By John Piper
The Bible has a manner of surprising us. If americans may perhaps nonetheless blush, we would blush on the phrases, "Rejoice within the spouse of your early life, a beautiful deer, a sleek doe. allow her breasts fill you at all occasions with pride; be intoxicated continually in her love" (Proverbs 5:18-19). yet, after all, sin regularly attempts to trash God's presents. So we cannot simply rejoice intercourse for what God made it to be; we need to struggle what sin grew to become it into. The participants to this designated quantity motivate you to do either: have fun and fight. This booklet has anything for all-men and ladies, married and single-from participants like John Piper, C. J. and Carolyn Mahaney, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, Carolyn McCulley, and others.
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Qxd 9/17/07 3:51 PM Page 57 The Goodness of Sex and the Glory of God 57 Did he gather information? No. She got pregnant! “This is a piquant irony,” writes Thomas Howard. “Here we are, with all our high notions of ourselves as intellectual and spiritual beings and the most profound form of knowledge for us is a plain business of skin on skin. It is humiliating. When two members of this godlike, cerebral species approach the heights of communion between themselves, what do they do? Think? Speculate?
I straightened up and smiled back, flushed with the adolescent conceit that even though I was much older than she was, I must still remain a very attractive man. Babes still take notice! Our smiles and eyes met for longer than could be merely a random encounter as she walked past me. It was then I noticed my reflection in the mirror along the wall and saw who she was smiling at. It was me, all right, but it wasn’t Ben Patterson the Mature Hunk. It was Ben Patterson, Mary’s daddy. He was middle-aged, a little lumpy, and he was holding a precious child.
And since we are cut off from the knowledge of God by the wrath of God, we are cut off from sexual purity and holiness. God doesn’t owe us purity, he owes us punishment. Therefore we are hopelessly depraved and hopelessly condemned. 2 John Owen, The Glory of Christ, in The Works of John Owen, vol. 1, ed. W. H. Goold, 24 vols. (1850–1853; reprint Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1965). 3 John Owen, The Mortification of Sin, in The Works of John Owen, vol. 6. 4 C. J. : Multnomah, 2003); C. J. : Multnomah, 2004).