In our five-county metro area, we have a repeating-issues tabloid incessantly
and recurrently imposed even at the entrances of suburban restaurants and
libraries. Within it toward the back are alluring full-page and smaller ads for
nude-danceress strip bars and "services" for the general public at large to
haplessly be informed of plus both enticed and degraded by.
Similarly, there is at our mutual availability the lurid major-search-engines search boxes of the internet into which the sexually curious and craving can type in suggestive keywords, press Enter, peruse the lewd listings of links to various graphic-imagery indecent-exposure immoral-conduct sites, and proceed to pollute themselves pictorally and pubically with a bittersweet plethoria of promiscuous-popup perversities porn webmasters have purposefully devoted their precious money, time, energy, and very lives to relating to proper translation of Song of Solomon 8:6-7 and similar-content Holy Writ.
You might be wondering why I do not state specific URL webnames/webaddresses for the PG-to-XXX luridy..... nor illustrate my assertions with postings of defaced-with-copywritten-identification true-color, non-airbrushed, sharp-resolution-photo disrobed-pulchritude idolatry. Or whether I insinuate any investigatory involvement with such myself. The Lord both sees all the evil the sons (and daughters) of humanity do, yet does not look upon wickedness with His sacred eyes of prestine purity. It is not strange for His saintly servants to do likewise as much as they are humanly able and Divinely inspired.
It has been stated in correct translations of First Corinthians 7:1-5 that though it is good for a man to not touch a woman, both genders should have their own spouse and corresponding connections only with them. Most men are fortunate enough to have at least one they consider themselves and are considered married to to avoid temptation. One application of a paraphrased Lord's Prayer would be "Lead us into copulation, and thus not temptation."
Indeed, in view of the polygamy of Old-Testament patriarchs, abstinence against and away from sex is clearly NOT the allowable answer. Abstinence away from and against anti-Biblical prudes who despise erotic companionship is, of course, quite understandable and noble.
Rather than 'abstinence' (or put another way: NON-reasonable "self-control" [i.e. frigid deprivation]) what is desired is: [pre-marital and marital] chastity leading to marriage and during marriage.....to and with at least one wife or concubine.
Contemplate answering the following question with a "sort of" or "no:"
WERE the very first RECORDED words of GOD the Triune Creator to humanity [in Genesis 1:28] in essence: "Be sexual predators. Prowl around in sensual safaris to search for and hunt down sexually-handicapped victims of erotic pleasure. Molest to sexually assault the sensual who seriously need satisfaction. Gratify nude exhibitionists who flagrantly flaunt their desirously-desperate mopheaded [RSV's/NASB's Numbers 5:18, Song 7:5, I Cor. 11:14-16], bare-armed [RSV's/NASB's II Samuel 13:18], bare-legged [Isaiah 47:1-4], socklessly-sandaled summertime nakedness while flip-flopping toes-and-ankles-exposing shoes for sports and barefooted swimming or tanning [KJV's/RSV's/NASB's Jeremiah 2:25]?"
More Scripturally, DID the Morality-Cognizant Triune GOD (by 66-book-Bible subjects-matter inference) in Genesis 1:28 implore men (created in the morality-cognizant image of God and having body, spirit, and soul unlike lower lifeforms having merely body and spirit without eternal destinies of heaven nor hell).....to shamelessly (Genesis 2:25) uncover all the nakedness of young women (Leviticus 18, Ezekiel 16:6 and 23, Isaiah 47:1-4, Hosea 2:2-3), then gaze at those bared body parts (Job 31:1, Song 7:1-5), then mount them to fondle their breasts and nipples (Proverbs 5:19, Song 7:6-9, Ezekiel 23:21), and finally go into and/or lay with their exposed secret parts (Isaiah 3:17) between which their bare feet were parted (Song 5:13, Jeremiah 2:25, Ezekiel 16:25)....inserting penis possibly from the bare rear end (Isaiah 20:4) as they have seen positioning and positioned mammals do with their penises and ejaculate (Ezekiel 23:19-20) - previous to which those male-human private parts were taken hold of (Deuteronomy 25:11-12) by the birthday-suit-nude (Job 1:21) wife or concubine.
