Wait just an Alabama cotton-pickin’ minute! Did I read right? Ed Young, Jr. and his wife are going to have an intimate, public rendezvous on the roof of their church building? That’s what we’re told in this headline from Christian Post:
‘Sexperiment:’ Pastor, Wife to Spend 24 Hours in Bed on Church Roof
The article goes on to say:
Ed and Lisa Young, founders of Texas-based Fellowship Church, will spend 24 hours in bed on the church roof next week and stream themselves discussing sex live on the Internet to encourage married couples to see firsthand the power of a healthy sex life as prescribed in their new book, Sexperiment. [Read the rest of the article here, if you must… honestly, I just couldn’t get too far along without conscience turning me away, grieving].
Well, at least this little public rooftop exhibition is not without a Biblical reference, 2 Samuel 16:21-22,
And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy fathers concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong. So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his fathers concubines in the sight of all Israel.
Thankfully, if I were promoting my book, Christ and Him Crucified, I need only shout His gospel truth from the housetops to be Biblical. Actually, when I return from Jackson, MS next week, we’ve already got a few things lined up in order to do just that… of course, we won’t be promoting the book…. just preaching the gospel.
I’ve seen this Ed Young Shamefest mentioned in a couple other places. My dear sister, Jo, has a few things to say on this at her blog, Apprising.. My friend, Ken Silva, also has a few things to say about this at his website,
NOTE: I DO NEED TO ADD (was not in original post), that I don’t see anywhere that Ed and his wife Lisa are actually going to have sex up there. Even as crazy as it is, what they present, I don’t want to imply that I believe that they are going for any real intimacy between husband and wife… at least I sure hope not. What grieves me is that the substitutionary atonement isn’t enough (for them), isn’t life changing enough (for them), to make a difference in every area of their lives, that they have to stoop to these kind of theatrics to make Christianity, and every blessing that accompanies it, interesting, relevant, or entertaining. Is it not enough that we are so sinful, apart from the grace of God, that God’s Son must become a flesh and blood man, die a cursed shameful death, suffer the wrath of holy justice as a substitute, and be placed in a borrowed tomb for three days? As my old friend, Sylvester Cat says, “Sakes!”