"The Real Thing": A Perspective on Sexual Revolution and a Challenge to Christian Professionals

Volume
Volume 30
Issue
Summer 2002
Title
"The Real Thing": A Perspective on Sexual Revolution and a Challenge to Christian Professionals
Abstract

Grounded in a consideration of what constitutes "€œthe real thing"€ in contrast to various counterfeits where human sexuality is concerned, the issue of sexual revolution is examined along with the challenges to the community of healers. The thesis presented is that, in contrast to the typical definition, true sexual revolution consists of spiritual influences that have called humanity back to the nature and function of sexuality as created and intended by God, relying on Scripture for guiding precepts. It is proposed that there have been three universally significant sexual revolutions in human history initiated by (a) the giving of the Decalogue, (b) the teachings of Jesus and the writings of the Apostles, and (c) the writings of the Puritans, grounded in the work of the great reformers. Following a consideration of the state of sexual views and behaviors in today'€™s society, including those in the church, a call is issued to all who serve in helping roles to do all that can be done to promote a return to a balanced position, which was held throughout history regarding sexual beliefs and was practiced by those committed to faithful application of God'€™s revelation.

Author
Dr. G.H. Strauss
Pages
144 - 157
Price
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