Lust is more powerful than pornography?
James 1:14-16 (NKJV Strong’s) “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.”
Pornography is an accelerant. It’s just a tool to tempt you to fulfill the lust in your mind and flesh.
Romans 13:13-14 (NKJV Strong’s) “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
Ephesians 2:1-3 (NKJV Strong’s) “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.”
Lust originates in the mind and fulfilled in the flesh.
Matthew 15:18-19 (NKJV Strong’s) “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
Making provision is no different than Dr. Carnes’ addiction cycle.
3. Acting out.
It’s in the heart and mind of man where arousal begins.
Mental sexual arousal then searches out.
Whether it would be walking in the grocery store, movies, TV shows, the Internet, Walmart, Shopping Malls, beaches, the subway, riding around in your car, in church services, and other places.
Anything that looks beautiful to a lust hearted man, or any man that turns their head to look at you.
The venue doesn’t matter.
It’s the heart of men and women where the search for sexual fulfillment begins.
Pornography is an accelerant.
It’s the place where, in secret, and all alone, a male or a female uses sex tools or other fetishes to sexually satisfy themselves in masturbation.
The screen where the images become a tool to reach orgasm is idolatry.
These victims are Secret Sexual Sins victims.
Used over and over again in a vain attempt to feel loved, or sexually fulfilled or both.
Last count, there’s well over 289 million Internet porn sites, and growing.
Our iPhones and other devices is the place where men and women view porn or hook up for a sexual encounter. Texting locations such as homes, hotels, motels, and other places to rendezvous for sexual immorality.
Then there’s the criminal element in prostitution/human trafficking for the sex trade. There’s been an unending quest to engage in sexual immorality.
Professed believers are caught in the middle.
Some have given in to this world to attempt to feel sexually satisfied or loved.
There’s no satisfaction in sin.
But the rewards are never received.
Sin never rewards.
Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
When self sex (masturbation) is fulfilled, the conviction of sin hits the heart.
Arriving back at the bottom of the sexual addiction cycle, remorse, not repentance, sets in.
After recovering from the conviction of sin through remorse, the mind and body experiences a reset. The sexual urges and impulses return. The cycle starts all over again. We’ve learned how to suppress the conviction. We’ve learned how to overcome the voice of the Holy Spirit to seek the Lord in the time of temptation.
But people and even professed believers don’t care.
We walk into Walmart, the Mall, the movie place, and the look of and for lust returns. Or the wardrobe to turn heads is put on.
We rush right by the Holy Spirit to chase after a fantasy that will never be fulfilled. We go back to that image or that feeling of feeling loved, and start the process all over again.
All the while, we deliberately suppress the Word that the Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts and minds.
“Come to Me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me. For I am meek and lowly in heart. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”
There’s only one purpose of pornography.
To engage in Secret Sex with that person or persons (whether homosexual, bisexual, or monogamous sex) on the screen in the fulfillment of self pleasure (masturbation), without dealing with the person in a relationship in marriage.
All in a pursuit to fulfill lust or to be loved, or both.
But what is it that males and females are really after?
John 4:1-42, in particular, verse 24, gives us all the answer.
You could ready the story from Christian Post here
Part of the delusion is that people in the world want you to believe that there’s more than two genders.
Last we checked, either a male or a female comes out of the womb from birth.
The age old question is………..which came first?
The chicken or the egg?
The Lord Jesus quoted from the OT regarding the divine order of God regarding male and female.
Matthew 19:4-6 (NKJV Strong’s) “And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Go to the hospital and visit the maternity ward.
Ask for permission to watch a few births.
Every child that came out of the womb of their mother was either a male or a female.
So far, we’ve never seen a baby come out a male and the parents didn’t like the sex of the child. Put the child back in the womb, and presto!!!!
Out comes a female.
OR we’ve never seen a baby born a female and comes back out a male.
Or a baby comes out of the womb without the equipment the child was born with.
In extremely rare incidents, people are born with both male and female organs.
But to be born either male or female, and the parent puts on the birth certificate “non gender conforming,” is an alarming occurrence.
But in this incident, a student was challenged by a professor.
This professor, citing government policy, that the student’s believe was contrary to government authority.
The student declared unapologetically that there’s two gender.
The Bible is clear but just in case you don’t believe the Word of God, go to the maternity ward and look at each child that comes out of the womb.
The child will be either male or female.
Man cannot absolutely control which gender will arrive.
