Feature Writer: Freed4Life
Feature Title: Lies about sex sin, addiction and freedom
Link: Lies about sex sin
XP Notes: Another Christian perspective — good to know that the other half think.
Lies about sex sin, addiction and freedom
Lies are the foundation of the temptations we face in sex addiction. The devil is a master liar. Jesus explained —
“He [Satan] was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” ( John 8:44 NIV).
People were first exposed to Satan’s lies in the Garden of Eden. Satan suggested to Eve that God was keeping back good things from her. As Eve started to doubt God, she lusted for the fruit and sinned. In the same way, Satan tempts us using combinations of things we desire and lies. If he can get us to doubt God’s goodness through lies, then we’re more likely to sin.
An example of the common sexual temptation:
Satan often tries to convince people that restricting sex to marriage is outdated and impractical. He tells people (singles & teens, especially) that God is unfairly withholding sex from them. He tells them that there will be little or no consequences for having sex outside of marriage and/or looking at pornography. The result is that many people doubt God’s good plan for sex and give in to fornication, adultery, homosexuality, pornography or many other bad alternatives. Afterwards, these people discover that the consequences are real and often much worse than they thought.
Destroy the lies with truth:
The power of lies is broken by truth. Jesus said —
“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32 NKJV).
As Jesus said, we need to be familiar with his word, which is recorded in the Bible. Spending time in Bible study during our daily quiet time is therefore critical for success on the battlefield of temptations. It takes study and memory work to know the applicable Bible verses for the different temptations we may face in sex addiction.