Everyone is affected somewhere by pornography, abortion, sexual harassment, LGBQT, divorce, adultery, pedophilia, carnal entertainment, seductive advertising and so on. Pictures I don't even want to see seem to pop up and appear everywhere.
Everyone wants to do their own thing, but nobody wants someone else to do his or her thing to them. They say, "I have a right to do whatever I want." They don't ask, "What is the right thing to do?"
It seems to me there is only one way out of this moral confusion and sexual labyrinth: A man marries a woman; they love one another; they stay loyal to one another; they raise their children together; they teach their children to do the same.
It sounds kind of oversimplistic. Yet I've tried to think through all the myriad other possibilities, and none of them seem to work. Every other option causes enormous damage—emotionally, socially, physically, economically and morally:
God is called our "heavenly Father;" we are His children. Yeshua is called our heavenly bridegroom; we are His bride. We men should be loving fathers to our children and loving husbands to our wives.
Marriage and family only work when they are filled with this kind of gracious, generous, self-sacrificing love. Divine love can heal sexual deviance. Faith, marriage and family all seem to fit together into one picture that is both healthy and natural.
Wouldn't that just seem to make things work out okay?
Asher Intrater is the founder and apostolic leader of Revive Israel Ministries and oversees Ahavat Yeshua congregation in Jerusalem and Tiferet Yeshua congregation in Tel Aviv. Asher was one of the founders of Tikkun International with Dan Juster and Eitan Shishkoff and serves on the board of the Messianic Alliance of Israel and Aglow International. He and his wife and full-time partner in ministry, Betty, have a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism and discipleship in Hebrew and unity of the body of believers worldwide.
This article originally appeared at reviveisrael.org.
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