Friday, February 17, 2012

...With Chastity

I've often heard the phrase, "when you play with fire you get burned." It wasn't until recently I realized how deep that phrase cane be. We need to keep fire safely contained.

A fireplace is much like the home, or the legal bonds of marriage. Inside the fireplace we can enjoy, safely, the warmth of the fire and the heat it gives off. However, if we were to try to start a fire in the middle of the living room the results would be disastrous!

In the same way physical intimacy needs to be kept within the legal bounds of marriage. When a man and woman take the power of procreation outside the laws of God they risk serious consequences and heartache. Like the fireplace, if a couple waits for marriage they can enjoy the safety and warmth of the intimacy, avoiding the disasters of tampering with a God given power.

Jesus said, "That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." (Matthew 5:28) We must not only keep ourselves chaste physically, but stay clean in our thoughts as well.

Great blessings and happiness await those who don't tamper with the power of procreation, but wait until the sacred order of marriage to "build their fire." Watch as six teenagers of all faiths explain why they choose to be pure:

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