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Awesome tool in breaking bondage to sexual sin, porn, etc.

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So I had taken like 30 min to type this thoroughly but it deleted everything and there is no way I am typing it all again.

Basically i just wanted to tell you guys about a very cool tool that has helped me, THROUGH CHRIST, to begin walking free from pornography and sexual sin. It's called setting captives free, google it, it will come up.

It's a free daily devotional to help people walk free from various sins. I did the way to purity one(pornography, lust, etc.)

Remember though, this is nothing more than a tool. Only through Christ can we gain a new heart with new desires. This devotional, for me, just does an excellent job of pointing us towards Christ, His love, His grace, and the hope we have in Christ Alone.

Check it out though, I pray that it may help others as much as it has and continues to help me.

Faith Works,

Love Labors,

Hope Endures

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SCF is a horrid place. They use guilt and shame, and they take Biblical stories out of context to prove their point.

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I feel like I'm missing something here? What tool? I don't what you're referring to, whether it's a site, a large wrench of some kind idk.

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Well I guess I didn't explain it enough. It's called setting captives free. It's a online devotional, the website is settingcaptivesfree.com. They have different bible studies of various lengths to help individuals break free from bondage to sin. Including pornography, lust, and sexual sin. (why I posted it here)

Mark J- Sorry to hear that you had that experience. Obviously I can only speak for myself. I am not a fire and brimstone type of person, this program has just personally helped me a lot and thought I would share it. In the statement of faith it says they believe in salvation through grace alone although I can admit some lessons push an emphasis on works.

I would recommend it to anyone one. Maybe give it a try and obviously if you find it to be unbiblical stop.

Again I can only speak for myself but for me the program helped lead me to Christ and I am now for the first time in 5 years beginning to walk free of sexual sin.

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I did their course on purity, freedom from homosexuality, and freedom from self harm, none of these worked, and when I brought up difficult questions to my mentor, he told me to stop asking questions.

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Well I guess I didn't explain it enough. It's called setting captives free. It's a online devotional, the website is settingcaptivesfree.com. They have different bible studies of various lengths to help individuals break free from bondage to sin. Including pornography, lust, and sexual sin. (why I posted it here)

Mark J- Sorry to hear that you had that experience. Obviously I can only speak for myself. I am not a fire and brimstone type of person, this program has just personally helped me a lot and thought I would share it. In the statement of faith it says they believe in salvation through grace alone although I can admit some lessons push an emphasis on works.

I would recommend it to anyone one. Maybe give it a try and obviously if you find it to be unbiblical stop.

Again I can only speak for myself but for me the program helped lead me to Christ and I am now for the first time in 5 years beginning to walk free of sexual sin.

Ah, well. I have no idea what a devotional is. And being what I am, I really don't care to know.

Carry on with whatever you were doing.

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Ah, well. I have no idea what a devotional is. And being what I am, I really don't care to know.

Carry on with whatever you were doing.

I was unfamiliar with the concept of a devotional when I came here, but depending on the context, it appears to be some sort of advice, essay, or perhaps even some sort of contraption that can be utilized in some fashion. the meaning is transient and vague.

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When I was religious, I tried using Christianity and asking God for help to overcome my use of pornography. I was 15 or 16 at the time. It never worked and I became very sex positivist for the next few years. I was supportive of pornography and prostitution, based upon liberal ideals and the notion of free choice. What finally broke the cycle was Marxist philosophy. Once I saw the connection between prostitution/pornography and sexual exploitation, I became sickened by my pornography use. Lofty ideals of sexual impurity never worked for me. What worked was the concrete sensuous notion that real men and women (oftentimes barely legal girls) were being harmed by having their sexuality taken advantage of in a capitalist market that seeks to turn the most personal of actions (e.g. sex) into a commodity. Once you feel pity for the men and women in exploited by pornography directors and executives, it is much easier to break the cycle.

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I was unfamiliar with the concept of a devotional when I came here, but depending on the context, it appears to be some sort of advice, essay, or perhaps even some sort of contraption that can be utilized in some fashion. the meaning is transient and vague.

haha well the best way I could describe a devotional would be a commentary of scripture broken up into smaller pieces or just a very short commentary. Most of them are short so it will only take 10-30min to read through depending on the devotional. The other thing is that many will ask questions, or leave the reader with "things to think about" so they don't just read it and immediately forget. Devotionals are just made to help the average Christians who don't have a masters in divinity to understand scripture more, apply it to their lives, and grow closer in their walk with Christ.

that's the best definition of a devotional I could come up with

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haha well the best way I could describe a devotional would be a commentary of scripture broken up into smaller pieces or just a very short commentary. Most of them are short so it will only take 10-30min to read through depending on the devotional. The other thing is that many will ask questions, or leave the reader with "things to think about" so they don't just read it and immediately forget. Devotionals are just made to help the average Christians who don't have a masters in divinity to understand scripture more, apply it to their lives, and grow closer in their walk with Christ.

that's the best definition of a devotional I could come up with

But is your walk with Christ truly better after reading commentary based on twisted scripture?

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But is your walk with Christ truly better after reading commentary based on twisted scripture?

It's just your opinion that it's twisted. How can you ask a question like this? Your logic is circular. You're insinuating that his walk may not be improved due to "twisted" scripture, but on the other side of the fence I would say that his walk IS stronger and your view of scripture is twisted.

This could just go around in circles forever. Leave the guy alone. He's free from his bondage, and yes, that is a stronger walk with Christ. It wouldn't matter if he got it off the back of a cereal box. It worked, Praise the Lord.

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But is your walk with Christ truly better after reading commentary based on twisted scripture?

