Is addiction to sexual sin unforgivable sin?

A pastor I sometimes like to listen to is John Piper.  Here is a sound clip of him talking about whether pornography addiction is an unforgivable sin.  Is Porn the Unforgivable Sin?  I think it’s a pretty good clip.

It’s helpful to us as Christians who sometimes fail with crossdressing.  I know that in my own experience I’ve doubted my own salvation countless times after crossdressing failures.  I knew crossdressing was sinful, but knew that I’m forgiven for my sins in Jesus.  And yet I failed so repeatedly in the addiction in the past, that I wondered if I was willfully sinning and actually not a true Christian, or if I was committing sin to the extent that it was unforgivable.

Pastor John reminds us that God is long-suffering and patient with us.  It’s not too late.  If you struggle with such a question that means you are not giving up, which means God is moving you to repentance.  Repentance is the key.  As long as you always have true repentance you are a child of God and enjoying God’s mercy.  If you find yourself unrepentant of sin, and at peace with your sin, that is when you should wonder whether you really have a relationship with God at all, whether you’ve been transformed by the love of Christ.

But, if we are in Christ, we keep making war against our sin of crossdressing as long as it takes, no matter how long it takes!

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4 comments on “Is addiction to sexual sin unforgivable sin?

  1. Don says:

    I think crossdressing is a different kind of sin, because it is a sickness more than anything else. Most of us crossdressers are decent people who love God and do everything else that a good Christian should do.

    We are a person with a split personality. One that has morals, and one that, despite not wanting to crossdress, still do because of the disease. It’s not a simple yes or no, do not do it. We are compelled by a brain that has become imprinted with the capability to have extreme cravings that are hard to resist, and that is a physical problem, not a moral problem. I solved it by taking drugs to reduce my sex drive, but after posting about it, no one seems to be interested in that.

    It makes me wonder how serious people are in overcoming crossdressing. To say, no that’s not for me, without trying it shows that maybe they really don’t want to give up a portion of their precious sex feelings. Can’t have your cake and eat it too.

    As long as we keep on praying and seeking God’s help, I don’t think that He would reject us at judgment, but I wonder about those who have heard of a solution and don’t want to use it. He knows your true desires.

    Don.

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  2. Dramaking55 says:

    Don, I totally agree that you have had a great success by using the drugs that have lowered your libido. However, there are many men that just don’t feel comfortable with the drug therapy and we need to be sensitive to those men that like myself, already take more than enough pills. Some might have a hard time even going to the doctor to get it checked out so they can even get the prescription.

    There is also the idea that I feel that I need to fight any temptation with the ultimate strength that only can come from Christ and trusting that His grace is sufficient for me. I am an addict, a sex addict and my addiction goes far deeper than just my sex drive because I haven’t had a sex drive for years if ever. My testosterone level has only been on the low side of normal but even taking testosterone didn’t change it.

    I try to not paint everyone who is struggling with CD with the broad brush of addiction because I wish to be sensitive to those whose CDing may not be an addiction and the same is probably true regarding medication.

    As to why you got little response from your guest post, all I can say is that we really never know all who might read without commenting and the one thing I firmly believe is that when I write on this blog that it is not about me, it is all about HIM.

    Blessings brother

    Andrew

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  3. thorin25 says:

    Thanks for the thoughts Don. I want you to know that I did see many people taking interest in your post. I’ve even seen people talking about your guest post on other websites. So you didn’t post in vain. And I thank you much for your post.

    But I agree with Andrew as well, that the drugs are not for everyone. There are many of us, like Andrew and myself for some examples, that haven’t crossdressed in years and we are not taking drugs for it. There are multiple ways to beat this addiction. Your solution might be one, but don’t feel bad if people are trying other solutions.

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  4. Don says:

    Thanks both of you for your comments. For me is was that or lose my life as I knew it.

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