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Friday, September 06, 2013

NO INNOCENT AFFAIR


What is the main contributor to the destruction of family?
Adultery!

What is the shortest preface to a book?
Thou shalt not commit adultery (Exodus 20:14).

And which book contains both?
That, we are about to find out!

“I once had an acquaintance who refused to hear me when I tried to help him see the error of his way. He had recently started an affair. Details beyond that are not necessary. While it became obvious he didn’t care about his wife (at least not now that he had found his “soul mate”), I felt he would at least be receptive to a discussion about the consequences to his young children. Instead, he offered the not unusual rationalization that leaving his family for another woman would actually be better for his kids because if he was happy, he would be able to be a better father and afford them more “quality time.” Rationalization of this magnitude is stomach turning. So how did the quality time manifest itself? His daughter became an unwed mother and his son an alcoholic. Knowing the family, I will go to my grave believing both children would have led a Christian life with worldly success had he been the father he was supposed to be. But they were sacrificed on his personal altar of sinful lust,” writes Edward F. Mrkvicka Jr.

My first reaction as I browse through the pages of No Innocent Affair: Making Right the Wrong of Adultery was that it is not going to be a bestseller. Not that the book was badly written but for the simple reason that many Christians would turn a blind eye to it, and would rather shun the book than see the truth in it. We feel uncomfortable because there is a certain degree of adulterous intent in each one of us. Adultery is a subject we ignored by choice yet many have been drawn into its deception, not only in thoughts but also in deeds.

As uncomfortable as the subject matter is, the author’s pointed questions doesn’t make things easier. He doesn’t mince words. Have you found yourself contemplating committing adultery? Are you currently in an adulterous relationship? Have you been affected by an act of adultery?

With sound biblical advice the author addressed two important issues confronting Christian couples: One, “that in exercising the free will given to us by God alone, we must be careful to understand the serious consequences of our choices. Two, if we have made the wrong choice and commit or have committed adultery, there is only one way to reverse course, and that goes well beyond simply saying “I’m sorry.”

No Innocent Affair explains in frank yet loving terms that unrepentant adultery is more than just an innocent affair. It is choosing Satan over Jesus and death over life. The book takes you on a step-by-step biblical progression that leads to the sin of adultery being forgiven and salvation reclaimed.

No Innocent Affair is a book devoted to the horrible truth about adultery, and how it destroys innocent people, especially children. The book is to stop people from stepping over the line, but if they do, it also explains how to make right what they have made wrong. It’s also for the many victims of an adulterer’s selfishness.

However uncomfortable the subject matter may be, this book ought to be in the hands of all professing Christians and ministers of the Word. Adultery is a disease that eats into the vitals of our Christian belief. This book should have been written at least a decade ago!

Format: Perfect Paperback
Pages: 200
Publisher: Tate Publishing
List Price: $15.99
Publication Date: September 20, 2011

ISBN-10: 1617777684
ISBN-13: 978-1617777684

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edward Mrkvicka is a lay minister and counselor, and life-long Bible student. His religious writings have been awarded Best Christian Book of the Year, Best Christian Study of the Year, named a National Best Book Awards finalist, and a winner in the Christian Choice Book Awards. He has also been awarded the prestigious Faith Writers Seal of Approval.

His efforts on behalf of families, understanding adultery, and the devastating effect of divorce on children have earned him a United States Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition.

His other books include Be Not Deceived, The Prayer Promise of Christ, The Sin of Forgiveness, The Gospel of "If" and eight others on banking, personal finance and the stock.


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