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    • Regarding the original post; salvation is not a system of "do's and don'ts.  Salvation is instead about having the blood of Jesus Christ applied to your heart and soul as payment for your sin. It is about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, which, if it is real will result in a changed nature that does not "want" to sin.   2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 
    • In our modern society, there are probably just as many (or pretty close to the amount of) women getting caught up in the sin of lust - porn, smutty romance novels (which is erotica, a form of porneia), impure movies and tv shows that portray men without shirts to promote lust. i am not in any way saying that pornography or any sin is ok - but I know many people whose lives have been tarnished and damaged severely because of gossip and slander, families torn apart by allowing the world to come in unchecked through their choices of entertainment, etc. Every known sin we allow into our lives opens the door for more compromise down the road.
    • Don't think it matters which sin is major or minor, but some have more tragic consequences. Since we're on the topic, this sort of stuff has influenced millions of men in abusing women and children sexually whereas gossiping at work might affect 1-2 people or a small collective.    There's a difference between someone saying to a friend to start smoking and a celeb saying to fans to start smoking. It's about masses. Viewing that stuff affect millions worldwide in a negative way. Even if men don't act upon their lust, they still retain a disrespect for women.       I'm not saying this thing only affects men. Women also become more enticing, more sensual in appearances to gain attention from men. It's a vicious circle. But it's way more devastating than a person playing a video game or listen to a wordly song
    • For me all things related to this sort of thing feels gross.  Maybe it depends on each believer, what sin he finds the most vile, but for me prostitution and these sort of thing are the most disgusting. Mostly because it sticks into a person's mind and re-appears even years after a person has given up on this sin.  Anyway,  this lust issue is also big for women. I know girls who are into musical boy groups, they have obsessive crushes on these guys, they would practically do anything for them.
    • I was trying to think about the idea of major and minor sins and why it bothered me. It implies some sins are more acceptable or tolerable, rather than all being sins against the Lord. Not saying anyone here has this mentality, but it is like someone saying, “I am not such a bad person. I don’t look at pornography. I am only guilty of watching pirated shows on the internet and spreading gossip at my work. I watch worldly shows and video games and listen to worldly music, but I don’t cheat on my taxes or throw trash on the side of the road.”
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