Of all the bizarre and nonsensical arguments being made by the religious right these days about sex, this one may take the cake. It’s from a Lutheran minister named Dan Delzell of Omaha, a contributor to the Christian Post, laying out the indisputable connection between sexual immorality and overspending by the government — without all that pesky logic that might tie cause to effect.
The strong correlation between sexual immorality and overspending is beyond dispute. A perfect example in the Bible is the prodigal son in Luke 15. A perfect example in the world today is the United States.
Which came first…the chicken or the egg? Likewise, sensual indulgence is intricately interwoven with voracious spending habits. The prodigal son had it good at home. But he wanted more, and he wanted it immediately. His lust for money was fueled by his lust for sensual pleasure, and “vice” versa.
He took his inheritance which was intended to provide for future needs. He wasted it on wild living in the moment. He was clueless to what was happening while he was in the midst of his sensual storm. In America today, the promotion and practice of sex outside of marriage is doing more to increase the national debt than any other single factor. Blindness in one area produces blindness in the other. Just ask the prodigal son.
God made sex. God gave man and woman sexual desires. Sex within marriage between a man and a woman is a good thing. Outside of God’s plan, there is chaos. When man feeds his sexual temptations, he creates financial confusion in his mind…..and this leads to economic disaster, among other things. Likewise, when man feeds his love for money, this often leads to sexual promiscuity. The two are somehow joined together in unholy matrimony. Remember….holy matrimony involves one man and one woman. Anything else is a counterfeit.
Yeah, it’s, uh, beyond dispute. For magic reasons he can’t explain.