What Does It Mean To Be A Virgin?
SEXUAL PURITY is DIFFERENT from VIRGINITY.
Virginity - State of being a virgin. A virgin is someone who's never had sexual intercourse at all.
Purity - State of being pure. Being pure means, being free of immoral behaviors or qualities.
Virgin can be pure or impure.
Non-virgin can be pure or impure.
People preach virginity no end, as if it's a ticket to heaven. It's beautiful and commendable, especially considering the kind of world we live in. What disturbs me is that, while preaching virginity, we've forgotten there were wise and foolish virgins. As a Christian youth, virginity shouldn't be a big deal for you. Yes. It should be your basic composition, your lifestyle, the general makeup of your person, the identity that shows you represent Christ. Let's not blow it out of proportion because, it overshadows the weightier matters of purity and holiness.
Lust, masturbation, pornography, making out, sex chatting, dirty talking, smooching, are all defilement, impurities. It's sad that some Christians do all these and feel it's okay.
Galatians 5:19 (NLT) When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: SEXUAL IMMORALITY, IMPURITY, LUSTFUL PLEASURES
Colossians 3:5 So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with, sexual immorality, IMPURITY, LUST and evil desires…
When Paul mentions sexual immorality, he never stops until he mentions the rest, these are basic deficiencies. They're the impurities I speak of. If you don't indulge in the first, but fall into the rest, you're guilty of all.
Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has ALREADY committed adultery with her in his heart.
You're no better than a fornicator, if you're lustful. Pornography implants lust and only lust can lead to impurity. God sees you as a fornicator too. The mentality now is that, as long as there's no coitus and hymen is still intact, we're good. We're all virgins. That's so wrong! Sexual purity, demands expurgation. Purge yourself of anything impure. Anything done to get any form of sexual satisfaction, or pleasure before marriage and in the absence of a legally wedded partner, is Wrong.
You have no right to give yourself that sexual pleasure, Bible said so!
1 Corinthians 7:4 (NKJV) The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
Your body belongs to your spouse. You have no right to give yourself any form of sexual pleasure or satisfaction. You have no right to get any form of sexual pleasure from someone you're not married to, whether make out or whatever they call it. Your body belongs to your spouse strictly and only. Without holiness, you cannot please God. When God searches your heart, what does he find? Those erotic touches, lustful thoughts, porn images, lustful words, lustful looks, the exposing dresses.
I have news for you, physical virginity without complete purity, cannot please God! Never. Stop deceiving yourself. Don't feel like you're better than those who're sleeping around, if you don't observe the principles of purity. Purity in all ramifications, is the watchword. Should Jesus come now, will he be proud of you? That's why it's not enough to just be a virgin. Be PURE. We need a generation of young people who're pure!
That wasn't just for girls. Guys can be virgins too. Yes. Don't brush it off as a female thing.
Virginity is physical while purity, transcends the physical. Maybe you're no longer a virgin, you can be pure once you repent and decide to live right. Some virgins are not even pure and that renders their virginity useless, while some are. Lust and impurity makes a virgin same with a fornicator. I wasn't the one that said it. The Bible said so! The important thing is Purity. Virginity without purity, is a life of sin. There's no difference between an impure virgin and an impure non-virgin. No difference at all. Both are same before God, ungodly. A pure non-virgin pleases God, while an impure virgin is doomed. The difference is Purity. PURITY. PURITY PURITY.
So, to your Virginity, add Purity. That's what gives it the allure. Don't be a messed up and dirty virgin. And if you're not a virgin, you can still be pure, which is really of utmost importance. Purity according to dictionary, means, free of immoral behavior or qualities of immorality. This means that, even as someone who must have lost your virginity before, you can still be pure once you make a decision to.
It's only your Purity that can please God. A life of Holiness, whether you are currently a virgin or not.
The long and short of the whole post is :
PURITY Without Purity, You're Wasting Your Time. You're just a foolish virgin who will be thrown outside where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Virgin - purity = Wrong Non-virgin - purity = Wrong Virgin + Purity = ✔ Non-virgin + Purity = ✔
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Adaeze Rosemary Possible is a medical student and a prolific writer. She writes Christian prose, poetry and other literature. She has written over 250 poems.