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Temptations

“I will not be enslaved by anything.” (1 Corinthians 6:12)

Many things have the potential to enslave us. Freedom is to be found in God.

You can get caught by many things: eating, drinking, exercising or surfing the internet. But is no coincidence that most attention is paid to sex in this section. Sexual desires are so strong that you can easily get entangled in them.

The Church is often criticized for an excessive focus on sexual sin. But sexual sins have a unique character: they are sins against our own body. We received that body, a temple of the Holy Spirit, to honour God.

Only by pointing God as being the highest, we can escape the temptations that want to pull us down. When God is in first place, all other things falls in to the right place as it belongs. Then we can enjoy what God gives us of good in food, drinks, sports, internet and sex.

Anchored in God, we can enjoy in abundance of what He gives us, without it capturing or imprisoning us. Faith in God is freedom of joy.

Do you struggle with temptations? Don’t struggle alone! Seek help!

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Marten Visser

Marten Visser

Marten Visser (1971), experienced a call from the Lord to be a missionary while in Kindergarten. He received M.Div., Th.M. in Missiology, M.A. in cultural anthropology degrees and a Ph.D. degree in Theology. In 2000 he became a church planting missionary in Thailand with OMF, together with his wife Esther. In 2015 he returned to the Netherlands where he founded GlobalRize. He continues to serve as GlobalRize’s director of evangelism.

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Temptations