Question

Where in the Bible does it refer to pornography and the evils of that? 

Answer

It shoes use a word that is strongly related to pornography. This word is “porneia”, sound familiar and it is translated fornication or immorality. It refers to all types of sexual sin, adultery, homosexuality and so forth. If we practice these things, we will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. 1 Cor. 6:9-11.

You may wonder still why pornography would be wrong. After all, we are simply viewing movies or magazines and we are not actually participating in the acts themselves. The problem here is, even though we are not literally committing these sins, we are tempted to commit sins of the heart which will condemn us. Things like impurity, lust (evil desire), sensuality (uncontrolled desire) and so forth. These are sins as much as committing the actual act is a sin. Matt. 5:28, Gal. 5:19-21, Matt. 15:1-20.

To help us overcome these temptations, God has provided us with marriage, where we can satisfy our God-given sexual desires in a loving stable relationship. 1 Cor. 6:18-7:5. If we are not presently married, then we must strive to exercise self control and serve God rather than yield to unlawful sexual desires. 1 Cor. 9:24-27.

Finally, instead of buying and viewing pornography, we should stand against it. We should not approve the destruction of the lives of others so that we through our sinful desires can destroy ourselves and others. Eph. 5:1-17.

By Gary Hunt

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