Saturday, July 8, 2017

How to Stop Looking at Porn?



If you watch porn, and know you need to stop looking at nude people and masturbating to them, there's a simple solution for ending this lurid obsession with the flesh. You won't have to take notes or remember some cutesy acronym. Here it is: Stop looking at porn.

It's that simple, and you know it. You know what you're doing is evil. God hates it. Have you not read that He will judge all the sexually immoral and throw them in the lake of fire? (Revelation 21:8) Is porn and masturbating really so important that you would risk going to hell for it?

God forbid you've become so enslaved by your lust you don't even think it's wrong anymore. "It's harmless," you say. "It's not actually sex. The Bible doesn't say anything about masturbating. It's not actually adultery." (See Matthew 5:27-28.)

If that's your attitude, perhaps God's already turned you over to a debased mind to be destroyed by your passions. You've suppressed the truth with unrighteousness. God have mercy on you. (See Romans 1:18-25.)

But if there's part of you by the Holy Spirit of God that is convicted over this, then stop! The Bible says, "Flee from sexual immorality" (1 Timothy 6:18). Not go through five stages, not enter a program. Get away from it. "Flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart" (2 Timothy 2:22). And the devil will flee from you!

"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts you double minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep" (James 4:7-10). Beg for God's forgiveness, ask for the mind of Christ, and He will deliver you from your sin, when we understand the text.

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