The reader of these blogs might be thinking, “These blogs sound too good to be true. The big push for accountability-based escape from sins of the flesh gained traction in the mid-1990s . If escape without accountability were possible, surely other authors would have written about it in the last 25-plus years. I need to see some Case Study results in support of the theological claims made in A Way of Escape.”
CASE STUDY RESULTS IN SUPPORT OF THE THEOLOGICAL CLAIMS MADE IN A WAY OF ESCAPE
In the Way of Escape Case Study, complete mind renewal was also achieved. Without ever having to enlist the aid of an accountability partner or group (for my definition of complete mind renewal, see www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/four-word-catch-phrase-bb32).
Crucial to achieving mind renewal without accountability is to first realize that we are not in this battle alone. All genuinely born-again believers are fully indwelt by the Holy Spirit at conversion. For the still-struggling, mind renewal without accountability may require doing nothing more than learning how to step up the degree to which they walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16). For the still-struggling, mind renewal without accountability may require doing nothing more than dropping the passivity, and learning how to actively pursue more regular relationship intimacy with the Holy Spirit.
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
[this post describes Case Study results on complete mind renewal; for more data on: (i) reduced number and strength of “incomings,” and (ii) vanishing episodes of “acting out,” see the full blog at www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/case-study-results-v2]
A GAME-CHANGING BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to renew their mind by stepping 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.
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!
1. Weiss, D., Clean: A Proven Plan for Men Committed to Sexual Integrity, First Printing, Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN, pages 156-157 [the author’s time in seminary (in the early 1980s, page 156), was at least a decade before men were talking about accountability or accountability partners (page 157)], 2013