23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[b] Christ Jesus our Lord.
” Romans -23 The only way for us to be justified before God is through Jesus Christ, that is grace.
Remember, we have victory in Christ, and no matter what you do, that doesn’t change God’s unconditional love for you.
It’s a little funny, but after I talked few months ago with Mormons about the concept of grace, and how they have to be perfect so that grace is sufficient, or a verse from BOM says that “we are saved by grace after all we can do” I now know better how much grace means to me, and how impossible would it be to save myself through my works.
I think what revolutionized my life was the concept of grace and not trusting my own flesh(Philippians 3:3),not even a bit. Please read through Romans chapters 3-6, you’ll see how no one is righteous, how righteousness can only be received through faith and is imputed to us from Christ, and being justified by faith we now have peace with God, we’ve found REST : D, Being crucified with Christ means that our self(sin nature) was crucified, and now being in Christ WE DON’T OWE THE FLESH anything because “the body ruled by sin might be done away with” “When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.
21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
I hope in Jesus that you pray and seek God the Father through Jesus regarding this. Hi David, I was in the same situation, I’m young and single and I don’t watch porn anymore, even though I rarely masturbate but it doesn’t affect me in the same way as when I was watching porn,and I plan to stop that also. I was in the same cycle, Sin,guilt than getting rid of guilt, and back again.They want to sell it to you and take it away as they see fit. So you’re saying, smoke a cigarette, and go on about your day, it’s not that easy, for some people, taking a drink of alchohol or smoking a cigarette they can do just one, and go on, but other people, just one is all it takes, and they’re hooked – same way with masturbation, it is still sin even if you don’t get hooked because it is tied with lust, and our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost, and we are not defile them with such practices, that is like saying Jesus masturbated, which I believe he did not, and I was one of the ones who tried it once and couldn’t stop, like most young men and men of all ages, young women and women of all ages also, now im 44, and have grown in God so much and will continue to grow, that I despise masturbation so much, hate it, as Paul said, and it needs to be out of my life – i plan to be chemically castrated soon, and hopefully that will take care of the problem. Masturbation gives you orgasm, which is actually good for your body. This is a difficult subject to speak openly about because of the strong puritan memes in society against it. I had the hard-core experience of a father who was a senior CES (church education) administrator, a mission president, “Know Your Religion” instructor, and so on. I only watched the first video and it is ridiculous. I could go on and on about this issue, these videos are pathetic and I really feel sorry for the screwed up mentality of those people in the video and those who try to justify their sins.But every little thing thats in our hearts, minds, words, and actions count, and affect us and others, and we are accountable for them. You heard it here first folks, Santa is, in fact, real.They will undoubtedly assist many young men and couples in alleviating harmful guilt and pain… I hate the thing because it makes me lose my self control. The truth is, even when you’ve figured it all out, you will likely still sometimes fall into the trap of pornography. All good things in life take hard work, and most of them will require a change in you. Its about looking up and seeing what your missing, the person you could be. Pick yourself up by the boot straps and start making it better, by your own sweat. I only wish that the church did not foster the “trashy” feelings that it does in relation to these issues, but the more I learn about the church, the more I am certain that, almost invariably, these are the feelings that it fosters. i am a born again believer in Jesus, and i struggle with lust, lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and masturbation is the spinoff of lust and porn also, i have done everything i know to do, regarding the bible, etc.I forget what is important to me and hunger for this thing that, aside from driving away your spirituality, interferes with your life in general. prayers, and it came to me to be chemically castrated.