Are Your Selfish Desires Evil?

Peter (who once was Jesus’ most impulsive disciple, but overcame it to become one of the most solid apostles) wrote that believers have “escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” Have you? Or have you bought the brainwashing that says that your selfish desires are not evil and that it is okay to give in to them?

Are you following the world or the Word?

Here’s another quote from Peter: “They promise themselves freedom while they are slaves of depravity — for ‘people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.’ If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.” (1 Peter 2:19-20)

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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