I've struggled with many things over the years, just like
anyone I would assume has struggles. As a christian I
believe we are almost subconsciously taught to depress or
ignore the temptation and it will go away. I'm not saying
everyone has this approach, but I agree with Mark Driscoll
when he says "there is a propensity in many churches to
take sexuality out of the hands of theologians and place
it in the hands of secular counselors."
I'm not so sure it stops there, with just sexuality. I
also agree as he goes on to say that there is an
"effeminate nature" and "a timidity among weak pastors
to wade into controversial issues in general." Now my goal
here is not to scowl upon our leaders; I for one just
believe we need to step it up. Especially with the
state of our world; where debauchery, apathy, and self
indulgence has become the status quo, even among
christians! I should know, I'm not a great deal different.
And there's a "but." The but being, I don't like it, I
want to change, and I'm implementing change. My desire
within my change is to empower, teach, and help change
others with that same desire. And one major tool we use
is justification, and this, I think sums up the proverbial
18 For kthe wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be mknown about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,