Christians and Porn

Christians watching porn
Christians like it too

Christian men live their lives in either guilt or a constant, daily, major effort to avoid porn. Sadly, this is unnecessary

Read, for example, this sad article from ChristianToday.   Here’s a guy who first came across porn the same way that many of the rest of us did – by finding some playboy magazine that someone had tossed.

He then spent the rest of his life fighting the desire to see some more.  Of course he did – God intended him to want to look at naked women.  That’s what drives him to get married. It’s the desire that causes him to dedicate 3/4 of his income to someone besides himself.  It’s the desire that makes him want to make a million dollars instead of just subsisting on some minimal job and enjoying himself the rest of the time. It’s the desire that made him fall in love and learn how Christ feels about the church.

But this poor guy has spent his entire life treating this desire as a foreign devil.  He “confessed” to a friend – who then (of course) admitted he did the same thing.  They then took their “problem” to and older man of the church who (hypocritically) didn’t confess to his own problem, but rather began “accountability” meetings with the young men of the church.  He probably used these groups to find out new places to watch porn, himself.

The fact is that God never intended men to not want to look at naked women. He never intended men to spend all of the energy, that should go into evangelism and helping others, in avoiding a natural and Godly desire.

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