I have a few questions regarding thoughts and feelings, and how they are sins. If a guy has feelings for a girl, but that girl is in a relationship with someone else (not married of course, but dating. were talking HS level) would it be sinful for the guy to acknowledge such feelings, and think about that person in a pure way?
Also, how does a person judge what is in their heart, and what they want to be in their heart? Like if someone is trying to resist the temptation of being angry with someone, but deep down they really do feel anger, would this person be guilty of these feelings if they had them, or would their desire of not wanting these feeling prove that their will was against it.
Like sometimes I may feel something, but I know its rooted in selfishness, pride, etc I dont want these feelings, but they come anyway. How does one change the way they feel if they dont want to feel a certain way?, I just get puzzled sometimes, when I choose to do the right thing, want to do the right thing, but emotionally I may feel pulled in the opposite direction. Like if someone got me angry, my reaction would be to yell at them, but I would say, that its not right, and I wont do it, but I still feel the anger over it and the pull to say something back.