Monday, April 13, 2009

For Laura

Yes, this post is for Laura.

Her comment to my celibacy post was:
" k, couple of things: wait until marriage? DUDE, thats like buying a car without test driving (PS it actually doesn't say wait until marriage in the bible... it just tended to be prostitutes who had sex before marriage. BECAUSE, when men realized the role they played in reproduction they developed a patriarchal system bc they don't wanna be involved in raising another man's child... So says Simone de Beauvoir anyway)

Thing number 2: I am Christian, but I've got mad beef with christianity... I mean really, does God care who you have sex with? Who you love etc? I hope not! Love is love. Sex is a part of that, marriage or no. I'm pretty sure God is more chill then most religions give Her credit for! "

Laura, sweetie, have you read the Bible? For if you called yourself a Christian, you are a follower of Jesus Christ who is a MAN. God the FATHER and the Holy Spirit. So, this ubiquitous "Her" is not God.

Secondly, God speaks down on 4 sex sins in the Bible: FORNICATION, Adultery, Homosexuality, and Beastiality.

What is fornication, babes? Having sex outside of marriage.

Instead of believing this Simone person, go to the Source!

Hebrews 13:4
Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Ephesians 5:1-5
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as it is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jetting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idoltar, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

And if sex is apart of love, if you "test-drive" the car and it is not good, what? You won't love the person anymore?

What is the difference between a wife and a girlfriend?

And if sex doesn't mean anything, why does it change everything?

Last verse (and you should read 1 Corinthians Chapters 5-7)
This verse is from 1Cor 7:8-9
But I say to the unmarried and the widows: it is good for them if they remain even as I am; but if they cannot exercise self control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

I suggest you don't leave your convictions up to heresay and you search for the answers yourself. Judgment is a sin just as fornication or killing, so I am not judging you, I'm defending my beliefs just as you presented yours. I hope you find peace and truth.

Nina *_*

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--Mrs.Christina said...

beautifully spoken! My heart was about to pop out of my chest when I was looking at what your other reader wrote, lol. Thank you for standing up for righteousness!

EDE said...

Gurl, you had me shouting and praise dancing at my desk!!! You wrote in love and righteousness. On top of it, you were not judgemental!!! You gave her the Word of God!!!! Nina, I can't say enought great things about you gurl!!! You are growing up quickly in the God!!!!! Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!

EDE said...

I had some typos in my post cause I was dancing in my seat as I was typing; but, you know what I meant :)

Young woman on a journey said...

hey! i agree with most of what you said. i have nothing to argue as to fornication and its roll as a sin. i'm glad that you ended though, recognizing that God did not quantify sins for us, so no sin really weighs more than others. recognizing that we are all sinners, we have no right to judge but we do have the obligation to live our lives according to our own principles.

if i may play devil's advocate...

Jesus is a MAN. that is certainly true.

But many religious scholars have argued...recognizing the bible is unlike the Koran in that we as Christians recognize that it was written by man and should be read contextually (and that you have to use discretion in interpretting the WORD for yourself because there are many times where contradictory messages are given since it wasn't just written by a man, but by multiple men)...that we cannot really assign a gender to God or the Holy Spirit. The greatness of God is beyond our comprehension and by assigning him a gender, were are merely trying to reduce him to our human interpretations.

so my arguement here would be that you could assign either gender but its best not even to assign one. It may say Father, but (at least for me and i do not force anyone else to have this opinion) remembering the man wrote the bible with his interpretation, he would naturally revere fatherhood and male-ness and describe our maker as a He. For me, sometimes She works better as the qualities i think of when i think of God are the qualities i would view in a mother, caring, forgiving, ever-worried about my development, always leading me towards the right path, teacher, friend, confident.

But to me, God is God. He or Her. either way, what is important is not that i try to understand God according to what i see in the world, but that i recognize God's presence in everything in the world and beyond my ability of comprehension.

sorry for the thesis. lol. I just wanted to share! either way God is good and I love God!

Sha Boogie said...

loves the post!!

Although i have def sinned and fallen short of the glory..I still believe in the sanctity of marriage.