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Offline wainscottbl

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The Battle Is Won, But War Not Over
« on: January 22, 2014, 09:55:03 PM »
So I deleted a file on my computer completely that was sinful. I think that says enough. Still the temptations to sins of the flesh are still there and always will be there until death but removing the near occasions of sin is an important first step. Pray for me in my weakness, friends, especially you who struggle with the sin of masturbation. It is such an easy sin to fall into because it is so private and simple, but becomes such a sick disease upon the soul. I do not think people realize how much it peverts ones whole outlook, even sexual. I have realized that when free of this sin my outlook on the proper sex life for marriage (I am not married) is healthier. I realize how important the act is to satisfy the flesh's weakness, but also how it does not define marriage in the way modern culture thinks but how children and a Christian singleness between husband and wife does. How important the prayer life is for a husband, wife, and their children. I figure I have to make myself as good a husband as I can before I marry. I hope to marry a woman better than me that I am not worthy of, but I have to make myself worthy of her in the same way I hope to be made worthy of Christ, to whom the Roman said, "Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof, but only say the word and I shall be healed."
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Re: The Battle Is Won, But War Not Over
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 10:03:53 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: The Battle Is Won, But War Not Over
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 11:58:38 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant wainscottbl.
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Re: The Battle Is Won, But War Not Over
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 01:45:20 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: The Battle Is Won, But War Not Over
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2014, 09:10:25 AM »
Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. X3 The thrice blessed angelic hymn.

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Re: The Battle Is Won, But War Not Over
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 10:15:47 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: The Battle Is Won, But War Not Over
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 04:36:33 PM »
God bless and deliver you!  You are right, masturbation and pornography are great sins and not to be taken lightly.  It is a great miracle of God that He has given you the insight to see the gravity of this issue.  It is no small issue, but remember Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lover of Mankind, through the Holy Spirit, will provide healing and forgiveness when you fall into such sins.  Do not despair!  The Holy Spirit's work is to heal that which is broken!  If you fall, fall onto your knees in true repentance and the Lord will forgive.  If you are interested in more practical advice to move away from the addiction to pornography, send me a private message.  I'll do my best to assist. 
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Re: The Battle Is Won, But War Not Over
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 04:49:20 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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