Salvation in Christ should always encourage and produce a rejection of ungodliness that leads to holier living. As the apostle Paul said:
“The grace of God teaches us to say no to ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled, upright, and Godly lives in this present age while we wait for the glorious appearing of our great God and savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness, and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own – eager to do what is good.” (Titus 2:12-14, NLT)
Sexual purity is normal for a Christian man and an important indication that the transformation Paul spoke of is happening in our lives. If it’s not, we must engage in the battle for sexual purity!
As we do, we’ll experience transforming changes affecting every aspect of our life. We’ll become more aware that our struggle with the world’s sin and evil is real and unceasing, and that it requires prayerful vigilance and responsible decision making on a daily basis.
As a result, we will experience the presence and power of God like never before. And as our joy, obedience, freedom and purity grows, we will grow in God’s power and strength to “say no to ungodliness and worldly passions!”
Sexual impurity will be exposed as a devious crippler that’s prevented us from walking uprightly in God’s image as we were created to do, and our resistance of it will become easier and more successful.
If you’re struggling to win the battle for sexual purity, we want to be a source of hope and encouragement for you! If you’re ready to join a Sustained Victory group, call us at 800-NEW-LIFE (639- 5433), and we’ll connect you with a small group of men engaged in the battle for sexual purity, just like you. We can also recommend one of our many audio, video, and print resources, and help you find a Christian counselor or Life Recovery Group in your area.