Porn! Is it Sin?

"Avoid every kind of evil" (1Thess 5: 22)

Is pornography sin? A person with a good conscience will never ask this question. He knows it is sin. Nature itself tells us that it is not right. The very fact that you want to do it secretly tells you that it is sin. In a Christian Leaders Conference, a slip was given to see anonymously how many watched porn. A whopping 75% confessed to it. We are in the days of "Everybody-is-doingit." Does a dirty thing become clean just because the majority does it? Never! Was there pornography in Bible times? Does the Bible condemn it? Let’s see -

Seeing nakedness is condemned in the Bible. Even as early as Noah, it called down a curse (Gen 9:20-27). God covered man’s nakedness (3:21). God’s EYES are too pure to look at evil (Hab 1:13). We are commanded to be perfect as the heavenly Father (Mt 5:48). So who is a righteous person? The Bible defi nes him as: "He who walks righteously... who shuts his EYES from seeing evil; He will dwell on high...Your EYES will see the King in His beauty; They will SEE the land that is very far off" (Isa 33:15-17). If you want to experience heaven on earth, if you want to see the King in His beauty, if you want to visualize the far off land, you must shut your eyes from seeing dirty things.

Eye is the portal of a person. What goes into the eyes, goes to the mind and heart which whip the body to act on it. If you see bad things, the light within you will be extinguished and you will be inclined to do bad things. On the other hand, if you view good things, you gravitate towards noble acts. That’s why Jesus said, "The EYE is the lamp of the body. If your EYES are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your EYES are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" (Mt 6:22, 23). The seriousness of watching pornography can be understood from the statement of Jesus: "If your right EYE causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell" (5:29). What is implied here? If you do not control your eyes from sinning, you will land up in hell head to foot!

Yes, there was porn during Bible days. "Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbors, pouring it from the wineskin till they are drunk, so that he can gaze on their naked bodies" (Hab 2:15). Seeing the nakedness of the spouse is the privilege of the married. Even within marriage, imitating what you see in porn is not right. Writing to the Thessalonian Christians, Paul admonishes them to learn to treat their wives in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the non-Christians did (1 Thess 4:4,5). Spouses watching porn together is also not right because you gaze on the nakedness of others.

If you have never seen porn, don’t be tempted to see what it looks like. You may get hooked forever. It is like alcohol or drugs. Resist the temptation to press the button or peep into somebody’s mobile. If you are already hooked, here’s what you can do -

  1. You cannot break this vile habit without divine help. Ask God to help you.
  2. Never enter the site. Whenever you are tempted, switchover to a healthy pass time that you love. Even a phone call to a good friend can help.
  3. Never be lazy. A lazy mind is the devil’s workshop. Keep yourself busy in some activity that will divert your mind. It could be reading, indoor or outdoor games, gardening, cooking or whatever.
  4. Whenever you fail, punish yourself by denying your morning coffee or a meal or anything that will sting you.
  5. Professional counselling will help you overcome this addiction.
  6. Reward yourself when a day passes off without it.

Let your daily prayer be "Lord, turn my EYES away from looking at worthless things" (Psa 119:37).

"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" (Mt 19:26).

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  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
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Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
  hq@bymonline.org
  www.bymonline.org

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Bank: State Bank of India
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IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

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Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 1074703964
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Branch: Vellore
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  •   367. December 31 Golden Girl
      Dec 31, 2019
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  •   366. December 30 Golden Girl
      Dec 30, 2019
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  •   051. Blessed Accident
      Feb 21, 2018
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      Feb 21, 2018
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  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 3

  •   094 Ant and Worm
      Jun 01, 2016
    An ant was majestically walking along a forest. She saw a worm crawling. The ant told the worm: ?Look at me. I am so brisk and smart. You should be faster and dress up beautifully. You look ugly.? Despising the worm the ant moved along. more...
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      Jun 01, 2016
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      Jun 01, 2016
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  • Click here for more 

