Tuesday, June 1, 2010
as young people living in today's world, i think we have done so many things to justify the things we do as not sinning and we've sugar-coated our deeds to make them seem as though they are ok and not something wrong in God's eyes. for a long time i have been thinking of the scripture that says 'flee from sexual immorality' and i've been wondering what it really means. so i did some research and got a few view on the matter...
Hebrews 13 says 'marriage should be honoured by all and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. and then the Bible goes on to tell us how to avoid the sin of sexual immorality:
1 Corinthians 7:1-2 says 'Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband'
So does this then mean that if a man wants to TOUCH a woman, he should marry her? and therefore any of this touching that happens outside of marriage is sexual immorality??
We say as youth of today that as long as there is no intercourse its not sexual immorality, but that which we do is supposed to lead up to the act right? so why start a journey and stop? and who knows, maybe one day some will start that journey and find that they cannot stop. so is not the best way to stay pure before marriage therefore not to touch at all??
Personally, i think i agree with this, but so many times people then say what is the point of the relationship if nothing physical is going to happen? who says anything physical should happen? then there are those that say we know our limits, we have our boundaries and know what we are doing? Really??
But why do we even think of these things and act on them? the media has a huge role to play and what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears stimulates a lot of things. Pornographic movies and magazines are readily available. some things are not explicitly pornographic but can still be classified as it. soft porn or even sexual acts in cartoons stimulate the mind and what we take in is what comes out.
So how then do we stay pure as young Christians of today? Lust in itself is a sin, just looking at someone lustfully is wrong. how do we stay pure in a world gone wrong? in a world where values have been twisted and turned to suit our own human desires and whose meanings have been distorted? HOW??