Pornography is the leviathan of the 21st-century mass media. Pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry that includes hardcore, explicit material that is twisting reality and increasing the prevalence of divorce, rape, sexual violence, sex trafficking, and an increase in STDs. Sexually Transmitted Diseases are at an all time high. The CDC estimates that at any one time there are 110 million cases of STDs in the US, when herpes and human papillomavirus infections, which are not tracked by the agency, are factored in the equation. Some people would have more than one STD at once.
Pornography is very addictive and has a very strong addictive nature, just as a drug abuser must consume more drugs to achieve the ultimate “ high,” someone must indulge in more pornography to satisfy his porn addiction. Pornography destroys and isolates you from others and stops your ability to form healthy friendships with others, where transparency and trust are treasured. When someone is habitually devoted to pornography it characterizes a person’s life. Pornography destroys your ability to want to succeed in life, it takes away the desire to pursue hobbies and creative ventures in life as well. Pornography will breed feelings of self-loathing and insecurity. If he/she continues to participate in pornography without making no attempt to stop, no desire to change his/her behavior, or asking for help, it may be a demonstration that the person may not be saved.
In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds*. That’s nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year. A big contributor to the divorce rate in the US (and worldwide) is pornography. Pornography is a demon driven weapon that will destroy intimacy in a marriage, cause any trust and integrity to dwindle away, and can rightly be considered adultery. The Bible clearly tells us that pornography is adultery. (Matthew 5:28) It can destroy your children’s lives, their reputations, and their respect for you and themselves. Pornography has a negative effect and can increase the risk for developing dangerous and addictive sexual behavior early in a child’s life. It can lead them to believe that marriage and family are not important or desirable. It can also lead them to a belief that sexual satisfaction is attainable without having affection for one’s partner. Pornography will create an insatiable longing for unattainable sexual pleasure while your vulgar thoughts and sexual fantasies increase, multiply and become uncontrollable. Pornography dehumanizes you and will turn you into a predator who sees others as prey. You can very easily become blinded to the dignity and humanity of others. You may well begin to crave the often illegal acts you see in porno films and when masturbation gets old, can very well lead you to do things you never thought possible. Many studies have linked pornography as a leading cause of rape and sexual assault in the US.
Pornography has been proven to be a leading factor commercial and non-commercial sexual exploitation of children. Commercial sexual exploitation of children is categorized as child sex trafficking, prostitution of children, child sex tourism involving commercial sexual activity, commercial production of child pornography, and the online transmission of a live video of a child engaged in sexual activity in exchange for anything of value. Non-commercial sexual exploitation of a child is when the child receives gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performing sexual activities on them. It can involve violent, humiliating and degrading sexual assaults, including oral and anal rape. In some cases, young people are persuaded or forced into exchanging sexual activity for money, drugs, gifts, affection or status. Child sexual exploitation doesn’t always involve physical contact and can happen online.
Pornography is addictive, never satisfies and becomes progressively perverse. Satan uses pornography as a key to open up the vilest parts of the human mind and heart. Satan uses pornography to manipulate, infiltrate and destroy your life as well as the lives of others around you. Satan uses pornography to hurt, shame, and humiliate all those willing to allow him to pervade their lives. “Oh but Brother Randy, porn makes sex so much more exciting when my wife and I are getting intimate.” I ask you this: “Is it your wife that you’re thinking about when you allow that filth infiltrate your bedroom?” I think not. Allowing satan to rule in any part of your life is a recipe for disaster and possibly a one-way ticket to hell. Satan is on the prowl constantly without rest or reservation awaiting the chance to devour you and steal any glory that God may have in your life. 1 Peter 5:8
Get up right now and gather any porn you might have been collecting. Take it and throw it in the one place it belongs, in the garbage. Come back to your computer and delete any file you might have collected or downloaded and send them to the recycle bin. Claim victory right now over satan and his assault on your life. Then take it to Almighty God and ask him to strengthen you and keep the temptation of porn out of your life. I’ve provided links for you to get help if you can’t do it on your own. It’s nothing to be ashamed of Brothers and Sisters, the shame comes when it’s too late to reverse the devastation pornography has on your life.
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