“News flash: The West is facing a challenging marketplace economy in sex and marriage!”
So Christianity Today (CT) reports, 40 years too late! I’m from the Class of ’74, and I can assure you all the guys expected it. “Everybody wants some,” a song said, “I want some, too!” I remember teenage pregnancies, too. I’m still foggy from all the windowpane, but I recall someone said something about “sexual revolution” back then.
The “marketplace economy” means “women are expected to commence sex early, with little promise of commitment,” CT reports. Hello!? The same for men, too! There’s tons of cute little sex kittens with sex claws buried in naive horn-dogs (although horn-dogs outnumber sex kittens, I’m sure). And why exclude high school girls and boys?
It’s all found in a new book by Mark Regnerus, the guy pushing “the case for early marriage,” which made a big splash over at the NeoZine in ’09. Sometimes I wonder if Christians live on a different planet, or in a Star Trek time warp.
Early sex or not hardly matters when 80% of your kids are dumping their heritage to kiss the World System’s butt, which is certainly happening among Christian families. CT is “A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction,” and I believe it’s true, so it saddens me how little is said against Kosmos-Worship and the political gamesmanship Evangelicals are substituting for real evangelism. I mean, are Christian kids growing up as Kosmos-professionals or Jesus Outlaws?
Here’s a good question: are most Christian parents worried their kids might leave the Lord, or their kids might have premarital sex? I vote for the premarital sex! I’m not advocating it, mind you, and I fight and teach against it always, but there’s a big difference between “tragedy” and “Tragedy!”
The real confusion is over biblical ethics. Institutionalized Christianity is obsessed with “obey!” Meanwhile, Jesus said we should “love the Lord!” Like this:
Matthew 9:13 “But go and learn what this means: ‘I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
See Sex Economics 101 | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction.
- The Durable Daniel
- Sex Kittens and Horn Dogs
What’s the case for early marriage?
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Many, if not most, American Christian parents would also be hugely upset if their child did drugs and/or had sex, but don’t even blink when their children develop careers that prevent them from investing deeply in a Body of Christ. It’s perfectly okay to them that their kid spends 10-20 hours/week involved in a sport, but allow them or even make them skip a fellowship activity to study for a test or make a softball practice! After all, the team needs them. (Sarcasm intended.)
It is disturbing to me that parents will punish and discipline their child for a poor school performance but not even mention the lack of healthy love relationships or the fact that their kids never share the Gospel with their friends. As a matter of fact, as long as the good grades are coming home, the absence of ministry and a servant’s heart in their child never becomes an issue. And the kids get the point – they know what really matters to their parents.
Gee, I wonder why the American church is losing their kids.