempt to spiritualize it and teach that it tries to teach us how to act toward God. But if you read it carefully, you will realize that our understanding of this book needs to be much more than this.

God included the Song of Solomon in our Bible because He wanted us to realize that He did make sex for our enjoyment. In this book, God is trying to show us why He created sex and how to use it. If you do not believe me, read it in this light and also read it in several modern translations. It will help you to truly understand the original meaning of the book.

The Song of Solomon celebrates the sexual expression between a man and a woman. This is why many have said that it is a pornographic book and should not be in our Bible. But the Bible is God’s love letter to us. He has included in it everything that He wants us to know about living.

Yes, most of the Bible is about our relationship with God, Himself. But why did He see to it that the Song of Solomon was included in it? It is because the sexual and intimate relationship between married couples is as sacred to Him as is our relationship between us and God.

Read the Song of Solomon carefully and you will see that God did create sex for our enjoyment. However, He created sex to be enjoyed only within marriage. Within a marriage, sex can and does bring one of the greatest joys between a man and woman who love each other.

Sex Outside of Marriage Is Sin

This is the most important fact to remember about sex. There are many verses in our Bible that emphasize the importance of keeping sex only within marriage. Why? Because God knows how destructive it can be when it is used outside of marriage.

Remember what 1 Cor. 6:18 (NKJV) says: “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.” This is telling us that sexual sin damages us much more than any other type of sin.

If you do not believe this, look at some of the consequences of sex outside of marriage. Unwanted pregnancies cause many difficult burdens both on the male and the female, as well as the society in which they live. But is also causes a child to be raised outside of a family structure. Is this bad? Just look at all the problems that children have that are raised in single parent households.

I know that there are wonderful single parents that are doing a marvelous job in raising their children. But they will all agree with me that it is not easy at all. And this is where the Church needs to step in and help these single parents.

The Church can offer the support that the absent spouse is not there to give. The Church can give financial, as well as emotional support. The Church can give training to the children that the absent parent should be giving. The Church needs to step up and give this much needed support.

Sex, Outside Of Marriage Is Destructive

What other sin causes diseases within our own bodies? Sexually transmitted diseases are devastating to all who contract them. Even modern medicine has not been able to truly cure most of them.

No, not everyone who has sex outside of marriage will get a sexually transmitted disease. In the same way, not everyone who steals or kills gets caught. However, whenever any of these sins become rampant in a society, that society always degenerates. And as a society degenerates, life within that society gets much harder.

Remember any kind of sin causes destruction and hardships. However, sexual sin is just much harder on the individual that commits it, and upon and the society in which it is committed.

 




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