Marriage, Adultery and God’s Wrath. The Old Testament prophets use the metaphor of marriage and its sexual intimacy to express God’s love for his people and his wrath at their infidelity to him. Why does God use the good (marriage), the bad (adultery) and the ugly (graphic images of sex and destruction) to communicate to us, and what does that tell us about how he wants to be known? The Apostle Paul carries this metaphor forward to describe Christ’s relationship to the church. What does this tell us about our union with Christ and how this gospel truth should impact our lives?
This lecture is from the 2009 CCEF National Conference, “Sex Matters.”