The disciple of the Lord must remain virgin until marriage

The disciple of the Lord must remain virgin until marriage

Beloved, The message I have today concerns the virginity of the disciple of the Lord who is celibate.

Let’s read this verse together:

Genesis 2
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

Since the beginning God instituted the marriage between man and woman. And there was no question of extramarital union. This concept was introduced by man, sinner. From the will of God it is a man and a woman, united for all life.

Nowadays it is becoming increasingly rare to find a woman or man who remains virgin along the  period of celibacy. It is prostitution simply to unite with the one to whom one is not married.

This can happen during our pagan life, but once repented, the Christian must remain faithful to his body until marriage.

1 Thessalonians 4
3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;

1 Corinthians 6
18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;

In the Old Testament God even said to stone the girl who would not be found virgin.

Deuteronomy 22
20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found,
21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.

It is true that the Lord had prevented the stoning of an adulterous woman, but it is nevertheless a sin. Jesus simply gave her the grace by saving her life and by forgiving her.

John 8
3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group
4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”
6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.
7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

May our God the Father bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

Joseph Guindeba, servant of Jesus Christ

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