2019-2020 Traditional Undergraduate Student Handbook

The Principle of Ownership

We are his and because we are his, we need to be pure. God commands each Christian who truly desires to serve Him to present his/her body to be totally used for his purposes. As temples of God’s Holy Spirit, we need to be clean dwellings, allowing God his rightful claim on our lives and bodies. Exhortations to purity, especially moral purity, naturally result from the fact that God’s Holy Spirit dwells in us as his present-day temple. The mere fact that God is holy necessitates a holiness in his children. We are encouraged to be imitators of Christ and not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among us. A clean break with all forms of immorality means avoiding those things in our lives that cater to satisfying our sinful desires or to “feeding” temptations.