August 2014

Bring Back Lust

Bring Back Lust Have you noticed that the word “lust” is being purged from the Bible? The Greek word for lust (epithemia) points to inner sin thirty-four times in the New Testament.  In the vast majority of these places it has traditionally been properly translated as “lust” or the archaic and more precise word, “concupiscence.” [...]

Presumptuous Sin

Presumptuous Sin      Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me!  (Psalms 19:13) What did David mean by “presumptuous sins?” Consider: The core idea of a presumptuous sin is that the one who sins in this way is acting arrogantly and willfully. It is sinning with eyes wide [...]