I just went through The Song of Solomon as part of my “read the Bible in a year” program and couldn’t help but notice that:
1. The love story involved one man and one woman.
2. The man seemed to know he was a man, didn’t question it and had certain manly traits and roles.
3. The women seemed to know that she was a woman, didn’t question it and had certain womanly traits and roles.
4. There wasn’t even a hint in this iconic book on romance of relationships between two men, two women, transgenderism, etc.
5. Despite their obvious passion for each other, the theme of waiting until marriage for sex was repeated at least four times:
Solomon 3:5 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
by the gazelles or the does of the field,
that you not stir up or awaken love
until it pleases.
How politically incorrect! I wonder how the theological Liberals deal with this work (other than immediately denying that it is God-inspired). After all, they teach that homosexual, bi-sexual, transgender, etc. are preferences assigned by God. It seems odd that He wouldn’t have been more inclusive.
And they also support the Planned Parenthood mantra of waiting to have sex until you are ready, and ignoring what your parents and religion have to say (Shockingly enough, kids tend to decide they are “ready” when they really, really want to have sex. And then lots of disease and unplanned pregnancies happen. Go figure!)
Seriously, it is a great book. Sex is “God’s wedding present,” a truly great thing designed for a life-long relationship between one man and one woman.