Discussion in 'Marriage and Relationships' started by Beloved, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Temptations

    1. Hey, you men out there:israel:. Do you believe this age we live in has more temptations than previous ones.:confused:

    2. How do you deal with society morals, before and after your salvation.:confused:
  2. The internet provides instantaneous pornography to all. I remember as an unsaved youth, stealing a pornographic magazine from the local drug store. It was definitely more difficult back then. Today, I can hardly look at a news website without seeing soft-porn advertisements. Television shows that would have been censored just 20 years ago are regularly shown on prime time today. We must constantly divert our eyes and be intentional in our living in today's world.

    Prior to salvation, I did what was right in my own eyes. I didn't care about society's morals, nor in fact my own. I rationalized away my own morals to do what I desired for the moment. After salvation, I do not care what society's morals are, because I follow God's standards.
  3. Thank You, for your testimonies. I'm sure many others who didn't post are similiar.
    Recently the Lord through a Preacher spoke to me about Holiness. There are certain TV programs I like, for example House and Bones. But both tend to focus somewhat on immorality and/or making fun of Christians. I wrote to House, through their website concerning this. But still intending to watch these programs. But after I heard "you must be Holy for I am Holy" preaching, I wrote back to th web site and said Goodby. Sorry I don't know where it is written in Gods Word.

    If more Christians wrote to these TV shows, and movies and boycotted them, maybe Hollywood would get a hint.

  4. “This age” has many more temptations than in my past.

    In the past, I did what I wanted to do. I wasn’t “all” bad, but I wasn’t even close to being “all” good.

    As far as the TV temptations, I grew up with the shows that would show a married couple sleeping in separate beds. A lot has changed since then. Satan keeps on slowly, but surely, sticking his nose into society.

    When I was in high school, the most popular drug on the street in my town was pot.
    Back in the mid 90’s the kids in the adolescent treatment center said the most popular drug on the street was heroine… now it’s meth.
    I quit drinking and using drugs in 1993. The governments so called “war on drugs” isn’t working very well. The temptations for drugs, sex and many other behaviors has gotten much worse and it will continue to get worse.

    I didn't deal with temptations before.
    Now I try to resist the devil.
    It's not easy all the time though.

    Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

    I believe this is the verse you are referring to.

    Lev 11:45 For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
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  6. Beloved I'm not a man and I hope you won't mind me putting in my two cents worth.
    My heart goes out to all you guys who have to deal with constant temptations, I know that women are also faced with temptation but its nothing like what you guys are dealing with, because we are'nt faced on a daily basis with half naked men on the streets and in the office and so on, and our sex drive is not like yours either, I'm really glad I'm not of the male species.
    But take heart my bro's there are many Christian women out there who uphold you all in prayer I know I do.
    I know that there are also some Christian women who dress very immodestly and those women need to take this scripture to heart
    Matt 18:7 “Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!
  7. excellent !
  8. I agree with you!
  9. Thank you both for the Bibles verses. They are copied to my Daily notepad.
  10. Thank you Jake, and others for you honesty!

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