Must see videos ‘Flee from Lust and Sexual Sin!’ by Paul Washer (a sermon jam) (the second video by Chuck Smith and Paul Washer)

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Lately I have had conversations with several men that are seeking Biblical counsel on lust and/or temptation. All of us need Biblical counsel, discipleship, and accountability (myself included).

There is a popular book out there called “Every mans battle,” which says that sexual sin is every Christian mans battle. That book title is unbiblical. Why? True the Bible says that every man (and woman) will endure temptation (1st Cor 10:13), and that all men have sinned (Rom 6:23), but we do not have to give-in to that temptation. Henceforth, the actual sin is our choice, and is avoidable. God does leave a ‘way of escape,’ amen! That process of ‘less sin’ (or sinning less), progresses throughout the ‘doctrine of sanctification.’

Whatever or wherever that temptation comes from, we must FLEE from it. As Jesus said if our eye causes us to sin, pluck it out. If our hand causes us to sin, cut it off. How do we translate / apply that? Weather that temptation / sin comes from a noun or personal pronoun, FLEE from it, get rid of it. It might be a person, a place, your computer, your smart phone, or perhaps a job. Either way flee from that person, place and/or thing.

Sadly this problem is in many local ‘churches’ today. That is why I loathe at the sight of cleavage or immodest dress in the place of worship. As the Bible says, mere “sensuality” is the same as sexual immorality. That is why I despise seeing the aforementioned at a place of worship.

As C.J. Mahaney said in this video, “A church serves as a sanctuary, from the continual barrage of temptation towards sin.” If this problem exists in your fellowship, and if you leadership does nothing about it, then flee from that church as well.

Though a Christian man (or woman) will still sin, sin will no longer rein in their life. They will no longer be a slave to sin. They will no longer willfully ‘continue in’ their sins without repentance. Yes when we’re saved by grace, we now have liberty in Christ. That does NOT mean liberty and freedom ‘to sin,’ that means ‘liberty from sin,’ or ‘liberty to not sin.’ We become bond slaves to Christ, instead of slaves to our sin.

Let the following be an epitaph engraved on our own tombstone. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing (2 Timothy 4:7-8).

Repent – believe in and trust Jesus – obey the Gospel – share the Gospel – preach the Gospel – contend for the faith, – wear the whole armor of God – and endure to the end!

As usual Paul Washer tells it as the Bible says. You can have victory over sin. The second video is Chuck Smith and Paul Washer on this same subject.

Video one of two

Video two (Chuck Smith and Paul Washer on temptation)

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