How can people control their lust?

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watching the channel ID, people are having affairs and cheating. It is leading to killing of each other.

How can people control all their lust?

The Bible speaks against adultery clearly in Exodus and the Gospel.
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watching the channel ID, people are having affairs and cheating. It is leading to killing of each other.

How can people control all their lust?

The Bible speaks against adultery clearly in Exodus and the Gospel.
God offers something better for us to be inspired and led by.

"Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh" (Galatians 5v16)

To do that you need to first receive the Spirit of God, detailed in Acts 2 (see also 10v44-48)
. . . have you done this?

Part of the answer for most people is also to get married:

"to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband"
(1 Corinthians 7v2)
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By using their willpower and common sense. :cool:
Knowing that they have to accept the responsibility for their own actions and all the forseeable consequences like reasonable adults.
Too many people make no effort at maintaining self control or accepting the responsibility for their lives, seeking to shift the blame onto anyone and everyone else.
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By using their willpower and common sense. :cool:
Knowing that they have to accept the responsibility for their own actions and all the forseeable consequences like reasonable adults.
Too many people make no effort at maintaining self control or accepting the responsibility for their lives, seeking to shift the blame onto anyone and everyone else.
That is why the Bible is for our own good.

There are many documentaries on ID where sexual lust and adultery has killed.
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Easy - don't lust in the first place
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That is why the Bible is for our own good.

There are many documentaries on ID where sexual lust and adultery has killed.
Although it usually is good fun whilst it lasts right?
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God offers something better for us to be inspired and led by.

"Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh" (Galatians 5v16)

To do that you need to first receive the Spirit of God, detailed in Acts 2 (see also 10v44-48)
. . . have you done this?

Part of the answer for most people is also to get married:

"to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband"
(1 Corinthians 7v2)
To translate that into common English that the average atheist will understand:
  • By being in tune with your personal values, ambitions, and purpose, and pursuing those instead of casual hookups that lead nowhere.

Also marriage doesn't really... achieve much anymore. Nice principle, but a lot of people just treat it like a piece of paper, a certificate, a tax break, or even a status symbol. It's purpose is defeated if you can get divorced as easily as is the case today. It's expensive, but not 'difficult'. How difficult it is depends on you and how much you enjoy bickering over your shared wealth and child custody.

Marriage 'traditionally' (few hundred years ago) worked well as a re-distributive policy of 'social influence' at a cultural level. If you implement a rule that says "one man per woman", or "one woman per man", then (in theory) you don't end up with a proportion of individuals with body counts in the hundreds or even thousands, which might have been the case even more 'traditionally' before Christianity was a thing (tens of thousands of years ago, or back when we were apes).

It's just not culturally healthy for 10% of guys to get laid with 90% of the women. It may work from a natural selection perspective among tribes of apes, but no civilised culture in our history functioned this way for any sustainable period. And I'm skeptical if ours will survive longer-term given it's current trajectory, unless something is done about this, which I don't predict will happen.
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That is why the Bible is for our own good.

There are many documentaries on ID where sexual lust and adultery has killed.
excuse my ignorance but what does ID mean?
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excuse my ignorance but what does ID mean?
It's a tv channel.
Investigation Discovery owned by Discovery Inc, broadcasts in Britain through Discovery UK.
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That is why the Bible is for our own good.

There are many documentaries on ID where sexual lust and adultery has killed.
For me, maintaining self-control in relation to sex is more about common sense and avoiding very disruptive practical consequences.
I am not a supporter of biblical infallibility or religious absolutism.
Nor waiting until marriage.

Some biblical content is very positive; offering useful advice, hope or inspirational quotes.
But other parts of the bible include brutal solicitations and vicious invective.
As do most other books of religious scripture and ancient leadership issued speeches or texts.
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Speaking to those who had received the baptism in the Holy Spirit Paul says:

"we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost"
Titus 3:3-5
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excuse my ignorance but what does ID mean?
Investigation Discovery

This is a channel featuring crimes and how they were solved, murders particularly.
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watching the channel ID, people are having affairs and cheating. It is leading to killing of each other.

How can people control all their lust?

The Bible speaks against adultery clearly in Exodus and the Gospel.
Many aspects go into how a person behaves. Their attitude, spirit, time management, discipline, etc.

How negative actions take root is different for each person and require our own path in some ways. However, there are practices that everyone can try to maintain positive behaviors

For cathoics, we can use beatitudes. Opposite deadly sins, which lust is on the list. Dedicating to beatitudes can help focus in right direction.

Our attitude on how we behave is important too. We care or we dont care about what we do. This helps prevent bad habits I think.

If habits are created and addictions form, then act like it is an addiction. Our brains need help in rewiring to do something better. Example: Positive affirmations are good tools. Support systems in place help too.
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