Are your eyes causing you to sin?
Are you a Christian addicted to PORN and masturbation?
Reasons why Christians feel they can do it:
- My wife does not satisfy me
- I should have done better
- I’m not (physically) cheating on her
- She is pregnant
- I have these natural urges
- God does not care
- It’s a gray area in the Bible
- I am not hurting anybody
- It’s better that going to a prostitute
- It’s not a bad sin
Reasons they should not do it:
- Marital problems
- God created your spouse just for you (your issue is trusting in Him)
- God does care (your issue is following Him)
- God is specific about sexual sins
- You are hurting yourself, marriage, legacy, life
- It’s a bad habit
- It is a sin
- No guilt
- No lying
- No Shame
- It hinders you walk and communion with God
- No financing of evil businesses
Is porn adultery?
Let’s go to the commandment
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
"You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor's house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
In words you can understand. Don’t desire something that is not yours. What is Porn, looking at females and desiring to be with them? You don’t need any more explaining, God it’s clear in this subject.
Let’s go to Job.
"I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl.
Sure I understand, Job was a near perfect men, we are not. This is God’s pattern of a good man, this is also a good sample where God knows what area men where going to struggle in.
The stages of the fall of typical men are:
Ear - The strange woman and her power of seduction with words. A woman will try to seduce you with words, many men fall because they don’t hear complements from their wives. Men struggle with porn because they don’t communicate with their wives about the areas where they are tempted. This is why phone sex is so popular. Many men fall for woman that are not better looking, but more attentive that their own wife.
…Keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
Eyes – The temptation in the mind is followed by the eyes. The eyes imagine what the mind has already pictured.
Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,
2 Peter 2:14
With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood!
Matthew 5:29 - Matthew 18:9 - Mark 9:47
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,
Can you believe that these three verses where considered to strong for everyday people and the Bible was kept in Latin and not translated to a common language because leaders thought that simple minded farmers will take it and mutilate themselves. Keep your eyes in check since the have the power to slave and kill you.
1 John 2:16
For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.
Heart – The heart desired the image the mind places before it. The heart create evil thoughts that can lead men astray.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,
The body follows the heart to its own destruction.
Nature - It is in our nature. If men are allowed to go wild they will all follow their flesh, it takes strength and self control to walk in a way pleasing to God.
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry…
Body – By the time it gets to the body, the battle is already lost. The real battle is in the heart. It is more of a mental battle than a physical need. Just like smoking, drinking, and drugs. People can’t stop even when little by little it starts to destroy their walk with God. It is incredible to think than more people that you know in Christian circles are addicted to it. Now with Cable, Internet, and newsstands everywhere the tramps are set to destroy all our precious lives. A pure men’s soul is precious in God’s eyes.
…but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Life – There is a bounty for your life, precious to God and desired by Satan. Imagine a wanted sign with your photo in it. You might not believe it but Satan will always look to tempt you.
…For by means of a harlot (porn-star) A man is reduced to a crust of bread;
And an adulteress will prey upon his precious life.
Is sinning against our body better or worst? There is a higher level of sin associated to the sin we do to our body. With as many sexually transmitted diseases that are around. They are a direct result of the higher standard that God requires from us. Are there not many TV commercials about couples in which one is infected with Herpes and one is not? This is a secret shame of the so real evidence of this sin in a life.
1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.
…but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
What to do? If men are addicted and are in a continual process of falling and asking forgiveness, there are two solutions. Stick to your word and don’t do it again. Many pray I won’t do it again only to do it over and over again. Keep your promise because…
It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it.
There will be a day when God’s patience will run out and men’s secret sins will be exposed. Don’t be fooled, your spirit radiates the sin within yourself. Until men bound by these are set free, they will always give everybody they meet a sense of uneasiness and warped walk.
It is a struggle but not impossible, God desires all the chosen ones called to his service walk pure lives. He is patient and creative, He will spare you the shame of your sin exposed unless there is no other way to reach you.
1 Timothy 5:24-25
The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.
Is there a place for porn amongst married couples? No. It’s sad to say that in our lifetime what we see in television is declining to worst and worst depictions of sexual and obscene scenes. A Christian couple should be very careful what they see and allow their children to see in television.
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
The New Testament and Jesus demand a higher level of devotion, don’t even look at a woman lustfully, it is equal to committing adultery with her.
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Use common sense, nothing that feels your heart will guilt could be good.
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Men cannot serve God with all this evil in them. There is no place in God’s plan for a Christian’s life for Porn. God want your commitment. Jesus is asking men “are you with me? Men will serve what would appear to be successful lives only to fall an expose themselves. This is Satan’s plan to destroy the image of leaders amongst the church and discredit all of then.
