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Ron Writes

In the past decade cases of syphilis in the U.S. have risen an alarming 937%, according to the CDC. Is this proportionate to the increase of those who are leaving what they perceive as the oppressive sexual ethic of God’s Word for a hedonistic sexual ethic? Embracing this new sexual ethic has not only brought an increase of sexually transmitted infections, but increased divorce rates, abortion, pornography, human trafficking, gender dysphoria, as well as increases in drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, suicide, rape, and child abuse.
Sean McDowell asks us to imagine a world where everyone embraced a Christian sexual ethic. “There would be no sexually transmitted disease. No abortions. No brokenness from divorce. Every child would have a mother and a father and experience the love and acceptance each parent uniquely offers. There would be no rape, no sex abuse, no sex trafficking, pornography, and no need for a #MeToo campaign. There would be no sexual exploitation, no sexual abuse, no AIDS, chlamydia, herpes, HPV, or syphilis, no unwanted pregnancies, no pain from divorce, no deadbeat dads, no men who leave their wives for other women. No child would have to grow up in a home where a mom or dad merely abandoned them in order to “do it my way” (“What if Everyone Lived the Sexual Ethic of Jesus?”).
David Young points out “The first sexual revolution in the West occurred when Christianity reversed centuries of dysfunctional, deviant, and destructive sexual ethics and restored the natural order for the family – one man, one woman, in a committed married relationship. This revolution produced the foundations upon which Western civilization – with all its accomplishments – was built” (“Resilient”).
God loves us and wants the best for us. If we just followed God’s Word and practiced holiness, what a wonderful world this would be!