“You shall not commit adultery.” – Exodus 20:14 (NIV)
Sometimes God’s Word is ambiguous and open for interpretation. This part of the Bible is not one of those times. God makes it pretty clear in the Ten Commandments that you should not commit adultery.
The other night I was watching ABC’s Nightline that dealt with this topic. The debate centered around this question: ARE PEOPLE BORN TO CHEAT?
You can see the entire 90 minute debate by CLICKING HERE. I strongly encourage you to take the time to watch this extremely interesting debate.
The panel consisted of Ed Young, senior pastor of the Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas, and Jonathan Daugherty, founder of “Be Broken Ministries” and recovering sex addict, facing off against author Jenny Block who claims to be happily married to a man while having a girlfriend and Noel Biderman, founder and CEO of ashleymadison.com.
Some of you may remember ashleymadison.com from THIS OCTOBER 2008 BLOG POST. In that post, I talked about seeing this commercial one night on ESPN…
The ashleymadison.com mission statement is “Life is short. Have an affair.” Another commercial for this website (which is way too provocative for me to put on my blog) has a man and a woman being extremely physical and passionate with each other followed by the words, “This couple is married. But not to each other.” Their website has the “100% Guaranteed Ashley Madison Affair Guarantee” that says, “Have an affair to remember or we’ll give you your money back!”
I’m not sure what kind of emotions that stirs up inside of you – possible anger, sadness, or indifference.
Adultery is real. Adultery is serious. Adultery is all too common in today’s society. If you google “adultery statistics”, you will find statistics that suggest that anywhere between 25-55% of married men and 15-45% of married women have committed adultery.
In this debate, the author and the CEO suggest that the Biblical concept of marriage is setup for failure, arguing that we are not wired to be with just one person in a marriage relationship.
Here’s the question…
ARE WE BORN TO CHEAT?