Response to a conversation with a young man who is very active in church and acts as a youth leader

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His issues are commonly experienced by many in his age group and position I am sad to say;

1. “I tried to date Christian girls, but they say that the things I want to do they can’t do because they are sinful, so I only date girls who aren’t Christians.

2. “I have a girlfriend who thinks she is pregnant and I am not ready to be a father so we will have to figure something else out…”

3. “God is OK…He knows I’m not perfect.”

My concerns and response:

We are living in a day and time when man foolishly believes that what he says weighs more than what Gods eternal Word says. Gods Word has never and will never change. Wrong is still wrong…sin is still sin. Not only is the definition of marriage being debated, but ‘Christians’ find more and more gray areas. They play out in the workplace, in our relationships…in our marriages…in our parenting. Do we stand where we are politically ‘safe’, where we don’t make waves, where we are assured to fit in, or do we stand on The Rock? His Word is clear on where it stands. Are we? “Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything. You say, “Food was made for the stomach, and the stomach for food.” (This is true, though someday God will do away with both of them.) But you can’t say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies. And God will raise us from the dead by his power, just as he raised our Lord from the dead. Don’t you realize that your bodies are actually parts of Christ? Should a man take his body, which is part of Christ, and join it to a prostitute? Never! And don’t you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, “The two are united into one.” But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him. Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 (Just one of many)

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3 thoughts on “Response to a conversation with a young man who is very active in church and acts as a youth leader

    claudiavharris said:
    December 20, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Reblogged this on DigiBonBons…and the girl who creates them. and commented:
    This was written by my good friend Selena, and it’s good, really good. I often hear people excuse their sin by saying “God knows my heart”, or “only God can judge me”‘ or “well, who is perfect?”. This is a well written response to that.

    Thank you Selena!

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    claudiavharris said:
    December 20, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Well said! Reblogged.

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