I recently watched a video of a person talking to college students on their campus of political and moral issues of our day. They were discussing abortion and a young girl was telling how many girls find themselves pregnant and abortion is their only option because their future is at stake. To whom the man replied that abstinence was one of many options that could be practiced in order to avoid pregnancy and also abortion. The girl begin to argue that teen pregnancy rates are through the roof and that just won’t work, they must keep abortion available for them. She begin to act like practicing abstinence was impossible. To which the man replied that he had remained absent until marriage. The girl looked at him astonished and amazed and congratulated him and told him he was one of the rare ones.
Abstinence is not an Olympic feat so to speak, it is a choice. It is a good and moral choice and for those who call themselves Christians it is a command.
My generation is very broken.
We want to live very wicked lives and not take responsibility for our actions.
We as Christians need to take a stand and proclaim truth and righteousness for Christ’s sake. I’m not speaking of living righteous in order to be made right with God, that would be works salvation. But after we have repented of our sin and trusted fully in Christ for salvation alone and are born again, Christ gives us a new heart. A new heart longs for Christ and his holiness to be lived out in our lives.
Now we have access to the power of Christ to resist temptation and to strive after holiness. He has provided everything we need.
“According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
2 Peter 1:3-4
“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;”
1 Thessalonians 4:3-4
May we seek to have our hearts transformed by Christ alone so that we would indeed desire purity. Purity is a beautiful thing. Let us not be silent on truth but speak the truth in love. In hopes that the glory and hope of Christ might be seen to a lost and dying world.