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Help!!!! I Am Being Tempted to Sin!!

Updated on August 17, 2016

Enter Not Into Temptation...

I had heard of the plight of Asia Bibi the Pakistani mother of 5 who was accused of blasphemy. Well, tonight I actually read the circumstances of her case and find the situation to be absolutely ridiculous.

The more I think about it the angrier I get. The angrier I get the more I want to sin. The sin I want to commit is to tell somebody off. I want to go into the forums and attack those who call Christians fools. Those who say we serve an imaginary sky god. I feel very indignant that the precious freedom of speech that we enjoy in the USA is not experienced in other countries.

This woman, Asia Bibi allegedly insulted Muhammad while arguing with some of her female neighbors. They were picking berries and Asia Bibi got water for them in some bowl or cup and one of the women refused to drink the water because the container was handled by a Christian.

I can talk about yours but don't you talk about mine...

Reports say Asia Bibi and her family were only 1 of the 2 Christian familys in the locale and they family believes these false accusations were made because of Asia is a Christian in a predominately Muslim neighborhood. The Muslim women say that Asia Bibi remarked that Mohamed lay sick in his bed the entire month before he died, that he had worms in his mouth and nose and was a fake.

Apparently that was more than enough information to get her arrested, beaten and sentenced to death. That's right, sentenced to death!

She has been locked up since June of 2009. They say if she is acquitted the will have a civil war because the law must be upheld. She is the first woman accused of blasphemy, although I am sure there are others who have said that and more.

Keeping it Real

I think about the religious forums here on Hubpages; the endless arguments and countless discussions which we engage in as an effort to "give a reason for our faith". I think about some of the stupid stuff some of the non-believers come up with, the fact that we are commanded to use wisdom and loving kindness when we engage in conversation with unbelievers.

After reading about Asia Bibi, I didn't want to use wisdom, I was Holy Ghost indignant and actually went into the forums looking for stupid topics that I could rip apart.....

This is why I am so glad I have the Holy Spirit. I found a stupid question, and, I knew it was written to draw believers into an argument; but I was going to engage it anyway. As I started to respond and tell the writer what I really thought about his post, the gentle but stern vice of the Holy Spirit said, "Don't you do that...don't do it, don't do it..."

His power calmed me and I was able to resist the temptation to sin. The Bible days be angry and sin not... I was angry and about to sin...thank's be to God who cause us to triumph in Christ Jesus!


Living in America

We are truly blessed here in the USA and in any free speech nation. I would have been dead a long time ago if I lived in a restrictive speech nation. They would have either called me "martyr" or "fool". In either case, i would have been in trouble.

My anger is subsiding as I write this, Praise the Lord. I am so glad, now my vision is clear, I would have proved nothing by attacking the non-believers in the forums. I would have only hardened their hearts more....and that wouldn't have helped anyone.

Thanks for listening.... 

What does this mean to Believers

World wide persecution of Christians is on the increase. Asia Bibi's case is getting press because she is the first woman to be accused of blasphemy. But, as the body of Christ, we should remember our brothers and sisters in the persecuted church.

Why not pick a non-christian nation and begin to believe God for the gospel to have free course in it; that laborers would be sent who would be steadfast and unmovable.


Do the Right Thing

Now that I am back to normal, I can add my faith to Asia Bibi's faith and rebuke the devils on assignment against her. I can believe with thousands of others who are crying out to the Lord for her release.

When I was angry, I would have been praying in malice and would have been more of a hindrance to her than a help.

Thanks for listening.....


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    • LeslieAdrienne profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie A. Shields 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks do much for your comment tipoague. I am glad you were moved to prayer.

      Thank you Dr. Pastor Carlotta... I appreciate your stance. Thanks for voting up....

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      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      9 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      I love your Hub and what WryLilt said was really uncalled for. It's away to tell people in love about their mistakes, WryLift probably one of those who be on the forms talking mess! I do not participate on the form with unbelievers, I have enough of them coming to my Hubs. Which is ok there because they are then on my turf and I will speak the truth. I Voted-Up! Be Blessed!!! I am your Fan now! Check out my Hub below.

    • tlpoague profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      I for one, am glad that you posted this hub. It is an eye opener for those (Christians) that are standing up for what they believe in, while thinking they may not be making progress. I have never heard of Asia Bibi and will be happy to add her to my prayer list. Had you not of been angry enough to post this hub, I would have never of heard of this woman standing up for what she believes in. Thanks for sharing!

    • LeslieAdrienne profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie A. Shields 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Beautiful comment Hilrider.... Thanks

      Thank you also attempted humour...

