Pornography opens the door to other sins such as fornication,
adultery, child molestation, rape, homosexuality and other related
sins. But one does not have to physically commit the sin of adultery
to be guilty of adultery in God’s eyes. Jesus said even if a married
man looks at a woman to lust after her in his heart, he is guilty of
adultery. Scientific research determined that pornography is an
addiction to the neurochemical high (Dopamine, Norepinephrine,
Oxytocin, and Serotonin) that occurs in the human brain while
viewing sensual images. This is Satan’s counterfeit for the
neurochemical high that God designed to occur between a husband and
wife during intimacy. It has been said that this chemical addiction
is more powerful than those experienced by a drug addict. If you
give in to the temptations of pornography, you are allowing Satan to
rob you of your marital relationship and distort your views of real
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou
shalt not commit adultery: 5:28
But I say unto you, That whosoever
looketh on a woman to lust
after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
5:29 And if thy
right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it
is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and
not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it
from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members
should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
to obtain victory over lust
and Job made a contract with
their eyes that they would not indulge themselves in lustful
images. That principle is still essential for people overcoming
these same temptations today as well. It’s obvious that God gave men
a desire for women and women a desire for men, as part of the cycle
of procreation and establishment of marriages. The problem occurs
when these sensual desires occur outside of the marriage. This
principle goes way beyond just pornography and applies to lustful
looks and wicked thoughts of people you see in public as well. You
should consider the trouble that King David caused for himself (Samuel 11) when he was in the wrong place (likely out of God’s will) and
gave in to lusting over Bathsheba (another man’s wife). David said (Psalms
51) that his
“sin was ever before him”.
I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt
thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
101:3 I will
set no wicked thing before
mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not
cleave to me.
Job 31:1 I made a
covenant with mine eyes;
why then should I think upon a maid?
the first chapter of James we find that God does not tempt us but
this occurs when we are “drawn away of his own lusts”. What are we
drawn away from? This is referring to being drawn away from the
closeness of the Lord. When do Christian fall to temptation? When
they are spiritually weak we fall for Satan’s temptations. How does
a Christian obtain strength over temptations? Our strength comes by
drawing closer to God. Verses 16th and 17th
explain that every good and perfect gift is from God. That includes
the gift of sexual desires in a marriage and it wasn’t a mistake,
but as we know Satan has attempted to corrupt many Holy gifts into
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to
them that love him. Jas
1:13 Let no man say
when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted
with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
But every man is
tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Jas 1:15 Then
when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and
sin, when it is finished,
bringeth forth death.
Jas 1:16 Do not err, my beloved
brethren. Jas 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and
cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning.
so glad for God’s promises in 1 Corinthians 10, where he said that
we would not have temptations that are unique to us individually,
but that He was faithful and would not suffer us to be tempted above
what we are able to withstand.
1Co 10:12 Wherefore let him that
thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
There hath no
temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but
God is faithful, who will not
suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with
the temptation also make a
way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
1 John 5:18
We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but
he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and
that wicked one toucheth him
sins like pornography hidden from God?
Psa 139:1 To the chief Musician,
A Psalm of David. O LORD,
thou hast searched me, and known me.
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought
afar off. Psa 139:3
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and
art acquainted with all my
ways. Psa 139:4
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD,
thou knowest it altogether. Psa
139:5 Thou hast
beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the
LORD: and be sure your sin
will find you out.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather reprove them. 5:12
For it is a shame even
to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Rom 2:16 In the day when
God shall judge the secrets
of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
only have to look at recent history and how pornography led Ted
Bundy to mistreat and murder fifty women. Bundy said he began
casually viewing soft-core pornography when he was 12 or 13 years
old and gradually became addicted to it. During an interview with
Dr. Dobson, he made the following statements: "But slowly throughout
the years reading pornography began to become a deadly habit”.
"My experience with pornography ... is once you become
addicted to it, I would keep looking for more potent, more explicit,
more graphic kinds of material. Like an addiction, you keep craving
something that is harder, something which gives you a greater sense
of excitement. Until you reach a point where the pornography only
goes so far, you reach that jumping off point where you begin to
wonder if maybe actually doing it would give you that which is
beyond just reading or looking at it." His religious training and
morality initially restrained him from acting out his fantasies, but
he confessed that finally, "I couldn't hold back anymore."
While committing the murders, Bundy said he felt as if he was
possessed by "something ... awful and alien. There is just
absolutely no way to describe first the brutal urge to do that kind
of thing, and then what happens is once it has been more or less
satisfied and recedes, you might say, or spent, that energy level
recedes and basically I become myself again." This description
describes the conditions of a demonic possessed person that is
capable of any hideous crime known to man. The devil has no mercy
nor does he have respect of person or God.
has been stated by researchers that these pornographic images can be
“burned” into a person’s mind for years, which allows Satan to have
an easy target in plaguing people’s minds. This presents even more
reasons to stay away from such content.
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