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A Message From our Director of Missions: May 2015

This column will be part confession, part challenge. In 1 Corinthians 6.12 we read “All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.” (NASB) Different translations render that phrase as “dominated” (ESV), or ‘brought under its control’ (HCSB, KJV). Principles of biblical interpretation say to view this passage in the context of sexual relations, but Paul also talks about appetites in general (v. 13), unholy unions with unbelievers (2 Cor. 6.14) and expands it in a general statement on spiritual warfare to take “every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10.5). Okay, that’s simple enough. Nothing but Christ should be in charge of my life; hence the word ‘Lo

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