The fifteenth in a series of 16 “blog bites” answering anticipated objections to material set forth in A Way of Escape, i.e., the fifteenth in a series of 16 “blog bites” answering anticipated FAQs.

OBJECTION #15 (of 16)

With the best of intentions, the church leader cries out, “Neuroplasticity? Dopamine? Music videos? Whoa! You’re unnecessarily complicating the issue with a lot of peripheral, non-biblical talk. To win the war against the flesh, all a believer needs to do is ‘Let go and let God.’”


A “Let go and let God” approach often leads to the Christian sitting on the sidelines, and simply watching God do battle for him. In the war against the flesh, such a passive approach will always leave the addict wallowing in the porn pit.

The Way of Escape Battle Plan is all about actively initiating intimate encounters with the Holy Spirit. And not only on Sunday mornings while seated in a church pew. A daily filling of the Spirit. Or even multiple times a day. As often as the sheltering presence of the Spirit is needed in the war against the flesh. The active pursuit of regular relationship intimacy with the Holy Spirit. This is the key to unleashing His inner-working power (Ephesians 3:20) and winning the war against the flesh.

(for a lengthier response to this anticipated objection, including a discussion of three additional recommended pre-emptive strike options, see the full blog at


In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to step up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). They learn how to build a library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers.

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).

The still-struggling now have another option. The still-struggling now have fresh hope for discovering that long-sought-after way of escape from sin and temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). A way that—because it is wholly Spirit-powered—does not require enlisting the aid of an accountability partner or group. Truly, a game-changer!