A new survey out in Britain states that not only is that country the most promiscuous nations in Europe, but it is also one of of the least aware of the consequences of sin.
In a previous article by the Daily Mail, the statement is made that almost half of the men who pay for sex already have a partner. They aren’t just cheating once, they are cheating multiple times as well. The statistic was 1 in 10 males that went abroad were cheating– and bringing back sexually transmitted infections to their home.
But even in the case of those relationships that aren’t based on adultery, British people believed that they could engage in sexual immorality without consequence.
The Mail puts the problem square at the feet of educators and government– stating something along the lines of “if only the government would mandate health instruction on contraceptive devices, then we could rest at ease knowing that our children were engaging in immoral behavior with some degree of a good feeling of safety.”
The problem is that tests have shown that, especially in those diseases that are passed with simple skin to skin contact, the forms of birth control we have available will not prevent a partner from receiving the results of their sinful act.
And that is the problem here. If you take a quick walk through the Bible you’ll see a lot of time spent about the proper and improper place of sexual relations between two people. You will see that it’s between people of the opposite sex in a marriage relationship. Abstinent until marriage, faithful in marriage. You find no disease entering this relationship.
You’ll also find out why– the Bible states that in all other sins they happen external to the body, but this sin is against their own body. We have the tendency to laugh and joke around about this– making light of people that sleep around– but we should be sorry for them. They are not whole, but joined to many individuals. They’ve taken a precious gift and squandered it in the name of fun.
They may reap the result of their sin, but we need to love them and show them a better way.