I suspect that if Christians would cede two or three points then the world would be happy to leave us alone and let us fritter away our lives without them. First, the doctrine of creation must go and with it the inferred authority of the Creator. Undermining the book of Genesis is critical in this effort to rid the world of God’s Word, which was the very issue in the Garden of Eden: “Has God said?” Second, the exclusive claims of Jesus, or to put it another way, the Lordship of Jesus is intolerable. This doctrine demonstrates that the Christian faith is intolerant and, of course, they can have none of that. Perhaps He can sit at the table, but He can never be the chairman of the board. The third obnoxious thing about Christians is their doctrine of sexuality. This strikes at the very heart of the matter and is really an expression of the first two issues.
Sexuality is one of the main battle fronts in the effort to expel God from the universe. Oscar Wilde observed that: “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” I think he’s on to something. There in the first chapter of the Bible, God not only gives man and woman the task of subduing the earth, He also gives them one of the most powerful tools that they will need to accomplish that task. Their maleness and femaleness are essential for several reasons. First, the two (i.e., the man and the woman) shall become one flesh―united in covenant and purpose. Second, this is what enables them to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth [biology]. Third, they’re called to a mission, not only to fill the earth, but to fill it with godly offspring, which requires a godly family. Worship is the ultimate end.
Adam and Eve wanted to do things their way. They wanted to be as God; to determine good and evil for themselves. As sin entered into the world, every aspect of mankind was dramatically altered, including their sexuality. It remained no less a powerful force but now it became a destructive force. A chainsaw is powerful for cutting firewood but a chainsaw in the hands of an eight-year-old running through the house is no less powerful; it is a whole lot more destructive. This is why many of the most severe penal sanctions in the Bible are reserved for the misuse of this powerful and destructive force. The effect of the corruption of sexuality is seen all the time in every place. Individuals, families and societies suffer in a host of ways. This is always the result of man doing things his own way. Wisdom says in Proverbs 8:36, “All those who hate me love death,” and in Proverbs 13:15, “The way of the transgressor is hard.” The world loves to show you the glamorous side but never the dark side.
The current assault on marriage and the militant homo-jihad, along with the general pornification of the culture is the 3-D version of this hatred of God. Sex and sexuality were created by the Creator and He has spoken concerning their legitimate use. The world will have none of this. He is not going to tell us what to do with our bodies. We will determine good and evil for ourselves. The Greek word “pornia” refers to all sorts of sexual sins. It is interesting that pornia is frequently associated (in the Bible) with idolatry, or the worship of a false god. R. J Rushdoony wrote about the “politics of pornography,” in his book, Law and Liberty. Here is an excerpt from that book:
Now the first thing which is apparent in pornography is its obvious hatred of morality, its marked distaste for Biblical faith and morals. Moral restraint is seen as bondage for man, a slavery which must be destroyed. As a result, pornography indulges endlessly in long, tasteless, and highly emotional attacks on morality, on the sanctity of marriage, on monogamy, and on every kind of moral inhibition. It seeks to fan the flames of moral rebellion, to see morality as dull and restrictive, and immorality and perversion as exciting and liberating. Although people will attempt to prove almost anything these days it would be an impossibility to prove that pornography is not hostile to Biblical faith and morality, because it so obviously reeks with hatred and hostility.
A second observation is equally obvious: pornography sees a tremendous appeal in moral evil. Morality is seen as tedious and confining, as utterly boring and restrictive, whereas evil is portrayed as man’s liberation. Evil has the potency of a magnetic force for the pornographer. The vitality, potency, and possibility of life are wrapped up in evil. Truly to live means for him evil, a commitment to and an involvement in moral evil. Man is not really alive, we are told, if he lives morally; life means evil; it means what is called sin and perversion. Only the person who sins is truly alive, it is held. Evil, for these people, is life.
Third, it can be further stated that for the pornographer morality is death. To confine men and women to the prison house of morality, marriage, law, and order is seen as equivalent to a sentence of death. Since evil is life, morality is logically death, and this is the religious faith of pornography. The gospel for man is thus evil; sin is the way of salvation, and the way to life and liberty. This faith is insistently presented, and with a religious fervor, and with good reason, because its roots are in an ancient religious faith, Manichaeanism, and also in various cults of chaos. For this faith, sin is life. Researchers a few years ago found that many people commit adultery, not because of any desire for the other person, but because of a fear that they will miss out on life if they do not sin. This is in essence the position of pornography—it offers sin and evil, and it declares it to be true life precisely because it is sin and evil.
Fourth, pornography manifests a hostility to the very idea of law and morality. Law means for it something inhibiting and stultifying, a deadening restraint upon man. Morality is held to be the dead hand of the past, the fearful and death-oriented will of men bound to superstition and fear. The destiny of man is to be free from law, according to these men, and the way to be free is to begin by breaking the law, by violating morality. Man’s freedom is to be free from law, free to do as one pleases, and the mark of this freedom is the deliberate violation of all law and order. Very briefly, this position is one of moral anarchism. Man’s greatest enemy is religion, morality, and law. Eliminate religious and moral law, and all the evils of human life will disappear. Man and the state can then reconstruct society in terms of man’s liberation from God and create a truly human order, the great society of humanism, the city of man.
[Law and Liberty, “The Politics of Pornography,” R. J. Rushdoony, (1984: pp. 22-23). http://libertyalliance.com/books/PDFs/rushdoony_law_and_liberty.pdf]