The Word of God tells us to “flee sexual immorality” in all its forms. The word used in 1 Corinthians 6:18 for sexual immorality is “porneia” which is the root word for pornography.
One could say “flee pornography” as well, given the meaning of the passage.
As pornography has become the king of the internet in the last couple of decades, an interesting development took place this summer in England. The conservative prime minister David Cameron, a Christian in the Church of England, has announced that most households in the UK will have pornography blocked by their internet provider by default. A special request to the IP will be needed to activate the ability to have porn on a home computer.
If a secular British government came to a conclusion that happens to be biblical with respect to the destructive power of pornography, how much more literal should we, as born again Christians, take the verb “flee” in 1 Corinthians 6:18?
“Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.”
There are many articles out there from reliable sources documenting the fact that pornography is destroying families and slowly destroying the lukewarm church. Such a move is long overdue here in America, but I doubt we will see it as the progressives will cry “freedom of speech and press” as an excuse to indulge in sin.
We must flee this type of sin. It is the only reliable method to fight it.
Delight in Truth highly recommends the K9 internet filter (free here) to protect all household members as much as possible from the dirt lying around the internet. This is a fight, and we must use all weapons at our disposal (spiritual and virtual) to ensure victory.
It really is amazing how “they” try to lure you in. My blog spam has all kinds of weird offers. By the grace of God, I delete, delete, delete, delete.
I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard somewhere that 70% of pornographic materials on the internet are “manufactured” in the U.S. If that figure is even close to true, it is a wonder we don’t have more problems than we do.
Thanks for some good news on this front, Delight. We can all sure use it.
It’s true Chris, most porn unfortunately comes from the US, specifically California, more specifically the Los Angeles area, in the San Fernando valley. Sad to know I live in place that is considered the home of this dirt.
Reblogged this on The Diary of a Slave.
That’s great! I didn’t even know he was a Christian! Great move!
He is a professing Christian, an Anglican, although he gave his support to gay marriage from what I read.
Porn is a poison that brings with it flash-backs with the same intensity of drug addiction. The proliferation of this addiction is a deliberate plan from hell. Satan manifests his nature through it. John 10:10 “the thief comes not except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…” He steals our minds through flash-backs, with the intent to kill what is from God in us.
Flash-backs lead to fantasy lust, which leads to the big “M” word. It is a cruel addictive triangle designed to harden one’s heart. It is deadly, ” a sin against the whole body (the container for the spirit and soul)” . The body raises to position # 1 overriding the spirit and soul. That is not God’s original design. By flashing back the pictures and starting the addictive triangle over and over. Tremendous guilt and condemnation is the result with hopelessness as ruler. It is deadly—but we practice denial as if it were normal to not address it as for what it is. The filters are a great help, but ultimately deliverance is called for along with inner healing. Something that is a bad taste in the mouth of many Christians.
Very true, Manny, thank you for the excellent comment. One cannot undo the damage of porn. The images will always be there, therefore one must be delivered from porn. I get back to Romans 8:13 where it says that ‘by the Spirit’ we must put to death the deeds of the flesh. There is no other way but by the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit.
WOW! This is a great post. I have so many friends who struggle with porn addictions and don’t even notice it. Thanks for posting this.
I am glad you stopped by!
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