Running Into Temptation

“Therefore, my dear brethren, let me beseech you to set a watch over yourselves; be careful that you do not run into that company which may tempt you to evil, for would a man run himself into danger on purpose?

Would a man enter himself into that company , where, before he goes, he knows he shall be exposed to great temptations; and therefore, if you have any reason to think that the company you are going into will be a temptation, I beseech you, by the mercies of God in Christ Jesus, that you would not run into it.

How can you say, “Lead us not into temptation,” when you are resolved to lead yourselves into it, by running into the occasions of sin?

George Whitefield
The Collected Sermons of George Whitefield.

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The Abyss of Human Decadence

“Society has turned out to have scarce defense against the abyss of human decadence, for example against the misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, such as motion pictures full of pornography, crime, and horror.

This is all considered to be part of freedom and to be counterbalanced, in theory, by the young people’s right not to look and not to accept.

Life organized legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil.”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn Address at Harvard Commencement, 1978

Source: https://thesaker.is/alexander-solzhenitsyns-harvard-address/

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