“Why did Jesus instruct us to pray ‘lead us not into temptation’ when God states that He does not tempt us?”……We know from James 1:13 that God does not tempt us to sin. If He did, He would be acting contrary to His holy nature, against His desire for us to be holy as He […]

“How can I overcome temptation?”……The Scriptures tell us that we all face temptations.First Corinthians 10:13says, “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man.” Perhaps this provides a little encouragement as we often feel that the world is bearing in on us alone, and that others are immune to temptations. We are […]

“Is temptation a sin? Is it a sin to be tempted?”……Temptation, by its very nature, feels wrong. God’s moral law is written in the heart of every human being (Romans 1:20), and when a sinful temptation is introduced, our consciences immediately sense danger. However, the temptation itself is not the sin. Jesus was tempted (Mark […]

“What are the keys to resisting temptation?”……Nelson’s Bible Dictionary defines temptation as “an enticement or invitation to sin, with the implied promise of greater good to be derived from following the way of disobedience.” Resisting tempation begins with knowing that Satan is the supreme “tempter” Matthew 4:3During that time the devil[a] came and said to […]

“How can I overcome temptation?”……The Scriptures tell us that we all face temptations. …1Corinthians 10:13…The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so […]

The Bible vs. Temptation …One of the things that bother me about Evangelical Christianity in America is the way it’s marketed. Walk into any popular Christian bookstore and you’ll be bombarded with best sellers on how Christianity helps you to overcome this or that bad habit; or how Christianity helps you to overcome depression, anxiety, […]

Protect Yourself Spiritually   He will… oppress the… people of the Most High… Daniel 7:25   Satan uses two strategies. First, ‘he will defy the Most High.’ Satan will always attack God’s plan, God’s principles and God’s people, so be on guard! Second, ‘he will… oppress the… people of the Most High.’ Weariness is a […]