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When Emotions Become Sinful

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It is important to know that God made us to have emotions, therefore, having emotions in itself, is not a sin. However, if we are not careful, satan can manipulate our emotions, such as anger, and …

It is important to know that God made us to have emotions, therefore, having emotions in itself, is not a sin. However, if we are not careful, satan can manipulate our emotions, such as anger, and cause us to hate or kill another person! Satan can lead one to believe that the lust they have is really “love,” justifying acts of adultery, fornication and sodomy.

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  • 1. WHEN EMOTIONS BECOME SINFUL
  • 2. THE LEARNING CONNECTION IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT GOD MADE US TO HAVE EMOTIONS, THEREFORE, HAVING EMOTIONS IN ITSELF, IS NOT A SIN. HOWEVER, IF WE ARE NOT CAREFUL, SATAN CAN MANIPULATE OUR EMOTIONS, SUCH AS ANGER, AND CAUSE US TO HATE OR KILL ANOTHER PERSON! SATAN CAN LEAD ONE TO BELIEVE THAT THE LUST THEY HAVE IS REALLY “LOVE,” JUSTIFYING ACTS OF ADULTERY, FORNICATION AND SODOMY.
  • 3. EMOTIONS: A NORMAL PART OF LIFE EMOTIONS ARE A NORMAL PART OF LIVING. GOD CREATED US TO HAVE EMOTIONS. HE HAS EMOTIONS. GOD LOVES, HATES, REJOICES, FEELS SORROW AND WRATH.
  • 4. GOD HAS EMOTIONS REMEMBER HOW CHRIST WEPT WHEN HE SAW MARY AND MARTHA WEEPING OVER LAZARUS HE SHARED THEIR SORROW, HIS BODY EVEN FELT FEAR OR TREPIDATION FACING HIS DEATH HE FELT FRUSTRATION OVER THE LACK OF FAITH OF HIS APOSTLES ANGER WHEN THE MERCHANTS DEFILED THE TEMPLE WITH SELLING OF THEIR MERCHANDISE. BUT GOD IS HOLY.
  • 5. WE ARE SUBJECT TO SIN WE ARE SUBJECT TO SIN AND THE EMOTIONS THAT ARE STIRRED UP IN US CAN LEAD US TO SIN; THE PROBLEM WITH EMOTIONS IS THAT WHEN THE EMOTION IS HIGH IT INTERFERES WITH THE BRAIN’S ABILITY TO REASON OR THINK CLEARLY.
  • 6. HOLY SPIRIT WORKS WITH REASON.....NOT EMOTIONS THE HOLY GHOST WORKS WITHIN OUR ABILITY TO REASON, NOT WITHIN OUR EMOTIONS. “COME NOW, AND LET US REASON TOGETHER SAITH THE LORD.”
  • 7. LOVE IS BOTH FEELING & ACTION IF WE GO ONLY WITH WHAT WE FEEL, SATAN CAN HAVE US COMMIT ADULTERY, FORNICATION OR SODOMY (THINK OF THE TIME OF LOT) HE CAN HAVE US PUT FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS OVER GOD OR MAKE AN IDOL OF ANY PERSON, ACTIVITY OR THING BECAUSE WE LOVE IT SO MUCH.
  • 8. LOVE IS BOTH FEELING & ACTION #2 WITHIN THE WORD OF GOD LOVE IS ALSO A FEELING BUT IT IS MOST IMPORTANT AS AN ACTION AS AN ACTION LOVE HELPS US TO DETERMINE HOW TO LOVE IN THE MOST APPROPRIATE WAY. #1 LOVE IS DOING, LOVE IS OBEYING GOD’S WORD. LOVE IS PUTTING GOD FIRST. LOVE IS CHARITY. ANY LESSER LOVE CAN LEAD YOU TO YOUR DESTRUCTION.
