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God is not down on sex. He designed it to be so intense, so exciting, so memorable, so fun (!) that He wants us to share it with one person: our future wife or husband. So if you haven’t had sex yet … keep waiting – you’ll be glad you did! If you’ve already had sex, talk to God about it. He wants to forgive you and give you a fresh start. You can start over today – right now! Talk to God – He’s waiting and willing to forgive you. Why? Because He loves you!

If you’ve already had sex, or  maybe sexual sin is something you’ve struggled with for a long time and don’t think you can just stop. So how about taking a first step and asking for God’s help? Are you willing to do that?

Some of the places you can find these verses are Hebrews 13:4 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 1 Thessalonians 4:7 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 Colossians 3:5

1 Corinthians 6:9, 2 Corinthians 12:21, Galatians 5:19, Hebrews 13:4 and Deuteronomy 22:13-28

Hebrews 13:4 

 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Scripture is Outdated, Right?

Like many singles, many today  think the Scriptures on sexual purity are outdated and archaic. “Those parts of the Bible aren’t relevant to today,”  “After all, when the Scriptures were written, the people during that time got married when they were teens; so they didn’t have to struggle with sexual temptation like we do now.”

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 encourages us to “Run away from sexual sin. Every

other sin people do is outside their bodies, but those who sin sexually sin against their own bodies. You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit who is in you. You have received the Holy Spirit from God. So you do not belong to yourselves, because you were bought by God for a price. So honor God with your bodies

The Bible says that sex causes “two people to become one.” Therefore, it’s more than just a physical act, it’s also a spiritual encounter (Mark 10:6-9).

1 Thessalonians 4:3,4,7 says, “God wants you to be holy and to stay away from sexual sins. He wants each of you to learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable … God called us to be holy and does not want us to live in sin.

The Bible repeatedly talks about “sexual immorality” or “sexual sins.” These references to sex are talking about any sexual activity outside of marriage, so if you’re having sex (or thinking about having sex) without being married … God wants you to stop. 

The first thing to remember is that no sexual sin is beyond God’s forgiveness. Thankfully, He doesn’t withhold forgiveness or grace from those who ask for it.

1 John 1:9 promises that if you confess your sins, that He is faithful to forgive and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Note: This includes all sin, and does not exclude sexual sin. Psalm 103: 12 also promises, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions [sins] from us.”

In addition to forgiveness, God wants you to embrace His grace that will help you move forward in life and embrace the promises He has for you with joy. In spite of your choices, God wants to bring you relational fulfillment.

And then how about taking the next step and asking a friend to pray with you and encourage you. You might even need to break up with your girlfriend or boyfriend. I don’t know. And because I don’t know the specifics of your situation, that’s why you need to be encouraged and supported by friends.

I do know, however, that God is crazy about you and will walk with you through this. He’s just waiting for you. Will you take God’s hand and walk with Him? 

And so until you’re married, God wants you to pursue and love Him, and to honor and love your current girlfriend or boyfriend and your future spouse by waiting to have sex until you’re married.