Armed4Battle: “Single Christians Should Live Pure Lives!”
Armed4Battle Declares, “Choose Now Who You Will Serve!”
Armed4Battle Referees Between Purity & Sexual Sin!
- Armed4Battle Admonishes All Christian Singles
To Say “No” To Sex Until Marriage!
Armed4Battle asks, “What has happened to Christian singles who made a vow to God to wait until marriage before having sex, but are failing miserably in their vow to the Lord?” Pre-marital sex goes against the guidelines that have been laid out by God in the Bible. Unfortunately, research findings have shown that 80% of single adults ages 18-27 are indeed sexually active compared to 88% of non-religious people. In short, single Christians are failing miserably when it comes to living pure lives, which means that they are not modeling lives of integrity to a world in desperate need of positive role models.
These followers of the faith are very much involved in attending church regularly, participate in various ministry activities, and even claim to pray and read their Bibles. However, there is a heavy price that they are paying for not being fully obedient to God’s challenge to live holy lives. In this article, we will examine further what some of those consequences will be, unless there is a turning away from such ungodly living soon.
Before God judges the world of sin, He typically deals with His house first. He confronts Christians in areas of their lives where there is compromise. The Lord will confront His believers time and time again of sin and if that believer turns a deaf ear to God’s voice and chooses to not pay attention to this call for repentance, God loves us enough to expose our sins publicly, as shameful and degrading as that is. And yet, despite the public rebuke, we have no one to blame but ourselves when that happens and that will happen!
I can think of several religious men who had thriving ministries at one time, but fell prey to temptation in the area of marital fidelity or embezzlement. Some who come to mind are Jimmy Swaggart, Tim and Tami Baker, and Ted Haggard. Their sins were publicly exposed and they were disgraced in front of the whole world. Though God restored Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Baker, the ministries they have now are only a shadow of what they used to be. That’s because though God is willing to extend His hand of forgiveness to those with repentant hearts, He still chastises His children and that often includes bringing an end to the empires that they once had.
If we don’t humble ourselves privately, rest assured that the Lord will humble us publicly. Though living a sinful lifestyle may be fun for a season, it is always accompanied by consequences. Just look at what happened to King David after he committed adultery with Bathsheba. It would cost him the life of a baby and much more, including peace in his household.
Many Christian singles have chosen to dishonor God, themselves, and their lovers by ignoring the Lord’s admonition to refrain from sexual activity until marriage. They live as if the Lord turns His back whenever they enter into sexual union with another person. God is not pleased when we don’t pay heed to His commandments. A single Christian does not have a right to enter into sexual union with their lover prior to marriage. I call it illegal access into the spirit realm because since sex involves the union of two people, one’s spirit is united with another when lovemaking takes place. This is no different than when Adam and Eve tasted of the forbidden fruit that God sternly warned them not to partake in. As a result, they cursed themselves and all of humanity.
Christian singles who are engaged in regular sex no longer have a fear of God. Their love for the Lord has grown cold. Their spiritual walk becomes shallow because their new God has become the God of Sex rather than the God of Love. They may continue to profess that they love God, but their words are empty because they can no longer back up their words with action. 1 John 2:2-5 declares, “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. he who says, “I know Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him.”
How long will God wait for us before we turn from our secret sins? Only the Lord knows. But there comes a time when He won’t put up with a believer’s sins any longer. We become a stench in God’s nostrils when we entertain sin and shun holiness. If our mentality is, “How close to the edge can I get before sinning?” we are destined to fall. Pride comes before the fall. Instead, we need to be on our guard against sexual temptation so we don’t engage in lascivious behavior.
If we humble ourselves before God daily through prayer and ask Him for strength against temptation, He promises to gives us the strength to say “No” to our flesh. The Holy Spirit who lives inside our hearts is greater than any evil influence that will come against us. Knowing this should encourage us to keep our dating relationships pure.
So, in order to prove to God that we love Him, we need to deny our flesh daily when it desires to have its sexual needs satisfied. To sacrifice our integrity and our close walk with God is too high a price to pay for a night’s worth of pleasure. Sex is like a drug. Once it entangles you, you will crave to have more of it and if you don’t learn to control your passionate desires, it can destroy you. We must learn from King David, Solomon and Samson. They all fell to sexual sin. Let’s learn from their mistakes so that we don’t have to face harsh consequences.
I assure you that you will live a very blessed life for waiting to have sex. You peace will be lasting, your joy will be full, your love for others will be selfless, and you will feel close to God. God’s benefits truly outweigh the passions of your flesh, for they are only temporary and once the exhilaration leaves, guilt settles in along with more consequences. Choose to be a true Christian and prove that you love God by honoring Him with your body. Let’s prove to the world that we are, indeed, Christians, my Armed4Battle brothers and sisters. True love and sexual intimacy are worth waiting for, especially when it is free of guilt. This does not just apply to younger adults, but older adults as well. Live in such a way that you may glorify your Heavenly Father in Heaven. Be an Armed4Battle Christian and live a virtuous life that is pleasing to God.
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