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To: Boogieman; JustTheTruth
No, lust is a sin as well. If you have thought it, Christ said, you’re as guilty as if you did the deed.

I would disagree on that part. I don't think we can always help what enters our minds, but we certainly are responsible for what we do with it. Entertain it, and yeah, it becomes sin.

But I would have to say that just having the thought pop in there as it can sometimes, it not a sin. Reject or dismiss it and that is a spiritual victory.

15 posted on 12/07/2012 9:59:28 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom

“But I would have to say that just having the thought pop in there as it can sometimes, it not a sin. Reject or dismiss it and that is a spiritual victory.”

Yes, that’s true, and that’s not the attitude I’m arguing against. I’m arguing against the attitude that one can embrace the lust, and say it is your preference, and think that, just because you aren’t engaging in homosexual sex acts, that you aren’t sinning. If you were struggling to reject those thoughts, then they wouldn’t be your preference, since obviously you would prefer not to have them.


16 posted on 12/07/2012 10:19:22 AM PST by Boogieman
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