When it comes to helping people not fall into sin... A COMMAND (LAW) IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH to protect us from the onslaught and allure that comes against us in a fallen world.
The forces that are coming against us, and the cry that comes from within us (the flesh), are too powerful. We get "shocked" when every once in a while the evening news carries the story of a pastor who has run off with the church secretary! If we really understood the issues we should be shocked that there aren't twenty every day!!!
To protect and preserve us from sin and temptation, we need something much greater than a simple command to not do it. There is only ONE SURE PREVENTIVE HELP AFFORDED TO US.
There must be a POWER placed in our very core (spirit) that is greater than the power in our flesh, and greater than the power that comes in waves against us from the world and the enemy.
We need a POWER inside us... WE NEED A PERSON INSIDE US ...
CHRIST IN US... OUR HOPE OF GLORY!
1 Cor 10
"There is no temptation that has overtaken you such as is common to man, BUT GOD is faithful, Who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it!"
That "way of escape" is Jesus...
Who offers to be all that He is
To all that we need
At the moment of faith (dependence)
He puts LIFE on the inside
so we won't settle for the "life" that comes from the outside...