Monday, February 28, 2011

A Call to My Peers and I

"Young men, "flee fornication" (1 Corinthians 6:18) if you love life.
"Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience." Flee the occasions of it, the company of those who might draw you into it, the places where you might be tempted to it. Read what our Lord says about it in Matthew 5:28. Be like holy Job: "Make a covenant with your eyes." (Job 31:1) Flee talking of it. It is one of the things that ought not so much as to be named. You cannot taste sin and not be defiled. Flee the thoughts of it; resist them, mortify them, pray against them, make any sacrifice rather than give way. Imagination is the hotbed where this sin is too often hatched. Guard your thoughts, and there is little fear about your deeds."
- John Charles Ryle

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