What does the Bible teach about LUST?
Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock
Available from Evangelical Bookshop, Belfast
There are 4 chapters which follow a simple outline: People are Struggling (1); Lust is sinful (2); Christ is powerful (3); We have Hope (4).
The book concludes with frequently asked questions.
The central issue is tackled in Chapter 2. In a day when affections are considered neutral and therefore outside the realm of sanctification and consequentially without the need of repentance, Strachan takes us to Scripture and rightly asserts – our hearts are sinful therefore our behaviours are sinful. Because of indwelling sin our desires are sinful. By contrast Christ, who was impeccable (unable to sin), shows us who we were meant to be.
With reference to James 1:13-15 and Proverbs 7 it is unmistakably clear that lust in itself is sinful.
It is refreshingly clear and, based upon Scripture, is convincing. This is what we need in a day of obfuscation, disinformation, and the fraudulent use of language which separates concupiscence from action.
Rev E T Kirkland