Gender assignment comes from the Lord Who is the giver of life.
Ethnic assignment comes from God.
You and I have no control over God or the parents that the Lord knew would come together to conceive us.
But this is the delusion that the world is under. And when it comes to delusion, when you bring truth to bear to kick down the illusion delusion, their law and their authority will challenge Absolute Authority.
The Bible and the Lord is Absolute Authority.
You say,,,, “NO!!!” They’re not Absolute Authority.
Fine………Who said that we have to die?
Any way, just ignore people that fight the truth and try to enforce the lie with government authority.
Romans 13 tells us that authority comes from God.
But when authority violates the Word of God, they’re not to be obeyed.
We submit to righteous authority that lines up with the Word of God.
When government tells you that you can’t worship God, I do just the opposite.
I worship God.
Government doesn’t have a hell to put me in.
So let’s not be delusional as the people in the world are.
There’s TWO GENDERS.
One more thing.
Surgical reassignment is counter the Word of God according to Isaiah 5:20 and 1 Corinthians 14:33.
God isn’t the author of confusion.
I was a male trapped in a female body (my mother) until she gave birth and I remained a male ever since.
It’s not by my preference but by God’s will and design.
You could see the discussion from YouTube here
The saying goes,
Never judge a book by its cover.”
The flirty dirty cover.
But when it comes to porn and lusting after the flesh, the only concern is the cover.
The cover is what attracts the eyes.
It’s the deception that within the beauty of a body, there’s nothing wrong.
The beauty is PERFECT!!!
That’s the world of porn.
But it’s may also be true for marriage.
Men get attracted to a beautiful woman. They both play nice to a degree, and as soon as the marriage ceremony seals the deal, the book is open and the real story is read.
Porn operates the same way.
The cover lured you and you become a part of her book.
The bad part.
Granted. Not all books are bad.
Both the man and the woman did their due diligence in opening up the book to read what’s in it. Granted, the book of people’s lives is on going. We may never read it all. Sometimes, life does happen, but if you could get to the intent of the book as much as you can, the bad things that can and will happen could be mitigated.
But every now and then, the cover obscures the trap.
They don’t call it the Venus fly trap for nothing.
In marriage, after consummation, the story comes out.
All the things you thought you knew begin to unfold.
The wedding wasn’t the issue. You may have had a little spat, or many spats, but you were able to suppress it and compromise. But sometimes, people do go overboard. It gets ugly. In some cases, so ugly that you call off the wedding.
You’ve tried desperately to compromise but the anger and fierceness of the moment or moments was just too much to bear.
What does this have to do with porn?
Men are driven into the bosom of another woman over such things.
Men rarely investigate past the cover. Men rarely see something and say something about it. But on the other hand, some do. They see tendencies, habits, and other issues that could make or break a relationship.
The one thing that chase some men away from some women is the controlling and manipulation.
Don’t think for one moment that men don’t control or manipulate.
In some cases, men may be worse than women.
Each one want something and in order to get it, they will use control and manipulation to get it.
In a pre wedding situation, certain tests should take place.
Boundaries, territories, pro’s, con’s, likes, dislikes, attitudes, mind sets, religious beliefs, foods, drinks, child raising, living habits, hygiene, education, jobs, finances, attire, recreational habits, and other areas.
They all get tested.
The key is time.
Few people are willing to take their time and examine carefully a person.
Some go as far as private investigations, background checks, family visitations, friend visitation, employment visitations, etc.
You want to know what you’re getting into.
But the cover masks all these areas until the test comes.
The sex (whether moral or immoral) is what you wanted and got but you didn’t count on the story. The drama. The hidden agenda. The controlling. The manipulating. The anger. The frustration. The constant bickering. The boisterous mouth. The lying. The cheating. The put downs. The smile as the blade pierces your back.
The one place where men are driven to when they’re hurt is porn and masturbation. Pretending to have sex with that woman on the screen.
Deeply fantasizing having sex and not dealing with the relationship.
But even if there’s no drama, over time, the cover loses its attractiveness.
When a couple get passed a certain safe zone, their physical attraction is less important. After the wedding ceremony, you got what you wanted. For the man, sex. For the woman, marriage. Then there’s no need to “upkeep” especially after having children.
For the most part, the cover lost it’s beauty, and for the male, he loses his strength. But he never lost the ability to look and be stimulated sexually.
But over time, eventually, his ability to perform in the bedroom slows down.
