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comppete Las Vegas
02/03/14 3:08 pm

Temptation is the internal fight humans have to decide whether or not to do something not necessarily good or right.

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SugarShaq
02/02/14 9:19 pm

Having a choice between right and wrong.

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d0m333 Pennsylvania
02/02/14 9:20 pm

Is it so easy as being just a simple choice my friend? How are you btw?

SugarShaq
02/02/14 9:27 pm

I am great!

Not easy really, because many times the choices are powerful. Temptation at its core is spiritual welfare imo.

SugarShaq
02/02/14 9:35 pm

What do you think?

d0m333 Pennsylvania
02/02/14 9:38 pm

Hmmm. I think that temptation is a thing that makes sin look pretty in exchange to get us to commit it. If sin always looked ugly I wager few would commit it. It looks beautiful, seems like a good (maybe the best) idea. It is attractive. Seductive.

d0m333 Pennsylvania
02/02/14 9:40 pm

It's subtle, patient, and knows the weak spots. A good relationship with God and a strong knowledge and time spent in the Word provides a better way of escape but i think it is much more then mere choice.

d0m333 Pennsylvania
02/02/14 9:41 pm

But I agree spiritual welfare is a key aspect in the battle of temptation.

SugarShaq
02/02/14 9:42 pm

Seductive is a great descriptive word. And we have to remember that satan wants Christians to fail, because it makes Christianity look like a failure to the rest of the world.

d0m333 Pennsylvania
02/02/14 9:48 pm

Mhm. "Satan will offer the same things that God does—only with a shortcut to ensnare you. Just like he offered Jesus a crown without the Cross."
Mark Driscoll
If he can't have us he will try to make us as unusable as possible

jonfrei the boonies
02/02/14 5:25 pm

In a religious or secular context?

jonfrei the boonies
02/03/14 9:46 pm

Secular: Anything that makes us desire something.
Religious: Anything that removes your focus from God.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/02/14 4:14 pm

Being married and stranded on a desert island with either Scarlet Johansson, Uma Thurman, Wynona Ryder or Kirsten Dunst. how do I describe failure? Same situation with Drew Barrymore.

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kspells TheOtherOtherside
02/02/14 3:53 pm

You know right from wrong by the age of 6.

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sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
02/02/14 3:09 pm

being pressured to take an action

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Wert A picture of my package
02/02/14 6:29 pm

Hm. I'm often tempted without pressure. In fact, I can't say pressure has much to do with it. Temptation is more like desire.

sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
02/02/14 7:18 pm

I suppose so, I think that it's a little of both. Someone can tempt you, and that's where the pressure comes in. but things can be tempting on their own, which is desire.

sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
02/02/14 7:20 pm

how about when you have two competing desires, the desire to not do drugs, versus the desire to fit in. or the desire to not be a thief, versus the desire to not pay for that shirt.

Wert A picture of my package
02/02/14 7:54 pm

That's pressure rather than temptation. Pressure is an outside influence. Temptation I see as purely an internal thing. You might already be tempted, but pressure might convince you to make the choice.

Wert A picture of my package
02/02/14 3:04 pm

Temptation: Not necessarily a bad thing.

d0m333 Pennsylvania
02/02/14 6:22 pm

Not if your thinking in music terms, the temptations lol

curly
02/02/14 3:05 pm

Lol

d0m333 Pennsylvania
02/02/14 6:23 pm

I'm sure she would be flattered, thank you