Monday, December 29, 2008

“Having Sex With Me Will Prove Your Love”

“If you really love me, you will prove it by having sex with me.” How many young people, especially girls, have been drawn into premarital sex by the false assumption that illicit sex is proof of true love? Nowhere in the Scriptures do we find someone demonstrating love by manipulating and causing another person to sin. Sex without marriage can never demonstrate the love of God. People who fall for “proving their love” with sex are buying into a lie with their bodies and emotions. They are squandering something priceless on a cheap product. Christian teenagers who think sex is a way to show love have lost sight of God. Acts of love do good and draw others to God. Premarital sex does not fit that description.

But what about non-Christians--people who don’t measure right and wrong by God’s standards? If a non-Christian girl believes that the most loving thing she can do is give somebody something he wants, she is caught. If he wants sex, she can give him that but what if he wants something else? Does she, out of love, do whatever he wants? Of course not! Such a question is ridiculous. But, without an absolute standard like the Bible as a foundation, the answers become very foggy and uncertain—opening the door wide open to abuse and manipulation.

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