And that, ladies and germs, IS the real goal behind such unabashed rationalizations and justifications for what Scripture clearly labels as SIN. The devil's operational mode has always been to countermand God's plan. Why should we be surprised when he pulls yet another trick out of his hat? Vines is not nearly as objective as he thinks he is nor is he being at all honest with others OR himself.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7)
But you have planted wickedness, you have reaped evil, you have eaten the fruit of deception. (Hosea 10:13)
If he really wanted to address his temptation, he should first start on steady ground, studying more basic Bible doctrines, then after firming up a relationship with God, let God guide him through adversity.
Instead he has sought to take God’s Provision and reinterpret it by his own carnal mind, only proving a carnal reasoning to himself independent of God the Holy Spirit, thereby scarring his soul even more deeply.
It will be more difficult for him to approach God as though he were a babe, to begin a sanctifying process worked by God and not himself.