Posts in Residential
Why This Program Embraces the Sinner

Perhaps you have heard the adage, “God hates sin, but loves the sinner.” I Googled that phrase once and came across a website that violently disagree with it. “God hates sinners,” the man exclaimed in an unmistakable huff. He went on to cite a couple of Old Testament verses that seemed to support his notion. All I can say is that this man exuded a harsh and self-righteous spirit that I have never sensed from the Lord. 

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The Painful Lesson Every Prodigal Must Learn

His spiritual downfall probably began by overhearing some traveler discussing the exotic “far country.” Beautiful women, parties and fun were the daily fare of the lucky men who lived there. The more he contemplated that thrilling place, the more life on his father’s farm seemed to be drudgery. Day after day, he daydreamed about what it would be like to go to such a place. Fantasies have a way of gaining strength and momentum, which is why it is always best to stop them when they first appear.

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The Spiritual Problem of Pornography and Its Solution

As soon as his wife pulled out of the driveway, Pastor Jessie booted up his computer. With shaking hands, he moved through the screens into the pornographic areas of the Internet he had become so familiar with. His anticipation mounted as he clicked on one of his favorite sites. Jessie did not realize that his wife had been suspecting that he had a problem. That morning, she decided to sneak into the house to see what he was up to. She was in the room before he knew it. The look of horror and betrayal on her face when she saw the computer screen would haunt him for months to come.

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What to Learn from Samson the Sex Addict

They came at will—pillaging and terrorizing as they went. Young men were taken captive to a life of hopeless servitude. Girls became sex-slaves, subjected to every filthy whim of their masters. For forty years, the people of Israel suffered under the barbaric cruelty of the Philistines. In utter desperation and despair, they pleaded with Jehovah to deliver them. God’s merciful ear was attentive to their cries.

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