BILLY GRAHAM

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Life - This col­umn is based on the words and writ­ings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.

Q: It seems no mat­ter where I turn, there are head­line sto­ries about sex. Why are peo­ple so fo­cused on this sub­ject? – G.I.

A: The mind is the devil’s fa­vorite av­enue of at­tack, al­ways striv­ing to put doubt in peo­ple’s minds that lead to doubt­ing God and His cre­ation (Ge­n­e­sis 5:2). We must trust God our Maker, sub­mit wholly to Him and not al­low Satan to bring con­fu­sion as he did to Eve.

If we are not un­der the lov­ing care of Je­sus Christ, we will be in­flu­enced by Satan, who thrashes about in peo­ple’s lives hop­ing to cap­ture as many souls as pos­si­ble be­fore his in­evitable end. Don’t be caught in his trap.

The Bi­ble teaches that Satan is the au­thor of sin. Sin is the rea­son we have af­flic­tions. The de­mons that serve him are busy writ­ing porno­graphic lit­er­a­ture and pro­duc­ing sex­ual ma­te­ri­als that pol­lute the mind. He has in­fil­trated our ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem, teach­ing he­do­nis­tic and per­mis­sive phi­los­o­phy. The cul­ture is bom­barded by a sex­ual tem­pest.

Ta­ble talk these days cen­ters not only on sex­ual per­ver­sion but every sin­ful thought and deed. It is true that so­ci­ety has be­come so obsessed with sex that it seeps from all the pores of our na­tional life. Sex rev­o­lu­tion, no! But sex pol­lu­tion? Yes!!

Be filled with the Spirit of God which il­lu­mi­nates the minds of peo­ple, caus­ing us to yearn for God. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind” (2 Ti­mothy 1:7). We must pray and ask God to help us lead holy lives.

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