“Everyone that keeps on looking at a woman so as to have a passion for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
Take a moment to think about how easily accessible it is today to look at pornography. If you’re reading this article, you might already have a way to access that side of the internet! As Christians, we must examine God’s stance on the matter, we wouldn’t want to offend our one and only Father.
The Bible’s Viewpoint
Pornography isn’t singled out in the Bible for obvious reasons. In Biblical times, people had no access to computers, phones, or any other digital device that instantly streams immoral images at the push of a button.
The Bible principle mentioned in Matthew 5:28 that touches on the subject of lusting for someone who isn’t yours. When a married man “keeps on looking at a woman” to whom he is not married, nurturing a desire to have sex with her, it will eventually lead to adultery. This Bible principle applies to anyone, married or single, who looks at pornographic images. When they do, an intense desire to have sex becomes a need.
What A Christian Should Do In Case Temptation Is Close To Reaching The Heart
“Deaden, therefore, your body members . . . as respects fornication, uncleanness, sexual appetite, hurtful desire, and covetousness.”
We can derive from Colossians 3:5 that the use of pornography in modern times can be spiritually destructive AND highly offensive to God.
Our father urges those with that type of desire to “deaden” that part of your body. Not in a literal sense, but to find a way to keep yourself from following in that destructive path. Dear brothers and sisters, let us keep following in God’s righteous path and not stray from it. Keeping a tab on issues like this is very important, so we do not forget God’s stance on something that is freely accessible to anyone in today’s modern world.
- Reading and studying the Bible constantly will prove to be effective on this matter because the more we draw close to God, the deeper our love for his moral standards will grow.
- Putting computers in the living room, or somewhere publicly around the house will lessen the odds of viewing pornography.
- Setting a rule to not delete anything from your browsing history can help the whole family.
- Set up “parental controls” that denies your navigation to such sites.
Sex was intended exclusively for married couples. When feeling the desire, it is not wrong for a partner to desire their other partner. In fact, that is how things are supposed to be:
The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.…– 1 Colossians 7:3-5
“Search for what is good, and not what is bad . . . Hate what is bad, and love what is good.”