As you age, you adjust.
It’s called settling down.
However, the gym can do wonders for both the male and female.
Maintaining the cover is a life long pursuit.
This one act of maintaining the cover of the book could save many marriages.
Vitality will be lost one day, but you could slow down its affect.
The winds of destroying marriages are around.
Many believe that when you age in marriage, it doesn’t matter about the cover.
You have a right to that thought, but just imagine if you did your part to maintain the cover for as long as you could?
It may save the marriage relationship.
So, the cover to attract is there as well as what’s in the book.
According to the Scriptures, fornication is a clear violation of the Word of God.
Equally appalling in this show is when people profess to be believers in Christ and deliberately engage in what Christ and others in the Bible prohibits.
Jesus said in Matthew 15:19 (NKJV Strong’s) “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
In this show, the temptation for sexual immorality is very high.
The seductress and the lust-mongers are prepared to engage in sex before marriage.
This is nothing new.
People engage in premarital sex every day.
But when you see a professed believer on the show make a decision to no longer engage in fornication, and then share that belief with a person prepared to engage in fornication, according to the world, it’s a very unacceptable position.
In fact. You are judging them.
The rule of the world, when you watch this show and other like it, is to see two people engage in sex before marriage.
To refuse to follow the story line, expecting two persons to engage in premarital sex, is a violation of their progressive sexual liberality.
Fornication is the world’s gauge for marriage. They deceptively believe………good sex equal good marriage.
Sex before marriage is no guarantee that the marriage will be good.
They deceptively believe that love for each other is determined in the bedroom, before vows are exchanged.
It’s punishable by their law of sin and death if you don’t have sex before marriage, and they have a hell to put you in.
But it’s not just sexual immorality with one person.
We’re talking about multiple partners in this show.
I have to admit that I’ve never seen the show (and I won’t), but just the fact that in reading other articles about this show, it’s easy to conclude that multiple sexual partners is the standard.
But look at the harm fornication has caused.
Abortions. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
We’ll never know the stories of some of these people that may have engaged in fornication. Whether or not a child may have been aborted. Or the sexually transmitted diseases acquired.
It’s quite possible that none of these things took place, but we’ll never know.
To take a stand against premarital sex reminds me of the peer pressure experienced when the question is asked whether you’re a virgin or not.
If you were a virgin, you were ridiculed.
Today, no matter your beliefs, no matter what the settled forever Scriptures declare, sexual immorality is covered by grace.
This is false.
Grace is not permission. 1 John 1:8-9 & 2:1-2 is not a revolving credit line of forgiveness.
Jesus didn’t die for our sins so that we could continue in sin (see Romans 6:1).
God is not demanding perfection. God demands obedience to Him and His Word.
His grace is sufficient and we’re to count in all joy when we fall into various trials and testings (see James 1:3 and 2 Corinthians 12:9).
The power and guilt of sin was removed by the Lord. As long as we walk in the Spirit, and according to the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, we’re not condemned (see Romans 8:1-2).
Paul also said in Corinthians 11:31-32 (NKJV Strong’s) “If we judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.”
Sin enters our lives by our permission to sin, but before sin enters, we decide to discontinue obeying Him and His Word. That’s why 1 Corinthians 10:13 is there. The Lord gives us a way of escape and will not allow temptation be beyond what you’re able….so that we’re able to bear it.
Grace is God forgiving us even though we deserve His wrath. His mercy prevents what we rightfully deserve. God is swift in mercy, gracious and kind, but when we provoke Him, and falsely assume that He would forgive us, we run the risk of abusing His patience and long-suffering.
It seriously brings into question our repentance and status as adherents of Christ. Are we crucified? Are we saved? Are we true believers? Are we truly delivered and set free? Are we practitioners of righteousness or practitioners of sin? Do we have dual citizenship, a citizen of His kingdom while being a citizen of satan’s kingdom?
Could light fellowship with darkness? (see 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
Is there sin in heaven? Is there holy people in hell?
And this is where this bachelorette that profess to believe that Jesus doesn’t mind is wrong.
The Scriptures gives us guidance and we have the power of choice to accept or reject the Scriptures. However, professed believers do not have the right to alter the Scriptures to fit their sinning lifestyle. This encourages other young believers that engage in fornication to do the same.
The Scriptures doesn’t give us license to sin and then gives anyone permission to violate the Scriptures.
