Thursday, May 6, 2010
True Love Waits
I have seen too many people waste time trying to beg teens to stay sexually pure until marriage by using statistics about pregnancy or scary images of STDs. These methods don’t work, and they shouldn’t have to. For teens who believe in Jesus Christ and live their lives for Him, they don’t have to worry about pregnancy or disease. Here is an easy 4-step method that every person must realize.
First, there had to be a Creator. The Bible tells us there is one in Genesis 1 and John 1, but even if a person does not believe in the Bible, common sense also tells us there is a Creator. Every building has a builder and every painting has a painter, so creation must have a Creator. Look around at the complexity of this universe, then try to accept the liberal teachings of evolution; it just doesn’t add up. Humanity cannot have been random chance any more than the planet we live on. Just imagine if we went to the runway of an airport, and as we were looking at all of the planes, I told you how these planes came to be: billions of years ago this runway was a garbage dump, and then a tornado came through. After the tornado spun for billions of years, this runway full of 747s was left! You would call me crazy, and rightfully so, yet such is the teaching of the big bang theory. And yet it is the Christians that are accused of hating science!
If there had to be a Creator, He has to be God. It is only natural. No random person could just speak this planet into existence; only a god can. But not just a god, but The God. Exodus 15:11-12 says, “Who is like thee O Lord among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? You stretched out your right hand and the earth swallowed them.” Anyone who created this world has to be God.
But if He is God, He has to be Lord. It is not enough to simply believe in God, for even the demons believe in God and tremble with fear (James 2:19). “God” appears 4,444 times in the Bible, and “Lord” appears almost twice as many times; it is not enough to just believe in God, but we must worship Him as Lord. The word lord means “the owner or controller of something.” We must live for God, not just as our owner, but in submission to Him as our controller. And what does our Lord say about premarital sex? He says it is a sin, and in I Corinthians 6:18 the Bible says, “Flee fornication.” Verse 9 of that same chapter says that fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. Our Lord is clear: don’t do it.
And we shouldn’t, because if He is Lord, He must be the Judge. Abraham referred to God as the “Judge of all the earth” who would do what is right (Genesis 18:25), and the Bible also tells us that we have an appointment with death, and afterwards is the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). So we will all die and then stand before the Judge, our Lord God and Creator. What will He say to you? Hebrews 10:31 says that it is a scary thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Some might be thinking that this is too harsh, or that teens are just going to do it anyway. But this method worked for me because I love my Lord for all that He did for me. And even if it is harsh, I care enough about you to risk upsetting you.
True love does not just wait until marriage, it also warns.