Drink water from your own cistern, And running water from your own well. Should your fountains be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets? Let them be only your own, And not for strangers with you. Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice with the wife of your youth. As a loving deer and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; And always be enraptured with her love. NKJV
Robot ethicist, Dr. Kathleen Richardson, in 2015 commented on the continued development and union of the ‘sex-bot’ with the coming introduction of artificial intelligence saying, “We think that the creation of such robots will contribute to detrimental relationships between men and women, adults and children, men and men and women and women.” You think!
In 2012, fallen Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife ‘Grace’ marketed their book ‘Real Marriage’ to get it into the New York Best seller list. I read the book and realized that the contents of the book would lead to his eventual downfall and removal. It was not misappropriation of church funds nor the standard market manipulation to get the book to the bestseller list that was the real problem, no, this was of little consequence to me, ah, but the contents of book were utterly astonishing. How a then influential Pastor could propose the use of ‘sex toys’ and other abhorrent sexual practices to enhance a Christian marriage relationship between a man and his wife was beyond me. How did these abhorrent practices come about and become embedded in the Christian marriage bed of senior Christian leaders?
In 2015 the UK TV series ‘Humans’ as part of its plot line, proposed and pushed the idea of the ‘personal synthetic,’ the servant, the sex slave, the full sized life like ‘sex toy,’ and with it, skillfully displayed all the accompanying problems that went along with them. From the blow up doll to the robotic synthetic, sex toys are part and parcel of modern life with adverts for them now being openly shown on public television.
I need to write about these things tonight because many people coming to faith in Christ have come from this kind of a background and because a wayward church has openly endorsed the use of such practices. The continued use of so called ‘sex toys’ in a marriage relationship will eventually lead to the use of life size ‘sex toys’ in the form of ‘sex-bots’ in the years to come. Friend, they are here right now anyway, but the introduction of AI and therefore simple mimic personality will make their development and use more widespread. I tell you, any use of ‘sex toys’ in an heterosexual marriage relationship, does not enhance it, but rather diminishes it, dehumanizes it and destroys
In Christian marriage, that is the union between one man and one woman, the main mark, the ultimate differentiator form all other relationships should be in the loving expression of a totally committed faithfulness. The Bible and especially the New Testament are very clear that this involves the total giving of our beings and bodies to our spouses for both our mutual pleasure and satisfaction. (The marriage bed is holy and undefiled but the introduction of any practice, plastic partner, or piece of software, defiles it down to hell. I am shocked that I have to write these things. They should be unheard of in the Christian church. However, culture, society and social media have been pre-programming populations for years now getting us ready to accept AI robotics and associated transhumanism and all its associated practices as the norm. Mankind’s sinful and hedonistic sexual selfishness will speed up the accepted introduction and use of all these things.
If life and love, if union and intimacy has as its goal and pinnacle nothing more than a good orgasm, then all you are is a copulating cockerel. Accident, illness, old age, financial pressure, children, tiredness, and a thousand other things under the sun will militate against your intimacy with your heterosexual spouse; will intrude upon it in an attempt to rob you of the joy of union. Why on earth would you introduce any kind of third party to become the substitute for you? This is madness. This is evil.
Some of you need to crush and burn tonight. That’s right, some of you need to crush your toys, and burn your enhancements. Be pure, be holy, be human, be free.
Listen: Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. (1 Corinthians 7:3-5 NKJV)
Pray: Father, how we have fallen, how once more humanity is degraded by technology turned to selfishness and sin. Oh Christ our Savior You truly died to make us fully human, glorious as the sons of the living God. Help us now to be so, even under this failing sun. In Your great name we ask it, amen and let it be so.