What Does God Think About Pornography And What Does The Bible Say?
God is light, there is no darkness in Him. If you know God, you can sense what He is involved with and what He is not (how to know Him). A person who reveres and values their relationship with Jesus is connected to God and can overcome any obstacle, problem, or situation. God wants you to be victorious. In the book of 1 John 5:4, John says,
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?(1 John 5:4-5 NKJV)
You overcome the world by walking by your faith. You are not victorious by walking in fear or defeat. God wants you to be victorious
What Is Pornography?
In the English language, words are containers and have meaning from the languages they come from. Some words are a combination of a couple different words. Of course, most people know that “graphy” means images. For example, geography is the study of the earth through images, its topology, and maps. Photography is “photo”, meaning light, combined with the same ‘ raphy’ which means ‘images of light’. If you take pictures of anything, you know that the best pictures are the ones where you’ve got the lighting down just right.
Porn comes for the Greek word “porneia” which has the meaning of a harlot (one who sells their body for sex) and is mostly translated in the New Testament of the Bible as ‘fornication’ or ‘ mmorality’ (otherwise know as sexual activity in any form outside of the marriage relationship of a husband and a wife). So pornography is immoral (dirty, unclean) harlot images. That is male or female.
In our day pornography are explicit images that if one looks at, they feel dirty or guilty in their conscience. They come in the form of still images as well as video. As a follower of Jesus is it okay to look at this stuff?
What Are You Exposing Yourself To?
There are some Christians that believe it’s okay to look at pornography. Just the definition of pornography means ‘immoral harlot images’ and should turn us away. Others justify looking at this trash by saying they are watching with their spouse to enhance their sex lives. What does God think about looking at or watching porn?
In Matthew 5:28, Jesus says that when you look at a person (in this case a woman) and picture yourself having sexual relations in your mind, you are actually already committing that sin (offense). Jesus warns us to be very careful about what we expose ourselves to and beware what we think about. The immagination is powerful. If you picture yourself doing something, you eventually do it. That is something we’ve seen with some famous fallen evangelists.
What is God’s plan for us sexually?
Our sexuality is a gift from God. It’s not only a way to procreate and carry on humankind, but it is also a very fulfilling part of marriage. By looking at porn and by doing things that you feel guilty about later, you are denying yourself of the fulness God has for you in a relationship with your spouse.
In fact, in 1 Corinthians 7:9, the Bible says that rather than burning in sexual desire, you should marry and focus that passion on your husband or wife. Nothing beats the loving equal relationship between a man and a woman. A woman may have the monthly menstruation cycle, but men also have strong sexual desires each month, at a minimum, to unite with their wives. Sex is not just a part of marriage for having children, it’s an essential part of marriage from the wedding to the end of our physical lives.
Husbands and wives should have regular intimacy. If not, there is a problem and the marriage will not be fulfilling to the couple.Like our relationship with God, marriage is a relationship and it’s not just about intimacy. It’s also spending time together, protecting each other, working hard to give your family the very best, dating each other… Marriage is based on unconditional love. That love originates from God.
If you are looking at pornography, you are dabbling in darkness. People just become a thing to be used. There is no real satisfaction. Jesus has said by just looking at these things, you are committing the sin. Sin separates you from God and is something you want to get rid of.
The Bible says that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus in 2 Corinthians 5:21. It’s time to get out of the darkness and into His marvelous light. Picture yourself in victory, not defeat. Think on God things and hate the evil. This is how you reverence God and take it to the next level.
We will share more on getting free from pornography very soon.
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