Innocence Celebrated!

Behold, the Virgin!

The bride was radiant, her father beaming, her groom enraptured.

A Waldorf, Maryland, couple were married last month. At the wedding reception, with about 2,500 guests attending, the bride “presented her father with a ‘certificate of purity.’” That’s right – a virgin.

Innocence

Family and friends were joyful because this family and their church share values which most Americans held in the 1950s and early Sixties. They take God seriously and value the moral teachings in Scripture.

The certificate incorporates 1 Corinthians 6:20, which reads: “’Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

The bride’s faith is on display for all to see, as observed in these words on the certificate:

“On the 10th of May 2006, I, Brelyn Freeman, made a vow to glorify God in my body and spirit which are God’s because I have been bought with a price (Jesus).”

“I have kept this commitment and present this certificate to my father Dr Michael A. Freeman to show how I have honored God and my earthly father in my body by maintaining my purity and that my hymen is intact on this 10th day of October 2015.”

The bride, Brelyn Bowman (née Freeman), explained, “My whole message is embracing purity. It’s all about how you honor yourself and your God.”

Undoubtedly, God has blessed this union of two people devoted to Him.

Innocence Lost: Virginity Mocked

However, the usual suspects are offended at wholesome behavior.

For some on the Left, traditional values must always be ridiculed because the Sexual Revolution will never be over until all are in agreement with its values.

Moreover, Jesus pointed out an eternal truth which is relevant in this discussion: Those who love to sin in the darkness hate the Light. As Jesus said in John 3:20, “For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.”

This couple, pursuing godliness and extoling purity, exposes their critics’ evil deeds and the evil within their hearts. Instead of letting shame lead them to righteousness, these critics attack what they are not.

To a large degree, America’s sex-obsessed culture reflects a society which has lost its innocence. This is further reflected in sex education (indoctrination) in many public schools, K-12. Bruce Jenner, who now goes by another name and gender, is symptomatic of a culture which lives in darkness and fears the Light of godly people like the Freeman and Bowman families.

Let us all celebrate those who extol innocence and purity and seek to do our Father’s will.

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