Hmmm. where does one start, with such a “Hot Topic” that is in all the news today.
First off, the mainstream media and I guess the people who came up with this report of “Virginity Pledges Don’t Work”, just don’t get it.
The second word is “Pledge”. Therefore it is something that reguires a person to state their intention and to honor their intention. If they make a pledge and don’t keep it, there is nothing wrong with the “Pledge” it is something wrong with the individual and their willingness to honor that pledge.
It isn’t some “Pill” you take or some device you use.
The pill doesn’t work 100% of the time.
Contraceptive devices don’t work 100% of the time.
Abstinence works 100% of the time, when someone ABSTAINS !
Abstinence doesn’t work 100% of the time, when someone doesn’t ABSTAIN !
This isn’t rocket science here folks, and really doesn’t require a Degree in Science, Theology or any other field.
The reason that pledges of any kind don’t work, is a person’s unwillingness to keep that pledge. The statistics shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone in the Body of Christ, that many make a pledge to abstain from sexual activity untill they get married, and then don’t hold on to that pledge. The same can be said for those in The Body of Christ concerning marriage vows. That is why there are so many divorces in The Body of Christ. PEOPLE DON’T HONOR THEIR COMMITMENTS !
The leaderhip in The Body have failed to teach the flocks properly on “Covenant” and what it means to keep a promise. It used to be, years ago, that a man’s word on something had some substance. A promise meant something. BUT, in todays worldly views, which have spilled over into the Body of Christ, promises are swept under the rug, vows are broken and people keep right on selling out their dignity, honor and own values, for the next “best thing”.
So, the main thing is this,
There is nothing wrong with the vow or pledge for someone to remain a virgin. The real problem is the fact they can’t keep a promise. A person who can’t keep a promise is really a liar. They can’t be trusted !
FROM SUCH PEOPLE, ABSTAIN ! God is a Covenant keeping God and wants the same from His Children. He expects the same from His Children.
Let me hear from you, what do you think ?