Proverbs 30:5-6 (NKJV Strong’s) “Every word of God is pure;
He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
Do not add to His words,
Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”
We don’t get to alter the Word.
The Word when obeyed is given to change us. We don’t change the Word.
So if you’ve seen this episode, if you’re a true believer, you see the self deception. But also you see a twisting of the Scriptures.
When you’re involved in sexual immorality, and the Scriptures are brought to bear on them and others, some of you will say, “No harm, no foul.”
And there are others that agree with them.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Hebrews 13:4, and Revelation 21:8 stands against you.
You could read the article from Christian Post here
Kawanna Shannon (center), director of surgical services at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, is embraced by a supporter after an emotional speech at an abortion rights rally downtown on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Photo by Robert Cohen, email@example.com.
For those of you reading, this is called “The Seamless Fabric.”
Homosexuality, sex trafficking, bisexuality, it’s all connected.
What we’ve done for years is keep the issues separated, not realizing that they’re all woven together into one fabric called “Sexual Immorality.”
I used think that when I was watching porn, it’s unrelated.
All of a sudden, in your lust, you’re watching threesomes. Three people having sex. Two women and a male. Watching bisexuality. Or two men and one female. Bisexuality. Flashes of porn commercials with women kissing. All of these things lure you into accepting homosexuality.
Once you’ve accepted this, when the world demands Christians to accept homosexuality, those involved in porn are quick to suppress the truth of the Word of God and defend homosexuality. Porn inoculates us with a reasoning that will adamantly defend all sexual immorality. And vilify anyone that preaches the Word of God with the convicting power of the Holy Spirit.
“Who are YOU to judge ME!!!” says the person caught in sin.
The Lord is the One judging you.
We give in to anything because we’re involved in the pleasure of the flesh and mind. The pleasures of this life are vigorously licensed and defended. Until all that drop spiritual and mental discipline, they find themselves heavily involved and sown into the Seamless Fabric.
NYC, with a major homelessness problem that makes homelessness in the 70’s look like a cake walk, has snuck into their budget a way to fund murdering children for low income people.
Well, low income people is almost assuredly Black and Hispanic people. Although Hispanics abort far less children than Black people.
Think about it.
Your city tax dollars used to kill more Black & Hispanic babies.
And NYC wants to be the “roll model” for other cities within states that passed the “heartbeat bill.”
In a concerted effort to fool women into thinking that anti abortionists are declaring war on women’s right to choose to kill their baby. The real war is within the womb. To snuff out the life of a child, sacrificing them for the sin of fornication or adultery.
Pulling out a baby, limb by limb.
In pain and agony, the child suffers the most horrific death by the hands of man. Piece by piece until all baby body parts are accounted for. Baby organs harvested. And sold for stem cell research.
The word “abortion” is no where to be found in the Constitution of the United States. There isn’t even a hint of the word abortion located anywhere in the Constitution of the United States. So how can it be a right to murder a child, declared as a Constitutional right?
If murdering a child is a right, then what’s to stop a person from murdering anyone outside the womb?
We’re appalled at mass murders while mass murder takes place every day to the tune of 3500 a day in the United States. We get mad, and rightfully so, when 4 or more persons are murdered at the hand of a person with a firearm. We should be equally as mad when an abortionist takes the life of a human being in the womb.
IF an abortionist can’t be charged with murder in the womb, then why try a murderer for murdering a woman, and if she is pregnant, it’s counted as murdering two persons?
The nation has had enough of abortion and there’s an undeniable trend of displeasure because “agitation” pictures of what abortion looks like is having a major impact.
Millions of people are oblivious to what is done in the death room.
The famed Center For Medical Progress made several undercover videos of catching abortion personnel talking and negotiating the costs of aborted baby parts.
Their reporting and other means is having a significant effect on people’s attitude toward killing a baby.
But not enough. Other states are countering the definitive anti abortion trend.
If that’s not enough, just imagine how many prostitutes receive abortion services throughout the city. Especially around sports and music venues.
Seems to me that low income people may be involved in sex trafficking and will get NYC to pay for free abortion services. But that’s just a small problem.
Just imagine being mayor of the most famous city in the world, offering free abortion services for some that potentially is involved in prostitution.
But in watching Frontline, White American women are heavily involved in sex trafficking. So there’s no doubt that it’s not a Black only thing. And sadly, Black dudes are heavily involved in recruiting Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics.
This is polarizing America for the 2020 elections.
Using known tactics to draw battle lines.
