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From the Sayings of the Desert Fathers

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  • Sedrak, Mark
    Abba Cyrus of Alexandria was asked about the temptation of fornication, and he replied, If you do not think about it, you have no hope, for if you are not
    Message 1 of 45 , Sep 20, 2005
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      From the Sayings of the Desert Fathers

      Abba Cyrus of Alexandria was asked about the temptation of fornication, and he replied, ‘If you do not think about it, you have no hope, for if you are not thinking about it, you are doing it. I mean, he who does not fight against the sin and resist it in his spirit will commit the sin physically. It is very true that he who is fornicating in fact is not worried about thinking about it.

    • Mark Sedrak
      Christ is Risen! + Indeed He is Risen! Abba Theodotos said, If you live contently, do not judge one who who lusts, for like him you disobey the law. For the
      Message 45 of 45 , May 15, 2013
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        Christ is Risen! + Indeed He is Risen!

        Abba Theodotos said, 'If you live contently, do not judge one who who lusts, for like him you disobey the law. For the one who said, "Do not lust" also said, "Do not judge".'

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