Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Let's Talk About Sex

Albert Mohler has given me the opportunity to talk about a topic I have been meaning to get to for a long time.

I am going to focus more on a sermon by John Macarthur (which I, sadly, don't have a link for). John was talking about some statistics he had seen about sex.

There are some good stats from the US government, probably similar to what John was looking at.

An average couple has sex for a few hours a week. A really active couple might have sex for a few hours a day (7-14 hours per week).

Compare that with:
  • 56 hours per week sleeping (33%)
  • 40 hours per week working (24%)
  • more than 17 hours watching TV (5.1*.5*7)
  • 8 hours eating and drinking
I'm not sure where they hide the data for driving to and from work. It's got to be at least 15 minutes each way, probably 30 or 60 for a lot of people... Plus all the driving for groceries, etc. Could be easily 10 hours a week or more.

Now imagine that someone would reject the Good News of salvation, because it would interfere with their watching television. Or the way they drive to work. It would be ridiculous.

Sex is less of a percentage of our day than any of these things.

Yet, for sex, people would turn the world upside down. Reject Christianity, the Bible, hearing the Good News, even friendly relations with other people.

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