How would you judge the lawfulness or unlawfulness of 'pleasure?' Use this rule: Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sight of God, takes from you your thirst for spiritual things or increases the authority of your body over your mind, then that thing to you is evil. By this test you may detect evil no matter how subtly or how plausibly temptation may be presented to you.
Salvation means deliverance from sin and the power of sin but not from the presence of sin. Even though you are not a sinner and sin has no power over you, we live in a world that is full of sin such that the air we even breathe in is full of sin. Sin, temptation and evil are all around us.
We see that humanism has become for many a polite name for a vocal, aggressive, influential crusade against religion in the name of social and moral advance. There is nothing new about humanism. It is the yielding to Satan's first temptation of Adam and Eve: 'Ye shall be as gods' [Genesis 3:5 KJV].
God doesn't tempt men, but God tries men, tests them. God cannot tempt you, but God can test you. And every son that cometh to God must be tested or child-trained before he can be a son. And if we can't stand chastisement, the Bible said we become illegitimate children and not the children of God.
William Marrion Branham, Mike Murdock, Justice Kojo Bentil, Billy Graham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Dag Heward Mills, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Dr. Myles Munroe, Rick Rigsby, Jerry J. Panou, David O. Oyedepo, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Martin Luther King Jr., David Ibiyeomie, T. B. Joshua, Kenneth E. Hagin, Smith Wigglesworth, Brian Houston, John C. Hagee, Adrian Pierce Rogers, Ravi Zacharias, Derek Prince,