by Jerry Vines

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Sex According to God
Jerry Vines
Song of Solomon 1:1-8

Just the mention of the word, sex in church, gets us uptight. It doesn't seem to bother us a great deal in our society. The most searched word in the Internet is the word, sex. But to mention sex in church is something that is difficult for some of us to do. For many years the whole subject has been rather taboo when you gather together in a church setting.

I am a generation that was taught to say very little about it. I am a part of that generation, yet I am also a part of the generation that has experienced a radical change in American life.

In the 60s, America experienced what is known as the Sexual Revolution. The so called new morality came in, the playboy philosophy. We were told that it was going to be a door that would open up sexual freedom and, as result there would be great happiness. Rather, it has become a trap door which has resulted in a great deal of sexual disaster.

I have lived through the years of the Sexual Revolution. I have seen the tremendous change which has taken place in American life. For instance, musically I have seen us go all the way from ''I Want To Hold Your Hand'' to ''I Want Your Sex.'' I have seen us move, in the world of entertainment, from the I Love Lucy Show, showing an expectant mother for the first time, all the way to Madonna simulating sex with an animal.

We are living in a day of Sexual Revolution and it has brought great devastation in America. Today, one out of every five girls is pregnant before the age of 19. Also, in our culture today, one out of every six Americans has a sexually transmitted disease.

Sex is not a dirty word and yet there is a great deal of dirty sex in America.

Interestingly enough, the Bible has a great deal to say about sex. The Bible has a great deal to say about sex which is dirty. For instance, the Bible discuses sex with a member of an immediate family. In Leviticus 18, verses 6 t ...

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