Thursday, May 31, 2007

Missions and Masturbation

John Piper has some very insighful things to say in this short article. Here is a sample:

"One of the major forces preventing young people from obeying the call of God into vocational Christian service is defeat in the area of lust. A teenager hears a challenging call to throw himself into the cause of world evangelization. He feels the promptings of the Holy Spirit. He tastes the thrill of following the King of kings into battle. But he does not obey because he is masturbating regularly."

4 comments:

Roland said...

Um...
okay.

Nick Hill said...

Um...what do you mean?

Roland said...

Does masturbation prevent one from being a missionary?
Not that I'm advocating it, but I didn't realize perfection was attained when we decided to follow Christ.
The text excerpted seems to indicate that when we fail (no matter the area) we are being carnal Christians and not living for God rightly enough.
Is there more to the message that I'm not getting?

Nick Hill said...

Roland,

You would have to read the article. I think that you are totally missing his point...