Sunday, April 1, 2012

Youth and Abstinence

I went to a church tonight that was having a ceremony for some youth who had made commitment to sexual purity. They pledged to refrain from sexual activity until their Biblical wedding night. I applaud the church for helping these kids with this commitment and I applaud these kids who are going upstream against a culture that is sex crazy; a culture that believes that the norm is to have sex prior to marriage. A culture where single people speak unashamedly about hooking up, shacking up, or some even have cheapened the sex act by terming it "making booty calls." A culture that thinks having sex with you steady boyfriend or girlfriend is alright and while we are at it why don't we just live together.

Don't get me wrong, I am not anti-sex, I am pro-sex for those who have been joined together as husband and wife (men and women of course.) The bible plainly states that sex is reserved for a man and women in the bonds of holy matrimony. What people need to realize is that sex is a very special union between a man and woman; when sex is reduced  to just a matter of physical gratification between two consenting people the results can be disastrous and in the long run cause more pain than pleasure.

God who created us, created us as sexual beings; however, when we go against His instruction manual for how sex is to be used, our  lives will never be what they ought to be. By going contrary to His word we miss out certain blessing he has in store for us.

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