by John E. Karenko
"Safe sex" as most speak of it these days is not only costly, but also dangerous. Let me explain.
Abstinence before marriage and faithfulness afterward is the only safe sex. If you care about the destiny of your eternal soul, please seriously consider the consequence of sex outside marriage. The Bible clearly states: "Those who commit such things shall not inherit eternal life" (1 Cor.6:9-10; Gal.5:19-21). The Bible hasn't changed; the cost of sexual sins is the lake of fire (Rev.21:8).
David Kessler, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner [in the United States] recently said: "We have to recognise that, as we educate about pregnancy, teenagers also need to know that avoiding pregnancy isn't avoiding sexually transmitted diseases."
Fifty-five different sexual diseases have been identified. The Alan Guttmacher Institute has announced that 56 million Americans are infected with sexually transmitted diseases, and that 1 in 5 in the USA has a sexual disease, and half of these are incurable.
Would you go on a boat ride is there was a 1 in 5 chance that it would sink? The 1 in 5 figure doesn't include AIDS, which is most common in certain high-risk groups like homosexuals. Nine people die every hour in the USA of AIDS, and those who play "Russian Roulette" with "safe sex" are risking their lives, being neither safe nor sane!
The FDA now requires that labels are put on all contraceptives stating that the products do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. I wonder is sexual education in public schools will warn our children of the dangers involved in "safe sex".
Sexual diseases are particularly dangerous to women, causing infertility and all kinds of complications in pregnancy, such as miscarriage, major defects in the unborn child, premature birth, or even stillbirth. "Safe sex" is risky! According to Guttmacher estimates, 150,000 [American] women become infertile annually because of sexual disease.
Avoiding sex outside marriage makes good sense health-wise and particularly in light of the dangers to life now and hereafter. The odds for eternity are not just 1 in 5, but 1 in 1. This sin is terminal. The cost of "safe sex" is the lake of fire (Rev.20:15). We don't break God's laws -- they break us, and the use of some contraceptive to avoid pregnancy, even if it succeeds, really fails because we face God's righteous judgment on violating the 7th commandment: "Thou shalt not commit adultery" (Ex.20:14).
The high risk and danger increases as one graduates to homosexual practices. The gay and lesbian march on Washington in April  was an eye-opener and a harbinger of whether we may soon find ourselves as Soddom and Gomorrah, opening ourselves to God's righteous wrath and anger. AIDS may only be a harbinger of far greater punishment as our government officials make increasing concessions to the godless practice that the scriptures call an "abomination" (Lev.20:13; Rev.21:8,27).
David Mixner, Senior Adviser to President Clinton, said at the gay-lesbian march, "150,000 died for us to be here; they made sacrifice of their lives for us; their courage inspired us. Without them, we would not be marching. We will be free." That those who died of AIDS should thus be eulogised is beyond my comprehension, especially because that tribute was spoken by a presidential advisor who admits he is homosexual and named his lover, who died of AIDS!
"Safe sex" costs!
Republished from SlavnŠ nadÍje, the publication of the Czechoslovak Baptist Convention, Vol.20, No.3, June 1994, p.60.
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