“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:19,20).”
Breitbart.com reports that the average British man or woman has slept with 2.8 million people. It’s not that these UK folks literally have had that many partners. The average person has “only” slept with about 8 people.
The figure in the millions was determined by a calculator which shows how many people these active Brits have exposed themselves to in terms of risk of sexually transmitted diseases.
According to the head of sexual health at the pharmacy which developed the calculator, “When we sleep with someone, we are, in effect, not only sleeping with them, but also their previous partners and their partners’ previous partners, and so on.”
I don’t think this is what God meant when he commanded Adam to “be fruitful and multiply…(Genesis 1:28)”. But this is what we humans have done. We have exponentially produced not only good results with our behavior, but bad ones as well.
People have spread all over the earth, which is what God intended. But we have also sought to multiply our riches and change marriage partners frequently to the exclusion of God, something He warned about (Deuteronomy 17:17).
If we are going to spread anything, it should be the gospel. And if we are going to multiply anything, it should be disciples of Jesus (Acts 6:7).