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8 Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
" NIVKeeping physical boundaries in courtship reveals your state of conversion.
Success in this area especially must have the right motivation to bring the essential conviction for following through.
In order to provide a complete foundation for applying appropriate physical boundaries, we must first answer the following questions to establish a healthy paradigm about purity.
James -15 teaches that everyone is “drawn away of his own lust and enticed…” The devil could drop dead today, and we would not get any better. How do all those evils get into the heart in the first place? If so, then don’t we need rules like don’t touch, don’t handle, don’t taste? In Physical Boundaries Part 2, I share practical steps to deal with your heart so that maintaining purity in your courtship is not a legalistic experience.
Elizabeth Smart, a 14 year old girl in Salt Lake City got kidnapped by an older man and was sexually abused and raped daily in a forced polygamous marriage for 9 months only 18 miles from her home.Your life still has no value,” continued Smart." (source)Setting physical boundaries in your courtship has nothing to do with your worth as a person.Protecting your purity has to do with your well being and God's glory.They never watched murder on TV, they had parents who loved them, and nobody was around to create peer pressure, and yet it came naturally to Cain to kill Abel. We are born with a propensity to please self, protect self, and promote self.Eli’s sons (Hophni and Phineaus) were the “pastor’s kids”. As Joshua Harris points out in his book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, purity is a direction not a line. He poses the question regarding David and Bathsheba, “When did he cross the line of purity?
She said "she 'felt so dirty and so filthy' having been raped, that she didn’t even want to run.