Suppose you believe that you have the right to decide how to treat your body. In that case, there should be no more convincing reasons that you think can keep you away from substance abuse, self-inflicted violence, alcoholism, gluttony, and sexual immorality. You will think that you are free to try everything, even if you know that certain actions are harmful to you. As Christians, we believe that our body is the temple of the Lord. He honors those who strive for purity because it demonstrates a faithful devotion to be like Jesus. But a more powerful truth Jesus taught us is that when we ask Him to wash us clean from our sins, He must wash us, and we will be whiter than snow (Psalm 51). When He forgives us, He sees us as pure and fully usable for His service, no matter what we have done. “Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts, fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. – Hebrews 10:22.” For we have been restored and forgiven, from now on, strive as much as we can to stay away from the sins that destroy our bodies.