Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Pornography: The Soul Defiled #3 of 4

October 29, 2009
It used to be confined to back-alley theaters and musty bookshops. Now, pornography is yours at the click of a mouse and the internet can bring filth into the privacy of our own homes, as high-tech sinners enjoy their hidden addictions. Today: what Jesus says about the lust of the eye, and why it's high time to stop the flood of decadence before we drown. Stay with us.

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One of Satan's oldest tricks is getting us to satisfy legitimate desires outside of God's will. Eve ate forbidden fruit. And when we dabble in pornography the result is moral decay and destroyed relationships. Once hidden behind counters, porn is now on your PC screen with one click of the mouse. Today: more insights on the addiction millions are trying to hide. Stay with us.
October 28, 2009
There's no denying it. At root, all of us are sexual creatures, with appetites given to us by God to be used as He intended. And since we all have sexual desires, it's easy to be trapped into satisfying those desires outside of God's will by putting sex in the wrong context. Today: a probing look at the damage done by the flood of pornography on the internet and in our media.
October 27, 2009
One would think that committed Christians have little chance of becoming alcoholics. But the snare of drinking can tempt anyone. As one drink leads to another, a believer can become chemically dependent, and join the ranks of those attending Alcoholics Anonymous. Christians are not exempt from the deadly snare of drinking and the damage it can do. Today: some final thoughts about alcoholism.
October 26, 2009
A drink: once in the bloodstream, alcohol messes with your mind and your judgment, and it loosens your moral anchor. Alcohol, in its various forms, is a trap baited with the promise of "the good life." In reality, it can wreck your life. There are lots of reasons to avoid alcohol, and very few reasons to indulge in it. Today: more sobering truth about alcoholism.
October 23, 2009
"Just one more"...most alcoholics say they can stop drinking whenever they want. Problem is, "whenever" never comes. Christians are not immune from the pull of alcohol, and the chance of a life ruined as a result. Sadly, one destroyed life invariably takes other lives with it. Today: you'll hear more sobering truth about alcoholism: the bondage of drink.
October 22, 2009
Drunk drivers...every day they kill more of our kids (FX: crash). Alcohol: it's the tolerated drug. Alcohol abuse is costing our society billions in lost productivity, lost relationships, and lost lives. Forget those alluring TV commercials and slick magazine ads. Today: you're going to hear the truth about alcoholism. Stay with us.
October 21, 2009
Down deep, every gambler knows that the house always wins. Yet, like a drug, gambling turns dabblers into addicts. You can't walk the Las Vegas strip without noting the billions of dollars in shiny real estate...all paid for by tourist gambling losses. Gambling is a trap that can ruin the race of life. Today: why the best defense is to run in the other direction.
October 20, 2009
Gamblers place their god of chance above the God of the Bible. They trust in dice, the slots, and the Powerball lottery, but God calls all of this idolatry...looking anywhere but to Him for our sustenance. With apologies to those whose churches offer games of chance, we'd like you to know why God and gambling are mutually incompatible. Please stay with us.
October 19, 2009
The Bible says "work for a living, and trust God." The culture says "gamble for your big break, and trust yourself." Who's right? You've guessed it. God is right. Nearly every dollar gambled is lost, taking money from more needful areas of life. And the few who win find their new wealth just puts them in bondage. Today: four reasons why gambling violates the Bible's teaching.
October 16, 2009
Casinos know gambling is a lousy deal, except for them. They call it "gaming" instead. Whatever the label, it's bad news. From lottery tickets to video poker, gambling spells big trouble, taking money from those who can least afford it, those hoping for a "big break." We recommend a break all right, a listening break right now to break the gambling habit. Please stay with us.
October 15, 2009
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The King Is Coming
The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

About Running To Win

Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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