Bachelorette on show’s sexual relations: ‘I can do whatever, I sin daily and Jesus still loves me’

In a new promotional video for the so-called reality show “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown is talking with contestant Luke Parker, who is telling her what he thinks about sex.

“Let’s talk about sex and how the marriage bed should be kept pure,” Luke told Hannah.

“Let’s say you have had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I would be wanting to go home,” Luke admitted.

Apparently, Hannah, who professes to be a Christian and was shown praying before meeting the bachelors, was offended by Luke’s comments and confessed she had “physical relations” with some of the other contestants but said “Jesus stills loves her.”

“Regardless of anything that I’ve done, I can do whatever, I sin daily and Jesus still loves me. It’s all washed and if the Lord doesn’t judge me and it’s all forgiven, then no other man, woman … anything can judge me,” Hannah told Entertainment Weekly after the promo aired.

“Nobody’s gonna judge me, I won’t stand for it,” she continued.

According to the promotional clip, however, Hannah seemingly sends Luke home after their “sex” chat and even flips him off as he is leaving.

“My faith that is a big, huge part of me and a lot of times people get Christianity and religion messed up,” Hannah told ET. “Your faith should be something personal and a relationship and it’s not to judge others.”

Now for the record, The Preacherman does not watch “The Bachelorette.” In fact, I never saw the promotional video. My source is from an article in The Christian Post by Charity Gibson.

Hannah’s attitude is characteristic of many people who harbor misconceptions, about sin, grace, religion, and judging.

(1) God’s grace is not a blank check to sin.

Hannah’s retort minds me of the apostle Paul’s anticipated response from his readers when he wrote, “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?”

The answer. “By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it.”

While all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory (Rom. 3:23), the frailty of the flesh is not an excuse to willfully and wantonly engage in sinful practices. Planned, persistent, and deliberate sins puts us at odds with the plea of the Bible to “abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul” (1 Pet. 2:11).

(2) The Bible teaches that fornication is a sin.

Our culture accepts sexual relationships apart from marriage as being normal, expected and even healthy. But the majority opinion is wrong.

Furthermore, God’s love, grace, and mercy do not excuse sexual relationships outside of marriage. Hebrews 13:4 affirms that “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”

Paul admonished us to “flee sexual immorality” and says that it is a sin that can keep one from “the Kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6:9-11,18).

(3) God’s love does not ignore our transgressions.

Yes, God loves us. He sent Christ to die for sins. And He is longsuffering. (John 3:16; Rom. 5:8; 2 Pet. 3:9). But this not does mean that God turns a blind eye to our sins. He earnestly desires for us to repent. To change. To be transformed from the deeds, desires, and deceitfulness of this world (Rom. 12:1-2).

(4) Religion and Christianity are not mutually exclusive.

Hannah’s pejorative comment about religion is one that we often hear. Many folks labor under the false notion that they can hold to some personal faith apart from Biblical instruction and be pleasing to God.

God’s Word, however, says something about religion that applies to this issue. “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” (Jas 1:27).

The religion of Christ involves both principles and practices that one professing faith ought to believe and embrace.

(5) Not all judging is a sin.

Accusing others of judging is a frequent dodge to deflect the condemnation of our sins. Jesus commanded, “Judge righteous judgment”(Jn. 7:24). Discerning good from evil requires judgment (Heb 5:14). And to obey the exhortation “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them” (Eph 5:11) demands judging based on God’s Word.

Let us not excuse our sins or become slaves of sin. Rather may we be servants of Christ. Forgiven and free from the bondage of sin.

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

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10 responses to “Bachelorette on show’s sexual relations: ‘I can do whatever, I sin daily and Jesus still loves me’

  1. Berry Kercheville

    Further, Hannah’s accusation of Luke being judgmental is self-condemning since she is condemning Luke for his faith and “won’t stand for it.” Her argument self-destructs.

  2. Stephen Segrest

    Dear Ken, I agreed with everything you said down to the judging part. Maybe, it would help if you clearly define “judging”. If “judging” is defined as calling a sin a sin — then I’m totally on-board. But “judging” usually involves a specific action of punishment. Are Christians called to enact, support, implement secular laws (punishment) for sinning? If so, how do you draw the line? How do you rank sin? Some Christians believe in capital punishment for murder — while some mightly fine Christians (e.g., Bob Owen) do not. Should someone who commits adultery go to prison? Should children of parents of white collar crimes (e.g., Ponzi Schemes) be denied access to schools? Should Christians support laws against gays, so as not to encourage them? (eg., not being able to hold property like real estate, being fired simply because your gay, blocked from education). In Agape, Stephen,

  3. Margot Herren

    I want all prayer warriors to start praying for the Bachelor and Bachelorette be taken off TV. How anyone can watch this orgy is beyond me. I’ll start. Dear Heavenly Father, I pray hearts will be changed from the networks and all who participate in this production. I know you don’t want anyone to be exposed to the lies that Satan has told these people it’s all right to do whatever feels good. Your word tells us doing these things is harmful. Bless them Lord. I Jesus name Ame

  4. S J Kornegay

    Amen

  5. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and 1 Cor 3:16-17 are clear in dealing with sexual sin. Those “Christians” who practice unrepentant sin will be destroyed by the HS and will not inherit the Kingdom of God. This foolhardiness is the result of the fatal doctrine of “once saved always saved”. It was a lie when Augustine introduced it and when John Calvin expanded on it. It’s a fatal flaw many televangelists and denominations feed to their flocks who seem to live worldly lives and feel totally justified in their sin.
    They and their teachers will have a rude awakening at the judgment. Where their admonition “don’t judge me will fall on deaf ears. Praying our narcissistic society wake up soon.

  6. After studying through Judges all quarter, her statement that she “won’t stand for” anyone else judging her exposes the very heart of sin and depravity–we won’t allow any judgment from anyone, and that includes God’s judgment. “There was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” The problem is, when the righteous Judge of all the earth judges and when the King of kings sits on the throne, no one can pull the “I won’t stand for it” card any more. One day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord.

  7. Sharon

    She also said in one blurb that she had sex and knows it is great, so one of these guys needs to come on and love her up and be sexy with her.. something to that affect. She has played so straight that I think the men might be scared of her. I never miss an episode!

  8. Nathan Williams

    Linda, I appreciate you saying I hit the nail–but I don’t know where you got all the rest of your post above. Respectfully, you are making a mess out of the Scripture! So many things you wrote above are nowhere in the Bible and many of them are outright contradictions of the Bible. I encourage you not to read the Book as a collections of allegories but simply take it at face value.

    No romantic love exists between Jesus and Martha or Jesus and any physical woman. The church is His bride.

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