The extremely sad thing about Mark Driscoll is he apparently does not grasp where the motivation in his heart comes from in writing this. Carnality is very deceitful. Many Christians, even Pastors do not grasp how corrosive and invasive our sexually explicit culture is and if allowed how it can warp our sense of reason!
The book dances around the issue of the origins and source of the sexual content that it describes, and why people become attracted to such sexual content in the first place. It is not to express a loving sexual experience with their marriage partner, it is to experience selfish sexual sensuality and the more you cultivate that type of selfish sexual experience the more you will push into more deviant sexual behaviour!
Matthew 6:21: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”
“sex not ordered towards the transmission of life is gravely sinful. If the transmission of life is blocked, either through chemical sterilization (pill), mechanical sterilization (tubal ligation, vasectomy, condom, diaphragm) or perverse acts that have nothing to do with the transmission of life, (masturbation, withdrawal, anal, oral), then the act is itself nothing more than a dehumanizing, objectifying USURY of another person AND one’s self as a point of utterly self-serving masturbatory friction.”
A new Christian book that gives a green light to a range of sexual taboos such as anal sex and using sex toys, has come under fire for pushing a misogynistic and overtly sexual agenda in marriage.
Pastor Mark Driscoll’s new book, co-written with wife Grace, has parted waters when it comes to morals – and none are more enraged by its explicitly sexual content than devout Christians.
Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship And Life Together, tackles core relationship values – and casts an X-rated eye over some of the more blush-inducing taboos when it comes to sexual acts and their place in a Christian relationship.
The Seattle-based evangelical superchurch leader, 41, is in an unusual – and sellable – position in that he is a preacher writing about sex, and the book hit Amazon and Barnes & Noble top sellers’ lists upon launching last week.
This not the first time the controversial ‘man’s man’ pastor’s words have divided.
Set in the highly sexualised American culture, the book often refers to figures that underline just how young some couples are when they indulge in their first sex acts, or how many teenagers are regularly giving oral sex, for example. That has not stopped many from finding the contents to be too sexually revealing and innocence-destroying.
The reason for the outcry is clear – the book takes aim at some fundamentally held Christian views and is not afraid to hold back.
Chapter 10, ‘Can We _____?’ is so racy – contextually speaking – that it even comes a with a disclaimer of sorts, suggesting those who ‘are older, from a highly conservative religious background, live far away from a major city, do not spend much time on the internet or do not have cable television’ may ‘want to read this chapter while sitting down.’
When ‘dogmatically pushed’, no birth control – as so publicly practiced by TV stars of 19 Kids and Counting, the Duggars – is seen as ‘foolish legalism,’ leading to ‘self-righteousness.’
They run through a set of sexual acts and ask whether, firstly, the Bible decrees them as lawful and then whether the acts are helpful. The couple go on to ask whether the acts are ‘enslaving.’ . . . . . .