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    Overcoming Lust in a Sex-Crazed World - New Book

    Dear Friends,

    With the epidemic of lust ever escalating in our sex-crazed culture, we need all the biblical help we can muster. I have had many emails from A Puritan's Mind inquirers asking me "What can I do to battle lust?" And, "Is m*sturbation a sin?" My new work, "Overcoming Lust in a Sex-Crazed World" will be a help to answer those questions.

    Chapters include:

    Society and Sex
    What is lust?
    Exchanging Identities
    What does the Bible say about M*sturbation?
    Pornography in All Forms
    The Myth of Fantasy
    Remedies for Lust and Advances in Purity
    Why do Christian men Suffer from Lust?

    It is a study book with questions at the end of each chapter.

    The book is written for Christian Men who are struggling with lust and desire to overcome it.

    Information on the book can be found here:
    http://www.puritanpublications.com/B...comingLust.htm

    [Edited on 9-10-2005 by webmaster]
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    Awesome.

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    "Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. " Mk 9:24
    "The greatest thing we can desire, next to the glory of God, is our own salvation; and the sweetest thing we can desire is the assurance of our salvation. In this life we cannot get higher than to be assured of that which in the next life is to be enjoyed. All saints shall enjoy a heaven when they leave this earth; some saints enjoy a heaven while they are here on earth." Joseph Caryl

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    Other good books on sanctification/mortification in general:

    Mortification of Sin/ Mortified Christian - Owen/Love. Both on Ro 8:13, a lot of overlap.
    Overcoming the World - Joel Beeke
    Evil of Evils - Burroughs. parts are repetitive but some of the thoughts he has on the evil of sin are quite profound. Haven't finished it quite yet.
    Precious Remedies for Satan's devices - Brooks. Parts I've read are good.
    Every (young) man's battle - good focuses specifically on lust.
    *Peter Gray* Elkins Park RPCNA

    "Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. " Mk 9:24
    "The greatest thing we can desire, next to the glory of God, is our own salvation; and the sweetest thing we can desire is the assurance of our salvation. In this life we cannot get higher than to be assured of that which in the next life is to be enjoyed. All saints shall enjoy a heaven when they leave this earth; some saints enjoy a heaven while they are here on earth." Joseph Caryl

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    Matt,

    Thank you for your hard work on this new publication. I've just ordered a copy, along with "A Simple Overview of Covenant Theology". Recently, God has graciously granted me a noticable advance in sexual purity as a result of the help and support received by other men here on PB. I'm looking foward to solidifying this progress into further advance as I read and prayerfully study your book!
    Brian Bowman
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    I need to read all the books on this that I can.

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    ... prayer with fasting, running 30 miles per week, and cold showers help too!
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    Originally posted by BrianBowman
    ... prayer with fasting, running 30 miles per week, and cold showers help too!
    I wish I had a portable, hovering, cold shower I could take with me everywhere.

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    ... Gabe, I'm 45 (read: things have slowed waaaayyyyy down) and my experience is still similar. Much of this fight is learning to trust to God's faithfulness in our sanctification even when our senses are being stimulated due to no fault of own own. We need the "abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness" (Romans 5:18b) to abound toward us!

    [Edited on 9-10-2005 by BrianBowman]
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    I tried to make it a "simple" book, but also one that is "in your face." In other words, there is no use in trying.

    Yoda - there is no try, there is only do.

    Its a "let's understand the problem" and then "be real about overcoming lust."

    Anyone who reads it, give me some feedback. Everything can always be improved.
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    Originally posted by BrianBowman
    ... prayer with fasting, running 30 miles per week, and cold showers help too!
    Remember - there is a differeence between dealing with the heart issue (which is what lust is all about) and removing triggers. We have to be sure we do not simply "mortify the flesh" but also walk in the Spirit.
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    AMEN on the heart being the issue Matt. What you quote from me was an attempt at truth blended with exaggerated humor - as in how many of us on PB can _actually_ run 30 miles per week.
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    Originally posted by BrianBowman
    AMEN on the heart being the issue Matt. What you quote from me was an attempt at truth blended with exaggerated humor - as in how many of us on PB can _actually_ run 30 miles per week.
    1 Cor9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection
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    AMEN on the heart being the issue Matt. What you quote from me was an attempt at truth blended with exaggerated humor - as in how many of us on PB can _actually_ run 30 miles per week.
    I read it as 30 "minutes" not miles giving you the benefit of the doubt!
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    30 miles is easy. EASY.
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    therein.- Ps. 69

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    A very needful contribution in our day. Thanks, Matt!