 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 2

  •   001 The Modern Prodigal
      Jul 11, 2013
    The Modern Prodigal more...
  •   002 Lower One Foot, Lord!
      Jul 11, 2013
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  •   003 Beautiful Cheques
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  •   Introduction
      Jun 06, 2013
    Story Behind The Stories more...
  •   001. Is GOD For Real
      Jun 05, 2013
    There were two scientists. One was a believer in the true God and another was an aetheist more...
  •   002.The Language of Love!
      Jun 05, 2013
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  •   019 - Mala the Great!
      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Dec 1988 Dear Aunty, It?s been 2 months since we were in touch. I?m saturated with ?news? to give you and nearly bursting with curiosity to hear what?s been happening at your end. The last letter you wrote to me was an eye-opener. To more...
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      Jun 25, 2015
    On the day she arrived, she was at my doorstep! ?Hi aunty? ?Oh Mala, how are you?? She shook my hand so long and hard that it ached, and planted a kiss on my cheek - so unusual of her. ?Why didn?t you write aunty?? ?Oh, I knew you?d be coming soon. So more...
  •   021 - What to Do?
      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Jan 1989 Dear Aunty, Christmas holidays were great fun. It was lovely getting in touch with friends and relatives. On New Year?s Day I gleaned thro? my diary- There was so much to thank God for! My friend Esther is in Rajasthan. She wrote asking for g more...
  • Click here for more 

 Family

  •   Creepers Without Support
      Sep 30, 2016
    Creepers Without Support The Bible mentions ?pure religion? only once. ?Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unspotted from the world? (Js 1:2 more...
  •   Mothers,Be Mothers!
      Sep 30, 2016
    Mothers,Be Mothers! In the first chapter of Proverbs we meet the dynamic personality called mother. She is presented not as a wobbly- footed weakling but as one who passes the law. Even inside the home she does not appear as a second class citizen, ra more...
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      Sep 17, 2016
    Many a wife would introduce her mate as her mother-in-law?s son, rather than as her husband. Nearly 80% of Indian husbands continue to be (their mother?s) sons. According to a recent statistics, not less than 10% of suicides in India are due to the proble more...
  • Click here for more 

 Ministry

  •   I am a Missionary!
      Aug 14, 2018
    1. I am a missionary and so I work for God and not for an organisation. Though I am under the discipline of an organisation, whatever I do, I do with the fear of God. God is my Master and so I subject myself to the leaders. I quell any rebellious spirit t more...
  •   Sewer turned Sower!
      Mar 13, 2017
    To understand John chapter 4, we must first understand about the Samaritans. Samaria was between Judea and Galilee so much so any Jew travelling from Galilee to Judea or Judea to Galilee needed to go through it. Many Jews, because of the aversion they ha more...
  •   Afraid of Iron Chariots?
      Jun 29, 2016
    Afraid of Iron Chariots? more...
  • Click here for more 

 Women

  •   Golden Girl
      Aug 27, 2018
    As India basks in the glory of the golden girls who kissed their gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games, let us meditate upon the Golden Girl who glitters in the Scriptures. The Psalmist profiles her in his 45th Psalm: ?At Your right hand is the royal bride more...
  •   Sister Sodom
      Jan 16, 2017
    Sodom is always associated with wicked ''men''. But here God calls her as 'Sister Sodom!' more...
  •   Women,Leaven and Heaven!
      Sep 30, 2016
    Women,Leaven and Heaven! 'The Kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened ' ,said Jesus (Mt 13:33). more...
  • Click here for more 

 Youth

  •   Parties Gone Wild!
      Dec 27, 2020
    Parties Gone Wild! more...
  •   A Teenagers Story
      Oct 04, 2017
    In the Bible we read about many teenagers. One such is David. When we are introduced to him, he is probably fifteen or sixteen, trying his more...
  •   Why Not Wait ?
      Oct 21, 2016
    It was a whirlwind romance - all moon-beams and star dust; until one day in a moment of madness, they succumbed to each other?s charms. That was the last cruise of their love boat. The world seemed to crash around her when she fo more...
  • Click here for more 

 General

Porn! Is it Sin?

