The Bachelor


First, I am not a fan of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. This morning the local DJ’s on the radio were discussing Monday’s episode.  From what a gathered from their discussion, this was an episode where all the women who were sent home came back to talk about some events on the show.  Apparently, there was one girl who crossed a line that caused the producers to send her home disqualifying her participation. I learned that she had ‘inappropriate’ relations with a male staffer on the show (I also understand the show terminated his employment).  From the descriptions on the radio, it seems that others saw this girl fondling and caressing with this male staffer, there were hints that they may have also gone farther.  

Fast forward in the chronology of the show to two weeks ago.  I was curious to see who the last three girls would be and what two this Bachelor would choose for the final episode.  I had to change channels.  The show gave the appearance that each of these girls spent a night in the same room with the Bachelor in an intimate and romantic setting.  I am human (specifically man enough) to know that more than likely the three couples did not just hold each other in those special rooms.  I am sure that some form of sexual conduct took place.

I have a question for you:  Why would they force one of the women to leave for being intimate with more than the Bachelor, when the show promotes the Bachelor being intimate with multiple women and even provides a room for him and three special women?  Does anyone else see the inconsistency?

Now, just for a reminder, “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;” (1Th 4:3-5).

Sexual immorality is from the Greek term “porneia” from which we get the word pornography.  The term includes any an all forms of sexual intercourse between people not legally married.  My point is this:  Everything about The Bachelor screams sexual immorality.  Our society places too much emphasis on sexuality and promotes sexual relations outside of marriage.  Sex is desirable and should be enjoyed, but only where God sanctions.  Sexual relations are set apart for marriage, the Hebrew writer says as much, “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. (Heb 13:4)”

Challenging you to live in Holiness and Sanctification,

Scott

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