    Originally posted by Peter
    Other good books on sanctification/mortification in general:

    Mortification of Sin/ Mortified Christian - Owen/Love. Both on Ro 8:13, a lot of overlap.
    Overcoming the World - Joel Beeke
    Evil of Evils - Burroughs. parts are repetitive but some of the thoughts he has on the evil of sin are quite profound. Haven't finished it quite yet.
    Precious Remedies for Satan's devices - Brooks. Parts I've read are good.
    Every (young) man's battle - good focuses specifically on lust.
    Also J.C. Ryle's Thoughts for Young Men.

    Psalm 119.9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
    Andrew

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    Originally posted by webmaster
    Dear Friends,

    With the epidemic of lust ever escalating in our sex-crazed culture, we need all the biblical help we can muster. I have had many emails from A Puritan's Mind inquirers asking me "What can I do to battle lust?" And, "Is m*sturbation a sin?" My new work, "Overcoming Lust in a Sex-Crazed World" will be a help to answer those questions.

    Chapters include:

    Society and Sex
    What is lust?
    Exchanging Identities
    What does the Bible say about M*sturbation?
    Pornography in All Forms
    The Myth of Fantasy
    Remedies for Lust and Advances in Purity
    Why do Christian men Suffer from Lust?

    It is a study book with questions at the end of each chapter.

    The book is written for Christian Men who are struggling with lust and desire to overcome it.

    Information on the book can be found here:
    http://www.puritanpublications.com/B...comingLust.htm

    [Edited on 9-10-2005 by webmaster]
    Glad you found it helpful Matthew.
    David Michael Harris
    Home church : Aenon Baptist, Tongwynlias.
    Currently seeking those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

    "'After this I will return, and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it, that the remnant of mankind may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are called by my name, says the Lord, who makes these things known from of old.... For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you no greater burden than these requirements: that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell."

    ( Act 15 )

    ps;

    O yeah, and don't forget to keep the Sabbath...do this and you will insult the Grace of God. Farewell.

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    Originally posted by just_grace
    Originally posted by webmaster
    Dear Friends,

    With the epidemic of lust ever escalating in our sex-crazed culture, we need all the biblical help we can muster. I have had many emails from A Puritan's Mind inquirers asking me "What can I do to battle lust?" And, "Is m*sturbation a sin?" My new work, "Overcoming Lust in a Sex-Crazed World" will be a help to answer those questions.

    Chapters include:

    Society and Sex
    What is lust?
    Exchanging Identities
    What does the Bible say about M*sturbation?
    Pornography in All Forms
    The Myth of Fantasy
    Remedies for Lust and Advances in Purity
    Why do Christian men Suffer from Lust?

    It is a study book with questions at the end of each chapter.

    The book is written for Christian Men who are struggling with lust and desire to overcome it.

    Information on the book can be found here:
    http://www.puritanpublications.com/B...comingLust.htm

    [Edited on 9-10-2005 by webmaster]
    Glad you found it helpful Matthew.
    what? *confused*
    Josh
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    possession. The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell
    therein.- Ps. 69

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    Matthew,

    I've received your book and it is most EXCELLENT. It is at once penetrating and compassionate, revealing much depth and clarity on the important elements of this crucial topic. I could only wish that this book + the necessary local church/accoutability partner support had been around 25 years ago in my life. The Church at large has been in massive denial concerning the grave impact on the family and the Church addressed in your book. Of particular note, is the whole way that a man's overcoming of lust ultimately reveals the depth of his love for Jesus Christ and ultmiately whether or not he is even regenerate. From this it is also evident that only the Reformed view of salvation (i.e. _all_ of God's grace) can possiblty provide the foundation necessary to overcome lust and live in the purity that obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ demands.


    Thanks Again,


    Brian

    [Edited on 9-24-2005 by BrianBowman]
    Brian Bowman
    St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
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