Sunday, 20 August 2017
The Church has traditionally imposed guilt.
Guilt for sin.
Usually sexual sin.
So that everyone is constantly looking to appease guilt.
This is very poor motivation.
Jesus says, "'Your sins are forgiven.'" Matthew 9:5 (NRSV)
He does not invoke guilt.
Even where sexual sins are evident he says, "'Your faith has saved you, go in peace,'" Luke 7:50 (NRSV)
So we should not feel guilty about sex.
We should feel glad and full of joy.
For sex is a manifestation of Love.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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