People from all over the world have seen P.O.P’s impact
Promiscuity has become ‘normal’ behaviour today. Sexual desire is awakened by and perpetuated through the media, pornography and peer pressure. Children, adolescents and adults alike are influenced. Experimentation with sex starts at a younger and younger age. Adolescents and adults drift in and out of relationships.
Many young people are unaware of how their decisions regarding their sexuality are controlled and manipulated – by peer pressure, by social and political influences and by the spiritual forces which govern these and which damage their lives in direct and personal ways.
The far-reaching results include: unwanted pregnancies, abortion, fatherless children; sexually transmitted diseases, problems in conceiving later; damaged emotions, inability to sustain a lasting loving relationship; marital unfaithfulness, divorce and remarriages; broken, disjointed, dysfunctional families; distrust, loneliness, low self esteem, misery… And so the cycle continues.
Promise Of Purity (POP) is a radical course teaching how to break that cycle, how to choose between promiscuity or purity, safe sex or the safest sex. POP believes, endorses and teaches that the safest sex is in a marriage relationship.
It is the objective of POP to revolutionise society by playing a major role in helping to reduce teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
POP is a means to help the individual regain the power to say ‘no’ when pressured to compromise and capitulate. It offers a radical alternative to what is called ‘sex education’ in schools and colleges today. The broader aim is to establish POP not only in education establishments but throughout churches and organisations world-wide.
POP is not merely a good idea but a God idea, illustrated by many scriptures in the Bible, God’s instruction manual to the human race: ‘For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honour.’ 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 and ‘Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.’ 1 Timothy 4:12.
POP proclaims that, whatever is happening today, people can still have ‘The Power to be Pure’ sexually. This course promotes and encourages sexual integrity and is aimed primarily at single people, teaching and training them according to the principles of the Word of God.
Promise Of Purity involves promising to be pure before marriage through abstinence and after marriage through fidelity. POP enables learning self-control, respecting your own body; avoiding pregnancy and disease; protecting your emotions, enjoying friendship without pressure; preparing for a loving lasting relationship; being faithful in marriage, creating a stable family; experiencing self-respect, mutual trust, love and fulfillment.
Don’t just take my word for it – check out for yourself the real-life stories of people whose lives have been changed by Promise of Purity.
If you dare to be different, dare to change your lifestyle, dare to play your part in revolutionising your own and future generations, find out how to register for the next POP course.
Gerri Di Somma
Senior Minister carmel: ministries international