North Carolina and Mississippi boldly took stands against transgender bathrooms.
This disturbing trend cause x Hamster. com, a porn site to not do business in NC until further notice.
Welp……don’t let the door hitcha…….
FRC wrote an outstanding article that captures the sentiment.
Pornography is fuel or an accelerant to sexual predators, sex addicts, and sexual immoral people.
No one watches porn and not act out sexually in adultery, fornication, bisexuality, homosexuality, bestiality, and masturbation or solo sex.
I have yet to read in some of these articles why people watch porn.
Predominantly, it’s to masturbate off of it.
When we get to the truth about porn and reveal that masturbation is 100% involved, perhaps we can really put a dent in this sin.
While a person doesn’t need porn to masturbate, a person has so deeply involved him or herself with porn that it’s only sexual muscle memory.
Many believers in Jesus are trapped in masturbation.
Paul said in 2 Timothy 3 that men would be “lovers of themselves……without self control……lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.”
It’s not about controlling masturbation. It’s about eliminating it from your life.
As Dr, Mark Laaser asked, “Can you do without sex and masturbation?”
This is a loaded question that will get many people riled up.
Here is one loophole that many men and women use.
There is no Scripture that prohibits masturbation.
Many will defend the practice of masturbation to their last dying breath. Many will argue that there is no Scripture prohibiting the practice of masturbation. But I defy anyone to find Scripture that permits the practice of masturbation.
I defy anyone to find Scripture where Jesus masturbated. Because if Jesus masturbated, and we are to be like Jesus, then that’s all the permission we need. But we all know that Jesus never masturbated.
Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”
2 Corinthians 5:21 “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
You can’t be the Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world if you are in sin yourself.
Pornography and masturbation are inseparable.
Only the grace and power of God can deliver a person from this associated sin.
Here is another thought.
Why would Paul do an extensive writing in Romans chapter 6 regarding yielding our members as “instruments of righteousness?”
Why would the Lord Jesus tell us that if we desire to follow Him, that we are to “…deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him?”
Why would Paul say “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not!”
Here is another loophole that many men and women use.
“I don’t look at porn and I don’t think about porn when I masturbate.”
For a while, I thought the same thing and I thought that it would be enough “permission” to continue the practice. But then the Holy Spirit in my spirit kept convicting me in my heart.
Remember “…the fruit of the Spirit is……self control?”
Remember what Paul said, “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful for me but I will not be brought under the power of any.”
If you are under the power of masturbation, then you are not under the control of the Holy Spirit regarding the fruit of the Spirit called “self control.”
That’s one reason why you get convicted every time you masturbate.
Ephesians 4:30 says “And grieve (sadden) not the Holy Spirit.”
I used to masturbate and get this sad feeling that I did something wrong and I tried to suppress that feeling. Not realizing that the sad feeling was the Holy Spirit in my spirit expressing His outrage that I sinned against God. That God, the Holy Spirit was grieved; that I offended the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit will let you know that you’ve violated the will of God and the Word of God to abstain from the appearance of sin.
The only reason why we reason ourselves out of calling masturbation a sin is because we love it so much. “Lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God.”
When you came to Christ, you died. Your sin nature was crucified with Christ. You can’t love sin anymore. You must hate what God hates and love what God loves.
God hates porn and masturbation. God loves self control.
The sinful pleasure of masturbation has captured and imprisoned over 50% of preachers and 80% believers.
The statistics that you will see are under reported. Just like people with HIV/AIDS and other STDs. They are under reported because of the shame and stigma attached to sexual sins. The shame itself is the conviction of the Holy Spirit and the only remedy is repentance, asking the Lord for His forgiveness, and obedience to the Scriptures for the rest of your life.
You must obtain freedom based on the grace of God, expressed in the shed blood of Jesus.
You can’t be free and in bondage at the same time.
Just like Israel can’t be in Egypt and in the promised land at the same time.
Either you are free or you are bound.
You can’t be in Christ and into porn and masturbation.
Just like you can’t be a Christian and a homosexual.
Just like you can’t be a Christian and a adulterer.
Just like you can’t be a Christian and a fornicator.
Just like you can’t be a Christian and a bisexual.
The article from FRC regarding the porn site leaving North Carolina can be read here.