Posted by: sailingspirit | January 13, 2013

Fight Them With Their Own Weapons

There are many Christians who believe that stoicism is a good antidote to sensuality.

It isn’t.

It’s powerless.  POWERLESS!

The reason it fails is that the power of sin comes from its promise of pleasure,

and God means it to be defeated by a superior promise of pleasure!

We will fight them with their own weapons!!!

It is the only power that can defeat the lusts of the age while producing lovers of God and not legalists.

from John Piper’s sermon on Jonathan Edwards’ “A God-Entranced Vision of All Things

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