Well I personally didn't find any, or haven't(I have about 10 days left), found any scripture I thought was very "twisted" in any way. As I said before, there have been some days where I thought they were putting a little to much emphasis on works but 98% of the time I thought the lessons have been biblical. I have also only done the purity course though, and the mentor I have had has been very supportive and answered any questions. From what you said you had a mentor who wouldn't answer questions(that's disappointing to hear), and you did other courses that I can not speak to how biblical they are.

but to answer your question, yes, I would definitely say I am walking closer with Christ, not because of the program itself but because God worked through the program to break my bondage to pornography and sexual sin.

haha I am sorry to hear that this sounds like a cult to you. I wouldn't describe it that way at all but everybody's got a right to their own opinion.

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It's just your opinion that it's twisted. How can you ask a question like this? Your logic is circular. You're insinuating that his walk may not be improved due to "twisted" scripture, but on the other side of the fence I would say that his walk IS stronger and your view of scripture is twisted.

This could just go around in circles forever. Leave the guy alone. He's free from his bondage, and yes, that is a stronger walk with Christ. It wouldn't matter if he got it off the back of a cereal box. It worked, Praise the Lord. [/color]

1) Have you read the "devotions"? The "Lessons" are flawed in how they approach everything. 2) I thought plugging wasn't allowed on CTF 3) The "testimonies" at the end give all the praise to the website. That is the sign of a bad ministry.

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Von what characteristics make it cultish?

I was mostly joking, if these are truly free I might take a course and see.

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1) Have you read the "devotions"? The "Lessons" are flawed in how they approach everything. 2) I thought plugging wasn't allowed on CTF 3) The "testimonies" at the end give all the praise to the website. That is the sign of a bad ministry.

The ''Testimonies'' are of peoples personal Opinions of how it helped, them Just because they give praise to the website doesn't mean the devotionals do not work. We know who to give the real glory to for it though and that's God. I do not like how your questioning that the OP Is stronger in his walk with God.

And Twisted Scripture or not, there is some truth in it and if he found it then praise God. I myself believe that the translation of the bible that holds the most truth is the KJV, does that mean I question anybody's salvation or that they have gotten stronger in their faith by reading other translations? No I do not.

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1) Have you read the "devotions"? The "Lessons" are flawed in how they approach everything. 2) I thought plugging wasn't allowed on CTF 3) The "testimonies" at the end give all the praise to the website. That is the sign of a bad ministry.

1) Any lesson that contradicts your personal viewpoints is going to be flawed, isn't it?

2) I don't really consider this plugging. The rule states that 'advertising other websites' is prohibited, but defining what is and isn't an 'ad' is debatable. Frankly since the site has had an obvious POSITIVE IMPACT on someone's LIFE, I don't really consider it to be advertisement as much as I do a testimony to praise the work of other fellow Christians in Christ. I suppose if you're feeling grumpy enough about the site you could make a case to say it's plugging. But really, if you did that I think it'd be pretty childish of you, abusing the rules to keep viewpoints you disagree with from being posted and discussed.

3) What site is going to publish negative reviews and comments to their ministry? I think sites with "hatemail" sections where they post letters from all the people who chew them out are worse ministries / cause-promoting sites cause they're enjoying the "attention".

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I've never heard of this organization prior to joining CTF, why do people either love them or hate them?

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Matt, I hate them because of the three times I've done the courses, they are ineffective. In addition, twice, my mentors have told me not to contact them ever again. The most recent time it was because I had a bunch of questions that they could not answer and he didn't want to have to be bothered with researching because he was afraid of what he would find. The first time, I mentioned that my depression was deepening and he told me not to talk to him anymore. He couldn't deal with the guilt of causing pain in my soul.

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Matt, I hate them because of the three times I've done the courses, they are ineffective. In addition, twice, my mentors have told me not to contact them ever again. The most recent time it was because I had a bunch of questions that they could not answer and he didn't want to have to be bothered with researching because he was afraid of what he would find. The first time, I mentioned that my depression was deepening and he told me not to talk to him anymore. He couldn't deal with the guilt of causing pain in my soul.

Well ... anything online is awkward, if you have depression go see somebody who basis their input on actual experience and not just bible interoperation.

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I agree with ProjectHonesty here. Setting Captives Free is a fantastic website and awesome tool to be free of pornography and masturbation.

Basically, everyday you spend about 30 mins reading through about 6 pages of text, each day it looks at Bible stories and compares them to our stuggle.

For example:

The encounter at the well between the woman and Jesus, where Jesus told her that she must stop drinking of the water that will make her thirsty again and she must keep coming back, but to turn to God and drink from the Living Water by which she will never again thirst.

The site explains that this is obviously not literal, Jesus wasnt offering her water, He was offering the Holy Spirit. The water she was drinking which was leaving her thirsty was her multiple relationships (Jesus tells her correctly that she has had 5 husbands), so the woman was searching and searching for fulfillment through all these relationships but finding none.

This is when Jesus offers her the Living Water, in other words, accepts Jesus, turn you full attention to Him and you shall find your fulfillment and never thirst again.

The site then goes on to explain how this can be used as a metaphor for sexual addiction, searching for fulfilment through porn and finding none.

And thats only 1 day of the course!

You also answer questions during the reading, similar to schoolwork, but it's great, the questions help you remember what you're learning by asking you to rearticulate it.

Upon joining you are paired up with a mentor who will guide you and respond to your questions also.

I found this a fantastic course and I highly recommend it to anyone who is seriously trying to be free of masturbation and pornography.

Stay strong men, don't fall into the deception of thinking it's not a sin, search your feelings, you know it's wrong.

And through Christ we can be free!

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