I just love it when people who don’t believe in God not only tell Christians their morals are wrong, but also come up with their own ideas about what God “probably” really thinks…umm…you know…if He existed. Check out “Nunly”‘s post NOW I’M OPPRESSED AND SEXUALLY DIVORCED FROM REALITY? in which she hilariously rips apart a HuffPo article by Rob Asghar (who may still believe in God, I can’t tell. But begins one of his arguments saying, “if God exists…”) doing exactly that regarding Christians’ “idealized notion of sex and relationships.”
Asghar’s problem is that he looks at the fallen world and all our disordered desires and thinks that’s the way things are supposed to be. Even many Christians make this mistake, but, as Christ came to tell us, “in the beginning it was not so” (Mt. 19:8) Christ came to call us back to the purity and freedom of our origins, when man and woman saw each other “rightly” – with a pure heart – and were obedient to the laws of nature and nature’s God. This is not oppression, but freedom from our disordered sexual desires. No, it’s not easy. We are still fallen and prone to sin. That is why Christ also sent His Holy Spirit to give us the grace to resist temptations or pick ourselves back up when we fall.
As to the claim that the Christian view of human sexuality is essentially some pie-in-the sky ideal with no basis in reality – not in today’s world, anyway. It should be noted that John Paul II based his understanding and writings about sex and relationships, not only on Scripture, but also on decades of pastoral experience – working closely with married and engaged couples- and a careful observation of the sexual revolution that unfolded in his time.
The world may be a radically different place than when He walked on the earth, but the human heart is always seeking Christ Who is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13:8). His commands are always true and always lead the way to lasting peace and happiness.