The Internet

November 18, 2007

“everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” – Matthew 5:28

In the sense of providing accessible knowledge for all mankind, the Internet has certainly been heralded as one of the greatest tools that has come about since the Guttenberg printing press. Certainly, it is a tremendous tool for doing business and research. But have you thought about one of the problems we face because of the Internet? It is called pornography.

Think about the progression in the last few years; twenty or thirty years ago an adult male who wanted to view hardcore pornography would have to go into an adult theater or bookstore and risk the embarrassment of somebody seeing him. A few years later, video rentals and cable TV made access easier, with less risk of embarrassment. And now with the Internet, hardcore pornography has come into the privacy of the home.

Men and women, listen. Pornography eats away at the core of your intimacy with God and your marriage relationship. It is degrading to women and always harmful to our thoughts and attitudes. It creates an appetite that can never be satisfied. You need to take pro-active steps to avoid the temptations of pornography.