Democrats are desperate but Republicans don’t even bat an eye.
So far, it hasn’t worked (political polarization) but other divisive issues will be used to keep America pitted against one another.
Far worse, more cities will offer free abortion services so that men could continue to abuse women in the bedroom, the women and their babies get abused in the abortion room, and the babies that would have been born as future Americans, are destroyed.
You could read the story from ABC News here
Holding men and pastors accountable for the abortion of a child conceived in fornication and or adultery.
We all know that it takes two to tango (have sex).
But when things heat up like fire, all of the prohibitions are deliberately bypassed.
From a nice kiss, to necking, to full body contact, & touching areas to sexually arouse a person, and then straight to full sex before marriage.
These days, social media is the meeting place to establish a rendezvous for fornication or adultery. They don’t go out on a first date to “test the waters.”
They simply say when and where, hook up, and then hook up (lips and hips).
Even ignoring STDs.
It’s very dangerous out there and generally, people don’t care.
Paul said to “Flee fornication.”
Men are aggressive, but the woman is equally aggressive, but more so passively like a Venus fly trap. But also, some women don’t want to appear “loose,” but when the man insists and smooth talks her, we’re taken back to the Garden of Eden (pleasure).
satan engaged in a smooth talking conversation with Eve, all based on her discussion about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil with Adam.
She had an interest in that tree and not the tree of life, planted by the Lord right next to each other.
satan knew that she had a conflict with her husband and wanted to have that tree. She was interested in its power called “good and evil.”
She insisted and needed a reason to partake of that specific tree, AFTER God told Adam that he could eat of all the trees in the Garden, EXCEPT that tree.
After being misled by satan, that she would be like God, knowing good and evil, the adversary lied to her and told her that she wouldn’t die and she believed it.
The lust in her mind had received another word that would counter the Word of God. She established in her mind enough reason to get to be like God, knowing good and evil, break the commandment, and not be held accountable for it.
When she was told that, in outright defiance, she walked right up to that tree with eyes of lust and lust in her mind, took of that tree, and ate.
But nothing consequential happened to her…yet.
It’s like you ran the stop sign but you didn’t get caught.
If something consequential didn’t happen to one person, it emboldens the others to do it.
Adam was right there with her, she gave him the fruit, and he ate.
That’s when their eyes were opened. They knew that they were naked, and in shame, made figs to cover themselves.
Sin brought forth death.
The same sequence in one way or another happens in the bed of fornicators and adulterers. They lie to each other that nothing will happen.
For men, condoms are a pain. You have to stop to put it on. For women, there’s so many contraceptives but each one has risks.
Even though abortion is known to be decreasing, and that’s because of other methods employed to “fix” what the world says is “the problem.”
But abortion still is, perhaps, the most common way to kill a life to pretend that it’s ending a pregnancy, deceiving ourselves into thinking that the abortion/murder affects only the body of the woman.
In fact, it’s clearly documented that when an abortionist/murderer goes into the womb to snuff out that child’s life, the child pushes itself up into the deepest part of the womb to avoid the pain.
Remarkably, doctors are able to operate on a child in the womb, and the child understands the difference.
This false narrative of “It’s MY Body!!!” is used to deceive people into thinking that the baby, conceived in sin, isn’t affected at all. Also by not calling what’s conceived, “a child,” and call it an unfounded word fetus, is a critical delusion, bought by most people.
The drum beat of “It’s my body” is another grave false narrative to get us detracted from the brutal murder of the body inside the mother’s body.
But the abortionist is pulling out a child, limb by limb. Heads are crushed by forceps, the back of their necks are cut open, their body parts are harvested, and the rest of this babies is placed in red biohazard bags, boxed up, and then sent to facilities to be cremated.
While in the Old Testament, babies were murdered outside the womb, burned at the altar of Molech as a sacrifice to this god. However, babies today, are murdered in the womb but pulled out, each part accounted for, and cremated.
That’s the only difference.
God knows each child’s name.
So what happens is that the male goes free, having enjoyed his sex, while the woman enjoyed the sex too, but is given the task to get rid of the child, and they call it “stopping the pregnancy.”
So the cowardly male gets to walk away. Some of them insist that the woman he impregnated get an abortion. He can’t afford child support but he could afford fornication.
A few years ago, 400 male pastors were found on a list soliciting sex from a site sponsoring adultery. They would anonymously enter these sites, use their credit card, establish a rendezvous, commit adultery, all without their wives not knowing what they were doing.