  • 9. ANGER IN & OF ITSELF IS NOT A SIN THERE ARE MANY JUSTIFIABLE REASONS TO BECOME ANGRY. GOD BECOMES ANGRY BECAUSE OF SIN. ANGER IN MAN CAN LEAD TO VIOLENCE, FEAR AND STRIFE. (THINK OF THE TIME OF NOAH...A TIME OF VIOLENCE) PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY AND DO THINGS WHEN THEY ARE ANGRY THAT THEY WOULDN’T IF THEY WERE NOT ANGRY.
  • 10. ANGER IN & OF ITSELF IS NOT A SIN #2 THE BIBLE SAYS ANGER AND SIN NOT. IT PUTS A TIMELINE ON IT; LET NOT THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR WRATH. MOSES HIT THE ROCK WHEN HE WAS JUSTIFIABLY ANGRY. #1 THE SPIRIT OF GOD DOES NOT WORK THROUGH ANGER IN A PERSON. WHEN A PERSON BECOMES ANGRY HE/SHE TENDS TO LOSE CONTROL. WE NEED TO KEEP CONTROL OF OUR ACTIONS TO KEEP FROM SINNING.
  • 11. HATE:THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE WE CAN HATE EVIL, BUT WE ARE TOLD TO LOVE OUR ENEMIES. WE HATE THE EVIL BUT DO GOOD TO THOSE WHO DESPITEFULLY USE US. WE CANNOT ACT ON OUR FEELINGS OF HATE FOR SIN. IT IS NOT TIME FOR THAT YET. BUT SATAN WANTS US TO HATE, HE WANTS TO CAUSE US TO FEEL OTHER EMOTIONS THAT LEAD TO HATE SUCH AS ANGER, WRATH, MALICE, ENVY AND COVETOUSNESS. MALICE, ENVY AND COVETOUSNESS DO NOT WORK ON THE SIDE OF GOD AT ALL; THEY ARE ALIEN EMOTIONS DIRECTLY FROM THE DEVIL.
  • 12. SORROW IS UNAVOIDABLE #2 SATAN WANTS TO TAKE SORROW AND TURN IT INTO DESPAIR; THE LOSS OF HOPE CAN LEAD YOU TO EMOTIONAL HELL AND TORMENT. MANY PEOPLE LOSE THEIR MINDS IN EMOTIONAL HELL AND TORMENT. #1 GODLY SORROW LEADS US TO REPENTANCE BUT SORROWING AFTER THINGS OF THIS WORLD LEADS TO DEATH (II COR. 7: 10). CHRIST WAS A MAN OF SORROW AND ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF.
  • 13. SORROW IS UNAVOIDABLE SATAN CAUSES PEOPLE TO DESPAIR AS THEY ARE GETTING OLDER, BECAUSE THEY CAN’T DO THE WORLDLY THINGS THEY WANT TO OR BECAUSE OF VANITY. HE CAN CAUSE PEOPLE TO SIN IN MIDLIFE CRISIS. HE CAN CAUSE DEPRESSION THAT CAN MAKE PEOPLE COMMIT SUICIDE. WE DO NOT DESPAIR EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE SORROW BECAUSE WE HAVE FAITH IN THE HOPE OF THE PROMISE.
  • 14. FEELING OF JOY! JOY IS A WONDERFUL EMOTION AND FLEETING AND FAR APART FOR US NOW IN THIS FLESH. GOD PROMISES US EVERLASTING JOY. HOW DOES SATAN WORK WITH THIS EMOTION? HE GIVES PEOPLE JOY AND PLEASURE IN SIN. THEY REJOICE TO DO EVIL. THEY CAN’T WAIT TO PARTY, TO DRINK, TO HAVE REVELRY. FEMALE PREPARING TO TAKE OFF SHIRT DURING MARDI GRAS MALE CELEBRATING SODOMY
  • 15. FEAR CAN BE GOOD & BAD WE ARE TAUGHT TO FEAR GOD AND TREMBLE AT HIS WORD. BUT FEAR IS NOT ALWAYS A GOOD THING. IT IS GOOD IN THE SINCE THAT IT KEEPS PEOPLE FROM ENDANGERING THEMSELVES. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT CHILDREN LEARN FEAR. POWERFUL HORMONES ENGAGE US TO MAKE US WANT TO GET AWAY FROM DANGER.
