The Problem with Porn: Porn hates the Gospel.

Last week, we started the series The Problem with Porn. It’s a series, based on a series, really.  We’ve been taking the guys in our small group through the problems with porn, and I thought it’d make some helpful posts.  If you missed the first, check it out here.

Porn hates the Gospel.

Not only does porn assault the holiness of our Creator as we saw last week, porn also makes an assault on the redemptive work of the Gospel.

As a believer, our lives are suppose to be set apart(I John 2:15, Rom. 12:2) and should exemplify what it means to flee immorality (I Cor. 6:18).  Having seen God flood our life with grace through the violent death of Christ, there should not be even a hint of sexual immorality (Eph. 5:3). 

Why?

Porn is counterintuitive to the Gospel we’ve been given, and counterproductive to the Gospel we are to display with our lives.  Our lives are to put on display to the Church and the world the fidelity of Christ and the church.  Porn is counterintuitive to the Gospel because it thrives off of fulfilling selfish desires of the flesh, when Christ sacrificed to the point of death for you and I.

When believers view porn, it paints a picture of unfaithfulness in the relationship between Christ and the church.

When we are unfaithful to Christ, we have a harder time convincing the world Christ is faithful to his Bride, giving our wives and the world the idea that Christ is unfaithful and will not keep his promises.  It diminishes our credit to the Gospel. 

Don’t believe the lie that porn doesn’t affect anyone but you.  It hinders the work of the Spirit in your life, diminishes your witness to the world, and makes light of Christ’s fidelity to his church.

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