Clueless. Apart from Christ I am Clueless. Thank you for this Pastor. And I thank you Ann from Ny for your comments on 11/22/2009. Very Compelling. Very Sobering.
Must Listen for PARENTS!!! What an encouraging sermon!! The principles Pastor Conway brings out, especially regarding the character of God as revealed in the Old Testament concerning laws about vows are AMAZINGLY strengthening for a Christian's convictions about Biblical manhood and womanhood. One of the many practical applications for our family (with two teenage sons) was how dating (as opposed to courting with marital intentions) is "playing" with another man's wife. For instance, one day this girl who has had her lips kissed (defiled) by a man not her husband, will be married. Will you want your precious gift from God of a wife defiled by another man in that way? He has meant her for you alone, not to be emotionally toyed with and fondled by some man who will not be her husband...And what about your heart? Are you going to play the dating game and give your dreams, emotions and love to a women who will just skip on over to the next guy? The sacredness that God has designed for marriage is supported from a perspective not often preached on in our day. Highly recommended.
Great Sermon! This is one of the most effective sermons on how to approach marriage and the dangers of recreational dating. However, note that he misrepresents the Law's view of premarital sex: It does NOT constitute automatic betrothal. Though the seducer must pay the girl's father the bride-price and offer to marry her, the father has the option of taking the cash while declining to give his daughter. Again, this reinforces the principle of headship which the preacher, otherwise, so strongly presses home.
Added note: This listener is confusing two different scenarios.