So as promised, we’re talking about sexual purity this week and today we’re going to be talking about God too. So get comfortable . Oh, and if you’re one of those people who gets offended every five seconds just because someone believes in God or says God exists ; prepare to get offended.
I am not a scientist. I can’t give you conclusive biological, psychological or physiological evidence to show that chastity matters. Neither am I a philosopher, to explain in metaphors that would that take forever to interpret why it’s better to wait for marriage to have sex. I am a kind-of-okay poet, though I’m not sure I am good enough to get my message across with poetry. What I am, is a young woman with a blog who is part of a generation that believes right is subjective, truth is personal, religion is what you do once a week and God is the guy who only tells you what you can’t do.
“There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness”
-Proverbs 30:12 (KJV)
We are Generation Y. A generation that lives life on social networks, has little or no religious affiliation,believes in “sexual freedom” and hardly believes in marriage. Our generation is a generation of free thinkers, independents, agnostics, liberals, mavericks, people who are always “thinking out of the box”. A lot of us would list “sexual purity”, “virginity” and “celibacy” as past practices that have no place in modern society. We act like our way of doing things is the right way and won’t be judged by the standards of those who don’t get it. We can say no wrong, do no wrong and hear no wrong. So if we have sex, we’re not wrong. Right?
The good news is: Sex is not a sin. God made sex,it’s a gift to be enjoyed by a man and his wife or a woman and her husband. I mean, He told Adam to be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. It takes A LOT of sex to fill an empty earth. So sex is obviously a good thing. But, we do not have sex. What we do has another name. Fornication. That’s what it is.
Did I offend you? Am I being judgmental? Lets be honest with each other here,okay? I do not know why we have to play the deaf generation closing our ears to what we won’t hear. We will go blind when it suits us and not see the truth right in front of us. Why we insist on being dumb and not saying what needs to be said.
If you’re unmarried; sex is not for you. It is that simple. You may ask “How can God be fair if he wants to keep us from all the fun and all the good stuff?” Well, He’s doing the exact opposite. He knows when he inspired Paul to tell Timothy that a young man should treat young women as sisters with all purity, that a woman is more than a sexual object, someone who deserves respect. When He tells the story in Ezekiel 23,of the two sisters who had been promiscuous in their youth and as a result became promiscuous as adults lusting after men and unable to be faithful in marriage, because sex never leaves you unchanged, it’s such a life altering event and God wants it to be worth it for you, changing your life for the better.
God knew when He inspired Solomon in Proverbs 31:3 to write “ Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings” that indiscriminate sex is where a man’s destruction begins. Samson was ruined by lust,David was turned into a murderer by adultery, Solomon lost his way with his excess, Reuben slept with his father’s concubine and was cursed. Sex outside of marriage always ends up the wrong way. If it isn’t feelings of guilt, it’s disgust, or indifference, or an unhealthy sense of entitlement for the other person, or acting needy, or feelings of insecurity, vulnerability and disappointment.
Even if you feel none of that , fornication is still wrong. If it was right, we would not need condoms to protect from pregnancy and disease, morning after pills to correct the baby you may have made last night or tests to detect whether or not some venereal disease finally nicked you. If it was right, premarital sex would be a greeting. But it isn’t and it won’t be.
All this being said and done, our generation will say, “So what? It’s my life.” There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes but sadly, those eyes are blind.
That’s what I think. I want to know what you think. Take the poll, leave a comment, ask a question. I’ll be back tomorrow.