Of all the politically, culturally, socially incorrect words in today's post modern lingo, nothing is considered more laughable, more obsolete and ridiculous than the dreaded "A" word.
Doesn't matter if you're a liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, for the War or 'agin' it, the dreaded "A" word gets short shrift where ever you are, where ever you go.
"Times have changed," is the summary dismissal when the "A" word is brought up. It is our constitutional right to abhor and disregard it and then demand to be released from all consequences of ignoring it. In fact we demand the government support us in disregarding it
So what, pray tell is the dread "A"word?
ABSTINENCE. Sexual abstinence, sexual purity. And it refers to all sex outside of marriage.
Commandment Number 7, given to Moses on Mount Sinai, "Thou shall not commit adultery," has a far more reaching effects than we make of it.
Lon Solomon, Senior Pastor at McLean Bible Church, talks today about the Seventh Commandment today. He spells out God's attitude for us towards sex, and what pleases and displeases God with respect to sex, and how abstinence comes into play.
In God's economy the boundary is plain and clear: Sex is to be enjoyed to the max within the bounds of marriage. All other sex is to be abstained from, in the physical as well as the heart and mind outside of marriage. It sounds so foolish to modern, sophisticated mankind. But oh the heartache it would save, if we but listened and obeyed. The good news is that it's never too late to listen and change the direction of our lives.