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With one in three Americans searching for porn at least monthly, our churches can no longer be silent. Find out how real pastors have implemented real solutions for addressing pornography in their congregations and are working to build a culture of accountability.”

10 thoughts on “John Piper on Fighting Lust – ANTHEM

  1. This is a good article.

    I wish the acronym was a little easier. We need something quick and simple (Like ABC which the Red Cross uses). It’s hard for me to remember ANTHEM one minute before I step over a bottom line.

    Nevertheless, I like the content of the article.

  2. I love how 4 out of 6 of these are so positive. Gaining ascendancy over porn is not a matter of control, but of feeding your desire for God. I tried for years to control my problem with pornography, but it wasn’t until I sought a higher love and desire that my life began to really change. “Walk by the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh.”

    I love what Thomas Chalmers said in his sermon, “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection, “It is seldom that any of our tastes are made to disappear by a mere process of natural extinction… But what cannot be thus destroyed may be dispossessed—and one taste may be made to give way to another, and to lose its power entirely as the reigning affection of the mind.”

    I seek more and more to be captured by the love of Jesus, and the hope of His calling, so that I can die to lust with a smile on my face.

    Brian

  3. I know… I was stiff necked and stubborn, suffered greatly for sexual sin(s), porn, adultery, one night stands, even though in my heart i knew i was doing wrong. I always believed in Jesus ever since a child. I was believing but not obeying.

    Dont think that messing with porn on and off over the years wont weaken you, and corrupt your mind. Run brother run! The devil wants to destroy you. If you knew what i saw and the terrors of it all, and nearly dying and ending up in a hospital for a month, you just couldn’t even comprehend it, or EVER want to. I believe I barely escaped the fires of hell.

    It was revealed to me that i deserved to die, but God in His mercy still saved me.

    Its taken a few years to be functional again and to begin really healing.

    Praise God for his corrections and rebuke, without it I wouldn’t have had any hope.

    He still loves me, and you too.

  4. Thank you for your comment James- for sharing your experience! It is encouraging and challenging for us all. Pipers article is so condensed and packed full of light that it exudes exciting radical hope and implores us to live a full life of victory over the sexualized nature of our current generation! The power of the cross is often denied or ignored when dealing with the sins we love so very much… but like Piper challenges us with this ANTHEM we have a mighty advocate who commands us to take offensive/defensive action against the ruling power of sin in our own bodies!!! The comments on each word in the acronym are very powerful indeed! Praise God for giving us tools to fight this battle!!
    I love the concept of replacement- replace our love for sexual sin with our new radical and insatiable desire for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!! Awesome

  5. Hey Thank you so much, for the last 6 years I’ve been caught in the snares of pornography, and it has been killing me softly and distorting my relationship with the Lord, tonight I still am being tempted. Please keep me in your prayers as I am keeping you Brothers in mine

  6. God bless. Chris, here is a psalm that has helped me get through my hard times! Only the holy spirit can change you. Ask God for a new pure heart! Cry out to him and use the word of God to provoke God! The bible tells me that if I call on the Lord in truth he will answer me! Tell the lord, “Lord, Im calling on you in truth and spirit, answer my prayer! Break this chains and bondages in the name of Jesus!! Fight! Here is the psalm!
    I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

    2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

    3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

    I know the word tells me that If I knock it will be open, if I ask it will be given to me and if i seek I shall find!! God has given you the victory already in the name of Jesus!!!! Fight against those measly demons in the name of Jesus!

  7. I am a Christian and I work in the recovery field. I have a sponsee that has an addiction to pornography. I found that over time I began to have pornographic thoughts, I was in the word and prayed but still relapsed into porn. Even though I have done the 12 steps of aa I was not able to see the start of relapse. I didn’t think it would happen but it did. Now I thank God I have found your web site.I know that I have to have a constant spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ 24-7 to have the power source I need to be free of all addiction. I am going to share this web site with the men I work with.Thanks and may God Bless your ministry.

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