Discussing Taboo Topics
There are some topics that are taboo to Christians and ministers to preach or address in church. I do think there is a time for everything to be discussed under heaven and that if God mentioned it to his people it should be addressed from time to time to 21st century believers as well. The taboo topic of incest was important enough for God to address to his people. God stressed that it was sin against Him and to those within the family unit as well (see Lev.18,19). The church in Corinth also had a situation between a mother and son that needed addressing. Do we wait to address the topic because of some believer who is caught in a forbidden relationship or do we discuss, teach, preach, educate, offer counseling if needed to believers?
Questions for discussion: Have you heard the topic of incest preached or discussed at church? Should it be? Why or why not? How should the church view taboo topics such as incest? What happens when we ignore something that God condemns in scripture? Is incest a problem that you see within churches in America as it was in Corinth? Should the church offer counseling to those who are victims of incest?
What do you think?
Share your thoughts.