Anyone with the crudest exposure to the Internet knows how easy it is to stumble upon websites with unsavory content. In fact, porn websites form a significant part of the Internet, both in number of sites and visits. There’s even a song about how the Internet was made for porn.
Watching is Joining
The act of watching and taking pleasure in Internet pornography is so prevalent that nobody thinks anything of it anymore. People joke about it on forums, make memes, and even tell each other stories about their misadventures with it. Porn has become so normal that it’s considered a pastime, but not according to the Bible.
Sexual immorality covers a broad range of sinful activities, including incest, adultery, and pornography. Others question why porn is included in the scope of the Bible’s sexual immorality when it actively removes the observer from the act itself. Representatives from Restoring the Soul explain, however, that this is not the case. The voyeur is an interloper in an activity that should only be between a man and a woman in the context of marriage.
Letting Go of Sinful Nature
Whether you like it or not, our sinful nature compels us to seek worldly desires, which include the pleasures of the flesh. This makes it difficult to let go, especially as it becomes the vehicle for recreation, or venting out frustrations. People find comfort in the act, as they form a dependency on the resulting pleasure of masturbation.
It’s for this reason that some men find it difficult to let go of porn, or even to stop watching it. This addiction may even cause them to neglect other aspects of their lives. The result is a distortion of how these men approach the idea and the act of sex, a condition that can have serious consequences for the people around them.
The Right Urges
People have been hurt by the ones they love because the latter couldn’t control the urges that pornography encourages. These men are victims of the lies of their sinful nature. They’re the ones who need help the most.
“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.” 1 Corinthians 6:18