Now, before you jump upon me with passionately-hot self-righteous embarrassed indignation, and in all fairness to the LORD, His exact words were more like: "Multiply and fill the earth..." But was He not thus inferring and is yet inferring: "Have sex!!! Let's get on with the clothesless total-nudity-already-provided sucking and fucking (pardon me, but I do not use the word as a condemnatory expletive of immorality but instead to signify gentle coital connection in 'private'), so as to fulfill the [here-correctly-translated] KJV rendition of First Timothy 5:14 where it states: 'I therefore want younger women (Gr. ne(o)teras) to marry, bear children, manage the house, and give the adversary no cause to revile us'" (with at least one spouse per couple, and never ANY multiple-husband ALWAYS-sinful-and-unlawful bigamy).
It is not beyond the realm of respectable imagination and propriety for a pastor to arrange holy sex orgies for voluntary young adults. The reverend might proceed something like:
Thanks for showing up at this private church-sponsored sex orgy. Each of you [asians (or) blacks (or) caucasians] were carefully selected, discreetly invited, and have responded. Notice that there is at least one menstruation-aged (but not-now-menstruating) modestly-attired gal (regarding decent hairstyle, armwear, legwear, footwear, etc.) for every guy present. You have previously consented to make your selection without refusals, and being that Adam designated Eve as his own rather than vice-versa, the man selects whichever woman he wants, with the eldest getting first choice. Since Scripture discourages fornicative and adulterous sharing, each couple is for themselves alone - not like public gutter water - so each couple will commence coitus-related combining in their own private locked room within each being memory-foam mattress beds plus lavatories and showers. Let us first begin with prayer for guidance....
Even in the cases of multiple-wives-and-concubines Abraham, Jacob, David, Solomon, etc. and with the not-for-bishops-nor-deacons polygamy-allowed inferences of Saint Paul found in First Timothy 3:2,12 and Titus 1:6, it is interesting to note the preference and predominance of only one female per man, particularly for blood-line geneologies (e.g. Sarah not Hagar, Rachel not Leah nor Jake's other two concubines, Hannah not her rival, Bathsheba of Davy's many wives and concubines for Solomon, one of Solomon's 1000 women for Rehoboam, and so forth). Nevertheless, the discrepant KJV mistranslation of Ecclesiastes 2:8 is thankfully replaced with the inerrant true-to-the-ben-Asher Hebrew Text English wording of: "I got for myself many concubines - man's delight."
That adds more categories to the description of kinfolk identities:
To a son or daughter of a father which father loses his wife by her death and he marries another, the new woman is a step-mother, as is the case if the father divorces the child's natural mother and marries a never-before-married or divorced woman, as is the case if the father acquires an additional wife or concubine while his primary first wife he is yet married to is alive, as is almost the case if the father commits adultery with whoever with or without pregnancy resulting. In the latter case, the pregnant one would have to become married to the adulterous father (if he was yet married to a living woman) before that woman would become step-mom to the kids. Such differentiation would be extended to in-the-same-blood-line for uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces......contrasted with not-in-the-same-bloodline by-marriage-related (including by death, by divorce, by polygamy) for uncles-in-law, aunts-in-law, nephews-in-law, and nieces-in-law.
Having mentioned multiple-wife/concubine polygamy as the exception rather than the rule, monogamy with one woman alone is typical, admirable, safer, less expensive, and less time-consuming. As Malachi 2:1-16 put it:
1 "And now, O priests, this command is for you.
2 If you will not listen, if you will not lay it to heart to give glory to my name, says the LORD of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; indeed I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart.
3 Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung upon your faces, the dung of your offerings, and I will put you out of my presence.
7 For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
8 But you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by your instruction; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the LORD of hosts,
11 Judah has been faithless, and abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD, which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god.
12 May the LORD cut off from the tents of Jacob, for the man who does this, any to witness or answer, or to bring an offering to the LORD of hosts!
13 And this again you do. You cover the LORD's altar with tears, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor at your hand.
14 You ask, "Why does he not?" Because the LORD was witness to the covenant between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.
15 Has not the one God made and sustained for us the spirit of life? And what does he desire? Godly offspring. So take heed to yourselves, and let none be faithless to the wife of his youth.
16 "For I hate divorce, says the LORD the God of Israel, and covering one's garment with violence, says the LORD of hosts. So take heed to yourselves and do not be faithless."
Speaking of at least chastity (NOT 'abstinence') in singular-spouse monogamy, Saint Paul added this in First Corinthians 7 verses 1 through 5:
1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man to not touch a woman.
2 Nevertheless to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence, and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
4 The wife hath not power over her own body, but the husband; and likewise also the husband hath not power over his own body, but the wife.
5 Defraud ye not one the other, unless it be with consent for a time only, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not through your lack of self-restraint.