Monday, 24 October 2011

The Complete Purity Guide For All Christians

When people talk about purity, they mostly refer to sexuality purity. Of course, sexual purity constitutes a large portion of the purity journey. However, Christian purity extends far beyond just sexual purity. One may not see the big picture if he/she is outside the purity box. But as soon as you decide to stay pure until marriage, you will realize that such commitment really goes beyond abstaining from sex. In this post, we will look at what purity is, and what it encompasses.
What is Purity?
Purity, also referred to as Christian purity, is a Christian virtue that requires believers to make commitment or promise to abstain from sex until marriage. As mentioned earlier, abstaining from sex is a principal component of purity. However upon taking that decision, it becomes evident to the individual that to be successful in abstaining from sex, he/she must abstain from anything else that would lead him/her to fall prey to sex.
Purity is an honorable virtue. It is honorable because it brings honor to God, your family, your future spouse, and yourself. Consider the following scriptures in relation to the honor that a commitment to purity brings to God, your family, your future spouse and yourself, in that order:
“For this is the will of God, [for] your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality” – 1 Thessalonians 4:3 NKJV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.  Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise” – Ephesians 6:1-2 KJV.

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” – Proverbs 31:10 KJV.
“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.” – Proverbs 31:30 NKJV.

Of all the purity scriptures listed above, my favorite is Proverbs 31. It helps us to understand that although a commitment to stay sexually pure until marriage brings honor to God (1 Thess. 4:3), your family (Eph. 6:1-2), and your future spouse (Proverbs 31:10), the greatest honor comes to you. “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. – Proverbs 31:30.

What is a Purity Ring?

Purity ring
Purity Rings are rings worn by people as an outward sign or symbol to show their inward commitment to stay sexually pure until marriage in honor of God, their family, their future spouse and most significantly to bring honor to themselves.

Most purity rings have purity scriptures engraved on them. They serve as reminders and daily puts the individual in remembrance of his/her commitment to purity. Most purity rings are for girls, but there are also purity rings for guys. A purity ring is worn on the ring finger on the left hand. The idea behind this choice of finger is that, the ring is to be worn until marriage and it symbolizes marriage to God. Purity rings are replaced by the wedding ring when the individual finally gets married. The joyful task of most girls who wear purity rings is to give it to their husbands on their wedding day. Isn’t that beautiful?

Components of Purity

As stated earlier, purity goes beyond just deciding to stay sexually pure until marriage. Jim Burns, best-selling author on family and youth issues, in his book, Accept Nothing Less, outlined four main components of Purity. Jim Burns also created a code of conduct for purity which he termed ‘The Purity Code’. His four components of purity, according to Jim Burns, are embodied in the Purity Code.

Jim Burns’ sexual code of conduct which he named “The Purity Code” is a pledge-like statement goes like this:

“In honor of God, my family, and my future spouse, I commit my life to sexual purity”

According to Jim Burns, the purity code involves:
·        Honoring God with your body
·        Renewing your mind for the good
·        Turning your eyes off worthless things

The first three components of the purity code above are somewhat self-explanatory. The last point is hyperlinked and leads to more information on how to guard your heart above all else.

For more on purity, we suggest you read Jim Burns' book: Accept Nothing Less. It’s a good book and provides anything else you’ll love to know about purity. Meanwhile, you may visit the purity section of this website to read more purity articles like, why we must stay sexually pure until marriage.
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