"I read your article about sex
and adultery, but I disagree with you. I live with my
boyfriend because I want to make sure that we are
compatible before we commit to marriage. I donít think
this is wrong because God understands the world we are
living in today. We both attend church every week."
I know that
you do not see anything wrong with living as if married
yet neglecting to enter into the covenant of marriage,
but God declares it a great sin. The Bible flatly states
that all who practice fornication or adultery will be
cast into the Lake of Fire, -there will be no
exceptions. (1 Cor. 6:9-10 / Rev. 21:8) You obviously
want to eventually marry, but understand this -God not
only is your Creator, He is also the creator of the
Marriage Covenant. As a Christian you must enter that
Covenant on His terms not on your own. Otherwise, please
donít even lay claim to being a Christian.
You have been seduced by the very lie that deceived
Eve - you can sin and not die. God told the first humans
that they could eat of every tree in the garden except
for one, and that if they disobeyed and ate of that tree
then they would surely die. Satan came to Eve disguised
as a serpent and tempted her to eat of the forbidden
fruit saying,- "You shall not surely die." His goal was
to cause Eve to question the truthfulness of Godís Word.
Why did Eve disobey God? Because she believed the devil
and did not believe God. But Eve did die, as has all who
have ever been born of her seed. Please donít let this
happen to you. Donít push away the plain Word of God and
believe the lie.
You mentioned that you attend church every week,
this saddens me because I realize that no one is loving
God or you enough to strongly encourage you to repent.
This speaks volumes to me about your church. If you were
attending our church (Crusade Church) regularly we would
require that you repent. A very similar situation was
taking place in the Corinthian church (Chpt 5) and the
Apostle Paul strongly corrected them. There was a man in
the congregation there who was living with a woman whom
he was not married to and the congregation was proudly
tolerating it. In their minds they were "showing love"
but in reality they were doing nothing to help bring
these sinners out from the dangers of a sure and fiery
judgment. Paul told them that what they were doing was
not good and directed the Church to put the man out of
the congregation. He then explained that the Church is
to not even associate with a "so-called" member who is
practicing immorality. In Paulís second letter we learn
that because the "majority" obeyed him that the man
bitterly repented and was re-instated into the Church.
This man was restored and passed from the judgment of
Hell to the reward of Heaven. I counsel you and your
boyfriend to do the same. Read your Bible and see if
your actions are not offending a holy and righteous God
who offered the life of His own Son to save you. God
saves no one from sin in order for them to continue to
I hope you now realize that you have been caught in
the act. One day they dragged a woman before Jesus who
also had been caught in the act of fornication. Jesus
forgave her and then issued this Command - "Go, and sin
no more." Please receive His Words today. Donít put it
off or the serpent will tempt you with the lie that you
can continue to sin and live.