Start your review of Impure Lust Write a review Shelves: theology Fantastic little theological nugget on the dangers of impure lust and its remedies. No one can peel back the layers of your heart quite like a puritan. Dec 27, Michael J rated it it was amazing Must read for any man or woman struggling with lust. Aug 09, Mark A Powell rated it really liked it Flavel skillfully navigates Scripture, demonstrating the perils of lust and the dire consequences of becoming ensnared by its wiles. Although lust can appear harmless, the results of embracing it are catastrophic. A person who gives into lust soon becomes caught by its pull, slowly losing any ability to break free, and may never escape its grip or the judgment that accompanies it.
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He exposes both its truly horrid nature and frightening consequences. Then, he provides sound advice on how to avoid the snares of sexual sin and how to escape if ensnared.
Flavel presents arguments against this sin and then directions for resisting this sin. Thoroughly biblical, Flavel presents Jesus as the only hope of sinners. Thus his childhood was spent in the stormy years prior to the Civil War in Then, in , entered the ministry to share in that sunny decade of spiritual reaping which preceded the restoration of Charles II.
Through the last years of the Protectorate and until that August day in when about ministers in Devon and approaching 1, in England as a whole were turned out of their livings for failing to comply with the terms of the Act of Uniformity, Flavel preached every week at Townstall, the mother-church which stood on the hill outside the town.
Nonconformist and Persecuted Flavel held a prominent place in the suffering ranks of the nonconformists. He endured a full share of the persecution which continued until James II fled the country in The repressive legislation which followed , while it broke the evangelical ministry of England in a public sense, scattered Gospel light into new areas and led not infrequently to the use of strange pulpits.
We hear of Flavel preaching at midnight in the great hall of a house at South Molton. On another occasion in a woods, three miles from Exeter. But the most colourful site of all though it could not have been a comfortable one was at Saltstone Rock, an island in the Salcombe Estuary which is submerged at high tide. But wherever Flavel was forced to wander he was never far from Dartmouth.
Taking advantage of the Indulgence given by Charles II in for which he and of his congregation wrote an address of thanks to the King Flavel obtained licence for a Nonconformist meeting-house in the town, and, when this was withdrawn, he stayed at his post until the summer of when his person was in such danger that he took ship to London on July He narrowly escaped arrest when Jenkyn was seized in September Declining an invitation to succeed his friend, Flavel again returned to Dartmouth where that same year an effigy of him was burned by a angry mob!
But despite all hazards, Flavel maintained a ministry among his scattered flock until that November day in when the bells of Exeter, Plymouth, and no doubt of Dartmouth also, rang to welcome the coming of William of Orange — an event which led quickly to the flight of James II.
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To ask other readers questions about Impure Lustplease sign up. Flavel, the eldest son of the Rev. Goodreads helps you keep track joohn books you want to read. Return to Book Page. Impure Lust Having received his early education at the schools of the neighbourhood, he entered University College, Oxford, at an early age, and flave a good reputation for talent and diligence.