Monday, 7 August 2017

What's The Big Deal About Pornography?

(Somehow long but it's worthwhile) 
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One of the most catchy topics when it relates to sex is pornography. Several school of thoughts have made their remark on what it's all about. Some frowns at it while some suggest it as a means of gratifying one's sexual urge since fornication is more consequential and vulnerable. 
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Pornography is literally defined as the explicit depiction of a sexual subject matter in several forms - pictures, on websites or in movies. 
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However, every producer of a thing has an intention for their products. Nothing free is shared or given in life without having a reason behind it. Have you ever asked why pornographic materials becomes so cheap and easy to access?
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There's a reason for making it available even beyond the excitement you feel afterwards. 
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Why do people watch pornography? 
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There could be one thousand and one reasons why people view pornography for reasons such as pleasure, to gather knowledge for sexual intimacy, as a substitute for premarital sex and so on but one thing is the major cause - for as long as they do not retain God in their knowledge, He gave them over to a reprobate mind to do those things that are not convenient.
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You can be going to church regularly or believe you know God but once your life doesn't align with His divine laws you're a candidate of a reprobate mind.
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However, what does pornography do? Have you ever asked those who were addicted to it? It does the following...
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1. It pollutes the mind 
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A polluted mind produces an erotic conversation especially among singles. You can't maintain pure thoughts when you have subjected your mind to pornography. It impresses an image of naked men or women in your mind and you'd either be an actor or a spectator of the act in your subconscious mind. This is the genesis of lust that Jesus addressed as adultery. Remember, with or without porn, you can look at a man or woman to lust in your heart. 
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Once your mind is polluted, your action will be equally polluted. It's not what you eat that defiles your life, it's what you feed your mind with. However, a polluted mind makes a perverted life.
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2. It leads to masturbation 
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How do you feel after exposing yourself to a dose of pornographic materials? Something nudges you to excite or fondle your sexual organs and you feel pleasurable after it. Isn't it?
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And does it end there? No! You'd find more available means to gratify the longing of your flesh for sexual pleasure and before you know it, it becomes an habit - masturbation. Remember, it takes 21 days to form a habit but it takes so much time and efforts to break it when it becomes addictive. 
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Some school of thought would encourage you to watch pornography since it's a better option than the real act of premarital or extramarital sex. Some would even say it's a means to learn how to have sex for couples or for singles to learn. There's more to it than just that.
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3. It destroys your sexual life
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Sexual intimacy amongst married couples cannot be adventurous or exciting when either of the partner has subjected his or her mind to pornography. 
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It causes an overdrive for sex, an insatiable hunger for weird styles (position) or an unrealistic expectation when one of the party is not exposed to pornography. And when this happens, sex no longer becomes a pleasurable experience but a painful activity since it has become a selfish act.
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4. It creates an urge for enlarged organs 
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Studies have shown that pornography is the reason why people want to enlarge their sexual organs. Why do you want it big if you weren't exposed to pornography? Who says having it big enhances adequate performance? 
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Makers of breast enlargement creams and implants, penis enlargement pumps and materials uses pornography to arrest the minds of their potential buyers. Once you are not satisfied with your size, you'll patronize their products.
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There are more harmful and irrecoverable damage to the enlargement of your sexual organs as opposed to God’s natural design. Don't be a victim of pornography!
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5. It exposes you to perverted sexual styles 
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Who invented anal and oral sex? From where did the knowledge of three-some or two-some came from? You may argue it to hell, pornography is the cause for all these sexual styles. 
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Who says the missionary position is boring? Have you explored several dimensions to the missionary position? I'm not here to teach on that. Hear this, pornography exposes you to the devilish and perverted knowledge of marital sex. Life is not all about sex. God won't applaud you for how many rounds of sex you can have, it's according to the fulfillment of His purpose in your generation. 
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6. The consequence of pornography is usually not told and those who become its victim suffers a lot of problem. It affects women, men, children and relationships at large. However, in the long run it becomes an idol you worship, it enslaves you and makes women nothing but a sex object in the hands of men. 
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With all these infallible proofs, there's a big deal about pornography. You know why? God has this to say about it.
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First. You'd attract the invasion of the demonic spirits that sponsors its operation into your life. There's a spirit in man and it's the unseen force behind his action. Anger is not just an habit, a spirit backs it up and makes it destructive. Men and women do not just get addicted to porn overnight, something triggered and sustained its urge in their lives. 
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Once pornography becomes an habit in your life, the spirit of lust takes over completely. This is why it goes beyond habit breaking to overcome pornography, you need to be prayerfully delivered if you have been addicted to it. 
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Second. You destroy His temple 
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You do not own your body and all the features in it, you're simply a custodian of it. God created you and He owns your body. Why destroy and defile His temple? Why make it a temple of idol (pornography)? 
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Third. You'll attract His judgment 
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God's judgment is upon the wicked - a person who takes pleasure in violating His law (Romans 1:29-32) and everyone who defiles His temple. You can't expect God to give you a pat on your back while you deliberately disobey Him. The judgment may not seem evident here on earth but an irredeemable punishment await those who do so in eternity if they fail to repent. 
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Fourth. You sin against Him
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Watching pornography is a sin. A thing becomes sinful not because men says so but because it violates divine laws. You won't have it written in the Bible - "Thou shalt not watch pornography" but several scriptures are pointers to the fact that it is a sin (2 Tim. 2:22). How can you have a pure heart when you have feed your mind with pornographic materials? 
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Brethren, are you a victim of pornography? Have you become a slave to it in that you keep tons of pornographic materials on your phones, tab or computer? Delete them all.
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You can be delivered, no matter how hard you have been trying to. I was once a victim. It'll take another epistle to share my testimony but I'll share what I did that led to my total freedom. 
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All you need to do is to ask for His forgiveness, repent and get closer to God. 
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Does it stop there?
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Nay, you have to flee all appearance of evil. Be disciplined enough to shun all pornographic materials and any relationship that encourages you to watch porn. Above all, destroy every stronghold of lust in your heart through prayer, His Word and His Blood. 
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When the urge to watch porn comes, declare positive words of freedom and daily renew your mind with the studying, meditation and application of God's word. These are what I did back then in my University days and today, the urge for it has been permanently destroyed. 
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Dearly beloved, there’s a big deal about pornography, don't watch your destiny destroyed in life and in eternity with this fleshy and youthful lust.
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God bless you!
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© Oluwamayowa Adeniyi 2017





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