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Piper's Thoughts on Selling with Sex

To all five of you loyal readers (thanks, Mom), I know that I haven't been coming up with much original content lately, but nevertheless I will keep throwing up stuff that has been capturing my attention and thoughts. This week's DG Fresh Words entry is pulled from Piper's Godward Life book. It quotes a letter that he wrote to a newspaper (presumably in Minneapolis) regarding the underwear ads which seem to become more-and-more prolific and more-and-more provocative every week. They also, I believe are used by my flesh to sear my conscience, poison my heart, and lower my standards for purity of thought. I strongly commend that you read and consider the following and how it may affect or have affected your heart:

"Jonathan Edwards once said that godly people can, as it were, smell the depravity of an act before they can explain why it evil. There is a spiritual sense that something is amiss. It does not fit in a world permeated with God. Ephesians 5:3 says that some things “are not fitting” among saints.” “Fitting-ness” is not always easy to justify with arguments. You discern it before you can defend it. That’s good, because we have to make hundreds of choices every day with no time for extended reflection.

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Is Heaven Just a Sublime Fiction?

One of my elders emailed this to me. The full text can be found at GraceGems.org; it's an excerpt from John Angell James, The True Christian, published in 1846. When I read it, I inserted "I" or "me" for "they" or "them." This is a very appropriate and necessary reminder for me as I try to live out my American life as a citizen of the Kingdom of God.

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