Overcoming temptations like pornography and masturbation (among others) is hard for many. In fact, for some, it feels impossible. How can we reformat our minds to overcome these sorts of temptations?
Could Jesus have sinned? Was He truly tempted? Did He have the choice to give in to temptation?
In theological terms, a debate exists over the peccability or impeccability of Christ. Peccability means that a person is capable of sin. Conversely, impeccability is that one is incapable of sin. So, if one believes in the impeccability of Jesus, they believe that He could not have sinned. If one believes in the peccability of Christ, they believe that He had a choice in the matter and that He simply chose not to sin, but that He could have given in to temptation.
Overcoming sexual thoughts may seem impossible. Can it be done?
At times we may wonder if we can ever win the battle against sexual thoughts. Can we push them out of our minds? Can we overcome the constant temptation to let our minds wander?