Thought they may manage to avoid sin, their example would be an encouragement to others who then end up sinning. Would you want to arrive at Judgment and have God point out that because of your example others fell into sin?The real problem is that people aren't shunning sin. They try to see how close they can get to the line without actually stepping across. We ought to be trying to get as far from it as we can get.Satan will use anything to tempt us and to draw us away from God.Even if we think we can be strong and not give into temptation, Satan has already won because our testimony has been lost.
She agreed, but insisted that the girl was sleeping on the couch, while her son slept in his room. I cannot find or recall reading a verse where God tells us to get as close to temptation as we can. “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy ) ” You have heard that it was said to those of old, y But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew ,28) God made males and females to be sexually attracted to each other.
" What ends up happening is that as the people get more comfortable with each other, liberties are taken.
It doesn't happen all at once, but eventually things go further than intended.
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.