If it was up to John Piper, a Minnesota pastor whose claim to fame is that he’s sometimes promoted and quoted by the Duggars, the human race would have ceased to exist a long time ago. According to Piper, God has deemed that only Christians are allowed to have sex.
In a column in his blog, called Desiring God, Piper says:
Sex belongs to Christians. Because sex belongs to God. “God created it to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.” If it is used by those who do not believe and know the truth, it is prostituted. They have exchanged the glory of God for images. They have torn sex from its God-appointed place in the orbit of marriage. But they do not know what they are doing. And the price they will pay in this life and the next is incalculable.
The pleasures of sex are meant for believers. They are designed for their greatest expression by the children of God. He saves his richest gifts for his children. And as we enjoy his gift of sex, we say, by our covenant faithfulness to our spouse, that God is greater than sex. And the pleasures of sex are themselves an overflow of God’s own goodness. This pleasure is less than what we will know fully in him at his right hand. And in it, we taste something of his very exquisiteness.
Human sex and procreation, obviously, have been around as long as human kind. Even if we are to buy the idea that people have only been around for 6,000 years, that’s still about 4,000 years of non-Christians f*cking like bunnies while being watched by God.
If you take a look at his blog, Piper seems to be a bit obsessed with sex, which could explain why the Duggars relate to him. Josh Duggar has had sex with (or sexually molested) everyone from his sisters to prostitutes. It also helps explain why the Duggars brew children faster (and more often) than most people brew coffee. If Christians are the only people allowed to have sex, they have a lot of ground to cover.
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