Friday, October 21, 2005

Teenagers: Ask the Savior to help you...

Is it all right for Christians (teenage Christians in this case) to engage in sexual activity so long as "no one gets hurt"?

Is it all right for Christians (teenage Christians in this case) to drink alcohol so long as "no one gets hurt"?

Is it all right for Christians (teenage Christians in this case) watch R-rated movies as long as "no one gets hurt"?

Think about it. Think about it you should if you are serious about calling yourself a follower of Jesus. What would Jesus have you do in these situations? What would he say to you if you were to ask him? But ask him you should if you are in doubt. It is a principle that must guard everything that we do: that we share everything (yes, everything) with him. Before you allow yourself to watch an R-rated movie, ask him what he thinks about this?

Is it wrong? Then there are no circumstances in which it is right for you. Don't get sucked up into the modern way of thinking that things may be right for some and wrong for others.

Is it doubtful? Then again, the principle that guides us is--never engage in what your conscience isn't sure about. It is the principle of James 4:17 "So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin."

Develop a regular habit of asking, "Lord, what should I do if this happens, or I find myself in this situation?" It is habit that will reap rich rewards as you grow in your relationship with Jesus.

1 comment:

Helen said...

Thank you Dr.Thomas for those very wise words.I wish that I could print them out and stick them somewhere in my brain where I could suddenly see them any time that I am about to do something that I will regret.