Category Archives: Sin

C.E.B. Cranfield’s one-sentence summary of Romans 3:24-26

C.E.B Cranfield, professor of theology at Durham University for much of the second half of the 20th century: We take it that what Paul’s statement that God purposed Christ as a propitiatory victim means is that God, because in His … Continue reading

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Richard Sibbes on demonically-induced thoughts

Some again are haunted with hideous representations to their imaginations, and with vile and unworthy thoughts of God, of Christ, of the Word, which, as busy flies, disquiet and molest their peace. These are cast in like wildfire by Satan, … Continue reading

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William Struthers on pornography’s pull and push, as well as pornography’s consequences for how men view women

Something about pornography pulls and pushes at the male soul. The pull is easy to identify. The naked female form can be hypnotizing. A woman’s willingness to participate in a sexual act or to expose her nakedness is alluring to … Continue reading

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William Struthers, Naomi Wolf on how “pornography has rendered men less sexually responsive to real women”

It is not the shouting of pornography that gives it so much power over men. It is the whispering of the lie of sexual fulfillment that prey on our human insecurities. When men believe those lies, they develop psychological and … Continue reading

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The Roman Catholic church’s definition of pornagraphy

The definition is here quoted from Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain by William Struthers, psychology professor at Wheaton College. After examining several different attempts to define pornagraphy, Struther’s states that the Roman church’s definition is the one he prefers: … Continue reading

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Walter Hansen: “Our capacity for self-deception is frightening.”

Commenting on Galatians 6:3, “If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.” Our capacity for self-deception is frightening. It is amazing how blind otherwise brilliant people can be to their own spiritual direction in life. … Continue reading

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Harold Best: “Even the good works of an unbeliever, which are admittedly considerable and varied, fall easily in line with their evil ones.”

Even the good works of an unbeliever, which are admittedly considerable and varied, fall easily in line with their evil ones, since their reason for doing either are driven by the same underlying falsity: the works are effective in themselves. … Continue reading

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