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added February 23, 2012
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scripture James 1:12-15
topics Assurance of Salvation, Christian Thinking, Obedience, Temptation
type Sermon
id 2861

Temptation is the enticement to sin and is rooted in our own evil desire. Outside forces do not compel us to engage in sinful or evil behavior, but the desire within our own hearts draws us into a disobedient realm. While the devil serves as a source of temptation, the decision to indulge in our desires is internally conceived. Alistair Begg explains that acting on temptation is an “inside job” and warns us to be vigilant against its enticement.