Thursday, May 28, 2009

Make WAR With Sin

12 comments:

Angel said...

People just don't realize how dangerous pornography is. And, it is one of those sins that embeds itself in your brain. You can toss the books, shred the magazines, burn the DVDs ... but those pictures are forever in your brain and can be pulled up in a millisecond.

ExPatMatt said...

Sorry, what's so bad about porn again?

I know I'm just a God-less heathen, but I'm just not sure what this hang-up on sex is all about.

Of course, I am dead against any aspect of the sex industry that deals with under-agers or snuff or bestiality or anything else that is non-consensual.

But adults, having sex; what's wrong with that?

It seems to me that the problem really sits in the lack of trust and honesty in these marriages he's talking about. Blaming porn for destroying your marriage is like blaming alcohol - that beer didn't drink itself!

When people figure out that there's nothing naughty about our 'naughty parts' then perhaps they can stop seeing it as some kind of demon that needs slaying and sit down and watch it together?



/cat-amongst-pigeons....

Heath The Blogless said...

Got to love John Piper.

Take it from someone who had an addiction to Pornography, it can and will enslave you. It will effect every relationship you have.

God can free you from this enslavement, trust him and renew your mind with his word.

ExPatMatt said...

Heath,

Would you compare your addiction to that of a heroin addict or a compulsive gambler, or something different?

Would it be fair to say that you replaced your porn addiction with another addiction (God)?

Cheers,

Heath The Blogless said...

Hit Matt

I would say it is more like a compulsive gambler. I lived with one of those for a while, and I can see the similarities. And no I would not say that I replaced it with another addiction. It is not anything like the same thing. It is almost the opposite. I want to worship God in all I do, and yet sometimes I have to push myself to do that. Where with an addiction I felt that I must do it, just to feel good. It is this whole philosophy of if it feels good do it. It is a selfish way to live your life it becomes totally about yourself.
What I found though is that Pornography is not the real issue, the big issue is selfishness. Pornography is just one of the forms it takes. But it can have a huge hold on you.

ExPatMatt said...

Heath,

"What I found though is that Pornography is not the real issue, the big issue is selfishness. ".

That was my previous point, exactly. There is always a reason why people feel compelled to do certain things and vilifying pornography is not a great way to break that cycle.

Thanks for sharing!

Regards,

Heath The Blogless said...

I sort of agree with what you said but not totally.

While Pornography in itself is not the root cause, it is still a major problem and it still needs to be dealt with. Pornography does do damage, to yourself and to others who have relationship with you.

An Anology
Just because I feel guilty for doing something I have done wrong does not mean that I can lie about it to protect myself. The lie is still wrong. When it is found out it will hurt me and hurt the person I lied to. The lie is not the root of the problem, the pride of worrying what others think of you is. Both need to be dealt with and both are Sin.

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ExPatMatt said...

I'll take that as a yes then.

Heath The Blogless said...

You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';
but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

ExPatMatt said...

Got it. Thought-Crime Bad. Jesus DoublePlusGood.

I'm more of the opinion that; 'it doesn't matter how you build your appetite, as long as you eat at home'

Each to their own I guess...