Sexual by design: my thoughts

As per my last post hopefully you have watched the videos, I know it’s time consuming but well, this post just won’t make as much sense otherwise. Link to 3 videos HERE.

If you don’t have time to watch, he gave a short summery of the lectures on his site.

“I gave two talks, the first on creation sexuality and the second on redemption sexuality. The first was about what I call pomosexuality — if you believe the universe is infinitely malleable, then a demand for malleable sexualities is inevitable. If you believe that the God of creation established fixed limits, then we should rejoice and serve Him (sexually) within those limits. The second talk, on redemption sexuality, was about Mary Magdalene, and was about how God the Father arranged for His divine Son to marry a prostitute.”

The Q&A is hard to summarize because well, it’s all over the place in terms of questions, Several things stuck out to me while watching the videos

  1. I hadn’t heard the comparison of one’s belief in evolution (infinitely malleable) tie in to sexuality, but it makes sense
  2. Male and female together make the image of God, tying in man and woman unity together with the trinity unity
  3. The flu analogy, genius. So true, why try to get non-Christians to behave like christians without the basis for doing so? Heathens that act like christians are still going to hell…

    Ephesians 2:8-9  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 

  4. I couldn’t imagine putting myself out there and keeping my cool amidst blatant disrespect and slander, I had to pause a few times, it was just sooo uncomfotable to watch
  5. The rude cat-calling, heckling and interrupting was childish. They are at a university after all, most of the people asking questions disagreed with Doug anyways, is respectful debate completely gone? Must we resort to crude language to get points across? It was amazingly aggravating. Oh, I think “police brutality” should be reserved for legitimate case, escorting someone out of the building who is resisting, isn’t brutality IMO.
  6. Kudos to Doug for separating love, feelings and sex. They aren’t the same thing

Overall I thought that he really did try to talk through God’s view on sex and us. I loved the analagy of The church being the bride of Christ was a dispeptuable woman, only made pure. Not this perfect pure person to begin with which was why he chose her. Which also makes me think of this video which a fellow blogger recently reminded me of

That’s the point, we’re all sinners. Once we are saved we really need to recognize God’ overall plan and that is when we start making changes! Anyways I’m sure there is more thoughts I’ll think up, I plan to have addendums to this rant later on, takes a little while to process ya know?

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