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  1. bro. bigheart

    Masturbation problem

    Brother, I'm very happy to see that you are open to hearing other people's perspectives on this issue. As already established, it is one that is highly debated because of the literal health benefits and as well as the pleasure that comes with it. However, we must be willing to hear each other out and truely discuss things. If we start fussing, yelling, pointing fingers, and etc about issues, then the worldly stereotype of church people will stay the same. However, if this is handled in a biblical way, then the world will see the difference that we have in Christ and desire to have it. I hope that we all can discuss this in a understanding manner without firing "e-bullets" at each other. lol
  2. bro. bigheart

    Masturbation problem

    Brothers, we are all well aware that this is a highly debated topic. Just as a precaution from one who has seen bad debates about the Bible happen, keep in mind that we are here to edify each other as brothers who are dealing with things and are desiring to get closer to God. We are not here to have extremely long convos that do not accomplish anything that will extend the Kingdom of God. Just some food for thought.
  3. bro. bigheart

    I simply cant do it...

    Dude, that's awesome that you figured out what is triggering your impulse to do that stuff. I would highly recommend getting an accountability partner in person, but know that if you need someone to talk to about things I'm here. Just shoot me an PM.
  4. bro. bigheart

    How did you stop???? Lust,Porn,MB,Sex,etc...

    I agree! We have to have God at the forfront of our minds. It will be extremely evident when we don't. We also need to root ourselves in the Word. Icexist, I rejoice with you brother about your victory over this.
  5. bro. bigheart

    Question about being sexually active

    Hold your horses man!!!!! How can you make such a response when Scripture strictly speaks out about sexual immorality? Here are some passages just to name a few: Matthew 15:19- For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander Mark 7:21- For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery...... 1 Cor. 6:18- Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body Galatians 5:19- The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; Ephesians 5:3- But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Now, this does not mean in any way that one cannot be forgiven of such an act. I know people in my life that have done things in their past that they wish that they could take back such as sex before marriage. Yet, one should abstain from this behavior because it is utterly wrong. Anyone that says that it is not is acting contrary to what Scripture tells us. Follow God and His Word in all things. Double check what a fellow man tells you out of council with what Scripture says. If it is something that is contray to Scirpture, then do not follow through on that advice. Whether they notice it or not, they are leading one astray.
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    Disturbing Thoughts...

    Wait a minute! Are you saying that it is okay to lust after someone and we should just "brush it off" as if nothing happened? When we fall we need to seek out God for forgivness immediately and then strive with all that we have to not fall back into that sin. This is something more than just a "kinky" thought. To Cheeseisgoodlol: I hope that you are sustaing from this sin, my brother. I know that it is a difficult battle, but I just want to encourage you to keep on trusting in the Lord and continue to focus more on the things of God instead of the things of man. Feel free to message me anytime brother.
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    Clothes

    Ditto. Do not put yourself in a tempting spot.
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    Masturbation problem

    Ditto to what you said.
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    Masturbation problem

    Anthony, I do agree with what you are saying. It is a matter of personal conviction because due to the fact that there is nothing really given in Scripture about the act. I really liked what you had to say about the subject. The reasoing that I will give for my response is for the sake of generally speaking to prevent leading a brother astray. Yet, I still stand behind my response due to what does occur when one does do the act of masturbation. I also want to note that this very topic is one that is highly debated among biblical scholars. So, various views will be found on this topic. I hope that this helps all of us out as we all, as brothers, strive to stay away from lust.
  10. bro. bigheart

    Masturbation problem

    There is a problem with masturbation, however. While the Bible does not speak a single word of it throughout the entire text, masturbation is still not a recommended practice. Why is that? That is because of what occurs while one masturbates: intense sexual fantisies, which is lust which is equated to adultry. Also, the act itself is quite selfish in nature. You are only focused upon yourself and the sexual feelings that you want to feel. So, overall the inital act of masturbation is not wrong persay. However, it is what occurs in your mind that makes this practice a "deadly sin."
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    Seeking accountability

    MorningDew, Coming clean with your problem through the means of confession is probably the best thing that you can do. I was wondering though if you were still seeking accountability or help in that area? I know that I am in the states, but I would love to help you out brother.
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    I need help

    Feel free to PM me as well. Do you still need someone to have as an accountability partner or do you have one already? JW
  13. bro. bigheart

    US to back Anti Israeli UN Resolution

    I have to agree that our alliance would be significantly weakened if we do back this thing up. It is pretty much backstabbing an Allie. Yea, we'll go along and help you, but we just won't support you. Israel has just as much right as any other nation to defend itself. However, as these events unfold, we must keep in mind as Christians that this just goes to show how much closer day by day we are getting to the end of this big thing called life as we know it.
  14. I would recommend Boyce College. It's in Louisville, KY. It is also where I attend.
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    What was your first day of college like?

    I have to admit that it was a bit of culture shock for me. When I first arrived in my dorm, my "snobbish" insides came out through voice and I said, "This is it?" haha. Following that, my dad began to tease me about me being in the army now haha. Anyway, I got to meet all of the different people and got settled in really quick. The thing that I learned about it though is that you have to just put yourself out there socially and be open to talking to someone you've never seen before.
  16. bro. bigheart

    Should I Change Schools?

