From the new ministry and website, Living Out:
“I guess it’s for everyone.”
That last line made me think. No one sins unwillingly. No sin is ever committed without first being attracted to the sin on some level. The interesting thing about homosexuality is that the attraction is what is obvious to deal with. Most other sins tend to be treated on the behavioral level. No confession of sin is complete without a recognition of sinful desire. I believe that’s what Paul was addressing at the end of Romans 7. The regenerate person has a conflict between sinful desires and regenerated desires. Therefore, it is helpful to look at how Christians who are intentionally addressing their sinful desires so as to defeat them are successfully doing it.
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Justin Taylor is executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher for Crossway and blogs at Between Two Worlds. You can follow him on Twitter.
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