Like many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in their early state, Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) usually has no symptoms. This means an infected person can unknowingly transmit his or her disease to other sexual partners (BBC, July 11, 2018). The disease causes pain, fever, and bleeding, and even leads to infertility. Medical professionals are watching this bacteria mutate and develop immunity to certain antibiotics, rendering it untreatable in some cases.
The number of STD infections is increasing in many nations around the globe as high risk sexual activities are promoted as normal behavior. Public health agencies know these diseases are preventable but opt to make condom use their only advisable prevention choice. Rather than focusing on changing behaviors that cause MG and all other STDs, medical professionals are opting for politically correct solutions, which are nothing more than “band aids” that do not address the cause of the problem.
However, the Bible contains a true and lasting solution to the problem. This biblical solution totally removes the risk of infection and, if followed faithfully, could eradicate STDs entirely. God’s solution to the STD crisis plaguing humanity today is to confine sexual relations to a monogamous marriage between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24; Exodus 20:14). This simple, time-tested behavior totally prevents exposure to these potentially deadly infectious agents and puts an end to their spread. Although our modern society balks at these effective laws for living, the Bible provides simple, easy-to-follow rules for life that can eliminate these diseases and their consequences. Imagine a world where no one is sick or dying from an STD. This can be the result of keeping just one of God’s Ten Commandments. To better understand the powerful effects of these ancient and currently applicable biblical instructions, read or listen to our booklet The Ten Commandments.