Don't spend your time in wild parties and getting drunk or in adultery and lust, or fighting, or jealousy." Dating should not include a sexual relationship. "But sexual sin is never right: our bodies were not made for that, but for the Lord…That is why I say to run from sex sin. When you sin this sin it is against your own body." Keep yourself pure. "And everyone who really believes this will try to stay pure because Christ is pure." To keep from hurting ourselves, sexual desires and activities must be placed under Christ's control. "For God wants you to be holy and pure and to keep clear of all sexual sin so that each of you will marry in holiness and honor—not in lustful passion as the heathen do, in their ignorance of God and his ways." If you have already gone too far physically, what should you do? Don't toss me aside, banished forever from Your presence. Restore to me again the joy of Your salvation, and make me willing to obey You." Third, Believe that God has indeed forgiven you and quit feeling guilty. "What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven! What relief for those who have confessed their sins and God has cleared their record.
There was a time when I wouldn't admit what a sinner I was.
In January 1943, Mary was arrested by the Nazis on suspicion of helping Jews to escape.
Charged with espionage, she was suspected of hostile acts against Germany, secret border crossings, information of all kinds, and propaganda against the Reich.
She brought us three Jewish boys in an attempt to save them when their parents had to leave; we had some time quieting one poor little fellow but finally his sobs died down.” Thanks to her neutral Irish citizenship, Mary Elmes was permitted to remain in the war zone when people of other nationalities were forced to leave.
Rivesaltes became the holding center for all Jews found in non-occupied France.
Her employers, the American Friends Service Committee, deeply distressed by the news of her arrest, immediately sent a telegram to the Irish authorities seeking help.
At first Mary was held in Toulouse prison near her colleagues who were allowed to visit and supply her with food parcels.
I said to myself, 'I will confess them to the Lord.' And You forgave me! Now I say that each believer should confess his sins to God when he is aware of them, while there is time to be forgiven. You are my hiding place from every storm of life; You even keep me from getting into trouble!When many of the refugees fled over the Pyrenees Mountains from Spain into France, she bravely joined them.The conditions in the refugee camps were appalling but Mary attempted to make life more bearable by organizing food supplies and providing educational books for the children. "Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have, but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right.Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts." It is unwise to date someone who doesn't love God. "Don't be teamed with those who do not love the Lord, for what do the people of God have in common with the people of sin? And what harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?