ECB(i) 1 THE MAN I come into my garden, my sister bride; I pluck my myrrh with my spice; I eat my honey of the forest with my honey; I drink my wine with my milk; eat, O friends; drink and intoxicate, O beloved. 2 THE WOMAN QUOTES THE MAN I sleep, but my heart … Continue reading Moralist’s Achilles heel 3
“Yahweh said to me, “Take a large tablet and write on it with a stylus of a man” — Isaiah 8:1 God is holy. But he’s no moralistic Puritan.
“She lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose semen was like that of horses.21 So she longed to do the sinful things she did when she was young in Egypt, when young men caressed and fondled her nipples.” — Ezekiel 23:20-21 God is holy. But he’s no moralistic Puritan.
“Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.” — Hosea 14:9 The ways of the LORD are right. If you have a problem with them, the problem is yours, not God’s. … Continue reading Paradoxical rebels
Not going to name drop but certain parts of the country are much more prudish than others, more specifically around the central states. No offence intended, as I’ve met folks from those areas with some traits I honestly find extremely attractive. In fact, I greatly their admire their family-friendly culture and I was even bent … Continue reading Welcome to Prim and Proper, USA
English Standard Version (ESV) Solomon Builds the Temple 6 In the four hundred and eightieth year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the Lord. 2 The house that … Continue reading God is not opposed to luxury, beauty, swag and indulgence on special occasions
I’m a Christian. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t use bad words. My shirt is always well-tucked. Whenever I fart or use the bathroom, it always smells like roses. This is the fake, pretentious, moralistic brand of Christianity that is prevalent in most ultra conservative churches, is very damning to the soul, and … Continue reading I’m a Christian, look at me, so prim, so proper. Don’t you just love me?
From my experiences, that seems to be the general sentiment among 75% of conservative evangelicals.
“Critics sometimes argue that passages extolling the pleasures of sex are inappropriate and should not be in the Bible. The book of Pr, though, sees sex as a gift from God that is to be enjoyed in the context of the commitment of marriage. An intimate relationship with one’s spouse and the physical delight such a … Continue reading Apologetics Study Bible notes on Prov. 5:15-19
My beloved put his hand through the keyhole. My heart throbbed for him. – Song of Solomon 5:4 My. Beloved. Put. His. Hand. Through. The. KEYHOLE. That had me like “ 😃 Ooooooooh, thank you Jesus! Please, won’t you please send me my dear Mrs. soon, so I could love her sacrificially… and um, put … Continue reading He put his hand through the keyhole
You weep over your sin because of the sin, not because of the holy and righteous God it offends. You prioritize your thought life over your spiritual life. You vehemently disagree with this statement: “there needs to be a fair amount of primal, sexual and physical attraction between a man and woman who are considering … Continue reading Purity might have become your idol if…
Salvation is a position, not a feeling. When is purity an idol if God’s eyes are too pure to look at evil (Hab. 1:13)? Three years ago, I shared a house with a number of roommates, all Christian guys. Incidentally, when implicitly discussing certain ‘intimate desires’ of mine with the house, one of the roommies counseled … Continue reading When Purity Becomes an Idol