Rethink! 6 Thoughts To Rethink About Porn

One of the ways we can renew our thoughts about sin, is to think new biblical thoughts about sin. In the process of repentance we are to feed our thoughts how God hates sin in order to have our hearts to hate sin.

 

THE P.O.I.S.O.N. OF LUST / PORNOGRAPHY
The lie of lust or pornography is that it doesn’t hurt anyone. Consider the following six ways in which lust can hurt.


Portrays People as Parts
Lust dehumanizes a person with whom sexual pleasure is desired. It will poison you to become self centered in your sexual desires. Lost in your desires to gaze upon supposed perfection is the soul of the person. Have you ever thought the woman you are lusting after has feeling and a brain and a soul? They are not just perfect bodies performing the perfect erotic act for you. They are people who have been embarrassed, who have cried, who have laughed and who have families.This can eventually go into your relationships with others viewing them as channels for your pleasure, toys for your enjoyment… parts for your pleasure. It can ruin relationships.

Ongoing Exposure Overtakes Your Heart and Mind

Whatever you expose yourself to, you will begin to think about all the time. The Bible says that whatever a  man thinks in his heart he will become and that is true. Especially with something as mentally stimulating as  pornography.The brain locks in the adrenaline and neurochemicals that release during feelings of pleasure. The more we build up this ‘drug’, the more we need to feel pleasure. This is how sexual addicts medicate themselves from reality.

Ignores Intimacy
The Bible teaches that a man and woman come together and form a unity called oneness. they are one in body and spirit. It is the  beauty of marriage and it is celebrated through the intimate act of sexual intercourse between husband and wife. Lust ignores intimacy. Pornography ignores intimacy. It splashes sex as an animalistic means to an end. The danger is that you can exchange your senses and the importance of love for the lowest lustful common denominator. the Lord doesn’t desire that.

Steals the Glory of Sex
The Bible clearly teaches that sex is designed for both reproduction and recreation. Within the Christian church sex has become such an uncomfortable issue to address. But we have to remember, god created sex. he wants us to enjoy the glory of sex.
Unfortunately just like problems of divorce run rampant in churches today, so does unfulfilled sexual intercourse between married couples. We need to re-educate and reach out to those in trouble or are having trouble and let Christians know that we are to have fun and love in the bedroom.
Pornography and the world lie to us because it talks out of both sides of its mouth.
One side says ” well how are we going to know if your compatible unless you test drive the relationship and sex.”
The other side says, “Look, sex with  strangers can be this perfect. There are perfect 10’s out there that you could have like this. In fact if you don’t have this, you are missing out.”
It’s a false intimacy. false promises that steal the glory of sex which ultimately was created for husband and wife to give glory to God in a very unique way.

Opens the Door to Deceptive Behavior
Struggles with lust and/or pornography shatter relationships both professionally and personally because it wears down the trust that is created especially within the marriage relationships. Pornography is causing more trouble in marriages than drugs and alcohol. It is destroying the trusting bond that should be found in a loving relationship.
Gone are the days to hide a stash of adult magazines.
Gone are the days of going to adult theaters in a cloak and dagger way.
Oh they still happen today. But today’s deceptive behavior is established when you download and hide files on your computer or storage key. All for free.
The Bible says He who says he has no sin is deceiving himself and is a liar.(see 1 John 1:8) If the enemy of your soul can cause you to believe that you will never get caught or that it’s o.k. because you’ll be forgiven. Then he will lie to you after you sin to believe that you can never change and that you don’t need anyone’s help and that prayer won’t work. Lust can trap the victim in a web of deceit and lies.

Numbs Our Ability To Discern Right From Wrong
Lust poisons our convictions and numbs our conscious. Lust and pornography creates this fantasy realm within our minds that satisfies an emptiness, even temporarily, that creates a feeling of pleasure and takes away the pain. Ther efor it can bve seen as a good thing. Eventually this can numb discernment because we desire to feel good and pleasure in our flesh. All in order to forget the pain and wounds of our hearts

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