We must remember the deceitfulness of sin (Hebrews 3:13).
First, it is good to recognize that lust is sin (Matthew 5:28; 1 John 2:16). However, it is also important to be honest with ourselves. Porn and erotic content are meant to incite lust in the heart. The only reason pornography exists is that so many people give in to lustful thoughts. It is impossible to view pornography and not struggle with lust—the desire to have something or do something that conflicts with the will of God. Even if one is not lusting after the particular person in the picture or movie, he or she is harboring desires that conflict with God’s holiness. Viewing porn is always sin.
We are responsible to guard our hearts against lust (Proverbs 4:23). This is important because the result of letting down our guard can be fatal: “Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death” (James 1:14–15).
Trying to narrow the definition of lust or splitting hairs concerning the object of lust is a way to make sin seem more acceptable. We must remember the deceitfulness of sin (Hebrews 3:13). The flesh says, “I want this,” and God says, “No, it’s not good for you.” That’s when Satan steps in and says, “Maybe we can work out a compromise.”
If we desire something God has forbidden, we are lusting. Jesus said that lust in the heart is just as sinful in God’s eyes as the actual act of adultery (Matthew 5:27–28).
A Story Of A Porn Addict.
My Christian brothers and sisters, I started watching porn at the age of 12. It was introduced to me by my father’s co-wife. She showed me porn when I was 12 years old. Since then, I would smuggle it from her room and went and watched alone. For good 5 years my love for porn continued to increase. I went and registered my name to a movie seller, who used to bring the latest porn in the market. At one go, I would buy 12 DVDs and i would watch from morning to night, non-stop.
Slowly, I started to masturbate as early as 18 years. And I was already exposed to bad women. By the age of 20, I already had my first sex with a prostitute. I wasn’t lucky, I caught STD. And I was under isolation for a long time before i fully recovered. I almost lose my penis.
Even after my recovery, I continued to watch porn. Slowly I began to experience the following:
— My eyesight started to deteriorate. My vision became very weak. At the age of 22, I had to use glass. And a times my eyes kept releasing milky liquid like tears.
— I used to memorize the Bible, In fact I memorized more than half of it. But within no time, I lost everything.
— My memory started to decrease. I used to be bright and intelligent in class, but I became stupid. My thoughts were crazy and corrupted
— At the age of 26 – 28 my mental health was touched. Because I became unintelligent like a baby. Simply instruction I could not understand.
— I got married by 30 years. Even after marriage, with my wife, but I still watch porn and masturbated. Slowly I started to lose my manhood. My penis can’t stand for good 2 mins.
— My wife left me. She said I m mentally unstable. That’s true. Because I used to hallucinate sometimes. It is a sign of a mental disorder.
— I’m still addicted, I repented a million times, but after 1 month or so, I returned back to my porn addiction.
I’m sharing my story with you because I don’t want you to fall victims like me. I’m regretting every second of my life. And I will never forgive my father’s wife who introduced me to pornography.
If you are already watching porn, then stop, else, you cannot reverse the damage it will do to you. if you have not started watching, then don’t try. It is more addictive than cocaine and Heroin. I quit smoking and drugs easily, but I still can’t quit porn.
if you are a Christian and you believe in God, please pray for me as I am currently undergoing Counseling with @FightingSinfulAddiction, may God change me to a better person. May Jesus cleanse my soul.
As I’m crying while writing this, I hope you will look at my condition and repent today…
The earlier, the best, and seek help immediately…
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God Bless You….