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It is an interesting question. And the answer is different if we speak of a sinless man vs. a man already in sin. The sinless man: At what point did Eve and Adam sin? Most Christian denominations would agree that they did not sin until they ate of the forbidden fruit. For the sinless, temptation becomes sin when it is manifested in action. The sinful ...


Martin Luther may have said, "You cannot prevent a bird from flying over your head, but you can prevent it from building a nest in your hair!" And so it is with temptation. "Tempting thoughts" come and go during (perhaps) every waking hour of a Christian man's life. That's the bird flying over the head. This is perhaps no truer than in his thought ...

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