About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
Really Is Sexually Inappropriate?
Media outlets are
exposing the inappropriate sexual advances made by certain men towards
certain women in the workplace. I
certainly do not condone the behaviour of these men, but there is more to
this issue than that, and it's not being recognized and reported.
sense of morality was once influenced by the Bible.
We used to believe that God created two genders (Genesis 1:27) and
that marriage was between one man and one woman for life (Genesis 2:24).
Any sexual deviation from heterosexual marriage was understood not
only to be inappropriate, but sin. Our
culture has long since scrapped its Biblical influenced roots concerning
sexuality and gender. It is in
blatant defiance of the Biblical norm.
Our governments have legalized Biblical immorality.
They have decriminalized sin. They
might well criminalize the promotion of Biblical moral values.
All of this has
blurred the distinction between what is morally right and what is morally
wrong. What is appropriate and
what is inappropriate is in such a state of flux that we are culturally
confused. You might say
society is sexually schizophrenic. On
one hand women tell men not to touch them inappropriately while on the
other hand many women entice men by dressing, or should I say undressing,
in sexually explicit clothing that was once considered morally
inappropriate, but there's more.
appears to be reverting to a past paganism where all kinds of sexual
perversions were front and centre in society, which included male and
female temple prostitutes as part of religious worship.
Our pride parades differ little from mass sexual orgies found in
the public square of many Roman cities 2000 years ago.
Will we follow the Greco-Roman world of old and adopt pedophilia as
normal sexual practice? You
may think that's utterly ridiculous, but when standards of morality are
left to individual depraved sinfulness, history can easily repeat itself.
relationships are commonplace in our throw away world, many of which are
initiated by mutual and welcomed flirting in the workplace.
Throw away your coffee cup. Throw
away your outdated cell phone. Throw
away your wife. Throw away
your husband. It's all
disposable in a world where the marriage bed is seen as a relic from a
perceived past Dark Age.
sexualized environment has made sex an effective advertising tool.
Apparently sex does sell. Who
would not want to purchase a sexy looking car? It's
clear that sexual inappropriateness extends far beyond the workplace.
Don't get me wrong,
I enjoy being sexual like any other healthy guy, but I enjoy it with my
God-given wife whom I love. If
it's our culture's intention to clean up the workplace, let's go all the
way and clean up our culture. If
we don't clean it up ourselves Scripture tells us that God will, and if He
does, it will neither look pretty or sexy.
History proves that when God scrubs a culture clean there is often
no culture left in which to act inappropriately.