Earlier this week, Brian Croft’s excellent little book HELP! He’s Struggling with Pornography was released in eBook format as part of Shepherd Press’ new line, LifeLine mini-books. In the “Personal Application Projects” portion of the mini-book, Croft gives specific ways men struggling with lust must Put Off Sin (lies) and Put On Christ (truths).

PUT OFF SIN: Common Lies Men Believe in Times of Temptation

  • “I will be the only one affected by this action. It doesn’t directly affect anyone else.”
  • “I will only do it this one time.
  • “Since my wife doesn’t satisfy me in this way, I need to satisfy myself.”
  • “I’ll just browse on the computer and see what happens.”
  • “No one will ever find out.”
  • “I’m going to do it anyway, so let me just get it over with.”
  • “It’s really not that big a deal.”
  • “God is going to forgive me anyway.”
  • “I can use a little break or relief.”
  • “There might be something new I’ll be missing out on or haven’t seen yet.”

PUT ON CHRIST: Truths Men Must Believe in Times of Temptation

  • “My sin is against a holy God and it took the death of Christ to pay for it.” Ps. 51: 4; Rom. 5: 8– 10
  • “Christ died so that I may live a life free from all sin and pursue holiness.” Rom. 6: 1; Eph. 5: 3; James 2: 10.
  • “Sexual pleasure must come through my wife only.” Prov. 5: 19.
  • “My marriage is not about me; it is about loving my wife as Christ loves the church.” 1 Cor. 7; Eph. 5: 25.
  • “Singleness is not about me; it is about glorifying God in my body.” 1 Thes. 4: 3– 5.
  • “Sin cannot bring lasting pleasure; Christ brings true and lasting pleasure.” Heb 11: 24– 26
  • “Flirting with sin leads to destruction; following Christ leads to life.” Prov. 5: 8; Prov. 7: 21– 23; 1 Cor. 6: 18
  • “It is more satisfying to please my all-knowing Father than to secretly indulge my sin.” Num. 32: 23; Ps. 90: 8; Prov. 5: 21; Heb. 13: 4; Heb. 4: 12– 13.
  • “Christ died and has given me his Spirit to resist all temptation.” Ezek. 36: 24– 32; 1 Cor. 10: 13; 1 Tim. 6: 11– 12; 2 Tim. 2: 22.
  • “It took the death of the Son of God to free me of this sin.” Rom. 5: 8– 10.

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