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What are the 3 most powerful temptations that we have to overcome?

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On ‎7‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 9:33 AM, Yowm said:

That would be between you and the Lord, He knows your heart and motives, I don’t.

What if it was a church elder or pastor, would that have to be brought up in a church board meeting if they were going over the women in the church?

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On July 12, 2018 at 5:11 AM, Hobie_ said:

"Attractive" is incorrect as that is more a carnal desire or coveting, "handsome" is more in line with what we use. Latin men as a norm are very handsome on the whole, look at the soccer players, and  I would admire them as I would any of Gods creation, but not be attracted as that would be against God on many levels.

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

 

Ive always thought handsome was just another synonym for attractive, basically saying the samething.

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10 hours ago, Hobie_ said:

What if it was a church elder or pastor, would that have to be brought up in a church board meeting if they were going over the women in the church?

??. Church politics differ, not my specialty. I would think Mt 18 applies...

(Mat 18:15)  Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
(Mat 18:16)  But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
(Mat 18:17)  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
 

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"Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses." (1 Timothy 5:19). Yes, an elder may be brought before the church with charges, but there are procedures to be followed, beginning with Matthew 18. 
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On 7/7/2018 at 5:56 AM, Hobie_ said:

This should be pretty straightforward, as these stumbling blocks are Satans greatest tools in addicting man, and bringing him into his lair of sin and destruction.  So what are these 3 temptations and how do they make us sin?

I would say

1. Believing God isn't good

2. Believing we have to depend on our own righteousness instead of Christ's righteousness

3. Pride

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me, myself and I

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1. Self Righteousness

 

2. Lust

 

3. Unforgiveness 

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1) Pride 

God resists the proud: 

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” (James 4:6)

Pride was Satan’s Original Sin: 

12 How you have fallen from heaven,
    morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth,
    you who once laid low the nations!
13 You said in your heart,
    “I will ascend to the heavens;
I will raise my throne
    above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
    on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
    I will make myself like the Most High.”
15 But you are brought down to the realm of the dead,
    to the depths of the pit.” (Isaiah 14:11-15) 

God even allows a less spirit to keep us from pride:

even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.” (2 Corinthians 12:7)

2) Fear 

“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.” (1 John 4:18)

”For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) 

3) Lust 

“For everything in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--comes not from the Father but from the world: For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.” (1 John 2:6) 

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On ‎7‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 7:54 AM, BeyondET said:

Ive always thought handsome was just another synonym for attractive, basically saying the samething.

True, but more subdued, like that is a nice flower, rather than I want that flower.

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