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.