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Do you believe "lust" is normal or from the devil?


The reason I ask is because I feel there is a difference between a "healthy desire" and "lust". Lust grabs you and holds you captive, almost like a drug addiction. Desire grows over time and does not hold you in the same desperate manner that lust would. Jesus told us not to lust after others. Think of the millions of families and businesses that have been destroyed by lust. Lust is now part of our culture and media, that we hardly blink an eye, until it crosses a line, such as Miley Cyrus proved at the MTV Awards. Do you feel lust is normal or a definite problem in our society?

 

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    MissMelissaK 3 years ago

    Your words are most refreshing and I can see the Holy Spirit working in you. You have a sincere desire to follow the Lord and it shows. I agree with you. When I get tempted I say "In the name of Jesus, I rebuke you!" Or the 23:1 Psalm "The Lord...


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    MissMelissaK 3 years ago

    The Holy Spirit guides me. As a Christian, we are to think holy, pure, clean and lovely thoughts. My faith guides me with obedience and the desire to do the will of God. I don't believe that God created "lust". Lust is "inappropriate sexual thought.


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    MissMelissaK 3 years ago

    Absolutely! I agree. Lust is selfish and not from God. Can anyone be holy and lustful at the same time? It's not possible. God calls us to be holy. The enemy works with "deception". Just because something looks good, doesn't mean it is good.

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    MissMelissaK 3 years ago

    I feel it doesn't go away. I feel "lust" is like a fire. If you feed it, it will grow and get bigger. Many people have a problem secretly with lust. The "lust" business is making billions for a reason because of the millions in secret bondage.


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    MissMelissaK 3 years ago

    I disagree. I think many families have been blown apart by lust. Think of affairs of the heart, cheating. Lust is not normal. The media makes it normal. We aren't supposed to go around and visualize everybody in a million different lewd ways.


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    MissMelissaK 3 years ago

    There is plenty of lust in the 80+ set now that we have Viagra and the STD rate is skyrocketing for the senior set so how do you like them apples? I believe that lust is not from the Holy Spirit. I believe it is from the enemy.


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    MissMelissaK 3 years ago

    The definition of lust is uncontrolled sexual desire. What you speak of is normal desire for your husband. If you took that same desire and slept with your neighbor, the milkman and the mailman, you may just have a problem with lust.


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    MissMelissaK 3 years ago

    So as a scientist, would you say its natural to rob, cheat or kill if my hormones tell me its only natural? I think what I'm getting at is lust is an inability to control one's sexual desire. There is no restraint so therefore it is a sin.

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    MissMelissaK 3 years ago

    When I was young, I thought it was "normal". Now that Jesus has saved me, I understand by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, just how wrong it is. You hit the nail on the head. Society makes it the norm and I agree, children are being bombarded daily.