Ashley Madison is a Canadian-based online dating and social network service, which was launched in 2001.The site is intended for those who are interested in committing adultery and is known for its slogan, “Life is short. Have an affair.”
Can Christians learn anything from the recent online Ashley Madison scandal?
Yes. Christians are not impervious to sin of any kind.
Sin is not a respecter of persons, and believers must be vigilant against the lusts of the flesh.
Moreover, believers are commissioned to “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction” (2 Tim 4:2).
Pastors, especially, cannot accomplish this command with “motivational talks” from the pulpit. Far too may evangelical pastors teach virtually nothing concerning a biblical understanding of human sexuality, which results in much of the Bible remaining untaught and fellowships of believers being woefully in the dark.
Recognizing the necessity to affirm the Bible’s authority and truthfulness in every dimension that it addresses, the purpose of this article is to provide a word from the Lord on the matter of sexuality, which is fundamental to human identity and ubiquitous within modern culture.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:3
God created sex and designed it to be enjoyed solely in the bonds of marriage, for which it is intended. Anything that has a legitimate function can be abused, such as sex outside marriage, and will not function as the Creator intended or will lead to additional consequences.
Click on the image below to read the complete August 2016 article in the Midnight Call magazine