Which do you have a desire for at times? (Private Poll)

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Which do you have a desire for from time to time (or more often)

Poll closed Nov 4, 2007.
  1. Smoking cigarettes

    13 vote(s)
    28.3%
  2. Drinking too much alcohol. Or any amount if you view it as sin

    10 vote(s)
    21.7%
  3. Gambling

    10 vote(s)
    21.7%
  4. Smoke Pot (Recreational Use only)

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  5. Steal

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  6. Same Sex attraction

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. Flirt (If married) or view racy pics in magazines or online, including movies.

    21 vote(s)
    45.7%
  8. Eat too much (Not at one sitting, I mean gluttony)

    23 vote(s)
    50.0%
  9. Abusing perscription drugs like painkillers

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  10. Spending too much money on non-neccessities causing debt

    16 vote(s)
    34.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Joe

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    Hello everyone

    Which of these do you having a desire for at times? This is a Private Poll.

    This includes a small desire from time to time to an actual temptation one is struggling with.

    After some have voted, then I will then vote. Sorry, this was suppose to be in the poll section
     
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  2. Joe

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    Hoping a few more folks will vote
     
  3. Magnetic Poles

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    You need a "None of the above" and "Other" choices.
     
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    Yeah, I agree. I assumed there would be no one choosing "none of the above" or we wouldn't be human. Should have included it thought. There are temptations I didn't consider
     
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    There are things that do tempt me, but truly, none of these give me personally any problem. I am not saying I am without temptations, but mine just aren't on this list.
     
  6. Joe

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    If I can think of enough to compile another list, I will do a second poll in the poll section. Thanks
     
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    Here is a suggestion, that I KNOW afflicts me.

    Do you ever have a desire to : Waste Time.

    Really, sloth is one of the major sins. I'm not saying I don't struggle with the other sins mentioned, but for me, Sloth is the chief sin in my life.
     
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    Ok, I'll keep sloth in mind. In fact, I better go finish cleaning the house :)
     
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    Wait a minute, your talking about wasting time on Baptist Board. Now that might be hypocritical. :laugh:

    I am going to go ahead and vote Joe, but I am afraid you are not going to see much participation. A lot of people here don't want to admit to temptation even if its real. That is really sad because we are all tempted and shared accountability and understanding can be a great help in overcoming it.
     
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    So true tentmaker.
    Thanks for voting

    I refrained from checking a box I should have, so I understand. But the results are private, and do help.

    When getting ready for church yesterday, I noticed a few of my shirts are a bit tight. I remembered this poll. Some of my clothing is now going to good will.
     
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    I would just like to know why the poll was created and the purpose that it would serve. I do not know how encouraging it will be to see how many people are struggling with sin.

    Yes I understand that admitting it is the first step to repentance, but admitting it to the Lord first and not our bretheren. As a woman I can honestly say that you will admit a sin to a fellow sister in Christ and feel bad about that but never actually take time in prayer to repent.

    Even as a private poll you may feel inclined to admit it, but I would hate to admit to it in a poll and leave it there. That is why I was wondering what the purpose of the poll is how it could help others.

    If we repent to the Lord first and then tell someone in the Lord we can trust our sin and have them hold us accountable then we are truly serious about laying it aside.

    I hope that what I have said goes without saying and that you could explain the relevence of the poll.
     
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    It's encouraging to me.
     
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    Why is it encouraging to you ?
     
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    To me the encouragement comes in the fact that we are not alone. We all suffer with temptation, even Christ was tempted. But too often, especially in baptist circles we act like we are never tempted and never even want to sin. So then when someone, especially a weaker brother, is tempted with something they feel shame and instead of confessing and dealing with problems they become buried. Instead of encouraging and helping one another we isolate ourselves in fear and condemn those who are in reality no more righteous than we are. We become like the Pharisee in Luke 18, remember his prayer? (Luke 18:11-12)
    I think I heard this guy give a testimony a few weeks ago:tear:
     
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    What Tentmaker said. It's encouraging because I know I'm not alone.
     
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    From another thread, you should have added chewing gum in church. :laugh:
     
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    I can see how it would be encouragement to see we are not alone if we struggle with the same sin as someone else.

    I just don't want to fall victim to comparison or justification of what I do because of what I know of others. As Baptists we also tend to compare and justify. I try to keep the balance between knowing that there are others that struggle with sin but not to let that fact that many struggle with that sin, keep me from allowing God to help me with it and repent.

    Something that no one has stated here. There are sins that I struggle with now that are different than before I was saved. When God changes your lifestyle or circumstances because of your salvation you will face different situations sometimes than when you were lost. Just a thought. It may also be that you struggle now because you do not realize what you were doing as a lost person or God's pruning or both.
     
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    huh? :confused: If knowing of others desires/temptations is going to justify anything for you (sinning?) then I suggest you pray and ask God for strength. This fear will only prevent you from forming healthy relationships.

    I am baptist and I don't know what you are talking about.

    Huh :confused: I have no idea why you feel the fact that others struggle with sin could "keep you from allowing God to help you with it and repent"
    We will struggle with desires and temptations as long as we are in the flesh.
     
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    Since some are not tempted by any of the listed sins, do you expect them to lie and say they are?... oh, wait a minute.

    I can honestly say I am not tempted by any of those sins on the list... not in the least little bit.
     
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    Excuse me? Who here would desire one to lie in a Baptist Poll?

    Ok. I can understand that considering your answer, and the additional emphasis of your words "not in the least little bit"

    SFIC, A night or so ago, I asked you why someone called you Slick. You answered me with it is a repeatid attack on your character, and explained in detail what occurred. I felt bad and asked the party why they continue to call you Slick, even though you have asked them to stop. Then I offered to report it in the future.
    So soon, now you are doing the same thing to another poster without warrant, questioning their character, despite knowing how lousy that feels.
     
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