It’s common knowledge that porn stars are prostitutes. And it’s common knowledge that prostitutes, when they get pregnant, they arrive at the death house to end the life of a baby.
We all know that there’s more than 400 pastors that do this.
Their names were discovered in a hacking incident.
Pretty much, the Lord that they claimed to be living and preaching about, exposed them.
So far, we know of one pastor that committed suicide, leaving a wife and three children to fend for themselves because he couldn’t handle his exposure.
Even sadder is the fact that some of them were responsible for the deaths of children because of lust in their hearts.
Just as Adam failed to protect Eve from satan, males fail to protect the woman and their child conceived in sin.
This is not to be taken as advocating or giving license to commit sexual immorality. However, we all know that sexual immorality will continue because males and females refuse to sexually control themselves.
And make no mistake about it, they will be judged by God according to Hebrews 13:4 and Revelation 21:8.
If there were a law that would make the male responsible for impregnating the woman before she would get the abortion, I don’t know if it would make a dent in curbing sexual immorality, but one thing’s for sure.
Already, in the court of Almighty God, every sexually immoral man will give an account of his sin.
Both the male and the female are equally charged as a co-conspirators.
Complicit and guilty of fornication/adultery, and guilty of murder.
However, before their deaths, if they repent, the Lord promised to forgive them (see Isaiah 55:6-7).
But they have to be born again, never to sin sexually again.
You could read the article here
Cutting to the chase, once again, the Christian community, online newspapers, and other outlets identify that there’s a huge problem with Christians viewing pornography.
Pastors and believers all across the United States, and the world, are heavily involved with no apparent slowing or stoppage.
The Internet and our personal devices are great tools but they’ve been used consistently to view porn anywhere and at anytime.
But is porn the problem?
It’s only part of the problem.
It’s the bait on the hook. Or more so, the incremental increase to take things to the next step.
As one person puts it, it’s an accelerant.
When you want a bigger fire, you get more wood, gas, or other fuels to increase the fire.
Lines that pastors and believers says they would never crossed are easily crossed.
Look at James 1:14-15 (NKJV Strong’s) “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.’
Within the heart of sinning people is the lustful desires lurking in the mind and flesh. It’s the desire to gratify themselves that takes them to places where such satisfaction could be achieved.
Paul told Timothy “Flee also YOUTHFUL lusts.”
Having said this, what lures men and women to watching porn?
Enhancing or accelerate the process to perform solo sex or masturbation.
When people watch porn, it’s not like sitting in a movie theater and eating popcorn. It’s about participating in sex without the physical partner there. In other words, it’s fantasy or pretend sex.
If you read these Christian articles about believers watching porn, you will notice that nothing or very little is said about masturbation or fantasy sex.
But this is what believers do that Christian Post, Charisma, or other Christian news outlets deliberately omit.
Perhaps, the reason why is when you talk about solo sex, fantasy sex, or the “M” word (masturbation), because the Bible is silent in its prohibition, it’s determined to be permitted.
It’s also possible that people that write about porn participate in masturbation.
They’re too ashamed to reveal the combination for fear of discovery of masturbation in their own lives.
Paul told us in Ephesians 5:11-14 (NKJV Strong’s) “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”
Just because it’s a shame, it doesn’t prohibit one from discussing it.
Discussing just the fact that masturbation is the reason behind porn is shameful. What’s prohibited is the play by play description or instruction on how to masturbate. That’s beyond shame.
It’s sinful and incites a person to participate in Secret Sexual Sins when a person read sex stories out of Hustler or The Forum.
As I’ve said before, just because the Bible is silent on a subject, it’s not to be taken as permission to engage.
When the assumption is taken to masturbate, this subject will not be addressed.
Self discipline is one of the fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-24).
IF you’re crucified with Christ, then you are dead to sin. In fact, as Paul said……“dead to sin but alive unto God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Dead people don’t respond.
Therefore, if you’re dead, as far as we know with certainty, dead people don’t respond to lust in their heart, mind, and flesh to masturbate.
So the lust in the flesh and mind places a demand to fulfill desire to achieve sexual satisfaction apart from marriage to the opposite sex.
There’s numerous reasons for this as I’ve written in the blog to explore the reasons why men and women masturbate, but as long as there’s a refusal to address the reason why believers watch porn, it’s no different than a dog chasing its tail.
You can read the article from Christian Post here