Pastor Mark Jeske
The most disgusting thing about human slavery in America’s past is that some people treated other people like things, like chattel, as objects—instead of as human beings. Sad to say, the entire sex-for-money world does the very same thing. It feeds on people’s appetites, promises happiness, delivers only emptiness, and at the same time dehumanizes everyone.
Whether it’s pornography, prostitution, or strip joints, whether it’s men using women for gratification and women using men for money, these actions are sick parodies of true human love. The longer people live in that fantasy world the less able they are to form real relationships and healthy marriages. Men come to view women as just sperm receptacles, and women come to view men merely as ATM machines.
Here is wisdom from God—can you accept it? “The prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life” (Proverbs 6:26). “Her house is a highway to the grave” (Proverbs 7:27). Though those two verses warn of the corrosive effects of prostitutes, the men who patronize them are just as guilty and at risk of rotting out their souls.
God’s ways are so much better—choose either celibate singleness, enjoying your independence, or choose committed marriage, where you can express and live your sexuality without guilt. Respect the awesome power of the sex drive. Seeking a faithful Christian life partner is probably one of the most important things you will do with your life.
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