But there are those kisses that can be too much too soon.How do we define kisses so that we make God-honoring internalized decisions about when and what kind of kisses to give our special guy. Which of these five kinds of kisses do you think are OK outside of marriage? Teaser Kiss-Start by kissing his check or forehead softly. Maybe you could mentally draw a line where you’d decide to stop the kissing. Assuming you agree that the gift of sex is to be reserved for marriage, it is also assumed that you don’t want to rev up the engine—either his or yours—in an effort to reserve the intimate act of becoming one for your marriage bed.The brief answer comes from Genesis , 28, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.And God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.”‘ Since sexual desire aims finally at consummation in sexual intercourse, and sexual intercourse is the means that man and woman have of multiplying and filling the earth, therefore, I infer that one of the reasons God created us with sexual desire is to see to it that mankind would indeed fill the earth with people.•The body’s Autonomic Nervous System, the system that controls sexual response, is heightened by a kiss.
If I were to stop here with this general admonition, our consciences would give us some guidance in specific cases, say, of whether we should smoke, or drink, or use drugs, or overeat, or never exercise, or get too little sleep, or engage in sexual relations outside marriage, or masturbate, or wear enticing clothing, or other things that misuse or abuse the body.
If the Bible addresses an issue with unrelenting frequency and urgency, and if that issue is one of the strongest natural forces in the world today, then ministers of the word of God are obligated sooner or later to declare God’s will on that issue.
The sexual life of the unmarried person (we will talk about married people next week) is of great concern to God.
Until I have a chance to preach on homosexuality I’ll just say three things about it: When I ask the question, why God created sexual desire, I have in mind that normal craving for sexual stimulation and intimacy that begins with early adolescence and continues, for some it seems, indefinitely, but for many mellows out into a less visceral craving but nevertheless real desire for personal and bodily intimacy.
I acknowledge that in these years of sexual desire there are many people with very vigorous, and people with very mild, sexual desires.
In fact, I’d encourage you to stay as far away from a Planting Kiss as you can. You can get carried away in the current of it before you know it.