1469CONDUCT, NOT CONDOM
- Dec 3, 2006Dearly Beloved,
CONDUCT, NOT CONDOM
"It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid
sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own
body in a way that is holy and honorable" (1 Thessalonians 4:3-4,
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a clinical syndrome (a
group of various illnesses that together characterize a disease)
resulting from damage to the immune system caused by infection with
the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), has been on the rampage since
early 1980s. The unfortunate thing about it is that no cure has been
found for it. Therefore, there have been many campaigns to prevent it
and to manage it in the lives of those that it has infected or
Because it is contacted mainly by sexual intercourse, the use of
condom has been one of the ways advocated by many people to prevent
the spread of this deadly disease. This has made many people to be
more promiscuous. It even seems that people are promoting the use of
condom to the detriment of being faithful to one's spouse, or total
abstinence from sex intercourse till marriage, which is the original
will and purpose of God. However, research has shown that the use of
condom is not totally safe to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. This new
discovery has vindicated some religious organizations that preach
total abstinence for unmarried people or faithfulness to one's spouse
for married people as one of the ways to prevent the spread of the
Recently, I was in a gathering where some representatives of an
organization came to enlighten us more about the prevention and
management of HIV/AIDS. These people were the first non-religious
people to say it openly to my hearing that they do not advocate
condom, but conduct as a way of preventing the spread of the virus. To
them, since condom is not totally safe, it is better to switch from
condom to conduct – a manner in which an unmarried person will totally
abstain from sexual intercourse, and where a married person will be
faithful to his/her spouse.
Yes! Conduct is better than condom because apart from preventing you
from that deadly virus and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs),
it will make you to do according to the will and purpose of God
(Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:20; 20:10; Proverbs 6:24-35; Matthew
5:27-28; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Ephesians 5:3-5; Colossians 3:5-6; 1
Thessalonians 4:3-8; Hebrews 12:16; 13:4).
HIV/AIDS is real! Conduct yourself in godly ways and take note of
other prevention of its spread so that you will not be infected by it.
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
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"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will
have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted
in my body, whether by life or by death. FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST
AND TO DIE IS GAIN" (Philippians 1:20-21, NIV).