Summary of the News Item
A story is told on April 8, 2014 concerning a believer who drops by his Pastor’s office without informing him to talk about his new online dating life. He started talking about the over-willingness of Christian women he has met on several of his dates who want to jump right from a very public conversation and plain latte at Starbucks to very private whispers and physical exchanges between the sheets back at his place.
It continues that typically this gender situation is upturned, but the sex, love and dating landscape continues to move in an increasingly liberal direction among Christians without any solid indicators that it will change anytime soon. Both sexes today, across all ages and Christian demographics, are prone to classifying their faith away from their sexual life.
1. Why is this item newsworthy?
For some people calling themselves believers are becoming more liberal shows that their reference opinion for evaluating and practicing sexuality is more social and individual instead of biblical or spiritual. This indicates that they have a low view of God and Scripture and a high view of personality and culture as the main drivers of their moral and sexual conduct.
2. Recognize--what does this news item teach us about the New Testament?
As Christians we should not bow to what the society/culture are telling us but God and the scriptures should be our manual all the time. There is nothing more personal and more moral than our choices regarding sexual expression. Paul advices Timothy during his time; “Be serious about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry” 2 Tim. 4:5. Timothy needed such reliable advice like this, we need it too.
3. Analyze—what does the New Testament have to say about this subject?
Jesus said this:
"It is what comes out of a person that defiles. For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice,...