A recent survey by the Barna Group (as discussed in the articles below) reveals that approximately half of American churchgoers seem to have accepted this tenet of the sexual revolution: “As long as it’s between consenting adults, any kind of sex is fine.”
I am not saying that half of American society believes this. I am not saying that half the people who call themselves Christians believe this. I’m saying that churchgoers – a subset of these two groups – embraces this anti-biblical sexual ethic.
Thus you should be aware that half the people who tell you that the Bible is authoritative don’t believe what it teaches about sexuality. In the Bible, sex is for marriage. Period. How can they make such a decision and still profess loyalty to the God of the Bible?
The second article below, in its discussion about young people being willing to make a pledge to “wait until marriage” while their parents did not want them to make such a pledge, shows that the root of the problem is with the baby boom generation (my generation), not those that have followed.
God, please forgive my generation for being darkness instead of light to our children. Let us repent while there’s still time.
“Facing the Sexual Revolution,” by Terry Mattingly, February 3, 2016 (3-minute read; 710 words)
Follow-up article: “Facing the Sexual Revolution’s impact, even among ‘active’ members of red-pew flocks,” by Terry Mattingly, February 6, 2016 (4-minute read; 804 words)