Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The greater pleasure of purity

I have read two short books on sexual purity recently.  They are 'Sex is not the problem ... Lust is', by Joshua Harris and 'The Purity Principle', by Randy Alcorn.  I would highly recommend both, although if I was to recommend just one of them I would tell you to read 'The Purity Principle.'

Interestingly they both give the following quote from John Piper:
The fire of lust's pleasures must be fought with the fire of God's pleasures.  If we try to fight the fire of lust with prohibitions and threats alone - even the terrible warnings of Jesus - we will fail.  We must fight it with a massive promise of superior happiness.  We must swallow up the little flicker of lust's pleasure in the conflagration of holy satisfaction.

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