Thursday, 19 September 2013

Does Christian Purity Still Matter?



It seems somebody made it optional. Maybe even God has finally seen that this law was ''practically impossible'' and has long waived it for mankind.We can talk about it, although that is not often popular.

 But to insist on it, to call people to it, to suggest that God demands it, why that is considered passé, old fashioned, and out of sync with our times.
 
Sexual sins are no longer abhorred by some Christians because it is a sin and offends God but “because it makes them look less serious”.Fact is that God does not want to spoil our fun or make discipleship a drab experience as many present it.he wants us to enjoy life to the fullest,but in Him,according to His terms.

We often excuse ourselves from being pure by insisting that it is so hard today. All sorts of excuses are given -- "all the pornography on the Internet," "the influence of MTV," "All the sex and violence on TV and in the movies," "everybody is doing it." Bottom line, purity is not easy because Satan knows how to co-opt some of our most basic and human desires and we prefer to give in and have them distorted than to be disciplined and have them blessed.


Before we give ourselves a cheap excuse, we need to be reminded of a place and time when purity was extremely difficult, too! That place and time is first century Corinth. To live sinfully and scandalously was to "corinthianize." The lifestyle of Corinth became synonymous with a debauched lifestyle. Like most well known port cities, sexual sin was rampant in Corinth. 
The church was devastated by this immorality. To make matters worse, many of the Christians there simply did not see purity as any big deal. Into this difficult situation, God's truth was plainly declared by the apostle Paul.
18Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.
19Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

 

1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Notice the powerful messages in this passage. If you listen closely, they seem to have been written just for us!
The foundation of the teaching in this passage is found in verse 19: our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. In Paul's day, a temple was not so much a place of worship as it was the place where God dwelled.

 We are a place where God lives! We are special and unique and important, because God lives inside of us. He has placed his Spirit in us a gift! We are special and sacred because God lives in us through his Spirit.

No matter what or however the world sees it,God's word ca never be changed.You can live a pure life and please Him with your body.he is there to help you.Cheers.