LSD -- By Dean Masters
Here in northeast Tennessee there is a tourist attraction named Bristol Caverns. I don't know how long ago they were found and opened for public tours, but I went there several times during my elementary school days on field trips. It has the normal stalactites and stalagmites in the different shapes and such that you find in caverns. At one point in the tour the guide asks everyone to look up to see the light coming in from the outside. The guide says that Indians, or should I say native Americans, lived in the cave. When they would go out they would hide the mouth of the cave but if they needed it, they had this hole they could escape through. They might have a wild animal after them or another person so they would not have time to uncover the mouth of the cave so they would slip around the mountainside to the hole where they could escape.

As Christians we have enemies to watch out for. These include the devil and his demons and in some part of the world other individuals. More commonly we have to watch out for other things such as LSD. NO, I'm not talking about a drug:

James 1:14-15 (NASB95) "But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death." [1]

So you see the LSD I am writing about is Lust, Sin and Death. If we know we are tempted in certain things the best thing for us to do is not go near those things. Sometimes this is not possible but we are given this promise:

1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV) "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." [2]

So if you are tempted, don't give in. Call on Jesus and rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to help you escape. Then you can rejoice and give all the praise to Jesus Christ:

Proverbs 29:6 (NLT) "Evil people are trapped by sin, but the righteous escape, shouting for joy." [3]

By Dean W. Masters

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