Archive for November 26th, 2007

November 26, 2007

Q&A – Is being tempted a sin?

Q:        I have a question. In one part of a sermon it was said that thinking evil thoughts is not a sin but what you do with them and whether or not you act on them. I’m confused by this. Were you talking about ANY thoughts? Like feeling jealous of your neighbor or fantasizing about your neighbor? Please help me understand this.

I came across this in Matthew 5;28 “But here is what I tell you. Do not even look at a woman in the wrong way. Anyone who does has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

Do I sin if I have an evil thought, or only if I act on it?

p.s and for the record, I’m not fantasizing about my neighbor…..:)

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