Paradise Lost

The power of human sexuality is immense. Sex sells. Companies use it to lure people into purchases of all kinds, from clothes and cosmetics to cars and vacations. We are bombarded with sex and sexual images in magazines, in movies and on television, in music, on billboards, and, most of all, on the Internet. To put it simply, we live in a sex-saturated, self-gratifying society.

In the following pages we want to ground our understanding of God’s good gift of sex in the context of the great story of the Bible. By doing so, we can understand both God’s original purpose and the challenges we continually face because sin has distorted all that God designed.

Remember: Sexual morality isn’t just about avoiding something that is sinful and wrong; it is about respecting something precious, for our good and for God’s glory.

Gary Inrig