Pornography – Road to Hell

April 22nd, 2007 | 9 Comments | General Topics Pornography – Road to Hell |  Facebook

I remember hearing Todd Friel read this article by Michael Pearl on the Way of the Master Radio. It’s hard-hitting and Michael goes straight to the point in this issue. I think this is how it should be tackled. So here it is!

WARNING This article contains information targeting married couples and mature teenagers. You should read it first and then decide if you want your children to read it. Be prepared to answer their questions.

My husband and I have been married for 14 years. During those years my husband has back-sliden several times. During those times he was involved in pornography. For the last nine months he has been praying and reading the Word, fellowshipping, leading devotionals with the family, and serving where he was needed at church. We were growing closer together everyday as a couple and as a family.

However, two weeks ago, my husband started watching the sports. He had to go to the house of his employer to watch it because we had thrown out our TV. He knew it was dangerous for him to be around it, but his boss gave him an old one so he could watch sports. I argued with him saying that we agreed not to have a TV. I did not feel safe with it in the house, especially since he put the TV out in his shop where no one else is allowed without his permission. I also told him that I could not join myself to him because I didn’t know if he was joining himself to the pornography. He says he is not watching pornography, but he spends all his time out there in his shop, and sometimes even sleeps there by himself at night.

My question is, am I wrong? Am I as a wife out of line? Is pornography adultery, as I believe it is? My husband says it is not. He says it is nothing personal. It has nothing to do with me. I could go on and go about the pain it causes me, but I will not. Any type of counseling is out for him because he says I am the one with the problem.

If you could, please help me. I know you are busy and would understand if you can’t. It just helps to know someone else is there with me. I know, one way or another, the Lord will direct me. He alone is faithful and true.

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9 Responses to “Pornography – Road to Hell”

  1. Nay says:

    Hard hitting indeed!

  2. Jimmy says:

    Grace and peace to you. I wouldn’t go so far as Michael with his condemnation. Jesus didn’t come to condemn people, he came to save them and he does this through grace which resulted in the death of Jesus on the cross. You cannot do anything to stop receiving that grace if you desire/work towards following Christ. I’m sorry I can’t post scripture to elaborate as I’m in the middle of an assignment. But while the spirit may convict a person of their sins – in this case a man and his porno – he does not condemn him too it. It is never too late to come back to Christ, provided you do it before the second coming which could be now or in 200 years. You have not sunk into the pits of hell where few return!

    Peace
    Jimmy

  3. Ben Davis says:

    Thanks for that Jimmy. But what did Jesus come to save us from?

  4. Scott says:

    Condemnation/ the law of sin and death! For there is now no CONDEMNATION for those who are in Christ Jesus! (Romans 8:1)

    Continuing on…” because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death!”

    See also Romans 2:1 “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.”

    Scott Jones

  5. Ben Davis says:

    Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
    (1 John 3:7-10)

    Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
    (John 3:18)

    … when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.
    (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10)

  6. Scott says:

    Ben-

    I am not really sure how you meant these verses to apply. We all have to be careful of using Scripture as a proof text (i.e. taking things out of context to support our own thoughts and beliefs) It is not apparent that these verses directly apply to this article or this situation. They seem to speak about those who do NOT believe in God or in other words NOT “born of God”. They do not address those who already DO believe in Him. How is it that these verses are used as a rebuttal to Scripture already put forth? Scripture cannot argue with itself.

    1 “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 That is pretty straight forward.
    2) Continuing on…” because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death!” We have been given life and not death, we are set free! This also seems pretty straight forward. How then is it that you have used verses which you are intending to show how this is not true? It is in Scripture, it is TRUE! You cannot go around picking and choosing what you want to be true. “All of Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching!
    3) Did you overlook Romans 2:1? “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.”

    How is it that we as human beings have been so quick to accept the role of judging and condemning others when that role cannot be ours? It is God’s alone. Why are we so quick to judge and condemn? Is it perhaps that we are feeling so guilty ourselves that it is easier to point out the sin in someone else’s life than it is to accept the responsibility for our own sin? What is the nature and character of the God we serve?

    God goes out of His way to find ways to bless us, save us, have a relationship with us. He gave Nineveh and Sodom and Gomorrah a warning perhaps even multiple warnings, so that they would have the opportunity to repent and partake of His grace and mercy. He listens when Abraham and Moses plead for mercy on the behalf of the people. God is waiting to find ways to show us His love, not waiting for ways to punish us. “For God so LOVED the world that He gave His only Son.” It does NOT say, “For God so wanted to punish the world that He sent His only Son to come lay the smack down.”

    The two greatest commandments are to LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to LOVE your neighbor as yourself! It is not His judgment or punishment that woos people to Him. It is God’s love that changes people’s lives and transforms them. It is His love that has saved us all!

    Scott Jones

  7. Ben Davis says:

    Thanks Scott. I wasn’t rebutting the verses you gave, I was adding Scripture that sheds more light on them. None of those verses were taken out of context.

    Here is another good article you might like to read called: Judge Not.

  8. survivor says:

    wow, this was a very interesting and thought prevoking blog Ben as where the replies, thanks for the people who posted and reply and for the great response and bible quotes you put up. They helped me a lot, even though I dont have a problem with pornography.

    God Bless you all

    Survivor

  9. Sarah boo says:

    I wish my ex had a heart to listen to this for his own sake and now for his daughter’s sake.


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