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  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

    03/01/2018 7:40:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-28-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust Msgr. Charles Pope • February 28, 2018 • The word “lust” is most often used to refer to excessive or disordered sexual desire. However, because it is rooted in the Latin word luxuria (which refers to extravagant, excessive, or even riotous behavior), we sometimes hear it used in other ways. For example, someone may be said to have a “lust for power.” In the realm of moral and spiritual theology, though, we have come to restrict the word to sexual matters. This is especially because we have specific words to describe such excesses gluttony...
  • Bill O'Reilly 'mad at God' over sexual misconduct allegations

    10/24/2017 8:56:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2017 | Tom Kludt
    "You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I'm mad at him," O'Reilly said on the latest episode of his web series, "No Spin News." "I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn't happen. I can't explain it to you. Yeah, I'm mad at him." He then said that he derives perspective from the tribulations of others, including Kate Steinle, a woman who was allegedly shot by an undocumented immigrant who has been the subject of numerous O'Reilly commentaries.
  • The Sin Many Christian Men Are Loathe to Repent

    07/10/2016 7:28:27 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 26 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 10, 2016 | JP
    Tom Lance, Senior Pastor of the Grove Community Church in Inland Southern California, recently received a copy of GQ magazine in the mail. He was taken aback because he certainly had not subscribed to the mens magazine. Then he remembered buying a few subscriptions from his grandson who was participating in a school fund-raising drive and that he left it to the lad to choose the magazines his grandfather would receive. So thats how Pastor Lance received GQs 10TH ANNUAL LOVE, SEX & MADNESS ISSUE. It features a nude Kim Kardashian on the cover holding a strategically-placed leather...
  • If You Are Not Comfortable Being Naked Around Other People, You Are Not an Adult

    12/03/2015 7:45:40 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 110 replies
    Slate ^ | December 3, 2015 | By Mark Joseph Stern
    In a recent disquieting article for the New York Times, Choire Sicha investigates a curious new challenge for gyms: Some men want to shower and change without ever being publicly nude, and they expect their gyms to build locker rooms that accommodate that desire. Drawing upon the experiences of gym managers and architects, Sicha explains that over the last quarter-century, men have grown increasingly uneasy with being naked in the locker room. While older men generally remain comfortable being undressed among others, younger ones insist on maximum privacy, pining for a way to strip, shower, and change clothes without even...
  • NC prison worker had sex with convicted murderer and helped in escape, officials say

    06/28/2015 11:50:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wncn.com ^ | June 28, 2015, | Rod Overton, WNCN News
    POLKTON, NC (WNCN) The North Carolina Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement officers are on the lookout for an escaped inmate from a facility in Anson County. And, on Sunday, they say a woman who worked at the prison had sex with the escapee and helped him escape. The NC Dept. of Public Safety says the inmate, Kristopher McNeil, was discovered missing just after midnight Saturday morning. Investigators believe he scaled the fence of the Brown Creek Minimum Unit in Polkton, about 45 miles east of Charlotte. McNeil, age 34, was serving a 14-year sentence for...
  • What Is the Deepest Root of Sin? Its Not in Your Wallet and Its Much Closer Than You Might Think

    05/21/2015 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 95 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-20-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is the Deepest Root of Sin? It’s Not in Your Wallet and It’s Much Closer Than You Might Think By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn polling friends as to what they think is the deepest root of all sin, I got three main answers. One was a shrug indicating no answer at all (i.e., “I dunno”). Another was to refer to Scripture: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils (1 Tim 6:10). I’ll discuss below why this is an inadequate answer. The third main response was that original sin (and the concupiscence that followed) is the source of all of our other...
  • What Is Temptation, Why Does God Permit It, and What Are Its Sources?

    03/23/2015 8:03:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-22-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is Temptation, Why Does God Permit It, and What Are Its Sources? By: Msgr. Charles PopeI will be on the Catholic Answers radio show today (Monday, March 23) at 6:00PM Eastern Time. The topic will be temptation: what it isand how to avoid and overcomeit.Ive assembled some notes in preparation and Ill present them (in two parts) in the blog. Todays post focuses on what temptation is, whyGod allowsit, and what its sources are. Tomorrow Ill present the second half of the notes, which centeron how to avoid and overcome temptation.What is Temptation? A seminary teacher of mineoncedefined...
  • Bill and Susan's Story

    02/07/2015 6:51:51 AM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 25 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | February 6,2015 | Jim Vander Spek
    Bill and Susannot their real namesare foreign missionaries out in the field. Prior to this, Bill ministered as a pastor in the US. Married for 12 years and with 4 children, their work has been thriving and included the planting of a new church. However. Last year, things took a turn for the worseboth in their marriage and ministry....
  • NEW, sexually-charged interview scene from Fifty Shades Of Grey [truncated]

    02/03/2015 11:46:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2015 | Justin Enriquez
    It is one of the most hotly-anticipated films of the year. Which might explain why Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been treated to a second clip from the forthcoming 'bonkbuster'. In tense, sexually-charged moments from the first story-line arc, Jamie Dornan's infamous character can be seen making his first moves on Dakota Johnson's alter ego in the fateful interview scene. Looking plain and nondescript, Johnson's Anastasia Steele can be seen getting hot and shifty in the flirtatious exchange with Christian Grey. Wearing a floral blouse with a teal-coloured cardigan, she is - at first glance - an unlikely match...
  • Sober Scriptural Wisdom on Avoiding the Whirlwind of Lust

