STAY A VIRGIN BEFORE MARRIAGE

Here I will prove that Jesus taught that people should remain virgins until they marry. Some of the scriptures that prove this are neglected as proofs.

 

1) Matthew 5:32 & Matthew 19:9

 

2) "That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well." Acts 15:29

 

The true meaning of the new covenant teachings of Jesus and his disciples, is that in the new and better covenant God allows us to eat almost all foods, but lays a strong emphasis on avoiding sex before marriage.

 

The far less strict laws concerning foods are:

a) "abstain from meats offered to idols"

b) "abstain from blood"

c) "abstain from strangled" (which saturates the meat with blood).

and joined to this

d) "abstain from fornication

 

Unlike the old covenant of the Law of Moses, the law on foods is joined to a law forbidding sex before marriage, and warning against sexual immorality. The reason blood is mentioned probably has two meanings, one a health reason, the second being that certain ancient idolatry sacrifices or rituals might have involved the abominable practice of actually drinking blood.

 

The joining of fornication to this list of foods, will be interpreted by the lax teachers in the churches as saying the church should avoid fornication involved in some way with idolatrous religions, just as "abstain from meats offered to idols". However it is clear that God is communicating that it is far more important to him that people avoid sex before marriage (the context of the word "fornication" in Matthew 5:32) than it is that he creates lists of food laws to keep, that are not intrinsically immoral in the same way as sex before marriage is. In the present day and age, when society has been affected by the chemical attack of "the pill" on the divine will of God, to avoid sex before marriage, it is likely lax pastors and teachers will deny this link, that of God conveying the avoidance of fornication is far more important than creating lists of creatures not be be eaten. People are apt to believe what they simply want to believe, but it seems quite clear here God is encouraging people to remain virgins before marriage.