I recently heard a popular national radio host say, “there is no way that a single man will stay celibate for a year!” First of all, how does this radio host know that? I’ll tell you that he doesn’t. The host knows nothing about what a devout man may do. It is best that this radio host speak for himself; meaning he as a single man coudn’t stay away from sex.
Sex outside marriage is fornication, it’s sinful, and those who do it will be lost in hell if no repentance is done (1 Corinthians 6:9-18, 5:1-13; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4; Galatians 5:19-21). Only those who obey the law of God will make it to heaven, which means no fornicator will be there. Which also means that single people who do make it to heaven would have lived their lives just the opposite of what the radio host said. Meaning that single people can live without commiting fornication if they value their souls (Matthew 16:24-26).
So it all comes down to what means the most to a person: unlawful sex or denying the evils of the flesh, so that the soul can be saved at Judgment Day (Heb. 10:38-39; 1 Peter 4:17-19).
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.