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While serving with Operation Mobilization in India in 1967, tuberculosis forced me into a sanitarium for several months. I did not yet speak the language, but I tried to give Christian literature written in their language to the patients, doctors and nurses. Everyone refused; some politely, some rudely.
Presented at Good Shepherd Community Church by Barry Arnold
If you had the option of participating in an activity that would incontrovertibly and directly contribute to increased crime; thefts, robberies, embezzlement, bankruptcies, child abuse, domestic violence, and suicide, would you go ahead and participate in that activity?
If there was a possibility that the entertainment you chose today, could, 15 years from now, destroy your daughter’s marriage, contribute to her conviction for writing bad checks, if your entertainment might result in your son’s incarceration for embezzlement, or lead him to abandon his children, would you go ahead and ...
Some of these are one-a-day questions, others could be asked several in succession. Decide according to your preference. You can ask these questions over a forty day period, ten days, or in a single setting, depending on whether you want to spread out the self-examination, or go for the cumulative effect. You can also read them through once, then go back over them slowly to digest them. It’s up to you.
An excerpt from Deadline
“You’ve taught me so much, Zyor. This place is wonderful, much more wonderful than I had even dreamed. And, besides Elyon himself, you’ve been the most wonderful part of it. I’m so glad we’re here together, finally able to talk face to face as friends.”
“I am but a tiny part of your life here, which has just begun, with endless eons of joyous adventure ahead, in Elyon’s new universe.” The mighty one’s face softened into its most childlike features. “But I am honored you believe that part significant.”
The Purity Principle includes practical guidelines to protect purity, for singles, for married couples, and for parents who wish to train their children in purity. These include controlling the television and internet, and offering alternatives for how to spend our time. It also includes confession, repentance and developing biblical accountability that doesn’t just admit sin, but prevents it.
Suppose I said, “There’s a great-looking girl down the street. Let’s go look through her window and watch her undress, then pose for us naked, from the waist up. Then this girl and her boyfriend will get in a car and have sex—let’s listen and watch the windows steam up!”
You’d be shocked. You’d think, “What a pervert!”
But suppose instead I said, “Hey, come on over. Let’s watch Titanic.”
Christians recommend this movie, church youth groups view it together, and many have shown it in their homes. Yet the movie ...