God gave sex to humanity. God created man and woman – male and female. No doubt about it.
But He created sex to be in the confines of marriage. And He created sex to be controlled by the mind and not by uncontrolled reactions; like the animals roaming the earth.
In Dr. Ed Young, Sr’s sermon “Sex is a sacred gift from God,” he explains that sex begins with the brain. It begins between the ears and not between the legs.
It seems that in that area, America has become “BRAIN DEAD!” Sex has become a form of recreation much like bowling or tennis. It has become a form of entertainment – but not so innocent.
The church and family can share in the downfall of humanity in this area of sexuality. They have allowed the secular world to dictate how human sexuality should be viewed. It has been speculated that if Christians (only) stopped buying porn, attending “R & X” rated movies, (and stopped viewing such on TV), the market would be devastated? Do we really need half naked women to serve up our hamburgers in restaurants?
However, that which enters a church is no more Christian than entering a garage makes them a car. Take a look on Facebook for example – where people put down “Christian” as their “religion,” and then take a look at the movies, music, and books they like and use; as well as the language they use.
Christians are to be “called out” ones. They have to live in the world but they are not supposed to be “part” of the world. So many have been fooled.
In his series, Dr. Young reminds us to seek God’s purposes and principles first when it comes to sex. He addresses how the brain takes the lead.
Christians are supposed to have “changed” minds.
God created man to be above the animal kingdom, and many use the animal kingdom as an excuse to not use their brain - but to be controlled by animal instincts. They call it “free sex” and claim that unbridled sex is “natural’ and “normal.” If so, why does it bring so much damage? Normal for animals who live by instinct -but not for people created in the image of God.
Sex scandals abound in public office. This once was shocking and unacceptable – the scales are sliding down in this area as well. Some think it is okay for men and women to hold elected office and not be accountable in their private lives. Why? Because so many are engaged in such sexual behavior; to condemn them is to condemn themselves.
Since God created sex, He does not want that any should be deprived – but to be within the context in which He created it. God created men and women to be controlled by their brains and not their bodily desires. God created marriage for the protection and unity of the family.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
In his sermon, Dr. Ed Young explains the difference in the thinking and feelings of men and women - and what they bring to an intimate relationship.
From his sermon series “Sex Crazed Culture,” he explains the reason God created sex and the right and wrong approach to what God created for His purposes - and for the intimate relations between and man and a woman.
Humanity has turned sex into something ugly to be sniggered and joked about - made to seem dirty. Once on a job application where the applicant was to check his sex – he put “hardly ever!”
Continually viewing sexual scenes between the “beautiful” people become fantasies in the lives of people and they are no longer satisfied with their marriage partners, their lives, and their families. They are always looking for that something “more!”
The youth of America has no taste for marriage but insatiable urge for sex. Whose fault it that? Not God’s. Thus, the welfare rolls are mainly that of unwed, single mothers who fell for what they mistook as love for lust. It is a rare TV show that does not exploit sex in the wrong way. Disheartening to some who have to pay a high price for cable and have nothing “fit” to watch.
Dr. Young explains the difference in the make-up of the male and female brain and how each one deals with life’s choices, actions and reactions – differently. This is important to know not just in the area of sex but in the marriage relationship in general. Understanding how the other thinks can help each marriage partner to be more considerate
Sex has become a commodity to sell products, to enslave women in sexual slavery. It has become an evil stench in cases of sexual perversion where innocent children are molested.
For a long time, America has been on a downward spiral in sexual deviation. The more immoral our nation becomes, the closer to extinction it becomes – remember what happen in Rome?
Listen to the news – a man kidnaps three women and holds them hostage for ten years, children are molested, and women are raped/ murdered because of evil sexual desire. And what does America do? Nothing!” After the sensation is passed it become passé.
America glorifies these acts in movies and TV shows and people sit back and enjoy them as entertainment. The brains of the American people have become infected with a sex virus that is becoming more and more deadly - and there is only one vaccine against it.
Everything that God has created is beautiful – until the free will of man causes these things to become detrimental and ugly to be used in ways God did not intend.
Dr. Young’s sermon, "Is Sex Sacred?" is a most interesting parallel between the way a man and woman’s brain works and in particular how they respond to the gift of sex. You can catch it by clicking on his name above.
Dr. Young uses humor and illustrations to explain the seriousness of the sexual movement across the country that God never intended; and he also tells of the destruction of a culture that does not understand the principles of God’s Word.
You will find this sermon humorous, enlightening and thought provoking. How can a nation continue to thrive wrapped in the cloak of illicit, immoral sex and violence as advocated on every newsstand and every TV channel and most every non-family movie. And even there… many times we see suggestions.
It seems that a product cannot be sold, a product promoted, or a message explained without using sex or violence. So often they are tied together under the common name of entertainment. Many of our advertisements today use sex and lies in some form to promote their product. And to think, America is paying “their preverbal” hard-earned money for such.