"Avoid every kind of evil" (1Thess 5: 22)

Is pornography sin? A person with a good conscience will never ask this question. He knows it is sin. Nature itself tells us that it is not right. The very fact that you want to do it secretly tells you that it is sin. In a Christian Leaders Conference, a slip was given to see anonymously how many watched porn. A whopping 75% confessed to it. We are in the days of "Everybody-is-doingit." Does a dirty thing become clean just because the majority does it? Never! Was there pornography in Bible times? Does the Bible condemn it? Let’s see -

Seeing nakedness is condemned in the Bible. Even as early as Noah, it called down a curse (Gen 9:20-27). God covered man’s nakedness (3:21). God’s EYES are too pure to look at evil (Hab 1:13). We are commanded to be perfect as the heavenly Father (Mt 5:48). So who is a righteous person? The Bible defi nes him as: "He who walks righteously... who shuts his EYES from seeing evil; He will dwell on high...Your EYES will see the King in His beauty; They will SEE the land that is very far off" (Isa 33:15-17). If you want to experience heaven on earth, if you want to see the King in His beauty, if you want to visualize the far off land, you must shut your eyes from seeing dirty things.

Eye is the portal of a person. What goes into the eyes, goes to the mind and heart which whip the body to act on it. If you see bad things, the light within you will be extinguished and you will be inclined to do bad things. On the other hand, if you view good things, you gravitate towards noble acts. That’s why Jesus said, "The EYE is the lamp of the body. If your EYES are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your EYES are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" (Mt 6:22, 23). The seriousness of watching pornography can be understood from the statement of Jesus: "If your right EYE causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell" (5:29). What is implied here? If you do not control your eyes from sinning, you will land up in hell head to foot!

Yes, there was porn during Bible days. "Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbors, pouring it from the wineskin till they are drunk, so that he can gaze on their naked bodies" (Hab 2:15). Seeing the nakedness of the spouse is the privilege of the married. Even within marriage, imitating what you see in porn is not right. Writing to the Thessalonian Christians, Paul admonishes them to learn to treat their wives in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the non-Christians did (1 Thess 4:4,5). Spouses watching porn together is also not right because you gaze on the nakedness of others.

If you have never seen porn, don’t be tempted to see what it looks like. You may get hooked forever. It is like alcohol or drugs. Resist the temptation to press the button or peep into somebody’s mobile. If you are already hooked, here’s what you can do -

  1. You cannot break this vile habit without divine help. Ask God to help you.
  2. Never enter the site. Whenever you are tempted, switchover to a healthy pass time that you love. Even a phone call to a good friend can help.
  3. Never be lazy. A lazy mind is the devil’s workshop. Keep yourself busy in some activity that will divert your mind. It could be reading, indoor or outdoor games, gardening, cooking or whatever.
  4. Whenever you fail, punish yourself by denying your morning coffee or a meal or anything that will sting you.
  5. Professional counselling will help you overcome this addiction.
  6. Reward yourself when a day passes off without it.

Let your daily prayer be "Lord, turn my EYES away from looking at worthless things" (Psa 119:37).

"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" (Mt 19:26).

  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
  hq@bymonline.org
  www.bymonline.org

For Donation & Contributions...

Home & NRE donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
Account Type: Current Account
A/c No.: 37268642054
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

Overseas Donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 1074703964
Bank: Central Bank of India
Branch: Vellore
IFSC No.: CBIN0280887
MICR Code: 000016000
SWIFT Code: CBININBBMDR

Gulf Donors

A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
Account Type: Saving Account
A/c No.: 35374362080
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

Click here for more options

  Blessing Literature Centre

To buy books written by Dr. Lilian Stanley, kindly reach to us in the follwing address

Blessing Literature Centre
21/11 West Coovam River Road,
Chintadripet,
Chennai 600 002, India.
 +91-44-28450411
  blc@bymonline.org