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Can Pornography have a life altering effect?

When the movie “Don John” premiered in the U.K., The Telegraph ran a perceptive article that addressed the same issues that the film raises, namely that a porn habit leaves men unable to relate to real women:

“There’s a scene in Don Jon … in which [a female] character gently breaks it to Jon that the sex they had was, well, not that good. … Jon is stunned, mortified and finally completely confused by his sex life. Because, the truth is, he’s not really enjoying it either. Porn is what he really loves.”

Reminds me of a perverted version of the Twilight zone . Our world has become so saturated with pornography, that Hollywood could produce such a morbid movie and have a audience that can empathize with it, is frightening. Pornography in Belize and around the world is at an all time high.

Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold. 2 Samuel 11:2

No internet, dvds, or sleazy magazines. King David made a decision to rest on his laurels, by withdrawing from leading his armies in battle. Now he has idle time. His mind wanders and then his eyes wander. Little did he realize that long stare from the roof of his house would lead to adultery, lying, and murder. This series of poor decisions would cause him to break fellowship with the LORD that he claimed to love and serve.

Pornography is as old as this example. Much is said about technology and it’s ability to give access to the forbidden. But, pornography has roots in something the bible calls fornication.

But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints. Ephesians 5:3

The word “fornication” in Greek means “porneia” which is where get the English word pornography comes from. Fornication includes all Illicit (and immoral) sexual relations that are strictly forbidden by Scripture .

I want to point out to you that we do not read that King David was involved in some kind of addiction of looking at naked women. All it took was one time, to gaze and fantasize, then he acted upon it.

What stands out to me the most in pornography is the destructive path that it leaves in the aftermath. Not only does it destroy the victim, but it seeks to enlist others.

I am reminded of an interview of serial killer from America Ted Bundy. He was interviewed by Dr. James Dobson a Christian psychologist, before his execution. He left a trail of at least 60 dead bodies that were recovered. Ted Bundy went on record to explain how pornography help to fuel his cravings for murder. I realize this is an extreme example, however whether we are talking about King David or Ted Bundy the trail of destruction is still evident.

Do find yourself gazing to long? Or maybe that gaze has become a shameful addiction that you are too ashamed to tell anyone about.

There is hope for you . The LORD sent Nathan the prophet to confront David’s dirty little secret. When David humbled himself in repentance the LORD put away David’s sin. God can put away your sins. Jesus has taken upon himself your sins, so you can be forgiven. Will you seek help before the destruction starts to take its course?

If you would take a moment and confess and repent of your sin and put your trust in Jesus Christ then you can start to experience God’s gift of salvation.

Say this prayer, “Dear heavenly Father I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ. I confess that I am a sinner. I ask that you would forgive me of my sins. I‘m ready to repent and put my trust In Jesus Christ. Thank you for having mercy on me a sinner. In Jesus name Amen.”

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