Following a series of sexual assault accusations by high profile men in Hollywood and politics, the Me Too Movement began. Since October of 2017, previous transgressions like subtle forms of flirting are no longer accepted as normal. Rather, a growing sensitivity toward women is redefining what is acceptable behavior and what is no longer tolerated. Instead of making up new standards, perhaps its time to turn to the Bible for direction and guidance.
But sexual immorality and all [moral] impurity [indecent, offensive behavior] or greed must not even be hinted at among you, as is proper among saints [for as believers our way of life, whether in public or in private, reflects the validity of our faith], Ephesians 5:3.
Atheists, liberals and progressives have suggested that the Bible is out of date; no longer relative in today’s culture. Yet, if the passage above is adopted and embraced, these guidelines will prevent future cases of sexual assault, harassment and inappropriate touching. The apostle Paul uses a key phrase, “must not even be hinted.” This ensures that there is no room for compromise, meant to protect the purity and sanctity of life.
Let there be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse [obscene or vulgar] joking, because such things are not appropriate [for believers]; but instead speak of your thankfulness [to God], Ephesians 5:4.
As a father of a teenage daughter about to enter her first year of high school, I want to do everything in my power to protect women. After shielding my daughter in home school the past three years, you have to let go at some point, trusting God to watch over those whom you love. Although we live in a fallen world, the Bible provides a blue print for morality. Thus, its time for the Me Too Movement to open their hearts to the Bible so that America can rid itself from inappropriate sexual conduct.
by Jay Mankus