Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Thinking about Lust

"I've been thinking about this and another question I have is, If I am lusting, is that caused by a demon?" Froggie

It would be nice to be able to blame a demon for our sins, but that’s not the case. The Bible says "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death" (James 1:14-15, italics added).

So we are drawn away by our own lust and then "enticed." However, if you give yourself to lust, you will almost certainly become possessed with an unclean spirit (a demon) and you will find yourself consumed with perverted sexual thoughts. It is then that you will become a slave to sin (see John 8:34). Without the mercy of God intervening, it is a ball and chain that will drag you into Hell.

You will be like a man who boasts that he has no problem with cigarettes, and he doesn’t--while he gives himself to the consumption of two packs a day. But it’s when he tries to stop finds that he is a slave to the deathly habit. Study these verses on the subject of an unclean spirit: Matthew 12:43, Mark 1:23-26, Mark 5:2, Mark 7:25, Luke 9:42, Luke 11:24.