Saturday, January 06, 2007

A Matching Game!

____ "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."

____"...But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."

Fill in the Blanks!

A. Apostle Paul
B. Oscar Wilde

(This quiz was a lot easier than my Trinitarianism final.) Top quote belongs to Oscar Wilde. Other one comes from the Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 10:13). Two opposing views. One says cave to temptation. The other says find a way out.

Oscar Wilde might have courted the truth a little closer if he'd said there are two ways to avoid temptation. He's quite right in affirming that yielding to temptation will get rid of it. Only problem is, then you've got a bigger issue: sin. How about that second option? Scripture tells us God will always give us a way out. For certain temptations, particularly sexual, there's only one course of action: flee. (1 Cor 6:18).

Are you tempted? You have two options. But only one of them is right.

(Oscar Wilde at Wax Museum by mharrsch; see for restrictions.)

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