I’ve already explained my convictions about kissing. You can read them here: To Kiss or Not to Kiss?
I feel the need to talk about this a little more. Why? Well, I’m encountering people who are feeling guilty over breaking man-made rules. They’ve been told kissing before marriage is a sin. Sorry, but this just isn’t in the Bible.
“But Kevin, kissing can be dangerous and lead to sexual sin,” you may argue. Yes, I addressed that in my article.
But let me remind you of something that is equally dangerous—adding to God’s commandments.
Didn’t Jesus rebuke the Pharisees for loading people down with extra-biblical burdens (Luke 11:46)? Didn’t Paul say, “Do not go beyond what is written”? (1st Corinthians 4:6). Do we believe the Bible is sufficient or not?
I completely understand those who want to save their first kiss for the altar. I also understand those who decide not to kiss again until they are married. As I’ve said, this is a wise and honorable decision.
But let’s be careful about treating our personal convictions as though they were God’s commandments. We have no right to do so.
This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome . . .
-1st John 3:5
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