    I know how things can be in your situation. I've been at a public school system ever since I was in preschool. But, I was in a school system where I was picked on and basically verbally/physically abused daily until my freshmen year. God thankfully had a way out for me through a series of events that lead to a merger of that school with our county school. I transferred to another school district in the county, which is the second smallest public school district in my state. God also has His hand over that school with the staff and students as well. Let that be an encouragement to you in this situation. I, too, can connect with you on the whole dad & money thing. If you want to send me a private message and talk more, feel free to do so. Take comfort in this: "For I know the plans I have for," declares the Lord, " Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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    Passion 2010!

    Hello everyone! For college students, there is only one event like it on this planet. That's right, I'm talking about Passion and Passion 2010 was like no other. If you want, share your experience about this once in a lifetime event or just give a Passion shout out if you attended.
  18. bro. bigheart

    Masturbation problem/doubt

    this_life_is_yours, I must agree with you 110%! Masturbation is a problem that needs to be confronted. While it may be normal for us as sexual beings, that does not necessarily make it correct or right in God's eyes. I'm here on a bible college campus where this issue has been raised up by some. Some have taken the position that it is okay to masturbate if you do not lust after something (which I can't figure out how it can be done unless you're just so addicted to it) and others have the same position like me and you. Either way look at it, this is something that can be addicting like other things such as drugs and can cause you to carry out other sins such as lust. I too have struggled with this problem, but when in a close relationship with God it is the least of my interest to carry out the dirty deed.
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    Question about being sexually active

    Yes, it is wrong to be sexually active before marriage. Just like in the previous posts, whether you are a Christian or not it is wrong. This, just like any other sin, needs to be turned over to God and asked for forgivness of. I am not trying to bash you in any way brother. I just want to see you in a right relationship with God! Please get things right with Him ASAP and things will begin to improve if you just let God have the controls of your life.
  20. bro. bigheart

    Praise: IT'S OPEN!

    Hello everyone! I know that you may be wondering what I mean by It's Open! Well, let me begin with a short recap of my life. Over the past few years, I have been dealing with several underlying issues that I hid from everyone around me. While all of the other little nagging annoyances are gone, the core component issue was still there. This main issue involved hatred towards a close loved one that had been building for years and unknowingly was affecting me in more ways than I could catch on. Although I portrayed everything as going well even at college, my inside was a dark place that no one could get access too. This barrier has caused me to act as if of a false personality that doesn't add up and affecting the foundation that I have been laying for my ministry. This is what happens when you build hatred against someone. After getting into a conversation with a very good friend, things started to just crumble around me, a place where faith eclipses fear. There was a fork in the road that I had to take now or else it would place my future in the ministry in jeopardy. After fighting with this personality that I had created to cover up my problems, I knew what I had to do: get rid of the hatred and move on, letting God truly handle it. As I was setting in the dorm room alone after my friend left, I thought and fought with myself, priorities, wants and desires. I needed not to second guess this. Without even thinking, I told myself I have to do this and I got down on my knees in a passionate prayer. With my TRUE self shining through, I got up and the burden was gone, the wall that was blocking me from following God was gone. The path was open! It always was, but I just blocked it out to keep things the way they were. To top it all off, Proverbs 15 spoke to me as I read it this morning, taking notes on how to handle the situation. There are no such things as coincidences with God! I'm prove of it! This does have to do with forgiveness.....I would just like to ask forgiveness from all of those that bullied me. I held a grudge against you all which was completely wrong for me to do. I am truly sorry for allowing myself to fall into such an elementary scheme of the Devil. I hope that this was of some help to you in your life's situations! By the way, my name is Bro. Bigheart. Have I met you before? God bless, Bro. Bigheart PS: I still have yet to go head to head with the main thing with this issue. Please pray for God to prepare me to do so and equip me with the right things to say. I know that He will take care of me.
  21. bro. bigheart

    Praying in boxers..

    I don't think that God minds. I have prayed in my boxers a number of times before. I have felt comfortable doing so. Although, I also have prayed in the shower as well. So, I don't think that God is concerned now with being in a bare body state.
  22. bro. bigheart

    Transsexual Jesus sparks protests.

    Who in the world in their right mind create this for entertainment? It just shows how skewed our world truly is.
  23. bro. bigheart

    How far away from home is your college?

    My school is just about 71 miles from my house. Yea, sometimes it's not far enough, but at least I'm close enough if there is ever an emergency with my family I can be back pretty quickly.
  24. bro. bigheart

    Starting a New Chapter in My Life

    Well, I'm starting a new chapter in my life with me going to college this year as well. I can't connect with you as far as going to be 3 1/2 hrs. away from home cause I'm going to be about an hour and a half. Still, a pretty good distance. Away, I know how you feel about the high school thing. It didn't really hit me until now that I'm out of High school and all of my good friends are "left behind." But, the distance factor isn't going to stop me from staying in contact with everyone. I got a myspace...Facebook...this...cell phone...e-mail...lol! However, being there physically talking to them and communicating through a piece of technology is alot different. I do know one thing though: God has blessed me with every single individual person that is in my life. Since I know this, I MUST remember and take comfort in the fact that God will allow me to keep them in my life as long as He wants me too. Anyway, now for the advice: Stay deep in your faith and follow God's Word through this new, exciting, and even tempting chapter of your life. If you stay close to Him all the other things will fall into place. Trust me.
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    Senior Stuff!

    Senior skip day for here was a while back. As far as a prank goes...I thought that the plot was going to be carried out this morning. Upon arriving at school, there was nothing. So, either the date got moved or we just didn't do it. Who knows? Things might change when I post something tomorrow. lol
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