We have allowed our children’s minds to be perverted by the music they listen to – the movies they see, the videos they play – and we just think it is a phase and when they are older, they will no longer be affected by these – ding, ding - wrong.
Children live what they learn. Some of them do not even live long enough to grow older and some even take the lives of others.
Christians are not immune to temptations. While they think they can watch such objectively (and not be bothered by it), they are wrong. The brain is a computer – what you put into it – is what you get out of it. Sexual frustrations can come out in many ways – and often it is just pure anger and frustration.
Right sex brings true joy and fulfillment and wrong sex brings death and destruction – not only to the body but to the mind. We are living in a sex crazed culture – it is only a method to take us away from “Whatsoever is good and true – think on these things!” Sex in the wrong context can actually cause insanity. Often small children are the main target of sexual deviates.
Dr. Young says sex has become like the choices at Baskin-Robins – there just does not seem to be an end to the choices and expressions of desire that controls the lives of so many people.
Children are exposed to sex at a very early age. In the past, children were allowed to be children and today they are interested in sex sometimes even before they start to school.
It is sickening to many parents to see little girls exploited in these toddler “beauty” contests – which actually has nothing to do with beauty. Little tiny girls gyrating up and down a stage dressed like Madonna. If people did not watch these programs they would go away.
The Miley Cyrus craze is such an example of how desensitized our culture has become. As movies, magazines, and soap operas integrate sex more and more into their storylines. What became common became acceptable.
Here is an actress who had a huge following as a wholesome young lady on Hannah Montana. Now she is leading those same young girls down the wrong path. They became of age as she did. She made a fortune when they sold Miley Cyrus clothing and lunch boxes for little girls.
Recently a Mom told how she had to confront a neighbor child’s parent because his little boy tried to do the Miley Cyrus dance up against her daughter. He was young enough to be innocent; but what will the future hold for those taken in by these so called – idols?
The news media laps this stuff up and spoon feeds it to society all day long and then moves on. These impressions stay with the young girls sometimes for a lifetime. We need to be very careful who we allow to be heroes and heroines in the lives of our children when they are young. Their brains are forming patterns that will be with them forever.
After young people see this type of thing over and over, it is like water on a duck’s back until something comes along and takes it a step further.
That is the way evil works – it creeps in little by little until it takes over. A frog placed in cold water and heated up slowly will soon boil to death – but a frog thrown into boiling water will jump right out. We are allowing our children to slowly be embroiled in sex…degree by degree until it destroys their lives.
America had better wake up before the wrath of God comes down on this nation as he did in Biblical times. One day, God will say, “I am through with you.” as He did in the scriptures.
Marital sex is holy; it is a gift of God. Sex exploited by satan is evil and brings destruction. Sex outside of marriage is frustrating and mixes up the mind. It ruins the lives of those who are fooled into thinking that sex is love. God created sex to be an expression of love and not lust.
Dr. Young uses the example of a fireplace and how it gives warmth and even a place to provide food; but just one spark outside the realm of where it is good and useful can cause an entire house to burn down.
So it is with unbridled sex. God designed sex to be a good and beautiful thing and man has allowed it to become destructive. Right sex by God is beautiful – wrong sex is playing with fire – destructive fire that cannot only cause the body to burn - but also the soul.
Look around and see just how many lives, marriages, and families have been destroyed by sex used in the wrong way; including the death of millions of the pre-born in abortion chambers.
Wrong sexual desires are the cause of rape and many times murder. Uncontrolled sexual desire leads to many other destructive things including drugs and alcohol, AIDS, and perversion. Sex has a voracious appetite, a changing appetite. The more you feed it, the hungrier it gets. And when it becomes insatiable, it destroys.
The old man satan stands with his hands on his hips and leans backward laughing his head off at every victory. He had stolen the soul of another human being by sex, lies and deceit.
But there is healing, there is salvation, and there is forgiveness. There is victory.
“For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” Deuteronomy 20:4 (NIV) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)
Jesus is the great physician, and He is the only one who possesses the true vaccine against such illnesses.
As Dr. Young reminds us there were two instances where Jesus brought victory into the lives of two women – the woman at the well – and the woman taken in adultery.
Dr. Young will continue teaching this series, you can find them on his webpage – “The Winning Walk!”
And you can buy the whole series by going to his website.
This is something that should be in every home in America – especially in Christian homes. Christians are satan’s number one target.
Buy these and make them part of family night where families spend time strengthening and teaching each other. . Great family discussions can prevent not so great consequences. It is past time for parents to take this part of parenting seriously and to not leave their children to be taught by the schools, the streets, and trashy movies and videos. The life you save may be that of your own child. Our ungodly Supreme Court has opened the door for satan; and he has freely walked in.
If satan can steal the mind – he will control the body. He is not like the bank robber who boldly goes into the bank with a gun – but like the innocent looking little bespectacled man working behind the cage that takes just a little bit from the cash drawer – everyday - bit by bit.