Pornography / Sexuality

Our sexuality is created by God to be a good thing, take place within marriage, serving one another, but in our culture today it has been distorted.

1. How did our sexuality get where it is today?
Scripture teaches us that when we take sexuality out of the fireplace, outside of the marriage, that it will bring pain. This pain started in Genesis 3 when sin enters into human history. In Genesis 2 God looks to Adam and tells him that all of creation is for him to enjoy, but don’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Instead of responding in obedience Adam responds in disobedience and sin enters in and it takes all that God created for good and taints, distorts, and corrupts it.

It was created by God to be a good thing and to take place within marriage, however, because of sin the devil has taken it and distorted and corrupted a good thing. God created it for good, and Satan corrupts it. The clearest example of this in our culture today is pornography.


2. Is pornography that bad?
We live in a culture that spends more money each year on pornography than our music and entertainment combined. We live in a culture that worships our sexuality. We want to look younger, look sexier, wear less, and we worship our bodies and our sexuality to a point of destruction. There are all time highs of anorexia, bulimia, depression, cutting in women and men because we are so focused on our bodies. We are not skinny enough, fit enough, tall enough, and we bow down and worship our bodies and sexuality.

In an article in the New Yorker it said that it was once thought that pornography would create more sexual crimes, however, it is showing just the opposite and as a result it is reducing sexual drive in people because when people expose themselves to pornographic images and videos it makes it impossible for a real life person to actually compete with the sexual stimulation provided in pornography.

3. We have had pornography for years?
Our culture will tell us that pornography is normal, healthy, and even healthy in a marriage, but that is a deception and a distortion of truth. They will tell us that it has been apart of cultures for 1,000 of years and it has been, but with our technology today we are in an age of experiment that we don’t know the results of what it will do to our marriages. Never in the history of humanity have we had the access to the amount of pornography, the videos, the internet, instantaneously, and anonymously. We are in the midst of unchartered waters and we have no idea what it is doing to us emotionally, physically, and spiritually other than wrecking our lives.

4. It doesn’t feel “bad”?
Today we find ourselves thinking things like it is just sex, it’s just the body, it doesn’t affect my relationship with God and we find ourselves thinking, “I don’t feel bad afterwards, ergo, it must be okay.” Which ultimately puts ourselves in the place of God and we decide what is best for us and do whatever we want.

However, Proverbs teaches us there is a way, which seems right to man and it is a way that leads to death. Scripture teaches us God made everything and created it to be a good thing and sin has tainted and distorted it to a point that it creates confusion. We get to a point where we thing right is wrong and wrong is right. As a whole, we are a sexually confused people.

That is why Jesus entered into human history. He not only came to redeem our spiritual lives, but our physical lives as well. He takes the perversion, the past, the pain, He takes our sin, He became our sin, and He took it to the cross and died for it so that through faith we become a new creation. That means new desires and new pleasures to enjoy sexuality the way He created.

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