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1 Corinthians 6:13-20

Old-Fashioned Safeguard

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) has become an epidemic in America. One in four Americans between the ages of 15 and 55 will acquire STD at some point in life. The problem now accounts for more than $2 billion annually in health-care costs. The new STD’s produce chronic pain, sterility, abnormal pregnancies, brain-damaged children, cancer, and with AIDS, almost certain death.

Newsweek observed, “With effective vaccines a long way off, the best protection against STD, it seems, just might be a return to that old-fashioned safeguard: monogamy.”

Christian Personal Ethics, C.F.H. Henry, Eerdmans, 1957, pp. 419ff