    01/27/2015 7:28:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sober Scriptural Wisdom on Avoiding the Whirlwind of Lust By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a marvelous chapter in the Book of Proverbs that ought to be studied by every young person who must live in this lustful world. Its sets forth plainly the stance that any son or daughter of God should have regarding the lust so often celebrated by this age.Many preachers and teachers wince at the Book of Proverbs on this topic since it tends to portray seduction and lust as coming from women.However it must be recalled that Proverbs features a father speaking to his son....
  • Determines the Allocation of Scarce Resources in a Free Society

    10/22/2014 1:47:50 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 17 replies
    citizen5408.com ^ | Saturday, August 09, 2014 | Greg C.
    A recently debate on Facebook required that I Voxsplain how a free society allocates resources to a group of feeling, sensing liberals who don't have the slightest idea of economics. In fact, when it comes to Economics, they resort to "magical thinking." I've often thought that it is easy to describe a Democrat: simply picture a Republican, then take away reason and accountability. (Hat tip to Mark Andrus, As Good As it Gets) So, I think it's rather funny that you guys want to lecture me on science, but you don't spend a minute thinking about the humble science of...
  • Let Your Fountain be Blessed

    09/20/2014 6:20:35 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 1 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. (Proverbs 5:15) At first reading, the meaning of this verse seems clear enough. Using images of a cistern and a well to describe your wife, the point is that you are to draw pleasure (water) only from her. Frankly, this interpretation is flawed. It does not sound like something a wise man would say: 1.Only a fool would compare his wife to a cistern. 2.Your wife is not merely there to give you what you want....
  • Bring Back Lust

    08/30/2014 8:23:24 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 26 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Have you noticed that the word lust is being purged from the Bible? The Greek word for lust (epithemia) points to inner sin thirty-four times in the New Testament. In the vast majority of these places it has traditionally been properly translated as lust or the archaic and more precise word, concupiscence. Not Any More Unfortunately, modern translations, such as the New International Version (NIV) are abandoning the word lust....
  • Presumptuous Sin

    08/09/2014 6:32:58 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 2 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    "Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! (Psalms 19:13) If you as a believer know what you need to do to overcome lust but then do the opposite, you are acting in willful disobedience. This is presumptuous and arrogant sinning and it comes with a price. As David understood fully, by arrogantly and selfishly entering into sin, you are allowing sin to gain dominion over you. You become an addict to a life-dominating sina slave with no way out.
  • Overcoming (?!?) Lust

    07/19/2014 6:45:12 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 17 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Are you among those who feel uncomfortable with someone saying, I have overcome lust? Does it come off sounding presumptuous, brassy and overconfident? Might it even be contrary to Scripture and looking for trouble? Consider: 1.Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. (1 Corinthians 10:12) 2.If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1:8) 3.I have no confidence in the flesh. (Philippians 3:3) I believe the answer depends on what is meant by the word overcoming.....
  • Overcoming Lust When Gay

    06/21/2014 6:30:41 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 16 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    How are Christians with same sex attraction supposed to deal with lust? This question is prompted by some videos recently made available from an evangelical pastor, Danny Cortez, and his teenage son, Drew, who has same sex attraction. Pastor Cortez and his church are stepping away from their denomination (the SBC) and are now affirming same sex relationships, conforming with the broader culture. The attention surrounding same sex attraction provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge that we do not generally do a good job in teaching about sexual purity. Churches and leaders that are vocal in attacking homosexual practices...
  • Overcoming Lust in Uganda

    06/07/2014 9:27:13 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 5 replies
    overcoming-lust.com ^ | June 6, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Are we better than they? Dare we look down on these Ugandans? Among them, sexual sin is fully exposed. However, among us sexual sin and its damage are covered up by means of birth control and abortion while pornography use has become rampant. In our midst, single mothers are frequently isolated. Are our ways less harmful or more pleasing to God than the way these Ugandans live?
  • Marital ED

    05/24/2014 9:51:11 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 18 replies
    Overcoming-Lust.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    ED has various causes. Sadly, compulsively using internet porn is one of them. In fact, ED as a result of internet porn use is becoming a serious public health issue especially among adolescents. Since ED of this type originates in the brain, Viagra apparently does nothing to help. Although porn induced ED is a fairly new and pitiful condition, we should not overlook a similar, extremely common problemone no one seems to be talking about. It occurs among thosemen and womenwho are unable to find sexual pleasure in their marriages. Even while being intimate with their spouses, they rely on...
  • Bob Coy, Mercy and Truth

    05/10/2014 8:58:47 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 2 replies
    Overcoming Lust.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    My last post was prompted by the Bob Coy sexual scandalan epic blow up that affected many. Sadly, blow ups of this type are not as rare as they should be among Christians. They happen when a man is unable to mask the lust brewing in his heart. His sin is exposed and he reaps what he has sown. Whether fully public or in the privacy of a family, the consequences are always devastating. What is the proper response to this kind of thing? What do you say?
  • Spiritual ED

    03/29/2014 4:32:02 PM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 1 replies
    overcoming-lust.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Struthers book points especially to the dangers of pornography and the way it can become extremely habit forming and harmful. He is not alone in sounding the alarm about this. In fact, A TED Talk viewed by millions and a related website have pushed this truth into the mainstream. The most alarming recent realization is that when men give themselves over to internet pornography, eventually their plumbing stops working. Not only are they no longer able to enjoy conventional sex but even porn use fails them. It turns out that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in healthy men because of porn use...