Temptation: Flee Fornication

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Growing up, parents displayed the differences between what is right and what is wrong. Given any circumstance, temptation would evolve in the mind. Those temptations would not define who you are, but your reactions to it would! As Carol, the students state to John, her professor in the play Oleanna, “You have an agenda, we have an agenda. I am not interested in your feelings or your motivation, but your actions” (Act III, p.74). Those actions do not take into consideration temptation. Subjects to temptation defines a misleading character; therefore, the ability to venture away from morals provides a false interpretation. “Temptation, by its very nature, feels wrong. God 's moral law is written in the heart of every human being (Romans 1:20),…show more content…
“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:18-20). This statement clarifies the solution to temptation is to live a life through the eyes of God! Gods direction will recognize the evil! John reaches the realization of his morals when he begins to question Jerry while receiving the news of Carol’s announcement of rape. John states, “What? What do you mean? WHAT? Jerry… Jerry. They… Who, who, what can they do…? NO. NO. They can’t do th… What do you mean? But, how… She’s, she’s she’s here with me. To… Jerry. I don’t underst… What does this mean” (Act III, p.77)? John is astonished at the manipulative ability a temptation displays. Johns inability to realize that his sexually desire for Carol would evidently destroy him. Temptations are always evolving. Temptations evolved throughout the entire play. Johns actions and thoughts were in correlation, but as the play developed his actions ventured away from his thoughts. Johns dismantlement of his temptation ultimately defines. Unfortunately for John, his inability to decipher between right and wrong would define him as a sexual offender for the rest
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