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“Meet local Christian swingers who believe that an open and honest relationship with each other will keep any marriage fresh and exciting.”
No, it’s not a late, sick-and-twisted April Fool’s joke—it’s a marketing line on a new immoral matchmaking site that makes a mockery out of marriage and sets up sexual deviants for a rude eternal awakening in the name of Jesus.
“For Christian Swingers things are not easy—often other religious people judge you, out of ignorance or envy, telling you that your lifestyle and love practices are wrong,” marketing copy on ChristianSwingers.com reads.
“But the Bible teaches us ‘Judge not lest ye be judged’ and there’s that verse about the first stone. ... But if you’re keen on keeping your privacy, well—yours, and don’t want your friends, coworkers, other PTA members or just about anyone else to know that you don’t have a problem with faith and enjoying free love with other couples, this site can help you! It’s designed to cater to the needs of those like you: devout Christian couples who still want to have an active love life and share it with another, in good faith!”
As I read this, I kept waiting for the punch line. But, again, it’s not a late April Fool’s joke. And even if it were, it wouldn’t be funny. Call me naive, but this one shocked me! Apparently there’s a large enough population of self-proclaimed Christian swingers in the world that they can support an immoral matchmaking website that puts profits in the pockets of its creators even as they grieve their Creator.
Of course, Christian swingers have justified their immorality with Bible verses. One Christian swinger on Facebook wrote, “According to the book of Genesis, in the garden of Eden Adam and Eve were naked and unashamed. That was God's original plan. If that plan had gone forward, we would all be naked in a paradise world. Having sex with someone would be as natural as shaking hands or eating food together."
So, what do we do with Bible verses like Genesis 2:24, which precedes the “naked and ashamed” verse to which the swinging Facebooker eludes? Genesis 2:24 reads, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Should we white-out Scriptures like 1 Corinthians 7:2, which says, “Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband”? (No mention of having another man’s wife or another wife’s husband here.) Or what about Hebrews 13:4, which says, “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge”?
You can find adulterous, immoral hookups on ChristianSwingers.com for free, but if you want to actually hook up, you’ll have to pay this digital pimp a fee—and that’s not where the depravity ends. The site also arranges illicit encounters between gays, transsexuals and grannies—and promotes threesomes.
“Skip the swingers’ club and meetings where you can be seen and avoid bad reputation—your personal life is something shared between you and our partner; other couples willing to join you are probably having the same problems,” ChristianSwingers.com says. “Visiting this site might change your life for the better and increase the number of your potential dating partners.”
This is an aberration—even an abomination. But rather than condemning those in literal bondage to this sexual perversion, let’s identify and lay an ax to the root of the tree. Let’s concentrate on how to pray to set the captives free.
From a spiritual perspective, these swingers are deceived. Much like those in the gay agenda, Christian swingers have justified their stance with Scripture and tell others they are judgmental for suggesting immorality violates God’s Word.
Jesus pointed to a woman in the end times who was handing out a license to sin. He had something against the church at Thyatira because, He said to them, “You allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols” (Rev. 2:20).
Whether or not you believe in a “spirit of Jezebel,” you have to admit there are certain dark forces at work to cloud the minds of believers in this hour. It’s not as if they are sinning, repenting and falling again—then getting back up and continuing the struggle with all sincerity of heart. They see nothing wrong with the behavior. Let’s pray for light to break in so these deceived ones can see the truth and put Jesus back in the center of their marriage so He can heal it.
From a practical perspective, I believe immorality is rooted in the lust of the flesh and a lack of the fear of the Lord. The Bible clearly tells us to not only abstain from sexual immorality (1 Thess. 4:3) but to “flee sexual immorality” (1 Cor. 6:18). The Bible also tells us, “For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God” (Eph. 5:5).
I could go on and on about what the Bible says about sexual immorality. God put those verses in there to warn us of a destructive practice because “every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body” (1 Cor. 6:18). Where fear of the Lord is lacking, sin abounds. Let’s pray for the spirit of the fear of the Lord to fall on these “Christian” swingers so they can avoid the wages of unrepentant sin. Amen.
Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma. She is also the author of several books, including The Spiritual Warrior's Guide to Defeating Jezebel. You can email Jennifer at jennifer.leclaire@
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