Re: evil desires/lust or lust

Jakob Heckert (
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 11:53:17 +0000

My understanding is that commands in the NT are not a demand that
must be fulfilled, but guidlines for living out the reality of the
church as being God's people both in their relationship to God and in
their relationship to one another. When people are moved by the
power of the Son's Spirit, they will live as sons and daughters of
the heavenly Father. God's directives are then not seen as an
imposition but as guidlines for mutual relationships. Again, that is
my understanding. I would be interested in your reaction to this
point of view. Jakob.