Proof It Can Be Done
| It is not uncommon
to hear the excuse for sin being made that "I just cannot help it, I
just cannot keep from doing it, it is just natural with me, I is addicted
or born that way," and on he goes in his trespass. Especially is this
the case when it comes to homosexuality but other things as well. Well,
that is just an excuse that will not stand scrutiny.
The Corinthian society was about a licentious and immoral as any of which we read. Paul brought the gospel to that place and "many of the Corinthians hearing believed and were baptized" (Acts 18: 8). First Corinthians 6: 9, 10 reveals how degenerate some had been. Notice, HAD BEEN. Verse eleven says "such WERE (emphasis, JWB) some of you." But they had CHANGED, being washed, sanctified and justified. The fact they changed proves it can be done if the change is really desired.
The attempt to persuade people they cannot change and cannot keep from sinning is just another of the devil's lies. They did. And we can.