  • 16. FEAR CAN BE GOOD & BAD FEAR TORMENTS AND PARALYZES. FEARS CAN BECOME IRRATIONAL. THESE FEARS ARE CALLED PHOBIAS. BUT EVEN FEARS IN A LESSER EXTENT CAN NEGATIVELY IMPACT YOUR LIFE. JUST AS YOU SHOULD NOT BE FEARLESS IN ALL SITUATIONS (YOU WOULDN’T COME UP TO PET A LION) YOU SHOULDN’T BE SO FEARFUL THAT YOU COULDN’T BE ON THE SAME BLOCK WITH A HOUSE CAT. OVER AND OVER THE BIBLE SAYS TO FEAR GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS (REV. 21: 7-8)
  • 17. FEAR CAN BE GOOD & BAD “HE THAT OVERCOMETH SHALL INHERIT ALL THINGS; AND I WILL BE HIS GOD, AND HE SHALL BE MY SON. BUT THE FEARFUL AND UNBELIEVING, AND THE ABOMINABLE, AND MURDERERS AND WHOREMONGERS AND SORCERERS AND IDOLATERS AND ALL LIARS, SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH.” (REVELATIONS 21: 7-8)
  • 18. FEAR CAN BE GOOD & BAD (MATTHEW 1: 8) SHOWS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GODLY FEAR AND SATAN’S FEAR. “AND FEAR NOT THEY WHICH KILL THE BODY, BUT ARE NOT ABLE TO KILL THE SOUL; BUT RATHER FEAR HIM WHICH IS ABLE TO DESTROY BOTH SOUL AND BODY IN HELL.”
  • 19. THE PLEASURE CENTER THE PLEASURE CENTER REFERS TO AREAS OF THE BRAIN THAT WHEN STIMULATED CAUSES A FEELING OF PLEASURE IN PEOPLE AND ANIMALS. THE WORD PLEASURE MEANS DESIRE, GRATIFICATION, DELIGHT AND JOY. THE PLEASURE CENTER IS A NORMAL AND HEALTHY PART OF THE FUNCTIONING OF THE BRAIN.
  • 20. THE PLEASURE CENTER IT ALLOWS US TO TAKE PLEASURE IN THINGS LIKE FOOD AND DRINK, AFFECTION, PRAISE, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, OUR BABIES, INTIMACY AND THE BLESSINGS GOD HAS GIVEN US. THE PLEASURE CENTER IS THEREFORE VITAL IN THE NORMAL ACTIVITIES OF LIFE AND ALSO FOR THE CONTINUATION OF LIFE.
  • 21. THE PLEASURE CENTER #2 SATAN ENTERS IN AND CAUSES MAN TO TAKE PLEASURE IN EVIL THINGS, THINGS AGAINST THE LAW OF GOD, THINGS THAT WE SHOULD BE REPELLED BY. IT CAUSES MAN TO LOSE CONTROL OF HIS APPETITES FOR PLEASURE....IT CONTROLS HIM #1 ANOTHER WORD FOR THIS IS LUST. LUST MEANS PLEASURE, DELIGHT, INTENSE OR UNBRIDLED DESIRE OR LONGING. ANYTHING THAT YOU DO THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD; THAT IS AGAINST THE LAW OF GOD OR THAT CAUSES YOU TO STRAY OR FALTER FROM THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW IS LUST (JAMES 1: 13-15, 1 JOHN 2: 15-17). #3
  • 22. THE PLEASURE CENTER THE MOST COMMON USE OF THE WORD LUST REFERS TO FORNICATION OR ADULTERY. SATAN TAKES IT EVEN FARTHER BY STIMULATING THE PLEASURE CENTER IN THE DAMAGED BRAIN OF SOME PEOPLE SO THAT THEY LUST AFTER STRANGE FLESH AND COMMIT ACTS OF SODOMY (ROMANS 1: 24, 28 & 32). COVETOUSNESS IS LUSTING AFTER SOMETHING THAT SOMEONE ELSE HAS. VERY COMMONLY PEOPLE SEEK AFTER THE PLEASURES OF THE WORLD AND THIS IS HIGHLY PRAISED AS BEING AMBITIOUS (LUKE 8: 14).