"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters.
Make little ones sin, Many men are addicted and influenced by porn because they where accidentally or intentionally exposed to it by others.
"And if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around his neck.
It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
By using your money to buy Porn, you are financing places that are corrupting children. There is only to mentions of people in the Bible getting extra punishment for their sinful lives. Only Judas, and those that make children sin get these special punishment. Supporting Porn businesses does not come with its due punishment.
Don’t open the door to the devil. Don’t allow the Devil to ruin your life.
…and do not give the devil a foothold.
Porn is not only addictive but also progressive, what got you existed today will need to be surpassed tomorrow. Porn will go to strip clubs, prostitutes. Don’t be fooled. It can and will happen to you if you don’t stop.
As Christian you are dragging along the Holy Spirit with you in all your iniquity. He is not enjoying the sin you practice. Stop He will not leave you, He is committed to seal your soul always.
1 Corinthians 3:16
…Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
We will give account for all our actions.
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Levels of displacement, depression and strange surroundings all contribute to a unstable environment where temptation can overpower good will.
[ Moab Seduces Israel ] While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women,
Abstain - The media criticized President Bush for pushing and abstinence initiative. God is the one that started that is such ways they are also ridiculing Biblical ideology as unpractical and ineffective when in reality it is the only why to be sure.
Did you know in Biblical times the husband would present a wedding blanket stained with blood to the father. This was proof of the virginity of the bride. How many Christian marriages right now would pass this test?
Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.
You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.
As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality."
Decency – Is this a lost quality? If we go out there looking for decent men will we find them? God is calling for all man called by his name to be decent in their ways.
Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
Can these things happen amongst Christians, Yes! Not one male in any church is immune to this trap. All it takes is a few dollars, free time or a way to access the Internet in private. The temptation is there you cannot stop the temptation from been there, you have to change the heart.
1 Corinthians 5:1
[ Expel the Immoral Brother! ] It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that does not occur even among pagans: A man has his father's wife.
Many new Christian when converted loose friends because they no longer shave values. When you associate with non believers you have to make sure you are strong enough to be a good example. When they are more of a temptation to you and continually challenge you to participate cut them off.
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
1 Corinthians 5:9
I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people—
1 Corinthians 5:11
But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.
It’s a lifestyle. There is sin that leads to death. Which is it?
1 John 5:16
If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that.
Know this; there is a difference in theft and a thief. One is an act the other is a lifestyle or a habit. Wickedness is a lifestyle that continually acts against God guides.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
Not to mention homosexuality is all over porn. Most males find arousing in two females acting out. This is another case of slow infiltration of homosexual agendas that undermine God’s bylaws. Just in our lifetime we see in TV and movies homosexual dating shows, same sex kissing and nobody seems to mind.
What I am allowed to do. In your heart of heart’s you know what is right and wrong. There is a place for sex in your life. It is a gift from God. To be enjoyed in the loving embrace of a spouse.
1 Corinthians 6:12-13
[ Sexual Immorality ] "Everything is permissible for me"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"—but I will not be mastered by anything.
"Food for the stomach and the stomach for food"—but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
Sexual immorality is a trigger mechanism of God’s wrath. It is also a measuring rod of how far away a group of people are away from God.
1 Corinthians 10:8
We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.
What does God expect from us? God demands us to be pure not one stain of Sexual impurity. Porn is the yeast that will destroy your ministry, family, purpose, life, and soul.
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.
1 Corinthians 5:6
Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough?
"A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."
What does Sanctified mean? To be set apart for God’s service.
1 Thessalonians 4:3
It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
Sexual immorality the pursuit of continual pleasure has brought down politicians and Pastors alike. People have put on the line their job, prestige, position, livelihood in pursuit of pleasure.
See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.
There is no denying, there is punishment prepared for those that continue acting in sexual immorality and perversion. Repent today. Stop indulging your flesh, turn around and don’t look back. God can still have mercy in your soul if you “go and sin no more”.
In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
In a world where tolerance is politically correct, God holds against the church the tolerance of enticers of sin. Not today or tomorrow but one day soon the church will have to make a stand on something, by them it will be too late. In a world where we cannot impose our beliefs on others, we cannot share the good news.
Hitler has a special color seal for zealous Christians; they shared the faith of the Jews. The remaining so called “Christian Church” turned around and omitted from their belief anything that could contradict the ruling party. Like frogs in a pot is it our faith to be like the frog that while standing in boiling water
Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.
Repent when salvation can be found, the offer stands today but nobody knows their day. Make peace with God when he can be found.
Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.