Dating

It is natural to desire male/female companionship. You will not get to know somone if you do not spend time with them, but the kind of time you spend together is the topic of discussion for this section! Wholesome activities are permitted (dinner, movies, sports activities, picnics, etc.).

 

Saints should not engage in PRE-MARITAL SEX. The bible says that we should abstain from fornication (Acts 15:20; 21:25). Let it not be named once among you (Eph. 5:3). Fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of God (I Cor. 6:9). Flee fornication; when you commit fornication you sin against your own body. Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost and He will not dwell in an unclean place (I Cor. 6:18-20). "That everyone of you should know how to possess his vessel (control your body) in sanctification and hour" (I Thess. 4:4). Control your body by walking in the Spirit (Gal. 5:16, 22-23). I Cor. 10:19 says that all temptations that affect us are common to man, but God provides a way of escape that we may be able to bear it.

 

We must acknowledge God in all ways. This includes choosing a companion. The bible says that He will direct us (Prov. 3:5-6). When you delight yourself in the Lord (Ps. 37:4) and commit your ways unto Him (Ps. 37:5), He will give you the desires of your heart and bring it to pass. It is the responsibility of the man to find a wife (Prov. 18:22). Love her as Christ loved the church (Eph. 5:33). Honor her as the weaker vessel (I Peter 3:7).

Ladies when considering marriage you must realize that your desires will be to please your husband (I Cor. 7:33). When you are single, you are only required to please the Lord in body and spirit (I Cor. 7:32, 34). But if you can not contain (Men and Women), it is better to marry (I Cor. 7:9). Marriage is honorable! (Heb. 13:4).

 

From the Pastor