Some of my sisters in Christ believe they have a sensual dimension to their relationship with Jesus. They even use sexually suggestive language in speaking of it.
I think the Christian woman with such a perspective gets there by using the Bible like this:
- When I became a Christian, I became part of the universal church.
- Jesus is the bridegroom of the church.
- The Song of Solomon graphically depicts a very sensual relationship between a man and a woman — romantic, passionate, sexual.
- The Song of Solomon pulls back the curtain on the relationship between Jesus and the church.
- Jesus wants me to have that kind of relationship with Him.
If you are a woman who sees Jesus as your Song of Solomon lover, please answer my simple question:
You see, I am not a woman. Neither am I a homosexual man.
If you are right that with the Song of Solomon God teaches a sensual (even sexual) dimension to the church’s corporate relationship (as well as individual relationships) with Jesus, I’m left with one of two unacceptable conclusions:
- This Christianity stuff is only for women after all.
- Christian men must learn to think of their relationship with Jesus in homosexual terms.
Something is seriously amiss here, don’t you think?
You see in the Song of Solomon a sensual dimension to your relationship with Jesus. What am I as a male man supposed to see?
I’d be grateful for your answers, either as a public comment below or as a private email via this blog’s contact page.