I follow a blog on higher education. I like to know what is going on in the academic world. Most of the time I skip the blog articles, but every now and then something will come up that I find interesting (usually an article about a Seminary or Religious Institution).
And then sometimes stories like this are sent to me. The article discussed students at Drew University’s disdain for a new condom policy. You see the new policy requires the students to ask an RA for condoms, while the old policy just had condoms available in a basket in the common areas.
I’m not surprised by this but it is further admonition that the church needs to hold strong to God’s standard of purity. We have been studying 1 Thessalonians on this blog and one section of that book deals primarily with holiness in sexuality (Click here to read article).
It is a temptation by some to simply “give up the fight.” To say that since sexual immorality is so prevasive we need to switch our attention away from abstinence to pregnancy prevention and stopping the spread of STDs. This, however, misses the major problem of sex outside of marriage. Getting pregnant is not the problem. Contracting an STD is not the problem. The problem with sexual immorality is spiritual. If the church is not willing to say that and stand firm on that who will? If Christian parents will not instill this into their children who will?
There is always a temptation to follow the wisdom of the world. In this case it cost too much. Our goal as Christians is not just the well-being of the body, but the preservation of the soul.
What say you?