  • 23. THE PLEASURE CENTER THE PLEASURE CENTER STIMULATED BY FOOD CAN LEAD PEOPLE TO EXTREME EVEN LIFE THREATENING OBESITY. WHEN STIMULATED WITH ALCOHOL IT CAN LEAD PEOPLE TO BECOME ALCOHOLICS. ADDICTION IS A SEVER MALFUNCTION OF THE PLEASURE CENTER. WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT A PERSON CONTINUALLY STIMULATES IT WITH DRUGS, ALCOHOL, GAMBLING, FORNICATION, SHOPPING OR WHATEVER UNTIL IT BECOMES DESENSITIZED.
  • 24. THE PLEASURE CENTER NORMAL ACTIVITIES NO LONGER ARE ABLE TO GIVE THEM PLEASURE. THEY HAVE TO DO MORE AND MORE OF THEIR DESIRE IN ORDER TO GET THE “HIGH” OR INTENSE FEELING OF PLEASURE THAT THEY CRAVE. MAYBE SNORTING COCAINE ON WEEKENDS USED TO BE ENOUGH, NOW THEY HAVE TO DO IT DAILY. ADDICTION IS WHEN A PERSON CONTINUES TO GO AFTER THEIR APPETITE EVEN THOUGH IT IS DESTROYING THEM.
  • 25. THE PLEASURE CENTER #2 WHEN WE GIVE OUR LIVES TO GOD, WE SEEK FOR HIM. WE HUNGER AND THIRST AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS. OUR APPETITE IS FOR GOD AND WE DELIGHT IN HIS LAW AND IN HIS WORD. #1 WE TAKE PLEASURE IN SERVING HIM AND LEARNING ABOUT HIM IN THE SCRIPTURES (PS. 37:4, 40: 7-8, 119: 35, & IS. 58: 13-14).
  • 26. THE PLEASURE CENTER #2 SATAN WANTS US TO NOT TO HAVE PLEASURE N SERVING GOD. HE TELLS US THAT THE WORSHIP OF GOD IS BORING. HE DISTRACTS US WITH FLASHIER, MORE FUN AND COMMON ACTIVITIES. #1 HE MAKES US FEEL IT IS A WEARINESS TO SERVE THE LORD (MALACHI 1: 12-13). AND THAT WE WANT THE SABBATH WORSHIP TO HURRY UP AND BE OVER BECAUSE WE HAVE COMMON THINGS WE’D RATHER DO (AMOS 8: 5).
  • 27. GOD DELIGHTS IN HIS CHILDREN GOD ALSO FEELS PLEASURE AND DELIGHT. HE DELIGHTS IN HIS OBEDIENT CHILDREN AND IT IS HIS GOOD PLEASURE TO BLESS US AND TAKE CARE OF US. HE CREATED US FOR HIS OWN PLEASURE. JUST LIKE WE FEEL PLEASURE, LOVE AND AFFECTION FOR OUR NEWBORNS, WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN, HE HAS PLEASURE AND HIS DELIGHT IN US IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. GOD DOES NOT DELIGHT IN THE WICKED, HE HATES THEM. HE WILL DESTROY THEM EVEN THOUGH IT DOES NOT GIVE HIM PLEASURE TO DO SO (REVELATIONS 4: 11, LUKE 12:32 & EZEKIEL 18: 23).
  • 28. SPECIAL THANKS .... THE CONTENT OF THE PRESENTATION WAS DEVELOPED BY EVELYN C. POINTER
  • 29. QUESTIONS? For questions regarding this presentation please contact us via email at info@householdofisrael.org or by phone at 219.949.9308.