I am encountering more and more young people today who claim to be Christians but just “don’t see anything wrong with having sex outside of marriage.” Here are some guidelines for sexual purity for those who still understand what the Bible says on this issue:
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God.” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5).
Part One: What You Need to Know
1. Sex is good. God created it, God called it “good,” and it existed before there was any sin in the world.
Sex was not created by Satan, Playboy, Hollywood, HBO, rock musicians or the Internet. Sex was created by the holy God of heaven, where purity reigns.
God made sex physically desirable by creating us with sex drives, without which sex wouldn’t exist and neither would people. God’s Word speaks openly of the pleasure of sex within the marriage relationship (Proverbs 5:18,19; Song of Solomon 4:5; 7:1, 6-9)…