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Old 06-19-2009, 03:18 AM
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I've read it. I've made it no secret on this forum that I have struggled with pornography, and in looking for help, I cam across his tract, which sent me into further depression... his solution was repentance and willpower. The first I have bucketloads of. The second I have none. God has freed me through His grace, but it was none of my willpower, but a careful reading and understanding of Romans 8.

This reply was @ CKG on the previous page

EDIT: I have not read Clouds "expose" on Pearl, as far as I can recall. I have read a lot of cloud's stuff, but I don't recall reading anything about pearl, and if I did, I didn't quote it, because I have read pearl's tract where he says it anyway.

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Luke, I've been informed and edified by many of your posts. I just wanted to pass along this link to check out if you ever feel led.

http://www.settingcaptivesfree.com/c...way-of-purity/

Ephesians 1:6-7 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

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Old 06-20-2009, 10:01 PM
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Thanks greenbear

I've tried many courses and devotionals. None of them "worked". But the word of God is powerful. I have been free for about 2 months.. or just under. I haven't been counting.

Also, setting captives free is highly calvinist. I always get up to day 5 or 6, and despair, because they essentially say if you are struggling you haven't repented, and you can't repent, but you have to just wait on God. So it's futile...

www.in-purity.org has some good devotionals, and I will probably start going through them again soon, just to keep focused, and on the right path

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Old 06-20-2009, 10:11 PM
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The simple fact is, we are carnal and sold under sin. (Romans 7)
I am nearly 50 years on this earth, and after 30 years in Christ, I can honestly say that any high ground we may gain in the war on the flesh comes down to a daily commitment to Christ. Thank God for His amazing grace.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:26 PM
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Bro. Parrish,

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I am nearly 50 years on this earth, and after 30 years in Christ, I can honestly say that any high ground we may gain in the war on the flesh comes down to a daily commitment to Christ. Thank God for His amazing grace.
Amen to that! It's day by day, moment by moment.

We are the same age... 49 and holding.


Brother Luke,

Sorry, I didn't realize it would be calvinistic. I hate calvinism. And I hate lordship salvation.

I remember listening to Lordship teachers years ago when I didn't understand eternal salvation and I would become inconsolable every time I heard one of their messages and it could last for weeks. I finally had to throw out all their tapes and books, I didn't even want to look at the cover of their book or hear their name spoken. I'm serious. I wouldn't want to stand before Christ and explain why I tortured His children like I believe some of them will have to do.

Those teachers are hypocrites and liars. Every one of us who are saved, including some of those proud hypocrites, are just a sorry lot of sinners who don't deserve a lick of the immeasurable grace that has been freely given to us. The idea that we can do anything at all to merit it or keep it is laughable.

A couple of days ago I was working in my garden, listening to the scriptures, all day long. I was so saturated with the word that I could see clearly that there is no reason for me ever to be unhappy again, or worry about anything ever again because I am going to live forever! It's just words until the Holy Spirit shows you the truth from God's perspective. Today, I'm a bit under the weather and I can't quite remember how amazing that was. Maybe tomorrow.

In Christ,

Jennifer
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Tony means to say that because of Pearls stance on declaring people saved/unsaved based on works, he has made himself out to be the Holy Ghost...
Luke, that's exactly what I said brother and exactly what I meant. He may be good, godly, dedicated, conservative, fundamentalist, saved by the blood, and unlearned in free Grace, no matter how many websites he may run or books he has publ;shed or what his reputation is. I want you to think on these questions:

1. How many sins did it take to get Adam and Eve thrown out of the Garden?
2. How many sins does it take to throw a person into hell?
3. Sin is transgression of what?
4. According to James how many times does it take breaking the "what" of question 3 does it take to violate all of it?
5. What is the difference between being hooked on porn and lighting your stove to cook a meal between 6 pm Friday and 6 pm Saturday, Jerusalem time?

Brother, you got to watch out for these little Christian immans, there is a Christian Taliban and there is a Christian Talmud. Stick with your Bible. Your sins affect your Chriostian walk, they have not been imputed to you. You are not the only person who struggles daily with the flesh, it goes with the territory.

I'll email you in the next day or two with some information you might find helpful.

Grace and peace my brother.

Tony
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:18 PM
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The key to victory over any sin is reading Romans 6-8 over and over again, until you see your life hid in Christ, and the victory already won. There is no process to recovery. No 12 steps. It's a one step. Die to self and Claim the victory that Jesus Christ already won
 

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