Looking for God in humanity. They refuse to let religious organizations or leaders get away with sloppy thinking or acceptance of something as the Will of God when clearly God wants us to change that thing and transform the world. They challenge religion whenever it is a source of intolerance or hate and in that respect, I like atheists and I feel enlarged by them.
This is the third post in a series on living together before marriage. The first post presented statistics which demonstrate a high correlation between living together before marriage and undesirable outcomes.
The second post presented various Scriptures which prohibit living together before marriage. Many of the Bible verses in the second post assumed that couples who live together are also sexually involved. That is usually a fair assumption, but what about those rarer cases where a couple lives together but is not sexually active?
For example, how about the couple that moves in together for financial reasons but chooses to abstain from sex until marriage? Well, I would applaud the decision to abstain sexually until marriage, but there are still good reasons not to live together before marriage.
Let me share with you three. The first has to do with temptation.
If you are truly serious about saving sex for marriage, the last thing you should do is move in with the person whom you love and to whom you are sexually attracted. When you live together before marriage, you open yourself up for temptation.
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Secondly there is the matter of your testimony. The Bible says we should avoid even the appearance of evil. What kind of an example does it set for younger people who are watching? How will people view your relationship who do not know about your commitment to abstain sexually?
Our testimony affects how people view Christ and the church. Many have rejected Christianity because they do not see people living it out.
Living together presents a poor testimony for Christ and his church. And thirdly there is the matter of trivialization. Living together trivializes marriage by taking away from the uniqueness of marriage.
Living together pretends to be marriage, but it is not the same thing. It is really a mockery of marriage and therefore dishonors marriage. This goes against Hebrews Is there anything we can do to make it right?
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Yet over and over again it is the religious conservatives who fight tooth and nail against sex education. While the atheist and agnostics are fighting equally hard to educate our kids with the. If you’ve had premarital sex, I hope this post encourages you.
Your acts don’t make you less holy than the alleged “virgin”. Our actions can’t make us holy, so they also can’t make us less holy.