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Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:40

root it out

Written by rabbi russ resnik

art-riverbankSeparation begins within, as Messiah taught in one of his most famous—and challenging—sayings: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Matt. 5:27–28). Likewise, Cheshbon Ha-nefesh instructs us, “Strengthen yourself so that you can stop lewd thoughts,” because defilement begins in the mind.

Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:38

the power of separation

Written by rabbi benjamin ehrenfeld

art-donotenterRav Shaul is very clear in his assertion that those members of the body of Messiah are to remain separate from a sexual world-view disconnected from that of Torah:

For this is the will of God, that you should be consecrated (separated and set apart for pure and holy living): that you should abstain and shrink from all sexual vice, that each one of you should know how to possess (control, manage) his own body in consecration (purity, separated from things profane) and honor, not [to be used] in the passion of lust… — 1 Thessalonians 4:3–5, Amplified Bible

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