I'm a walking paradox, No I'm not.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."- Albert Einstein
"rest assured, that with a heart that's pure, we'll be victorious and not let our hate get the best of us" - Stick to Your Guns
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My soul does GLORIFY the LORD, my spirit REJOICES in GOD MY SAVIOUR
"To be entirely safe from the devils snares the man of God must be completely obedient to the Word of the Lord. The driver on the highway is safe, not when he reads the signs but when he obeys them." A.W.Tozer
The Lifehouse Skit
Thank you for bringing us back to the word. that truly is the way out of any sin because our minds have to be constantly renewed. our tenancies are to gravitate towards the things that are wrong. we must will ourselves to seek the things that are good for us, both physically and spiritually. masterbation is a slippery slope and will drag anyone away from God. You might as well give yourself to the demon of lust it's self. renew your mind with the Word worship, pray, and find a confidant that you absolutely trust.
A question I have is why do some Christians make masturbation seem like it's the absolute worst sin, or even "unforgivable sin," well, other than homosexuality? Isn't that a bit, well, much? I think some Christians have, shall we say, a bit of a hang up in this regard.
When I was about 16, I had the dubious pleasure of an ex-girlfriend asking me what I believed about masturbation. I say dubious because while it pleased my ego to be asked such a question (over an evening meal out, no less) she asked because she herself was struggling with the issue - and she had asked me because she was dubious of others who told her it was 'normal' and 'ok'. My answer was that it most definately is not OK - because it is a behavioural action that stems from lust. And Jesus explicitly tells us that lust is wrong.
My understanding now, seven years on, it still in agreement with that. But I now understand it much more fully.
We need to challenge the mindset around us - and to do that we need to wisen up, learn more. There are plenty of resources out there (i might start my own thread about this, actually).
As for making sure we don't fall into that defeatest mindset?
I think it's important to understand that the devil feeds us multiple and various lies, one of them being "did God really say that?" (causing us to doubt God). We need to remember how great and big God is - which is a daily thing for a Christian to do. Yet I know that is difficult to do - and the nature of any sin is that they cause us to harden our hearts - and so lead us even less likely to want to trust God. We need to be continually melted by God's beauty.
I'll leave this post by saying that when I recognise that my heart has become hardened, I often turn to three amazing talks given by Mike Reeves, theological advisor to UCCF - http://www.uccf.org.uk/student/the-love-of-god.htm I can't say I turn to the bible, because my heart is hard - I don't want to read the word!
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