Surprising Picture of Teen Sex

A Surprising picture of teen sex discovered

by Rev. Jack Barr

-Data From the American Family Association Journal

We know that there has been an unprecedented rise in teenage girls giving birth. Oh, I know, YOUR child would never do that. After all, you raised her to do right, and besides she is just too young. YOUR boy wouldn't do that for the same reasons.

Do We believe that for every teenage girl who becomes pregnant, there has to be a teenage boy involved? Well, Not Really. Lets have a look at what was found in a survey.

What was found in a California study, was that over half of the babies of teenage mothers between the ages of 15 and 17 were fathered by adults aged 20 and older. No male teenagers here. Now that fact was drawn from a study of 47,000 births to teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17 in 1993 alone.

Did you get that number??

Lets repeat it. That was 47,000 births to teenage girls between the ages of 11 and 17.

That is 47,000 young girls in California alone in one year. How many more nation wide?

The study goes on to show that the younger the teenage mother is, the greater is the age difference between the mother and the father of the baby.

It was shown that only 9% of young mothers between the ages of 11 and 15 had sexual relations with classmates. 40% had been impregnated by high school boys, and 51% of the fathers were adults.

Question: What was the age of the youngest mother? That's right, you really did see it and yes that age is correct. Now we know that for an 11 year old to be a mother, that child had to have been impregnated when she was 10 years of age (You say maybe on or around her 11th birthday. Maybe, But, Maybe earlier ). { I believe that the record for the youngest girl to have a child is held by a young girl in Africa. She was 9 1/2 years old when she gave birth.}.

And you say that they are not old enough yet to be taught the facts of life. That they are not old enough to be told that sex outside of marriage is a sin. Not old enough to tell them what God expects of them. That it is not appropriate for them to hear the truth?

If you do not warn both the girls and the boys, then who will?? If you don't teach and warn them, will you blame them when the inevitable happens? Or will you accept the blame yourself? Do You know, that if you could have warned them that sex outside of marriage is a sin, by teaching all your young people God's word about sex, and did not, that God will hold YOU responsible, as well as them. (Ezek. 3:17-21)

For those who do not know what the Bible does say, try the following:

Adultery Ex. 20:14,17; Lev. 20:10; Deut. 5:18; Eze. 23:37; Mt. 5:27-27; Mk. 10:11-12; Lk. 16:18; Gal. 5:19; Heb. 13:4

Fornication Mt. 5:22; Acts 15:20,29, 21:25; 1 Cor. 5:1, 6:18; Gal. 5:19; Eph. 5:3; 1 Thes. 4:3; Jude 1:7; Rev. 2:21

Lasciviousness, Sexual Impurity, Homosexuality Lev. 18:19,22-23; Rom. 1:24,26-27; 2 Cor. 12:21; Eph. 4:19, 5:3; Jude 1:7; Mt. 5:28; Col. 3:5

This list is only a sampling and not all inclusive.

In conclusion: Children are never too young to hear the truth of God's Word. It is knowing and acting on God's word that will protect them. If those 47,000 girls had known God's word, and thereby knowing what is right and what is wrong, most of them would not have had babies at such a young age for they would have known that having any sex outside of marriage was wrong. No exceptions.

The young are easily led down the wrong path. When someone says "I won't love you unless you do this" they give in , wanting to be loved, liked, a part of the group. It takes a knowledge of God's word and the Power of the Holy Spirit for them to resist. Will you teach them, or will you put your head in the sand and say "Your on your own kid"?

The above statistics are something to cry over, something to pray over. All those people who don't know God. All those girls and boys who didn't have a parent who cared enough to tell them.

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