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      10 years ago from Australia

      Hi LeslieAdrienne, I happen to be a non-believer. I'm not affiliated to any group though. I am well balanced enough to realise that Christians, or any other religious people strongly adhere to their principals. Muslims believe wholeheartedly in their particular doctrines, as do Scientologists, Mormons, Budists, Seventh day adventists etc. I may choose to not believe in a god, but i live my life adhering to many of the principles that most religions aspire to. Treating other people with respect and obeying the laws of the land. Asia Bibi unfortunately is being judged by people who assume that they are doing the right thing by their god and their laws. Of course i disagree with their view, but convincing them otherwise is difficult because they have such strong beliefs. All the best from an unseasonably wet Melbourne.

    • hillrider profile image


      10 years ago from Mid-west United States

      Off the top Matthew 5:11 - King James Bible

      Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

      While I admit, it is difficult, to resist the desire to respond, that in and of itself (responding) isn't as harsh as it may seem on the surface. Yes, your reaction is both human and righteous indignation, but that is not (IMO) the major issue.

      We are human and to accept that we shall fall is inevitable, if you are an honest person. Because the fault would lie in the heart not the action, you showed that it wasn't wrong to desire to stand up for your belief but it was, in why you wanted to do so.

      We have the capability and right to respond but to do so without malice, with all dignity and to feel no shame for sharing our belief. If we deny Him it is said He will deny us. What we don't have, is the ability to do so when it infringes upon another's free choice.

      WHY we do something is (IMO) the most important issue. Go, speak out or do so here as you have. Create a place within this site to share your views and welcome a conscious and civil discussion. Be willing to read and consider another's faith, give credence to their freedom of choice and then remember, your DUTY is not to get them to agree with you, but merely to share what is your view of the truth.

      An admitted believer, I have ran the gamut with this issue since first coming on line. I hope you will know there is a place, a need and a time for what you did here. The time was then and your reminder should remind us all of why we share. So they will learn by HIS example, not our own.

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Buttons up! Thank you!

    • LeslieAdrienne profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie A. Shields 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you Fred,

      Thanks for your comment and compliment.

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      fred allen 

      10 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      What you call anger, I would call righteous indignation and true passion. When evil causes a cold, non emotional response I fear we become no threat to the enemy. Did Jesus show His anger at the moneychangers, or the Pharisees? Yes! We need the kind of passion He had. We need to care as He does. I like your style!

    • LeslieAdrienne profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie A. Shields 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you WOC,

      We are so blessed to live where we live but above all, the Holy Spirit is too awesome... Merry Christmas to you as well.

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      Woman Of Courage 

      10 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this. I would have been dead a long time ago also if I lived in a restricted speech nation. It's quite obvious in the forums and everywhere of the persecution of christians. I thank God for the holy spirit for it helps us to the right thing. I am with you in rebuking the devil assignment against Asia Bibi. It's already done. All is well. Love and Blessings to you Leslie. Merry Christmas!

    • LeslieAdrienne profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie A. Shields 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you Unchained, Marliza and Dave,

      I receive everything that you all have said and I appreciate your words of wisdom.... I will take heed

      God Blessd you so very much...

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      10 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      Channel that anger into prayer for those persecuted for the faith, and I think you fulfill God's desire perfectly.

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      Marliza Gunter 

      10 years ago

      The forums are a total mess...rather teach the teachable and leave the rest behind..(smiling) it works much better for me that way to keep my good conscious intact... :)

    • Unchained Grace profile image

      Unchained Grace 

      10 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Anger itself is not a sin. It is what you do with it that matters. Think of it as spiritual anger management wherein your caseworker is Jesus. In any event, what does the Bible tell us? If we are not accepted, just dust ourselves off and take it on down the road. Satan wants us doing dumb stuff like getting sucked into Forum-based stupidity. We are supposed to have the wisdom and discernment to see that coming. It is also an exercise in futility and a waste of time.

      What happens in other countries should be an example to those who take for granted the rights and privileges we have. I've literally covered the globe courtesy of Uncle Sam so I can attest to your concerns. Focus on the positive and leave the negativity to others. It ain't all that. Really. You're a good writer. Focus there. You could do some good and isn't that what Jesus wants for us?

    • LeslieAdrienne profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie A. Shields 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks WryLit....

      I know anger is not a is very healthy emotion, the sin comes in with your choice of how to express or deal with that anger. I was going to attack innocent people for something they may not even be aware of...that is sin

      Uncontrolled anger will mess you in point, I was angry enough to write this hub, but not calm enough to perform the spell check...not handling my anger (handling it, not supressing it) efficienty caused you to suggest that I might not be taken seriously, and I want to be taken seriously...

      I appreciate you for telling me because I would have gone on to something else...So, I thank you for pointing out my error... I have gone through it and made the correctons... there were a lot of them too, so, again...

      thank you for looking out for me...

    • WryLilt profile image

      Susannah Birch 

      10 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      Sometimes a little bit of anger does a lot more than a whole lot of calmness. Not every emotion is a sin.

      And we might take you a bit more seriously if you bothered to spell check.


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