Health & Sex — A Christian Perspective

Health & Sex
by Josh McDowell & Dick Day

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God created each of us as a total being, and therefore is interested in each of us as a total being.  Most important, He wants to see us grow near to Him spiritually.  He also wants to see our minds challenged.  He wants to see us emotionally and physically healthy.  He is interested in our moral conscience, desires, speech, social relationships, and plans for the future.  He is no less interested in our physical well being and how we treat our bodies.  The body is the vehicle for all the rest.

The owner’s manual for a car I brought was entitled “The Proper Care and Maintenance of Your Vehicle.”  If car manufacturers... are so interested in how I care for my vehicle…. How much more is God concerned about how we care for the “vehicles” He has placed us in?

We don’t put gas in the radiator or water in the engine.  Why? Because we know it will ruin everything… Yet even though we see the awful damage premarital sex continues to cause in lives all around us, millions of people engage in it nonetheless.  They may even glance through the Manuel and claim a knowledge of the subject, yet they continue to take part in sex out of the context God established.  If God tells us sex is wrong because it wrongs our bodies, He knows what He is talking about.  Remember, this vehicle is His design.

God wants us to be good stewards, good caretakers of what He has given us.  That goes for money, possessions, talents, spiritual gifts, and our bodies, everything entrusted to us

Related Bible Texts; 1 Corinthians 6:15-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:4. 

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