What is and what is not abstinence?

Some days ago I published an article where I shared my opinion towards summer courses organized by some organizations that taught over 1000 young people from our country, so that they, on their behalf would go to tell their classmates about the danger of HIV/AIDS infection. When I was reading the article on the portal www.allmoldova.com I was not sure what the organizers meant when saying “premature sexual relations”. Today I have also read about this event on the portal . That is what one of the students understood about abstinence, after participating at this seminar, or in other words, that is the definition of abstinence sent to this student at this training. I cite from the article:

A Boy, 13 years old: “The best way not to catch AIDS infection is abstinence. They should abstain until they know very well their partner, until they get to a specific age when they think they are ready.”

How you see, the boy doesn’t tell anything about marriage. For him, premature sexual relations means not to have relations with someone whom you don’t know or when one thinks that is not yet ready to have sexual relations. What a great deceit! Every sexual relations outside marriage is an immoral one and it will necessarily be punished by God, who says:

Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. (Hebrews 13:4)

I want only to mention what is the difference between fornication and adultery. Fornication is every sexual relation where the partners are not in a covenant of marriage. Adultery is every sexual relation where at least one of the partners is engaged in a covenant of marriage. All those who are unmarried and allow themselves to have sexual relations before marriage commit fornication and will bear the consequences of their sin. One of the consequences is HIV/AIDS. And let nobody think that he is so smart and artful to flee from the punishment of God. He is Almighty and He says:

For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman, and be embraced in the arms of a seductress?  For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He ponders all his paths. His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin. He shall die for lack of instruction, and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. (Proverbs 5:20–23)

Don’t be deceived by those who come to give you a wrong definition of abstinence and an immoral “sexual education”!

Translated by Felicia Djugostran