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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Teen Tuesday: Ways to Stay Pure

Written by Abigail Tardiff, a GBC teenager
            Statistics show us that more than half of all high school students have had physical relations at some point during high school.  Although physical relationships are approved by God, they are not approved when they are not done according to His Word.  In this article, I will be discussing a few things that we can do to keep our bodies pure and preserved for marriage. 
11.  Keeping a clean mind and heart
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
The Bible tells us that we need to have our thoughts in check.  God knows what we think.  In Philippians 4:8 we find that we should dwell on the pure things.  Often the words that we say indicate what the inside of our heart is like.  By keeping our thoughts and heart clean, we can be ideal Christian examples and show others who lives in us. 

22.  Being modest
1 Timothy 2:9 “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
In this passage, the Scriptures say that we should dress accordingly.  Dressing correctly is not only safe, but it indicates to others that we are Christians and that we hold ourselves to God’s standard.  Some Christians who live by these standards are often mocked, but they are just living what they believe to be true according to God’s Word.

33.  Having a walk with Christ
Galatians 5:16  “[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”
Having a personal relationship with God is vital to keeping your purity.  In Proverbs 22:3, we see that a prudent man sees the evil before it comes, and separates himself from that evil.  Being where you’re supposed to be, and knowing when to draw the line and say “no” when a situation arises can help make your relationship with God stronger. Having a relationship with God does not usually come easy.  It is something that you must strive to have.  For this reason, it is important to know what you believe and why you choose to believe it. 

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