What my preacher says about lust is this. If you look at a women and lust for her it is no different then comitting the actually sin of the sexual experience. But understand you can look at a women and be like wow she's hot and not burn for lust in your heart for her...just keep it respectable. And as far as masterbation goes that is a form of fornication....there are parts in the bible that talk about "spilling your seed" But you must understand, no one was right in the eyes of God, and that is the beauty of the cross. We have all demeened God in many ways, a major one is by thinking that our ways are better then his, sex before marriage, homosexuality, all kinds of acts we do, and in our mind our way is better than his...wrong. We are all worthy of hell and we will all burn in hell, thats right all burn. Unless, we can find someone that doesn't "owe", but we all "owe" So the WORD became flesh and dwelled among us, he was arrested in the middle of the night, the irony being according to Jewish Law you couldn't try a man at night, he endured several trials and at each was beated horrifically, they pulled the beared from his face and hit him and said prohecy who hit you, they shoved thorns in his brow and gave him a staff and said Hail king of the Jews and took the staff and beat him with it. They ripped the flesh from his body then drove nails through his hands and feat, they heckled him as he hung naked on his cross, alone. So were is the beauty in this you ask, why does it please God to bruise the son? The beauty lies in Christ submission to his fathers will, in the Garden a fight breaks out, Peter pulls out the sword and swipes a mans ear off....Christ stops the fight and willing submits....this was not forced upon him! He was overwhelingly inoccent of the slaughter he endured...for me and you! There by absorbing, not cancelling out but absorbing his Father Wrath...Through Christ is our salvation, not because you drank beer, not becuase of a 1000 moral failings, but b/c you and I have Deemed the name of GOD and this ways the only way we could be "right" in GOD's eyes...his only son slaughtered for us.
When you think about this...nothing is worth denying it.
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