Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock, What Does the Bible Teach About Lust? (Geanies House, Fear, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publication, 2020), 155 pp.
“Sex sells and the whole world is buying,” according to the 2001 Creed song, Signs. Almost twenty years later, things have not improved. In fact, with the rise of internet pornography, sexual sin continues to escalate at an alarming rate. This troubling trend not only plagues contemporary culture; it has also exploded in the church.
There was a time when Christians could conveniently bury their heads in the sand and ignore the rampant sexual sin in their midst. But now we have reached a critical point where sin must be addressed swiftly and biblically.
Paul admonished the believers in Ephesus, “But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints” (Eph. 5:3, CSB). Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock address the matter of sexual sin and lust in particular in their new book, What Does the Bible Teach Us About Lust?
The book chronicles the ongoing battle with lust and provides several examples of how this sin is crippling our culture and weakening the local church. The authors do not mince their words. Lust is a sin that must be dealt with decisively.
Once the groundwork is sufficiently laid, however, the authors explore the resources that all believers have in Christ and his gospel. Rather than focusing on sinful behavior, the authors labor to explain what lies within. In other words, the heart must be exposed and motives uncovered in order for victory to be achieved.
Strachan and Peacock clearly explain the victory that every believer possesses in Christ. The writing is clear, biblical, and practical. Readers who absorb this book will walk away with practical tools for battling sin in general and lust in particular.
What Does the Bible Teach About Lust? is a breath of fresh air that offers real hope for anyone who has been ensnared by sexual sin.
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