Additionally, Seeker-Sensitive churches, attempting to make church more
Bolstered by the elevation of experience over doctrine, young evangelicals see little reason to postpone sex until marriage--especially if no proposal seems imminent. Or, if they are engaged, they use their betrothal as permission to act on their impulses. In any case, they concoct ways to believe that God allows or even sanctions their sexual misconduct because of His apparent promise to give them "the desires of their hearts."
Sex outside the boundaries of heterosexual marriage carries implications that other sins don't.
18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. ~~1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (ESV)
Yet this category of sin merely exposes the much deeper sin of rejecting the Lord's authority and failing to apply His power to resist sin. It demonstrates that people, despite their claims to love Jesus, still seek selfish pleasure rather than His honor. Thankfully, His blood can cover even that type of sin, and His Holy Spirit can empower us to repent and walk in obedience. Sound doctrine leads us to apply His gracious power.