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Christian Porn = Not the Gospel

Last week the Gospel Coalition published an article (that has already been taken down) that graphically detailed how a husband is being "generous" to his wife when he ejaculates on and in her. And how the wife, in allowing this, is being "hospitable." It also compared this to God's generosity with us, and suggested that this interaction is "the gospel."


Folks. I am so sorry. This is not the gospel.


The giant negative reaction from the public, especially the female-valuing public, is absolutely warranted, given the once more time around (EYE ROLL) male-pleasure-centered focus of this illustration. It's just another form of porn—one that ignores and denies the human female experience. AND it implies shame for the woman who doesn't comply. It's gross and sad and WRONG. There's a whole podcast with Sheila Gregoire and Rebecca Lindenbach that reveals the gory details, if you want to listen.


But my additional grief is that this twisting of the sexual narrative is a sorely missed opportunity to clearly present the actual gospel (I.e. the good news of a loving God who gently, lovingly, meets us RIGHT where we are, invites us into partnership with him, and generously, self-sacrificially, hospitably offers care for our needs AND wants.) Sex can and DOES present a super cool picture of beautiful intimacy when. done. well. GC just missed it entirely and in fact, presented the Christian God as one of the most selfish, objectifying, consumeristic perpetrators.

Unsplash: Gabor Kozman

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