Secondly, you may be sure that I will forthrightly declare to you what is sin, and what is therefore forbidden, just as the Bible does. If God says that it is wrong, I may not fudge, or soften what He says.
If I would try to compromise some of the standards we find in the Bible, then I would be untrue to the Bible, and unloving to you.
But God's Word must govern our feelings and emotions.
When dating is selfish or idealistic, then God's Word is placed under feelings. Is it when a wife commits to stand by her terminally-ill husband?When a husband determines to provide for his family no matter how hard life gets? Because I intend to make the Scriptures the only standard for our behavior, there are certain things you may take for granted. Some families skip the book of the Song of Solomon in their devotions because it is thought to be too embarrassing. Not Masters and Johnson, not some "expert," not the prevalent moral standards of two hundred years ago, not even the ideas of your "ancient" parents are to be your standard of morality. It is my goal in this pamphlet to present only what God says in His Word. And it will spare you from having a standard set for you by a mere human, a standard which might change tomorrow. And this is a rule which applies not only to Sundays, but also to Friday and Saturday nights! The subject of sexual purity is extremely important. It is of eternal importance, because the sexually immoral do not inherit the kingdom of God (I Cor. This will spare you from having to hear my opinion and about my experiences. The only rule for faith and life is the Word of God.I would define dating as the middle stage in the process of finding a suitable mate.Dating comes between being friends and getting engaged. The perspective used in this pamphlet for finding the answers to these questions will be, unashamedly, the Bible.To be faithful to God's Word, the Christian and the church must give due attention to this subject.