Safe sex outside of marriage is a deadly oxymoron. There is nothing safe about any sexual activity outside of marriage! Extramarital sex, portrayed as liberating and full of pleasure is toxic quicksand. Episodes of pleasure and excitement are stupidly exchanged for a life of worry, insecurity and physical danger. Within one generation, the slide into immorality has gone from, "Can I get her to kiss me on the first date," to "Can I...," you can fill in the blank. With one look David plunged his life, his family, his kingdom into sickening darkness. Jesus recalls this dark moment in the Sermon on the Mount:
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." (Matthew 5:27-28)
David thought he could have safe sex with Bathsheba. Her husband was away at war. Then she became pregnant. David didn’t panic, safe sex was still possible. He recalled Bathsheba's husband from the front and assumed that Uriah would take advantage of the pleasures of being with his beautiful wife. The only problem was that Uriah was a man of integrity. He would not indulge himself while his men slept in cold damp tents. David still had a plan. He arranged for the death of Uriah, safe sex was still possible. David' actions were an indication of just far people will go to protect their passions. Only today it is the children of the womb who are murdered to ensure the sanctity of safe sex.