We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Temptation Is Not Sin

A temptation only becomes sin when we accept it, when we fondle it, when we enjoy it.  The suggestion itself, the temptation, the feeling of desire is not sin.  But to accept it and to enjoy it and to fondle it is sin.  That is the vital point at which we must ever draw this distinction.  The thing itself is not sin, but the acceptance of it and the enjoyment of it is definitely sin. 

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “The Christian Warfare: An Exposition of Ephesians 6:10-13,” pg. 294

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