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August 10, 2011

I’m definitely enjoying the Creation Sings series, but I read something today that I thought was very note-worthy, and wanted to share it here. I’m reading through a book with some friends called Sex is not the problem (lust is) by Joshua Harris. As you can tell by the title, it’s about sexual purity. The most recent chapter is on how we think about media. The following is a excerpt from the book:

“When he was in college, the famous evangelist John Wesley wrote a letter to his mother asking her to give him a clear description of sin. I think he wanted a list of do’s and don’ts. But Mrs. Welsey didn’t give John what he wanted. She gave him something much better. In response she wrote:

Take this rule: whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of  spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.'” (Harris, 120).

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