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Think and Act 1.21.15 – Taking the Mystery Out of Porn

 

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Do you feel like porn has you trapped, attached like a ball and chain?

Certainly one of the great allures of pornography lies in the sense of mystery.

Mystery fuels fantasy. Fantasy without unknown doesn’t exist.

So, let me attempt to make a few brief points that can help take the mystery out of porn.

1. Porn features real people.

If you knew you were viewing your friend, your neighbor, your distant relative, or your co-worker, would it be mysterious anymore? Doubtful.

Someone calls those actors “son”. That model is someone’s daughter. The fantasy weakens significantly when you realize those sexual organs you’re viewing belong to a real, live human being.

2. Few would say they support slavery.

Many in porn find themselves trapped as slaves. Maybe they’ve sold themselves for lack of anything better as everyone in their life has abandoned them. Maybe they’re kidnapping victims, forced to work as slaves for someone else’s profit. The bottom line? Much like prostitution, those featured in pornography are most likely under someone else’s control.

3. Freedom is NOT a mystery.

Many people find slavery to porn comforting. Freedom seems like the risk. Many can’t imagine the discomfort of life without porn.

But freedom is real, and possible. Today. Hear this. If you believe in Jesus Christ, God lives inside you. Romans 8:2 says this: “For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” Christ’s strength overpowers sin’s slavery.

Many have overcome porn and, now slaves to a new master, find it disgusting.

Here’s a small ebook (a free PDF) for those looking for a bit deeper read.

Think. Do you find yourself trapped? What about anyone you know? Stats tell us 40% of believing men (and a rising number of women) regularly view porn.

Act. Work to destroy the mystery. Get accountability. Confess the sin today, and rely on God’s grace to fill the void this sin currently fills. Porn is not some “bad habit”. Why risk destroying your soul? God’s grace, the transforming Holy Spirit, and human effort can work together to destroy the sin instead.

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